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  1. A Duet Concertina player may be along in a minute......😉 🙃 .....it will make perfect sense to them..... even in 'A'
  2. https://www.sage.com/en-gb/blog/eori-number-trade-brexit/#does-anchor-link https://www.gov.uk/eori
  3. Therein lies the dichotomy for 'private' purchases ( sale ) and "business" ie., ones requiring EORI https://www.gov.uk/export-goods The line between the two is not clear, but between Uk & Europe ( or vice versa ) VAT should only be paid once. As I understand it, if I buy an expensive item from the EU, ie. over £135 value, I would "expect" the EU seller to sell it Zero rated for "export" out of the EU and I expect to pay VAT ( not "Duty" per se ) via Customs at a rate of 20% +(sadly) handling charge on import. The exception would be IF the seller was reg'd for VAT in the
  4. Bearing in mind VAT is an EU specific tax. The Uk is/has been "in" the VAT regime because of our membership of the EU and appears to have been either obliged to, or chosen to remain in it (for now) as we leave. The EU plan ( see link below ) to change the way in which VAT is gathered by the burgeoning EU based "on-line" marketplaces due to a substantial level of ongoing Tax fraud. That change will affect pretty much any business with an on-line selling platform, from 01/07/21. Most obviously it applies to Ebay as an example who are already applying the process. My guess is that
  5. 1) Sell current stable 2) Listen to Geoff Lakeman's full catalogue 3) Buy a Crane Duet of around 55k 4) I have got my coat and gone.....
  6. Hi Sam......this is not that uncommon in my somewhat limited ( but developing ) experience. When you come to replace the reeds, depending on your strategy, if you apply wax to the ends first, to hold the reed, when you apply it along the sides it will cool on contact with the metal of the plate and the wood and 'bridge' the gap without reed plate or wax falling into the air chamber. That will have been how it was done in the first place. There should be no need to fettle the block. It does require you to have the reed in pretty much the right pace when you 'tack it on' but you
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    I think this is an interesting little English, because it has a lot of a Lachenal 'look' about it, but there are images in the Concertina Museum pages of 32 button Wheatstone "early" english concertinas, some with unusual fretwork. The serial number might tell more. Those early Wheatstone's have similar bellows papers and were from the time LL was still at/with Wheatstone's.
  8. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Concertina-Parts-Brass-End-Screws-c-w-SS-inserts/114270731930?hash=item1a9b10fe9a:g:95AAAOSwwJ5d2Gn7
  9. Note "CJ" impress as per posters. So, intentional and a bit anarchistic rather than archaic ?
  10. During the early 1920s, Charles JeffriesJnr established his own concertina making business at 12 Aldershot Road, Kilburn, North London, which had already been his residence for two decades. We have not been able to pinpoint the exact time when Charles Jnr set up shop in his home. The London directories list 12 Aldershot Road as his residence, but not as a commercial address. Perhaps it was the death of his mother that served as the catalyst for the relocation. We have no indication that he left earlier. Of the concertinas stamped or inscribed with both a date and 12 Aldershot Road, we have not
  11. For better, or worse, my thoughts are it is Italian - Bastari ? some of the fretwork shape resembles their ( & Stagi's ) pattern.
  12. I think - irrespective of Jeffries reputation - that "this" particular indent was made with a letter stamp ( as were all the others judging by the slightly different indent depths?) not a series of individual strokes ( unless, of course it is engraved ? ) If it is a stamp, then "it", not the user's use of it is reversed whatever the explanation on the day it was done? A reverse (image) stamp cannot be made to leave a 'correct' indent. They could have 'over' stamped it at the risk of making a bit of a mess or discard the end having done it ? A reverse stamp would not
  13. I am with Milesy, irrespective of the person "stamping" the metal's literacy/competency, the issue looks to be down to the 'stamp' rather than the stamper ? There are 'reverse' 'letter/number' stamps available now - there may well have been then, so not so much 'faulty' per se and a muddle may have occurred at the Suppliers in packaging the letter set or on the Bench. Either way, it is a nice "archaic" touch.
  14. Hopefully Jacob will post up an image of the 36k ? It does seem to be an unusual model Anglo or the 'Gremlin" logo. Having said that, given how they operated in commissioning instruments designed - in some cases - by respected / reputable individual's, you just never know what it might be. Their later Ashdown branded stringed instruments range from boxwood basics to 'semi-pro' quality......as do some other 'Made for' brands. It may just be a basic Italian 'job'.
  15. I knew I had read something somewhere.....it is no wonder I forgot (a) what & (b) where ! but, it is what it is and from the horses mouth, so to speak. This is from C. Net, 2006. It look as if a 36k is NOT one of Andrew Normans, 60 personally built early ones which have been said ( somewhere else I have forgotten ) to be good 'accordion reeded' options. "Dear Daniel, Isn't it always easier to go straight to the person who knows! Around about 1980 (I think) Hobgoblin Music of Crawley, in Sussex (for whom I did a lot of repairs, to mostly concertinas, in a self
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