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  1. The hammer price for this was, £80. With buyers premium of 20% thats £96. Jake
  2. At auction 07th February by PAUL BEIGHTON AUCTIONEEERS Woodhouse Green Thurcroft Rotherham, South Yorkshire S66 9AQ Lot : 299 An antique Lachenal & Co. hexagonal rosewood concertina in case. Estimate = £200/£300 see here : http://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/paul-beighton-auctioneers-ltd/catalogue-id-srpau10038/lot-a4097b7c-2880-4c89-8490-a5a200ecc0c4?utm_source=auction-alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=auction-alert&utm_content=lot-image-link Jake
  3. At auction 08/09th February, by BONNINGTONS AUCTIONEERS & VALUERS Forest Lodge Commercial Complex High Road Epping Essex CM16 5HW Lot :151. A concertina in rosewood with 10 buttons each side in mahogany case with recessed brass handle by A J Cater, 45 Wharf Street, Leicester. Estimate = £150/£250 see here : http://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/boningtons-auctioneers-and-valuers/catalogue-id-srbon10080/lot-37a07218-766d-4640-80de-a5a200b82035?utm_source=auction-alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=auction-alert&utm_content=lot-image-link Jake
  4. For auction by STROUD AUCTIONS. February 10th/11th. Unit J, Bath Road Trading Estate Bath Road Stroud Gloucestershire GL5 3QF Lot 181 A c1900 MacCann Duet concertina by Lachenal & Co with 56 bone buttons, raised metal fretwork ends and nine folds to the bellows. No 1818 etched to the end plate. Estimate = £200/£300. see here :http://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/stroud-auctions-ltd/catalogue-id-srstr10042/lot-6196b4f8-bfa8-49ae-8247-a5a00095faea?utm_source=auction-alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=auction-alert&utm_content=lot-image-link Jake
  5. For auction, 16/17th February at, The Canterbury Auction Galleries, 40 Station Road West, Canterbury, Kent. Lot 747. A Wheatstone concertina, No. 35301, in simulated rosewood with black leather cloth covered box for same Estimate = £300/£500 see here : http://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/canterbury-auction-galleries/catalogue-id-srcan10021/lot-e2f70507-022d-4476-a43c-a5a001021154?utm_source=auction-alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=auction-alert&utm_content=lot-image-link The single photo shows the right hand end with 25 buttons and no air button. The ledgers give a date of 17/04/1940 and 46 buttons. I assume therefore we have a duet of some description. (I'm an anglo man - all duets look the same to me!!!) Jake
  6. This sold for hammer price of £1350, plus buyers premium of 20% = £1650 Jake
  7. This sold for a hammer price of £290, plus 20% buyers premium = £348 Jake
  8. No! The way our concertinas are made results from corners being cut in order to drive the price down! When we speak of the buttons being bushed, we mean a felt collar around the button where it comes thru the end. This reduces noise. [Not found on lower value 'tinas!] Here's a link to a picture of a SUTTNER concertina : http://www.suttnerconcertinas.com/images/a2-32_lg.jpg you can clearly see the red felt around the buttons. Higher quality concertinas also have longer buttons that project below the lever and locate into a hole in the board on which the lever mechanism sits. This keeps the button straight when moving up & down. The bottom of this hole is also 'bushed' to prevent a loud knocking sound every time a button is pressed!! I mean, we don't want to be relegated to the rhythm section do we!?!? Jake
  9. For auction on 03 February at PLYMOUTH AUCTION ROOMS. 359 Faraday Mill Trade Park Cattewater Road Catedown Plymouth Devon PL4 0SE Lot 107 : A concertina possibly Wheatstone, burr walnut case inlaid with gilt decoration and further decoration to the bellows, 56 keys in total with a burr walnut travel box. Estimate : £300/£400 Here :http://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/plymouth-auction-rooms/catalogue-id-srpl10040/lot-43e073fa-9439-4cc4-970b-a59c00ab0500 Only the right hand pictured which shows an extra button in front of the thumb strap. Jake
  10. For auction on 03 February at PLYMOUTH AUCTION ROOMS. 359 Faraday Mill Trade Park Cattewater Road Catedown Plymouth Devon PL4 0SE Lot 106 : A concertina, probably Wheatstone, with pierced steel ends, with 56 keys and leather travel case. Estimate : £200/£300 Here :http://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/plymouth-auction-rooms/catalogue-id-srpl10040/lot-b749fcd8-4ca4-43b4-ad74-a59c00ab0500 Only the right hand pictured which shows two extra holes without buttons. Jake
  11. I have a Gremlin 30 button Anglo, which is basically a Stagi W15S. Here's a link to two pictures on FLICKR photo sharing site https://www.flickr.com/photos/33443085@N05/shares/6xpA7q The first shows the buttons in position with the rubber tubing. The second is a button on its own with the rubber in place, showing the slot which fits over the lever. The rubber needs to be compressed to slide the button on and off. As THEO says; to get the end back on invert the carcase and offer the end from underneath - best done with two people perhaps. Jake
  12. Thats strange! A thread about a WALLIS concertina on E-bay and here : http://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/trs-auctions/catalogue-id-thomso10046/lot-f1d5efaa-8eb1-4983-8733-a59a010aebf5?utm_source=auction-alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=auction-alert&utm_content=lot-image-link is one for auction in Edinburgh. Numbered 35222 with an address in EUSTON ROAD London Jake
  13. Exactly!!! My very first thought was, HOW CLEAN & TIDY. Jake
  14. At auction by DICKINS AUCTIONEERS,The Claydon Saleroom, Calvert Road, Middle Claydon , Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom MK18 2EZ. Lot 340. Description: Musical Instruments : Lachenal ' Anglo ' : A late 19thC / early 20thC mahogany cased hexagonal squeezebox / accordion / concertina , the right-hand rail stamped with reed illustration , ' English Make ' and ' Trade Mark ' ( 1879-1933 . ) The interior bearing serial number on label ' 135374 . ' The metal sideplates having sixteen and seventeen keys respectively . Approximately 7 1/4" wide Please Note- we do not make reference to the condition of lots within catalogue descriptions. We are however happy to provide additional information regarding the condition of items on request. Estimated Price: £200 - £300 see here : http://www.invaluable.com/catalog/viewLot.cfm?utm_source=inv_kwalert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=keywordalertlive&utm_term=2&lotRef=8994E0F9E6&scp=c&ri=1&wtchLt=true So 32 buttons + air button. 71/4" across, is that big for a Lach'?? Jake
  15. I've just checked the auctioneers website and they are now saying that the price was €6500 inclusive of buyer's premium and tax. Jake
  16. This went for €5000 or about £3850. Jake Whoops, I posted twice!!
  17. for auction on 20th January by ARTCURIAL, Hôtel Marcel Dassault 7 rond-point des Champs-Élysées Paris, 75008 France Lot 63. CONCERTINA ANGLAIS DE FRANÇOIS FRATELLINI bois vernis à décor floral en laiton et cuir vert gaufré. Lanières de cuir noir. 48 clés Numéro "1991" gravé 15 x 16 x 18 cm ENGLISH CONCERTINA; WOOD, BRASS AND LEATHER; NUMBERED "1991" 5,90 x 6,29 x 7,08 in. Estimated Price: €1,000 - €1,200 see here : http://www.invaluable.co.uk/auction-lot/concertina-anglais-de-francois-fratellini-63-c-e314515a19 Here is a link to the full auction catalogue : http://www.invaluable.co.uk/catalog/searchLots.cfm?scp=c&catalogRef=KYW8MDTQL1&shw=100 The auction is small, only 92 lots, all circus related and mainly of the FRATELLINI family of clowns. see here : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fratellini_family FRATELLINI is mentioned in a couple of threads on concertina.com here: http://www.concertina.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=2383&hl=fratellini&do=findComment&comment=23148 and here : http://www.concertina.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=2291&hl=fratellini&do=findComment&comment=23143 So!! A concertina with history!! Jake Edit : here's a picture of the three brothers, I believe Francois is the white face clown in the middle, the brother on the right has a concertina : http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/3064/1537/1600/CLOWNS%20Fratellini%20walking.jpg Here's Anne Fratellini with a concertina : http://le-theatre-et-les-residents.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/78468734_o.jpg
  18. For general leather treatment I use this:- MINK OIL paste from Le Provo Leathers of Newcastle (UK). http://www.leprevo.co.uk/photos/mink-oil-paste.htm Also brilliant for softening rough hands after a day in the garden!! Jake
  19. Ohh!! Goody!! Looking forward to hearing ALL about it! Jake
  20. Just watched this auction online. Hammer price was £240. Buyer's premium at 20% = £48, so total was £288. Jake
  21. Some years ago I paid a visit to the YORK CASTLE MUSEUM at - wait for it -YORK, U.K. There was a re-creation of a York street from the Victorian times, (1870 - 1901). One of them was a music shop - BANK's MUSIC - and in the window was a concertina. So, tonight, having nothing better to do, ( I know, poor old fellow, stuck in on a Saturday night!!) I thought I'd check to see if the museum's catalogue was accessible online. Lo and behold, it is!, here : http://www.yorkmuseumstrust.org.uk/collections/ It seems they are holding 5 concertinas, 2 on display & 3 in store. Here below are the catalogue details :- Jake ********************************** Basic info: Not on display Creators: Gesetzlich (Manufacturer) Description: Concertina with five-fold bellows. Printed plastic label attached to the instrument reads 'Concertina for professional players'. Object number: YORCM : DA1855 Alternative number: 700140 ID: 45019356 Physical Characteristics Materials: Wood (Body), Bone (Buttons) ******************************* Basic info: Not on display Creators: Lachenal & Co (Manufacturer) Description: Concertina, Anglo-German. 20 Bone Buttons, Diatonic Scale. Paper label "Lachenal & Co.Patent Concertina Manufacturers. London". Serial No 59718, 5-Fold Black Leather Bellows, Star Papers. Object number: YORCM : DA1859 Alternative number: 630266 ID: 45019358 Creators: Lachenal & Co (Manufacturer), London ******************* Basic info: On display Description: English Concertina, 46 Bone Buttons With Notes Punched (on) ends. Pierced Steel Endplates, Hexagonal. Five-Fold Leather Bellows With Gold Star-Diaper Pattern Printed Papers.Steel Object number: YORCM : DA7670 Alternative number: 390033 ID: 45022395 Physical Characteristics: Materials: Steel (Reeds) Production Creators: Unknown (Manufacturer), England ************************** Basic info: Not on display Description: Concertina, Anglo-German. 20 Bone Buttons, Diatonic Scale. 5-Fold Leather Bellows, Green Scrollwork Papers. C 1900 Object number: YORCM : DA1858 ID: 45019357 Production Creators: Unknown (Manufacturer) ******************** Basic info: On display Description: German Concertina, 20 Base Metal Buttons, Diatonic Scale. Five-Fold Leather Bellows Of Leather With Printed Green Decorative Papers. Wood Casing With Wavy-Edged Rims. C 1900 Object number: YORCM : DA1884 ID: 45019376 Creators: Unknown (Manufacturer), [Germany]
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