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  1. Hi Sara, Indeed it is. I am NYC. Sean
  2. Hi Brent, $15 is a good price for shipping. Let me know - no pressure. Thanks. Sean
  3. Hi Brent, Still available I am in NYC Sean
  4. Hi Vi, Yes, available I'm in New York, but willing to ship. Sean.
  5. For sale: Concertina Connection Rochelle anglo bought new from Harry Geuns in the Netherlands in December 2014. C/G, 30 buttons, 7 folds, Wheatstone layout. Mint condition, used three months at the time, before I bought an Edgley and later moved to New York City. I'm including the gig bag and two books: the Wim Wakker instruction book and Easy Anglo 1-2-3 by Gary Coover. $350 plus shipping if outside NYC area. EDIT: I am also selling microphones: Electro-Voice RE27 mint $500, AKG C-414 LTD mint $1000, Sennheiser MD441U good cond $600
  6. It seems J. Wallis sold a wide range of musical instruments - I found these pages in the HathiTrust database, from the "Music Trade Directory 1912-1913", published in London in 1912
  7. Looks like a Lachenal to me. Here are photos of my 24-button and 22-button Lachenals. These have the all-important C# for playing in the key of D along with useful reversed G/A notes. I read somewhere that these were designed for the Irish market - a lower-cost alternative to the 26-button (my main instrument) and 30-button variants, and just fine for playing many tunes in C,G, and D.
  8. I have also archived this site - I have very much enjoyed Dan's two books on the anglo concertina. For the technically inclined, this is the command I ran to mirror the site locally in a Mac terminal in an empty directory: $ wget --limit-rate=20k --wait=5 --random-wait --mirror --convert-links --recursive --page-requisites --user-agent="" --execute robots=off --no-clobber http://www.angloconcertina.org
  9. I have a Stagi C2 in decent condition I might consider selling for $300, but I am in Europe and shipping cost would likely be substantial. I will be visiting NYC in early November, or possibly later this summer, and could bring it along. I bought it used from somebody whose father bought it new 20 years ago but never played it - the tuning is decent enough I haven't felt the need to have it tuned. It is badged Saltarelle (a French accordion manufacturer) but is a Stagi. The doubled reeds (accordion sound) and German layout (straight rows) are a bit exotic (my other concertinas are Lachenals and an Edgley). Sean.
  10. Diagram which accompanied my Klingenthal D/A 20-button purchased new in 1993 press/push on top, draw/pull on bottom
  11. The text of the ad is odd... seems to have been machine-translated from English. For example there is the conraction "RH" for "right-hand"... nobody in France would use that contraction. Also the photos are quite small... Sean
  12. "Now, it is a fact, that there was nothing at all particular about the knocker on the door, except that it was very large. It is also a fact, that Scrooge had seen it, night and morning, during his whole residence in that place; also that Scrooge had as little of what is called fancy about him as any man in the city of London, even including -- which is a bold word -- the corporation, aldermen, and livery. Let it also be borne in mind that Scrooge had not bestowed one thought on Marley, since his last mention of his seven years’ dead partner that afternoon. And then let any man explain to me, if he can, how it happened that Scrooge, having his key in the lock of the door, saw in the knocker, without its undergoing any intermediate process of change -- not a knocker, but Marley’s face." http://www.authorama.com/a-christmas-carol-2.html "A Christmas Carol", Charles Dickens, 1843.
  13. Hi, these look like chemnitzer concertinas, take a look at this link: http://concertinamusic.com/value/ Sean
  14. A bit off-topic, but I feel the links below could be of interest The Australian War Memorial has a pair of Lachenal anglos which saw WWI service in Gallipoli and France, both of which belonged to a field ambulance sergeant and which he donated in 1924. The bellows papers were signed by soldiers with the places he was stationed. The story is wonderful: 'When we went to France, I still carried the old concertina until about August 1916 when I decided to pension the old instrument off and I sent it back home. I had it autographed by the officers and men of the unit, and also marked the names of the different places where I carried [it]. 'The boys of the unit were so used to the old instrument that they made a collection and gave me the money to buy a new concertina, which I had sent from London and which I carried with me and used to good purpose till I left the unit.' No info given about which tunes were played on it Im afraid https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/RELAWM07996.001/ https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/RELAWM07996.002/ Sean
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