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Posted by marc dalmasso on February 27, 2015 at 20:42

Help with value

I have recently acquired a J Parslow banjo but not sure of value is there anyone who could help please.
I have done some research into the maker and worked out its about 100 years old and looks like an original case.
One piece of mother of pearl missing and obviously well played with.
Thanks if you can help that would be great.
Paul

Posted by paul henry on December 21, 2014 at 12:37

 

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thereallyniceman replied to thereallyniceman's discussion They call me Ian "the fingers" thereallyniceman
"Hmmm, After almost a month of struggling with this three fingered picking I have changed back to using two fingers and thumb, as now even at speed I can play it cleaner the "normal way". I am beginning to think that the old transcription…"
9 hours ago
Steve Harrison replied to John Cohen's discussion Banjos in the shop... but I found a nice rag!
"Hi Ian, I've not heard this before, I'll put it on my to do list...Steve. "
11 hours ago
thereallyniceman replied to John Cohen's discussion Banjos in the shop... but I found a nice rag!
"I like Possum Rag... that is a goodie and would be great played on the banjo! Not keen on Black Smoke though. When there's arranging to do in your neighbourhood.....     Who ya gonna call ? ????"
11 hours ago
John Cohen posted a discussion

Banjos in the shop... but I found a nice rag!

My banjo has been in the shop getting its 100 year overhaul- namely a refret.  In the meantime I've been listening to lots of rags and I came across this one.  Has anybody arranged this one for banjo?  I really like the minor section. >…See More
yesterday
John Cohen replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Van Eps Banjo on Ebay
"See my post about it on the collectors forum at BH... I've played this one (it wasn't mine) and it is a great player (straight neck, good frets)... the photos make it look worse than it is."
yesterday
Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion King Kollins & Klifton?
"Thanks Joel, I've made start by cribbing off the screen but this score will make it a lot easier. I'm sure I can banjofy this one...Steve. "
yesterday
Trapdoor2 replied to Steve Harrison's discussion King Kollins & Klifton?
"Well done, Joel! I was wondering if anyone would take the obvious route and ask DH for a copy... ;-)"
yesterday
Joel Hooks replied to Steve Harrison's discussion King Kollins & Klifton?
"Okay, I wrote and asked Dorian for the score.  I received it today.  Looks like one could play right off of the score, but I'm sure Steve will banjo it up a little! See attached..."
yesterday
Jackie Cook replied to carrie horgan's discussion Peg slippage
"Great. Glad you got the problem solved. Now, you can enjoy the banjo. Jackie"
Monday
Ilan Moss replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Welcome to new member Ilam Moss
"Thanks so much for reposting this and the warm welcome! I've been playing clawhammer for a pretty long time now and have been living in Paris, France for the past decade. A few trips to the UK and hearing about Joe M. got me into classic banjo.…"
Monday
carrie horgan replied to carrie horgan's discussion Peg slippage
"Thanks for the tip Jackie! In the meantime, I changed the washers and that seems to have done the trick. Best, Carrie"
Monday
Jackie Cook replied to carrie horgan's discussion Peg slippage
"Here is another suggestion you might try: Remove the screw and clean it up good. Then take a dry bar of Lava soap and rub the screw on the soap until the threads are coated. Then put the screw back into the tuner. The soap will create a grittiness…"
Sunday
Joel Hooks replied to Steve Harrison's discussion King Kollins & Klifton?
"They are mentioned on the front page of the Stewart & Bauer Journal, here... https://archive.org/details/StewartAndBauerBulletin1902 Of note is the fact that they are using "heavy gut strings and a mandolin plectrum.""
Sunday
Shawn McSweeny replied to Steve Harrison's discussion King Kollins & Klifton?
"Hi Ian   Classic banjoist obscurity is not a rare thing. There were many fine banjoists on the US Vaudeville circuit at that time. Several top duos that, like Ossman, Hunter and other top soloists, endorsed the new Whyte Laydie banjo are…"
Sunday
thereallyniceman replied to Steve Harrison's discussion King Kollins & Klifton?
"If the hyperbole is to be believed these people must have been playing around the time of Ossman, Farland, Brooks et.al. How come we don't know of them?   Click picture to zoom."
Sunday
Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion King Kollins & Klifton?
"Hi Shawn..thanks for the suggestion, that sounds like the best possibility..it would be of interest to have a banjo score developed considering it was originally written for banjo by a banjoist..I may well do that....Steve. "
Sunday
Shawn McSweeny replied to Steve Harrison's discussion King Kollins & Klifton?
"Steve : If you really want The Twirler score and can't find it elsewhere, it is possible to step through the video, screen cap the score 9 measures at a time, and rebuild the caps into a full score.  A tedious job and no fun, yes, but it…"
Sunday
Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion King Kollins & Klifton?
"Thanks Ian, another piece in the banjo jigsaw falls into place. All we need now is to locate the scores, they must be out there somewhere...Steve. "
Saturday
thereallyniceman replied to Steve Harrison's discussion King Kollins & Klifton?
"I found this in a 1909 Variety Magazine: "
Saturday
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King Kollins & Klifton?

I came across a youtube recording by Dorian Henry of the Twirler by King Kollins. King Kollins and Klifton were described as 'the worlds greatest banjo players'.…See More
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