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Dear Sean,

Welcome to concertina.net. This is in fact an ANGLO concertina......this type are generally more expensive than the ENGLISH type so you may wish to re-post?

Regards,

Neil

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Dear Sean,

Welcome to concertina.net. This is in fact an ANGLO concertina......this type are generally more expensive than the ENGLISH type so you may wish to re-post?

Regards,

Neil

 

On the receipt, it states "English Concertina" - maybe he made a mistake! How can I be sure?

 

Thanks,

 

-Sean

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Dear Sean,

Welcome to concertina.net. This is in fact an ANGLO concertina......this type are generally more expensive than the ENGLISH type so you may wish to re-post?

Regards,

Neil

 

On the receipt, it states "English Concertina" - maybe he made a mistake! How can I be sure?

 

Thanks,

 

-Sean

 

An ANGLO concertina has buttons in rows. Typically 2 or 3 per side, with generally 5 buttons per row. They also have a wide palm rest with a strap the width of that rest.

 

ENGLISH concertinas have buttons in 4 columns per side, and only a short thumb strap and metal finger rest on each side.

 

Finally, when you press a button and open the bellows, then push the bellows together, while holding the same button, if you get the same tone it's ENGLISH. If different, it's ANGLO.

 

There are other complecations in identification, but in your case, the pics are an ANGLO.

 

Cheers,

 

Jim

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Dear Sean,

Welcome to concertina.net. This is in fact an ANGLO concertina......this type are generally more expensive than the ENGLISH type so you may wish to re-post?

Regards,

Neil

 

On the receipt, it states "English Concertina" - maybe he made a mistake! How can I be sure?

 

Thanks,

 

-Sean

 

An ANGLO concertina has buttons in rows. Typically 2 or 3 per side, with generally 5 buttons per row. They also have a wide palm rest with a strap the width of that rest.

 

ENGLISH concertinas have buttons in 4 columns per side, and only a short thumb strap and metal finger rest on each side.

 

Finally, when you press a button and open the bellows, then push the bellows together, while holding the same button, if you get the same tone it's ENGLISH. If different, it's ANGLO.

 

There are other complecations in identification, but in your case, the pics are an ANGLO.

 

Cheers,

 

Jim

 

Thanks very much for the description. This is definitely an ANGLO concertina :)

 

-Sean

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Take it back to where you bought it. Tell them they misrepresented it to you. That it is an ANGLO and not an ENGLISH concertina.

Maybe they'll take pity and refund your money. I doubt it, but as she said, "You never know...."

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If he took it back and complained it isn't an English, there's a risk they might give him an English, and then he'd probably get less money when he tried to sell it on eBay.

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could anyone identify this concertina? I need to replace it.

 

What most of us are waiting for is the story as to how you came to need to replace it. Come on! Tell all!

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Not an interesting story...divorce squabbling...he claims it to be a vintage anglo Jeffries he cannot find and wants payment of $4500 to which the judge said ok...I know nothing of concertinas and am curious to know if it is a Jeffries...kind of a Stradavari of concertinas I am told. Thanks for the replies so far.

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It's not a Jeffries, and it's not worth $4500.

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Not an interesting story...divorce squabbling...he claims it to be a vintage anglo Jeffries he cannot find and wants payment of $4500 to which the judge said ok...I know nothing of concertinas and am curious to know if it is a Jeffries...kind of a Stradavari of concertinas I am told. Thanks for the replies so far.

 

If the instrument in the photo is the one "to be replaced", it's not (as others have already said) either Jeffries or vintage, and it's worth a few hundred dollars, at the most.

 

Somebody is lying, and the judge should probably be made aware of that fact.

 

If you need a formal, expert opinion, I would suggest you contact The Button Box in Sunderland, Mass.

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