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  1. **SOLD**

    Another restoration project for sale: 48 key, 5-fold bellows, rosewood ends (?), Wheatstone label with the serial number 2091, brass reeds. Currently not in playable condition due to a major split in the bellows. It will most likely need new bellows and new gasket around the frames. It will also need 2 thumb strap screws and loops. The action boards look clean and tidy, and the reed pans look ok as well. The ends are in good condition. Comes with an hexagonal wooden case.


    Asking £175 + £10 postage (UK mainland). Could ship abroad at the buyers expense. PayPal accepted. 

    Selling it as I received it, no idea about its history unfortunately. I bought it as a project but due to lack to time I’d rather it goes to someone else. 









  2. **Now sold**

    Hi I’m selling this english tutor model in unrestored condition. It has a Wheatstone label but the action is hook and pivot. Serial number 7659. Not sure if the reeds are steel or nickel silver. All the buttons, bolts, and screws are there. Only 1 reed tongue and 1 reed screw missing from the right reedpan. Doesn’t have a case. Please do use the photos to get an idea of what it needs. It is being sold as a restoration project or spares.


    I’m asking £150 for it - postage included, within the UK only preferably. Paypal accepted, will donate to the forum if sold here. Do send me a private message if interested for more information. 

    Thanks for looking.









  3. I bid on it but didn’t expect it to go that high considering it was in Sweden - you’ve bought it at a fair price, would probably be worth 1000-2000 kr more than the hammer price but not much more considering the restoration costs (a lot).

  4. I would recommend DHL, they operate in Bolivia, I don’t know if UPS does. I sent an accordion to Brazil back in January through Parcelforce and it took 3 months to arrive, only to fail the customs clearance (apparently due to insufficient item description...) and now it’s getting returned, and still waiting. I sent an accordion to Chile through DHL about 2 weeks ago and it’s already there. I booked the shipment via parcelhero, the parcel gets sent to a sorting centre here in England so you don’t need to fill any customs invoice papers, they do it for you. I’m not sure about CITES and all the wood-related restrictions. 

  5. 3 hours ago, Mike Jones said:

    I have a Lachenal 26K rosewood ended Anglo, Number 18878, where the ends are backed by red leather which I believe is original, as the matching number can still be read (faintly) on the left hand side. Its quite thin, less than 1mm and I was told by a friend of mine who was a bookbinder that the finish is like the red morocco he used to use but the finish is of a generally lower quality when compared to the best morocco leathers.

    In this example of a Lachenal the spacing pillars are indeed backed top and bottom by thin card shims, just as David says. I have too noticed the screw head protruding slightly but also that, possibly due to shrinkage and drying of the rosewood and compaction of the card, that the fretwork is slightly concave, which appears to account for the gap.

    Would you say is sheepskin leather? Are the card shims glued to the pillars? 

  6. Interesting, in my case the small fretwork screw protrudes too far through the action board and is sticking out a little bit. I’d be great if you could open it up and post a photo of the back of the fretwork. Was the red net common on Anglos from this period? I might as well leave it there but it does look a bit odd. When I received (in original condition), the right side was significantly dustier than the left side. 

  7. I have a Rosewood Lachenal Anglo No. 178102 (not sure if the last number is 2, 3 or 8.) It doesn’t have leather baffles but it has a red netting instead, don’t know if this is original. Anyway, I want to replace this with leather baffles, my question is what type of leather was/is used for this? Was it originally red for the anglos of this period? 

    (My concertina is the same model as the photo below) 




  8. Now sold


    Selling a Lachenal C/G 30-key rosewood Lachenal that I bought as a restoration project but due to the lack of time that I have right now it has to go. The serial number is 160470. It’s in good original condition (unrestored) and shouldn’t be a difficult task to restore because it hasn’t been messed with before, all the original parts are there. It has been stored in its wooden case unplayed for a long time but it’s still playable. 


    The asking price is £1000 or very nearest offer. Will also be advertised on ebay, but I’d much rather sell through this forum and make a small donation. Shipping is available at £20 within the UK.


    For more information please message me.





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