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Old 03-11-2019, 03:13 PM   #11
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Evan MacKay put the pipes at $8500USD plus
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Old 03-11-2019, 03:18 PM   #12
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Thanks everyone for your feedback. Much appreciated. FYI, I bought the set back in 1990 for $3000USD from Jimmy MacIntosh. I had the chance to buy a 1900 S&I set of Lawrie's from him for $4000USD. But I couldn't come up with the extra $1000USD. I've never regretted buying the Robbies. As a matter of fact I've never seen another full silver set.
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Old 03-13-2019, 06:56 AM   #13
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Evan MacKay put the pipes at $8500USD plus
Come on! Now Evan's gonna have a bigger head after you put him in the same league as Ringo and JM! (Kidding, Evan! )

Granted, I've never known anyone else to go through as many sets of pipes as him. I swear he had a different set at band every week for a few months.
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:44 AM   #14
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I have a set of 1933 Robertson full silver mounted in the Runic design. They are ABW. All original. No defects or cracks. No restoration or repairs. Has original stamped silver soled chanter. Ivory hemp stops. The set was purchased some years back from Jimmy MacIntosh. I believe that I am the third owner of this set. I understand it was made special order for a wealthy business man. Id like some feedback as to the value of such a set. All feed back appreciated. Thanks
Now that you have a good idea of value, I think we all need to see some pics!

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Old 03-22-2019, 04:28 AM   #15
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A full silver set hallmarked to 1904 with regimental history (A&S) sold for 6000 a few days ago. Not perfect, maker unknown, but a very rare set with a pedigree bonus.
If it's the set I think it is, it's pedigree is very well documented, being the set played by the Pipe Major of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders up until that band ceased to exist.

I assume the set was owned by the regiment, or the battalion, or perhaps by the officers of the battalion. Similarly the Pipe Major of the 1st Battalion Cameron Highlanders played a full silver set owned by the regiment.
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