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Having decided that we will never get around to playing her and because leaving her in a box without getting played isn't going to do any long term good Sarah has asked that we put up the Crabb midget concertina for sale.

 

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My thread on this is here:

http://www.concertina.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=14758

 

We are not experts in this but discussions with others, investigations online and seeing what others have sold for has suggested that we should ask for offers around £1,200. I know that to have a new one made would cost this.

 

It's a Crabb 12 button midget made in 1929 by Henry Thomas Crabb for his own personal use! It has a 9 fold bellows and is in lovely condition. Geoff Crabb has replaced a few of the pads that were sticking so mechanically it is now as it should be.

 

If anyone is interested please contact me. We want it to go to a concertina player so we are avoiding the dreaded eBay route.

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Oh, how lovely... where is santa when you need him!!

 

 

Is it just me or are there really so many lovely concertinas up for sale at this time. You want a Maccann, there are several on ebay, even a good Crane.. several Jeffries and Wheatstone Anglos... and the Holy Grail of Englishes, the Amboyna Baritone/Treble offered by Chris Algar last week..... Oh these are difficult times indeed. ;)

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Oh, how lovely... where is santa when you need him!!

 

 

Is it just me or are there really so many lovely concertinas up for sale at this time. You want a Maccann, there are several on ebay, even a good Crane.. several Jeffries and Wheatstone Anglos... and the Holy Grail of Englishes, the Amboyna Baritone/Treble offered by Chris Algar last week..... Oh these are difficult times indeed. ;)

And it looked like one was being played in the war film on TV today during escape to distract the guard. Playing a nift Scottish toon.

 

Dirk Bogarde - IMDb

Sir Dirk Bogarde, The Password Is Courage Sergant-Major Charles Coward.

It's on again Dec 14 12.40 on Film4 freeview UK.

 

BTW Geoff (Crabb)- I got the photos of the front of the Shop in Lpool Road t'other night but no time to process yet - for xmas!!Promise

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Kautilya,

yes, that film.. I think the concertina player was Tommy Elliot... perhaps someone here might be able to confim that.

 

Yes, Tommy Elliott indeed! If memory serves 3 or 4 instances of his playing comprising several minutes of music with some screen time for Tommy and his midget concertina.

 

Greg

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Is it just me or are there really so many lovely concertinas up for sale at this time. You want a Maccann, there are several on ebay, even a good Crane.. several Jeffries and Wheatstone Anglos... and the Holy Grail of Englishes, the Amboyna Baritone/Treble offered by Chris Algar last week..... Oh these are difficult times indeed. ;)

Any Haydens (with more than 46 buttons and real concertina reeds)?

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Is it just me or are there really so many lovely concertinas up for sale at this time. You want a Maccann, there are several on ebay, even a good Crane.. several Jeffries and Wheatstone Anglos... and the Holy Grail of Englishes, the Amboyna Baritone/Treble offered by Chris Algar last week..... Oh these are difficult times indeed. ;)

Any Haydens (with more than 46 buttons and real concertina reeds)?

 

 

Only the 46 that Danersen is advertising on this forum, which is quite rare to see :) .

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