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Summer Fine Art & Antiques Auction - Day 1

Sat, Jul 8, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 641

3 Gibson Mandolins, Dating from 1915-23

Estimate: $600 - $700
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1st Item: Gibson MB-1 Banjo Mandolin from ca. 1920-25, unadorned headstock without logo. Gibson's factory order #11581-5. Housed in original green felt-lined Gibson case. Size without case: 23 1/2" L x 11" W x 2 3/4" H. 2nd Item: Gibson Model A Mandolin Serial 72840 ca. 1922, snakehead-shaped head without logo; adjustable bridge, holds tuning well. Retains possibly original, period 'Patent March 30, 1909' pickguard and "The Gibson" tailpiece cover. Housed in the original green felt-lined case. Size without case: 26" L x 10 1/2" W. 3rd Item: Gibson Model A1 "pumpkin" finish top mandolin body, serial 21867, "The Gibson" stamped on tailpiece cover. Later 1940's neck with peghead-shaped head with "Gibson" stenciled logo. Quite playable. Size without case: 25 1/2" L, 10" W.


All items with normal age-related wear. 1st item (Banjolin) missing resonator, case has broken handle; 2nd Item (Model A) chrome tailpiece replaced (under Gibson cover), missing tail pin, slight separation of rear banding. 3rd Item (pumpkin) neck replaced with 1940's, slight crack center seam on reverse, small split to fingerboard near soundhole.

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The Collection of Richard H. and Kathleen L. Hulan.