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Hear and Now

The listings site for collectors of rare and unusual noises


Two Bongs from a Gong

Two moderately loud bongs from a dinner gong, circa 1926, thought to be part of a collection obtained from Longleat in the early eighties.

£80 for the pair, but will consider splitting

Echo of a distant volley, American Civil War

Although not the original sound, this excellent replica is a must for collectors of military memorabilia. Still in its original box.

£40 ono

Platform announcement, Glasgow Central, Late fifties

Some damage to the final sentence and slurring of some sibilants but otherwise in excellent condition. The section mentioning the buffet car is particularly interesting.


Collection of various whoops, bangs and crashes

Owner leaving the country.

Special price for a quick sale

A long, slow, resonating twang

Believed to be one of its kind. Previously valued at over £2000, this fascinating and unique noise is of considerable scientific interest and has been the subject of much speculation.

Genuine bids only

Three quick ding-dongs in the night

Will deliver to anywhere in the UK. Also, ask about our limited edition festive ting-a-lings.


The word 'tangerine' spoken slowly in a North Country accent

Thought to have once belonged to George Bernard Shaw and subsequently gifted to the people of Barcelona in grateful thanks for the donkey.


Planning permission for an oddly satisfying rumble in Harrogate

Comes with the option to add an ancillary boing and a series of unobtrusive clicks.



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