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  1. Concertina spares also sells these and I have found theirs to be good and competitively priced.
  2. Rare Metal-ended 56 button plus 2 air levers Edeophone with 6-fold bellows in lovely condition. Bought as a back-up to my Aeola but hardly played so letting it go to someone who will play it. Great session instrument, fast response and action. Asking C$5500 (US$4000)
  3. Hi Ivy, PM sent. Price is C$3650 plus shipping and insurance. Shipping to US not a problem.
  4. Restored 30-button rosewood C/G anglo concertina. Tight with good 6-fold bellows, responsive steel reeds and bone buttons. Plays well, excellent for sessions. Price is in Canadian dollars.The instrument is in A=440 modern pitch. Dates to the 1920s I believe. The concertina is in Canada but I will be in the UK for the first 3 weeks of November. C$2900 plus shipping and insurance.
  5. 48-key English concertina with excellent 5-fold bellows, raised nickel silver ends and nickel silver buttons. The legendary Model 22. Recently restored and an excellent player. The best Wheatstone after the Aeolas and reported to have Aeola quality reeds. Good for session playing and song accompaniment. This one is Serial number 28406, dated May 1920, right in the golden era fro Wheatstones. In modern A=440 pitch. Located in Toronto, Canada but I'll over in the UK for the first 3 weeks of November.
  6. In my experience it is always best to ship with USPS/Royal Mail/Canada post than with any of the courier companies. The couriers are lazy with the duties and always charge. Post office most often just comes in without duties/taxes - but not always.
  7. Lachenal 30-button, rosewood-ended 6-fold bellows, steel reeds 130021. I'm guessing 1892 based on info in previous responses? Thanks.
  8. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/175363760164?hash=item28d47ea024:g:jpoAAOSwAixi3wJB Seriously overpriced but interesting instrument. Likely re-badged. The fretwork is clearly not Lachenal and looks a bit like that on German instruments of the time. Any thoughts of what make it is - or did Bostock make instruments. I don't now the name. I just found some answers on an old thread. Thoughts on this one Stephen?
  9. Hmm, I did get a response from Joey. I would need to try it so I guess I'll pass also.
  10. I'm wondering if this is a scam. The seller is not communicating about his location and checking the instrument out. Those thumb straps don't look new either.
  11. Renelli is a low end Italian concertina so those bellows would be overkill and a different way of attaching I believe. Maybe find a scrap italian instrument and rescue the bellows? Otherwise, maybe try contacting Hohner?
  12. I think the original, genuine listing was up a few weeks back. I also reported this one. Surprised they have done nothing about it.
  13. The model 6 is certainly a fine instrument. I have a model 8 which is the extended treble version. Lovely player. I would dispute your note that things went downhill after WW1. I would say they remained high quality to the end of the 20s at least and possibly into the early 30s.
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