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David Helmore

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  1. Hi Stephen Thanks for posting this! Here's another one to add to your list - Lachenal 189476 I have since moved it on with some other parts. It was never a complete instrument whilst I owned it - the bellows and frames were missing along with one of the action boards. I do have a few more pics if you need them..
  2. Hi Rod I was one of the under bidders on this one. A few years back I had the same model (as parts) with a serial number very close - it had rusted end bolts and the same reed frames with rusting very similar… and that’s why I didn’t bid higher on this one. If you follow Dave’s book I reckon a lot of the reeds could be saved.. I do have some spare reeds from that parts concertina which cleaned up pretty well in the end so shout out if that’s any help David
  3. That’s great Gary! Thanks so much for scanning that price list too - much appreciated Enjoy!! David
  4. Well done Gary - I was one of the many underbidders! Would love to hear more about it once it arrives with you - enjoy!!
  5. Thanks Wes and Stephen - it was a lovely surprise when this came up in one of my searches yesterday! I hope it all goes to a good home and that the Jeffries Bros. list is ultimately scanned and made available with the other price lists on concertina.com I couldn't resist comparing the Jeffries Bros. list (c.1910 - 17) with the Lachenal list of c.1920.. .. At that time you could 'potentially' have gone to Lachenal & Co and picked up the following: 32 key Rosewood Anglo, with steel reeds and 6 fold bellows for 7 pounds If you had made the 40 minute walk (from Little James Street) to Jeffries Bros. at 23 Praed St you could potentially have picked up this: 32 key Anglo with Nickel tops and 6 fold gilt bellows for 7 pounds In todays money, I'm guessing that the Jeffries Bros. could be 3 times the value of the Lachenal?
  6. Thanks Gary! And best of luck if you decide to bid 😀
  7. Hi all Not seen one of these before and thought it might be of interest to others... check out the second to last picture. https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/amersham-auction-rooms/catalogue-id-sram10310/lot-34530353-ac2f-4449-b22d-ae3c00bb28e3?utm_source=auction-alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=auction-alert&utm_content=lot-image-link
  8. Yep, I think so… There were more pics in the listing when the last owner sold it and from memory (when seeing the variations in the action on both sides) it looked like it ‘might’ have started life as a 26 key Anglo and then been heavily modified later…
  9. Hi all Check out the link below for more details on what this is… Sold earlier this year and sold on again a few weeks back…. Now listed for sale again…
  10. Fantastic, have just ordered! Thanks so much Gary (and everyone involved) for all these wonderful books. I think you have helped so many to get so much enjoyment from both the music and concertina! Hope there will be many more to follow…
  11. Hi This distinctive pattern look the same as the three Jabez Austin instruments at the concertina museum https://www.concertinamuseum.com/CM00260.htm It could be tricky to ever definitively say, but there could well be more clues inside...the three at the museum all have 'JA' stamped internally. Whoever the maker / makers, an interesting piece of concertina history! Please post more pics if you get them.
  12. I’d give him a quick call as I know he gets pretty busy. After following up an online order with a call a while back everything was good and the order came through soon after.
  13. Thanks Daniel, much appreciated. I’ve just managed to source one over the last couple of days. Will be making a donation to the site shortly Thanks to everyone who made contact, really appreciated as always Dave
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