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About harryandoval

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  1. I purchased these concertinas at an estate sale a few years ago. There were 3 in the purchase and I sold one, a Wheatstone_ to get my investment money back. Now I'm ready to sell the others. What I'm hoping to do is find an appropriate appraisal and description for the instruments. Are there any appraisers near my Oregon home that you might respect to do this service?
  2. It did. (Not me, but I know who.) I met the person and she is very nice. I felt that she would take good care of it. Once again I must say thank you to everyone who helped me put this together. Happy Holidays!
  3. Thank you for the compliment on the auction. I have a bidder on it, it's not one of the 3 offers I mentioned in the description. The auction is in what my wife and I call the "doldrums". We do have a concertina player coming to our home tomorrow to play it. We and the children are excited in anticipation.
  4. I found some more confusing stuff about unisonoric here. http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/bandoneon/message/321 Also, it comes up on my spell check.
  5. here's the link. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...E:IT&ih=012
  6. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...E:IT&ih=012 Trying to figure out how to link.
  7. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...E:IT&ih=012 Trying to figure out how to link.
  8. My bass/baritone is a joy to play! I play a little bit of cello and have set this "thingy" on my knee many times. Every time, I play a little bit better. It's going to be hard to let the "old girl" go, but, go she must. The instrument makes me think of some old female jazz singer with a deep register singing "laments". Of course that "laments" thing could be coming from inside me. She does have to go! I wish you could play her, also!
  9. As I indicated in this post, the "bass" and the "bass-baritone" both have "cello C" -- two octaves below middle C -- as the lowest note. The posted note layout confirms that this is a "bass-baritone". I have previously elaborated on the range-classification naming system for Englishes, as I understand it, in this post. As far as I know, the terms "C bass" and "G bass"were never used by Wheatstone. They were used by Dave Elliott later in the above-linked thread, but as I read his description, I'm not sure how he would distinguish between the "bass" and the "bass-baritone" in my classification. This is the reason I have found cnet an invaluable research tool! I hope that some time in the future I will be able to thank you in person. When a person in France said on the auction questions "I would like photos of the inside and the plan of keyboards", I was at a loss. Then I thought about the pound of paper I had gotten with the 3 concertinas, figuring there might be a clue. When I found the written notes of the professor, life got easier. The manila folder full of correspondence still has more information, not only on the Wheatstone, but on the Crabb, The Crane Duet, and 3 more purchased from Matusewitch in New York in the 1990's. I think you might enjoy the scanned in letter from Boris Matusewitch. If you look at the date, you will find it was shortly after the professor bought the bass/baritone. It's not of importance, but has a humorous aspect.
  10. Jim, Thanks for the information. I have spent a few hours this evening answering questions on the auction and a few emails to my accounts. I have posted what I think are some pretty good pictures. Check out my auction and let me know what you think. Thank you for your encouragement.
  11. After reading and pondering and worrying for the last month, I've listed the Wheatstone Bass/Baritone you've all helped me get to know. I pick it up every hour or so and have listened to it sing to me and have talked to it as I played. No, I'm not looney, yet, but probably will be some day if I keep finding interesting estate sale instruments. My ebay feedback should tell you some things about my selling abilities. Please check out my auction and know that I would never intentionally mislead. The item number is: 220183678211. I'm not sure how to put a link in here to it. I hope it will find a new welcoming home. Enjoy!
  12. I feel a little foolish at this point. I haven't listed the Wheatstone, yet. I've received several emails making offers and a couple of emails advising me on how to list it. I really want to list it on ebay but have received a nice offer that I am tempted to take. If I list it on ebay I will have a reserve price consistant with the offer that has been made. When and if I list this lovely old concertina, I will post to the "Buy and Sell" here on concertina.net. Thank you
  13. In that case, I'll make a quick pitch for the enterprise here; if you succeed in selling through C.net you might consider making a donation (see the pinned topic on the Buy/Sell subforum). Cheaper than ebay, and helps us pay for the (ever growing) server space that holds all your nice photos. Thanks. Ken, assistant bottle-washer at C.net I have yet to figure out how to list this on cnet. This site has been good to me and I will be appreciative.
  14. Thank you. I'm a little "puffed up" about it all. Like a new daddy.
  15. This afternoon I took the concertina to my old cello teacher. She loved it! I copied your post on here and took it with me. We easily figured that this is indeed a bass-baritone. She is second chair cello in several orchestras and is well schooled, not to mention, also cute. She said that it was in concert pitch, A=440. Every note plays true. My guess is that when Hy. Crabb sold it to Loomis , it had been "gone over" and was not treated harshly after. I really, once again, have to thank the members of concertina.net for your kind help. I have been contacted by private email about the Wheatstone and am considering an offer from one member. I may never list this on ebay. Only the woodland sprites seem to know my mind and they're not talking.....LOL.
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