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Old 08-28-2019, 10:00 AM   #11
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Default Re: eBay says Lawrie, what say you?

I just did a rough compare with my Lawries, and the markings are different. I don't know the technical term for the bands of ring-like indentations, but they're obviously not like my Lawries.
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Old 08-28-2019, 06:40 PM   #12
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Default Re: eBay says Lawrie, what say you?

Originally Posted by Don Watts View Post
I'm looking at those flattish, squarish, projecting mounts. I'm putting $2 on GILLANDERS.
I'll take that bet, Don. Look at the top bass drone, between the cord guides and bottom edge of the bell (or within the "fountain")--you see no big fat bead. no bead = no Gillanders. Thow may generally have the same bead pattern above the cord guide, sometimes not, but I've never seen Gilllanders without it.
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Old 08-29-2019, 09:21 AM   #13
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Hmm... I did look for the undersides of the
ferrules... but that was a no-go... and had
they been "closed"... it would have helped...
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Old 09-02-2019, 03:57 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by Andrew Lenz View Post
For those claiming G&C, why? I don't disagree with you, but I'm always after the identifying characteristics.

I think Grainger and Campbell too, from the profiles of the tenor and bass tops, the very chunky profle, very characteristic of G and C. and the projecting mounts too. This looks early G and C, as the projecting mounts got more chunky later. Def not lawrie, no way.
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Old 09-05-2019, 05:50 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Rooklidge View Post
They sure weren't worth the $1135 final bid. I had a grand set of G&Cs on ebay, slightly before this era, where the top profile had no slope between shoulders and fountain, and they couldn't get half that. Seems that sticking an old bag and ratty wool cover on and throwing some cane reeds in the beat up box really helps the romantic buyers. Presentation!
Yes I saw your G&C set on Ebay, it was beautiful, and the price was extremely reasonable.

I think you're on to something! Most of us here probably have a selection of stinky prune-like old sheepskin bags, moth-eaten tartan covers, disintegrating cords, unplayable old cane reeds, ancient pipe-boxes held together with duct tape, and random old receipts packed away somewhere.

All that has to be added is a preposterous story about the pipes being "recovered from a battlefield" from WWI or better yet the "Boar War" and, my friend, you can charge double for your lovely pipes.
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