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  1. Ive been watching this for a little while seeing the bid go right out of my price range http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...A%3AIT&rd=1 This one showed up this afternoon: http://cgi.ebay.com/Jeffries-38-key-Anglo-...#paymentmethods They both have identical word for word descriptions, However the second one says the instrument is in england but the sellers location is in the US, and it is only a two day bid. The seller wants an email before bidding with special payment instructions. Am I imagining things or is this wierd. Perhaps too wierd?? Am I seeing double?? Am I too paranoid to question the integrity of EBay offerings?? Thanks for your input Leo
  2. Chris: Me being new, it's amazing what Google can come up with in the beginning. You never know what a search will uncover. I came accross this site recently. Although they primarily deal with accordions, they do list lots of concertinas in movies. Almost 300 combined. Each title is a link to more information. What a way to spend an evening looking through these. Better than tv. http://www.mediarare.com/MRFilmSq.html Thanks Leo
  3. Dirge: Thanks I know I had seen the reference before, but unfortunately short memory loss couldn't place it. I probably came accross it when I began researching my new hobby. Although I've never met or talked to him I gather he is a real gentleman with a sterling reputation. Now I can see a little bit more understanding when looking up EBay offerings. Thanks for the info Leo
  4. Wow!!!! Here is number 4. Imagine 4 in 1 day.: http://cgi.ebay.com/English-Concertina-Acc...bayphotohosting My identification is not that great.. Question: It's not a Jack/Jackie is it??? I'm really not sure?? Even though it might not be a highly desirable concertina, here it is. OOPS!! Pardon my ignorance mistaking a chinese low end legitimate import for a Jack/Jackie in this offering, Mea Culpa. However Ifound an original offering, and here it is: http://cgi.ebay.com/English-Concertina-Acc...1QQcmdZViewItem It seems they are now hijacking their own instruments. Humbly appologise for the misidentification, flog me into contrition, but I'll get there. Soon I hope. Thanks Leo Edited for found legitimate offering
  5. Jack & All: Unfortunately I'm not a member of EBay and haven't gone further than looking, although I've come close a few times and don't know how to report things like that. That's why the public posts. Being somewhat new to Ebay and Concertinas in general I really don't have anything to contribute to the generally scholarly discussions here. I've learned a lot here, and I think it's a small way to contribute and participate. It'll take a while for me to get up to speed, so I don't mind being a bottom feeder so to speak.?? Thanks Regards Leo
  6. These guys are busy today: http://cgi.ebay.com/STUNNING-ANTIQUE-ENGLI...1QQcmdZViewItem The legitimate for sale advertisement: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...A%3AIT&rd=1 Almost word for word identical Thanks Leo
  7. Here is the legitimate offering: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...A%3AIT&rd=1 Here is the new improved fake bid: http://cgi.ebay.com/Lachenal-Excelsior-Tre...1QQcmdZViewItem It seems poor mr/s cocoa 111 the ligitimate seller has had a lot of his high quality concertinas hijacked, or am I just imagining things??? Thanks Leo
  8. I do believe the legitimate bidding has just closed. I don't think the original seller moved it to China within minits after turning down a high price (reserve not met). However this is listed as "new" but it has been "restored with new pads, valves, straps.....and is in really nice condition. Go figure??????? Only $937.29 (I guess US funds), with $62.49 shipping, and only 4 days time left. His other items for sale are interesting too. http://cgi.ebay.com/Lachenal-English-Conce...1QQcmdZViewItem Thanks Leo
  9. Hi I don't know about the style of music you're interested in but this place might help. It's close. http://www.volkweins.com/ I'll bet you find something to fulfill your needs here: http://www.concertinamusic.com/ Pretty extensive site with lots of links. Maybe somebody else can help more than that. Now you know all that I know about that. Good Luck, hope it helps Thanks Leo
  10. Hello Greg: I've only had my concertina a couple of months and am not very musically talented. While researching before I decided my English concertina I found a few websites very informative, and helpful. All written by knowledgable people who have gathered their collective wisdom of years into one place. They also frequent this forum and are very helpful. By the way in what part of the world do you live???? http://www.concertina.info/ Great information index http://www.concertina.com/ Lots of scholarly articles and techniques http://www.concertina.net/ The parent page to this forum I hope this helps. I'm also a wanna be concertina player for my own amusement and enjoyment. Thanks Leo Edided cus eye cant spel
  11. I like this Canadian version with MIDI tune. Unfortunately you have to look under title on the left to get to it. I can't find a direct link to the page. http://www.wtv-zone.com/phyrst/audio/nfld/ This place has 6 versions of lyrics. I believe they refer to mudcat. Just scroll down http://sniff.numachi.com/aidx/aidxB.html Hope it's what you're looking for Thanks Leo Edited to explain link
  12. Hello Like this: http://ptollemy.tripod.com/mini/mini.html Or this: http://www.concertina.net/forums/index.php...ic=3368&hl= ?? Thanks Leo
  13. Apologize for an oversight Chris. It is also one of the ones I referred to when I was looking in the beginning. Its a great site for beginners looking for information. I still refer to it occasionally. Don't know how I forgot about it. Very worthwhile. Thanks Leo
  14. Bear Don't give up. http://www.concertinaconnection.com/jackie-jack.htm Here is the website for the Jack/Jackie. You can listen to a sample of their tone too. When I was looking I thought I came accross a US place to buy them but I don't remember where???? Reminds me of the old motorcycle argument a lot of years ago. "Rice Burners, BAH!. Ifn it ain't a Harley; it ain't a bike". The real and only answer has always been: "Hey, it's still a bike" (US terminology) Hope you decide to buy a concertina and enjoy regardless of the type, and for however long it lasts. At least it's still a concertina, and don't apologise if it's the best you can do. Thanks Leo
  15. Does this help http://www.concertina.net/guide_weights.html By the way sorry about your shoulder can't help with that. Thanks Leo
  16. Hello I'm not that much further along than you and went throught a steep learning curve and it hasn't stopped. The parent site for this forum has a vast library of information that I explored before I started seriously asking about concertina. http://www.concertina.net/ Look on the left side for the information Another one is: http://www.concertina.com/ A lot of good information written by experienced people with a lot of accurate knowledge. Not to pry, but to be helpful, what part of the world do you live in, and have you played an instrument before? I'don't have a backround in music. (can barely play a radio), so the responses you get from the ladies and gentlemen on this net will probably be closer tailored to your needs. I can't make a harmonica work, I get confused with the in and out note differences, so the suggestion that for me an "English" style would be the more rewarding choice. After 2 months of trying to play it I agree. Not long on experience, but it amuses me to aspire. Hope this helps Thanks Leo
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    China Crabb

    Boy You guys are fast Thanks Leo
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    China Crabb

    Is a Chinese Crabb worth that much less than one made or sold in Europe? This one is only $500.68 buy it now, with $62.58 Shipping? It looks like they want to donate the proceeds to charity in England?? (maybe they ARE the charity). They assure us that it's a new instrument, not used. I think I've seen this recently elsewhere. http://cgi.ebay.com/Crabb-48-key-English-C...1QQcmdZViewItem Looks a lot like this: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...A%3AIT&rd=1 Or This: http://www.concertina.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=4271 Thanks Leo
  19. Chris: Whisper Quietly: Tease, Tease! Another Net "Big Mystery"??? Pure magic. Used Ascii in the original Gaelic. I cheated, please don't tell anybody! They are animated gif files. Right click, properties should give name of file. The green one: right click, save file as works. I searched Google for "animated gif concertina" and "smilley concertina". Found lots of them. These are some of the best I found. Then looked for "concertina cartoon", and found lots of jpg pictures, but they are not animated. Most of the smilies are links so I don't waste storage space. The leprechaun and fox are downloaded. I just enjoy looking things up. Then I strung them together to see if I could make a message. I think it worked. This one I am replying to with pleasure Thanks Leo
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    China Scam

    http://cgi.ebay.com/LACHENAL-32-Key-Anglo-...1QQcmdZViewItem Buy it now for only $650.12 + $112.59 Shipping US http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...A%3AIT&rd=1 Bidding for this one closed July 8 11:24 PDT for $2554 US Should I ask the China guy/gal to ship it considering it's close to 1/4 the price of the one for bid????????? They've both been restored by Mr. Connor, and taken expert advice that it is indeed "as described, a high-end Lachenal", and "WILL BE ALLOWING THIS AUCTION TO RUN TO ITS CONCLUSION. (Sorry, didn't mean to shout!)" It's a quote Thanks Leo
  21. http://www.honkingduck.com/BAZ/honkingduck...43ed1652f9984f3 "Rock All Our Babies To Sleep" by "Jimmie Rodgers" Bluebird B - 5000 Recorded: August 11, 1932 Issued: May 1933 Different name; same tune (I'm pretty sure)? + yodelling on a 78 rpm record http://www.rounder.com/?id=album.php&catalog_id=5876 Short clip on CD Lonnie Robertson: Lonnie's Breakdown - Classic Fiddle Music from Missouri, Released 01/01/1996 http://www.townsend-records.co.uk/product....amp;pType=music Tex Ritter ( little before my time) Sounds like Vaughn Horton wrote a popular song in 1951, but don't know where he got tune from. Jimmie Rogers recorded 1932. but probably predates that too. 1998-132/030/6063 Rock All The Babies To Sleep 1951 New lyrics?? and music by: Vaughn Horton manuscript (from a website list of songs, but I don't know how to access them) http://www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/virtual/messer/...&Start=7321 In 1924 with his first recording, Rock All Our Babies To Sleep, blind Georgia's guitarist Riley Puckett (already a radio star) introduced the "yodeling" style of singing (originally from the Swiss and Austrian Alps) into country music http://www.scaruffi.com/history/country.html Under "Rocking the Baby to Sleep" the US Library of Congress had this: Composer Ben Williams; published 1884 in Cleveland OH by Brainard's Sons. Here is the original sheet music under view this item: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/mussmhtml/mussmhome.html Went to titles; scrolled down to the from/to with the word I was looking for, then waded through the few listed until I came accross the most likely one. Sorry can't give exace page. The search/retrieve function supplies the proper page, but only lasts for a short time. (similar to tune-a tron display) I used "Rock All Our Babies To Sleep" in Google. Does this agree with what you need for "transcriptions or other recordings"? At least it goes back to 1884. If not I've learned too. Thanks Leo Edited to add Library of Congress Reference and correct link
  22. Very Welcome, glad it's the one and not a renamed tune, or a retuned name. It's tough being new, learning curve and all. So far so good, now if i can only eliminate the mistakes....... Thanks Leo
  23. BLOODY FIELDS OF FLANDERS, THE. A Great Highland pipe tune dating to World War I. It is the vehicle for Hamish Henderson’s famous song “Freedom Come All Ye.” From "Fiddler's companion file list". Can't speak with authority, just looking up stuff, and repeating it. Thanks Leo
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    Ebay China Scams

    good; quick too Thanks Leo
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