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Old 09-14-2018, 12:28 PM   #1
Toxpert
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Default What are these pipes?

UK eBay that ended this morning.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/AN-WONDERFU....m43663.l10137

I reached out to an expert who also was not able to say a known maker.
I did not post earlier...in case someone here bidding. Instead, I made popcorn and watched the show to completion.

The winner pays $3,700+ and gets the following:
Tenor tops are 4+3 beads, tenor lower 5 beads.
Silverplate brass hardware.
Majority of stocks have cracks, bass top multiple cracks.
Tenor bush was found in box for the top with loose cap.
Blowpipe lotsa cracks.
Drone tuning chambers are all wood...no inserts/tubes.

there are bound to be more surprises as/if the new owner puts these into playing order.

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Old 09-15-2018, 12:37 AM   #2
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Default Re: What are these pipes?

The link no longer appears to work but I'm presuming this is the set with an "Australian Naval connection " which went for 2853 (sterling). Short answer is "Don't know".

The item gathered my interest as the seller is apparently only about ten miles from me and has another set of what at first glance appear to imitation Ivory Hardie's up for auction too. I briefly considered contacting the seller with a view to going to see the pipes but their overall poor condition and the bidding levels already evident put me off. Origin of both instruments is said to be from a house clearance. Ferrules on all the stocks appeared to have been inverted at some point too (beads at open end).

I did think MacPhee possibly?
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Old 09-15-2018, 03:19 AM   #3
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Those are the pipes. Yup...inverted ferrules.

eBay # 312234280413 on the UK site. Searching this number on the USA eBay will access the item.

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Old 09-16-2018, 12:22 AM   #4
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They have some similarity to Robert MacKinnon's work as seen on the bagpipe place museum.
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Old 09-17-2018, 02:06 PM   #5
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Very much in the style of Robert MORRISON.
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