Jump to content

Recommended Posts

I am considering selling my rare Wheatstone Aeola concertina but not sure of its current value. I know an identical one sold for £4000 about 10 years ago but haven't seen any sell since!  If anyone could help with a valuation I would be really grateful.  I bought it about 20 years ago but haven't played it much as its too heavy for me but its in concert pitch, in lovely condition with all keys working and bellows intact.  It has its original leather box (catch is broken).

Serial no. 31393 - model 15
Sixty two key baritone-treble made in 1927

Any help with working out what I can sell it for would be very gratefully received.

Many thanks, Val (in Shropshire, UK)

aeola side.jpg

aeola length.jpg

Aeola case.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Val, from the picks my guess would be it's 8 3/4 inches across the flats (otherwise, at 8 inches, I might have been tempted...).

 

I could well imagine aspiring fo a selling price in the region of 4.000 GBP would not be unreasonable.

 

Best wishes - 🐺

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh, I wants it, but I can't have it.

 

The Button Box in the USA. currently have a 12E baritone treble Aeola for sale at $4800: 

www.buttonbox.com/concertinas-in-stock.html

 

You could talk to Chris Algar (Barleycorn) for a current evaluation.  He says that baritone ECs are always in high demand.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Wolf Molkentin said:

Hi Val, from the picks my guess would be it's 8 3/4 inches across the flats (otherwise, at 8 inches, I might have been tempted...).

 

I could well imagine aspiring fo a selling price in the region of 4.000 GBP would not be unreasonable.

 

Best wishes - 🐺

 

Hi Wolf, The ledger states it as 81/2", so a little smaller but still not 8"...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It does look to be in lovely condition.   I am sure someone out there will be very happy with it.    I am no expert at all but in my opinion, around £4000 would be a good deal for both parties concerned.   

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 minutes ago, Rich C R said:

 

Hi Wolf, The ledger states it as 81/2", so a little smaller but still not 8"...

 

Thank you Rich, I should have looked myself... 🙄

 

I don‘t believe I could justify another acquisition at the moment, and apart from that I probably would prefer a more open layout for the fretwork - I seem to have fallen in love with Dick‘s 62b BT (which appears to be very much an „elder“ sibling of my own TT) I‘m afraid... 😍

 

However this is a matter of personal taste, and many fellow concertinists will be inclined to go for the opposite... Good luck with the sale Val!

 

All the best - 🐺

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
36 minutes ago, Rich C R said:

 

Hi Wolf, The ledger states it as 81/2", so a little smaller but still not 8"...

Yes, definitely 8 1/2" - just measured it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, Wolf Molkentin said:

 

Thank you Rich, I should have looked myself... 🙄

 

I don‘t believe I could justify another acquisition at the moment, and apart from that I probably would prefer a more open layout for the fretwork - I seem to have fallen in love with Dick‘s 62b BT (which appears to be very much an „elder“ sibling of my own TT) I‘m afraid... 😍

 

However this is a matter of personal taste, and many fellow concertinists will be inclined to go for the opposite... Good luck with the sale Val!

 

All the best - 🐺

Thanks for your help!

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If memory serves me correctly Chris Algar (Barleycorn concertinas) had an ebony ended example of similar period for sale recently for £4250, it sold quickly suggesting demand is there.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×