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H Boyd Concertina

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    Gene Hubert was the owner of this H. Boyd Concertina. I am Jenny, his widow. Over the course of 6 weeks when he was ill, we received letters and cards of encouragement and thanks from 38 US states, and four countries including England, Spain, Iceland, New Zealand, and continental Africa. Gene was famous as a contradance writer and caller. He wrote Dizzy Dances and Dizzy Dances II. Gene passed away in March of 2006. At his memorial dance, it was said that he had written more contradances than anyone since the 14th century. He was called the "King of Flow". The contradances he wrote have a flowing quality, bringing partners together and apart in a flirtatious series of choreographed moves. Gene bought this H.Boyd Concertina from Chris Algars of Barleycorn Concertinas in 1999. I have the handwritten notes from Chris to Gene. Gene played concertina for fun and practiced often. Gene was a computer programmer. He loved to garden and was predictably outside in the yard or garden everyday after work. He was a kind, humble, generous, resourceful, and intelligent man and dedicated to his family. Link to Gene's picture here: http://www.susanmichaels.tv/dance/happy-birthday-gene-hubert/
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  1. Hooray! SOLD today on ebay! The buyer did not find the instrument here, but out of respect for members of this forum who were supportive of my efforts to sell, I have made a $50.00 contribution to Paul@concertina.net. Thank you for allowing me to list my concertina here on your forum. Jenny
  2. $2500 plus shipping and insurance with option to MAKE AN OFFER http://www.ebay.com/...984.m1558.l2649 Now open to buyers from UK on ebay. Buyer responsible for shipping, insurance, and any and all import fees and taxes associated with this purchase. Thanks, Jenny
  3. $2500 plus shipping and insurance http://www.ebay.com/...984.m1558.l2649 Thanks, Jenny
  4. reduced price on ebay. http://www.ebay.com/itm/191654066174?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649 Thanks, Jenny
  5. http://www.ebay.com/itm/191654066174?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649 Make an offer HERE. Thanks, Jenny
  6. http://www.ebay.com/...-/191654066174? Now listed with make an offer option on ebay. Thanks, Jenny
  7. http://www.ebay.com/...-/191654066174? This instrument is for sale on ebay. Thanks, Jenny
  8. 10% off purchase price during the month of January when you mention post #54 in your private message to me with request for invoice for payment. Jenny
  9. Following the sage advice of Greg Jowaisas, I have placed an Arion case humidifier in the case with my instrument, to be included in the sale. You may find the listing at http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/191654066174? Jenny
  10. This instrument is open to international buyers on ebay. http://www.ebay.com/itm/191654066174?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649 Listing price is $2500.00 plus calculated shipping and fees, depending on location. Thank you. Jenny
  11. Concertina.net member Lawrence Reeves took the end off of this concertina today, so I have the serial number (pictured on 1st post) as 45843. I attached photos of the interior that you can see on the 1st post. I asked Larry to write a description of what he found upon inspection of this instrument which he agreed to do when he has the time. I'll let him tell you, because he speaks concertina jargon. He did say it was A440 modern tuning. Thank you Larry!
  12. Thank you Conzertino. I appreciate your insights and will give this consideration. I am looking at how to extend my listing to the global market. Stay tuned! *After consideration I want to say this: I am starting bidding at the approximate price of purchase in 1999, adjusted for inflation. I know that this is a rare concertina and one just like this will only become available occasionally. I only need one buyer! I don't intend to discount my concertina and take a loss just to sell fast. Anyone outside of the US who is seriously interested in buying may personal message me. I would still be selling on ebay, and they would need to pay all import fees, customs, international shipping, taxes etc., I will not be discounting the concertina to make it easier to sell internationally. At this point, my listing is for US customers only.
  13. http://www.ebay.com/...984.m1558.l2649 This link is updated as of 10/15/2015
  14. John sent me a personal message and does not want my concertina. No hard feelings here. I appreciate conzertino's effort to smooth ruffled feathers. The instrument is available on ebay. I certainly have learned my lessons on accepting any offer outside of the protection of ebay or paypal. Fortunately, there are plenty of really fine concertina's available, such as the Lachenal new-model above! Thank you for sharing that option. As Geoff points out, a buyer can take the sensible approach and go with a New Model. This is a circa 1890 rare instrument that is available for sale on ebay only, and offered at a reasonable price. I won't get into a braying contest with anyone over my instrument. Geoff and Conzertina offer good advice! Thanks.
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