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#1 Stephen Selby

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 12:21 AM

Early English Concertina. Unnamed.

 

Buttons: 48 Stained red/black and marked with note values on whites.

 

Bellows: four-fold. Dark green with starburst papers. Bellows are sound.

 

Serial number: 112

 

Reeds: brass in brass shoes with squared ends, stamped with note values. Valves cut square as per original. 

 

Condition: excellent internal and external condition. Fully restored on a historical basis by Andrew Norman in 2016. Plays at modern concert pitch. Sweet tone, not loud. 

 

Case: Victorian scientific instrument case with sliding top and handle. Name card of owner pasted in the top: Daniel Whitelaw, Glasgow.

 

The name of the maker cannot be ascertained; but Andrew Norman thought is resembled work by William Dove.

 

1,700 pounds sterling. Estimated shipping to Europe, USA or Australia: 80 pounds.

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#2 Stephen Selby

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 07:18 AM

This is a sound sample from the concertina described above.

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#3 Jake Middleton-Metcalfe

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 10:57 AM

wait a second, wasn't I in the room when you came to collect this? I was hanging around with another prototype instrument trying not to get in the way too much


Edited by Jake of Hertford, 26 April 2017 - 10:58 AM.


#4 Stephen Selby

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 07:50 AM

Maybe. Are you the Morris Dancer?



#5 Jake Middleton-Metcalfe

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 05:20 PM

yeah, sorry to hi jack your thread


Edited by Jake of Hertford, 01 May 2017 - 05:20 PM.


#6 Stephen Selby

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 05:39 AM

No problem. 



#7 Stephen Selby

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 10:39 PM

I'm bumping this up to see if there's interest in the unusual early instrument before I put it on eBay.



#8 Stephen Selby

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 02:55 AM

This one is now up for auction on eBay, number 192405102832.

#9 Paul_Hardy

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 10:32 AM

searching ebay for 192405102832 shows no matches. Can you give a direct link?

#10 Stephen Selby

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 08:15 PM

Somehow, eBay hid it. 



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Posted 03 January 2018 - 06:12 PM

Ebay-auction 192405102832
Ended:
28 Dec, 2017 12:15:19 GMT


#12 JimLucas

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 07:24 PM

Ebay-auction 192405102832

Ended:
28 Dec, 2017 12:15:19 GMT

 

How did you get that information?  I haven't been able to find anything on eBay associated with that number.  Did the auction end without a sale?  It seems very unlikely to me that Stephen could have sold the instrument without being aware of it.


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Posted 04 January 2018 - 04:59 AM

completed listing







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