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Vintage 1930’s C.F. Martin Soprano Ukulele Uke

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Vintage 1930’s C.F. Martin Soprano Ukulele Uke

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Vintage 1930’s C.F. Martin Soprano Ukulele Uke

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Vintage 1930’s C.F. Martin Soprano Ukulele Uke

August 2, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Vintage Antique 1930’s 1940’s C.F. Martin Soprano Ukulele Uke with Cloth Case
http://yqz.me/Ukulele Auction Ending Aug 11, 2014 18:34:01 PDT

First off we are not Martin or Ukulele experts, so, please feel free to ask any questions. We believe this is a “Style 0″ C.F. Martin Soprano Uke.

Vintage/Antique 1930's/40's C.F. Martin Soprano Ukulele Uke w/Cloth Case

Vintage/Antique 1930’s/40’s C.F. Martin Soprano Ukulele Uke w/Cloth Case

With a cloth carrying case. We believe from our research, this is after 1935 to the early 1940’s. We see a small missing glaze spot on the top in the lower right corner, about the size of half our little fingernail. Everything we see says this is really clean and in great shape. It measures overall approx. 21″ by 6 3/8″ wide. GOOD LUCK!!

C.F. Martin & Company is a U.S. guitar manufacturer established in 1833 by Christian Frederick Martin. Martin is highly regarded for its steel-string guitars and is a leading mass-manufacturer of flattop acoustics. Martin instruments can cost thousands of dollars and vintage instruments often cost six figures. The company has also made several models of electric guitars and electric basses.

The company’s headquarters and primary factory are in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, located in the Lehigh Valley region of the state. Martin also manufactures instruments in Mexico. Martin produced 182 instruments during 1900, increasing to 24,085 in 2000.

EXTREMELY RARE! Desk Roller Barrel Organ 1 of 2 Ever Made!

July 15, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

RARE 1899 Dieffenbacher Roller Barrel Organ Upright Hotel Drop Down Desk NR yqz
WORKS By Cabinet/Organ Maker From Hershey Museum OOAK Ending Jul 24, 2014 18:32:01 PDT http://yqz.me/desk-organ

This is what we love about this business. Coming across a piece of history like this. We were recently at an estate auction in Pennsylvania and this piece came up. We could not resist it. It is a barrel organ (also called a roller organ) built into an upright desk, with two drawers on the bottom, a drop down leaf and a series of cubby holes at the top. Signed by P.L. Dieffenbacher of Turbotville, Pennsylvania. To us it looks like a hotel lobby type desk.

When we bought it we thought we would go home and do some quick research on it and that would be that. BUT NO… we could not find another like it anywhere. So… doing some research on where to look lead us to an amazing organization, full of even more remarkable people. AMICA The Automatic Musical Instrument Collectors’ Association. We contacted the president of the chapter for our area and he graciously agreed to look at photos of it. Next thing we knew we had folks calling, emailing, and sharing information about this remarkable piece. Here are the facts as we were able to determine them:

This was made by P.L. Dieffenbacher of Turbotville, PA

He was a cabinet maker and organ maker.

Including this one only three of his instruments are known of. Two organs and one musical contraption for doing bird calls.

RARE 1899 Dieffenbacher Roller Barrel Organ Upright Hotel Drop Down Desk

RARE 1899 Dieffenbacher Roller Barrel Organ Upright Hotel Drop Down Desk

All three of those instruments were at one time donated to the Hershey Museum by Dieffenbacher’s granddaughter.

The above facts are noted in Ray Brunner’s fantastic book, That Ingenious Business: Pennsylvania-German Organ Builders (The Pennsylvania-German Society, 1990)

In that book, Mr. Brunner pictures both the other organ and this organ that we are selling. (Mr. Brunner currently owns that other organ.)

All of those instruments were sold when the Hershey Museum deaccessioned their antique collection. (15 to 20 years ago.)

This organ was restored by James McFarland somewhere around 1976.

Due to its size and weight we are putting down pick up only, right here in our metropolis of Seaford, Delaware, but we can make arrangements to ship it anywhere in the world. eMail us for a quote to your doorstep.

Estimated shipping weight, (packaged) is 149 lbs in a 56 x 36 x 30 box.

What Type of Collector Are You?

July 11, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

What Type of Collector Are You?

What Type of Collector Are You?

What Type of Collector Are You?

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