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Here. Quite sweet, really.

 

Chris

It was originally on at GBP0.99 start but someone must have told him it's valuable (there was a question re the number) and advised him that it was valuable. I think one of the others mentioned was bought by Neil Wayne for a couple of hundred a while back (I could be wrong there).

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The seller changed ID many times.

 

phils-historic-instruments 27-Jul-07 Present

 

 

philsusedinstruments 29-Jul-06 27-Jul-07

 

 

bandthings 13-Jun-06 29-Jul-06

 

 

brass-band-collectables 20-Sep-05 13-Jun-06

 

 

thorpe_music 13-Feb-05 20-Sep-05

 

 

phils-band-instruments 21-Aug-04 13-Feb-05

 

 

band-instruments 28-Jun-04 21-Aug-04

 

 

phils-attic 23-Jan-03 28-Jun-04

 

 

thorpedo-musical 15-Nov-02 23-Jan-03

 

 

roofrat007 16-Feb-02 15-Nov-02

 

 

roofrat991 30-Jun-01 16-Feb-02

 

 

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I must have missed something.... is that concertina covered in gold? Golden fungi or golden woodworms??? I will rather wait patiently for 5 years for my Steve Dickinson Wheatstone Anglo Aeola and 3 years for my Colin Dipper Anglo Aeola.

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Here we go again, ebayer rewrites history. Apparently this instrument was made many years before Wheatstone's original patent and a good thirty-odd years before 'Her Majesty' came to the throne.

 

I think it's from the 2nd September 1889; a plain Wheatstone starter box with worn out four fold bellows. Starting price £500! What planet do these people live on?

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I forget to mention that the original subject of this thread is back on at a starting price of 99p!

I contacted the seller as I wanted to know about what the concertina looked like inside. He had previously stated that he'd opened it up to check on the serial numbers stamped inside for another inquirer. I was concerned whether or not there were actually reeds in the concertina, seeing as how none of the buttons appear to produce any sound at all. It's not unknown for reeds to be scavenged from old instruments otherwise beyond repair and reused in another instrument as a rebuild. I also mentioned that I thought that £1500 (dropped from £3000!) was considerably over-priced for an instrument of this age, calibre and condition.

 

I was polite in my query, but all I received back was an abusive e-mail from the seller, the main thrust of which was "f***k off tw*t". So I guess that shows the seller up in his true light. I haven't bothered to respond further.

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It was originally on at GBP0.99 start but someone must have told him it's valuable (there was a question re the number) and advised him that it was valuable. I think one of the others mentioned was bought by Neil Wayne for a couple of hundred a while back (I could be wrong there).

 

Neil Wayne is now in on the bidding for this one, it will be an interesting sale to watch. <_<

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