SEE ALL PHOTOS & READ THE ITEM DESCRIPTION, SELLER POLICIES & INFORMATION



THIS IS A GREAT WASHINGTON DC AREA ESTATE OFFERING FOR AN ANTIQUE BANJO COLLECTOR / PLAYER / RESTORER / LUTHIER. IT'S AN EARLY 1900s LYONS & HEALY - KERSCHNER UNIQUE SIGNED NICKEL PLATED 5 STRING BANGO TAILPIECE. IT'S FULLY MAKER SIGNED & HAS PATENT DATE MARKINGS UP TO 1916 - SEE PHOTOS. THE TAILPIECE COMES WITH THE BOLT & ACORN NUT FOUND ON IT IN THE ESTATE - SEE PHOTOS. THE MAIN PLATE MEASURES APPROX. 3" LONG OVERALL.

THE TAILPIECE IS NOT BADLY WORN, BADLY BEAT UP, BENT, DENTED, CRACKED, REPAIRED, CHOPPED UP, CUSTOMIZED OR ROTTED OUT. THE NICKEL PLATING IS IN TRULY SUPERB SHAPE FOR IT'S AGE. THE ENTIRE TAILPIECE IS REALLY BRIGHT & CLEAN. THE HINGED INNER PLATE IS ROCK SOLID. 

I HAVE NOT POLISHED UP OR TAMPERED WITH ANYTHING. YOU ARE SEEING THE TAILPIECE FRESH OUT OF THE ESTATE. THE TAILPIECE IS BEING OFFERED WITH NO WARRANTIES AS ANTIQUE PARTS FOR A BANJO RESTORATION. IT'S BEING OFFERED DIRECTLY FROM THE ESTATE & AS PICTURED HERE.
  

                                                                                                                            

     

                                                           ** NEVER A RESERVE ** 


  ALL ITEMS I OFFER ARE FROM NUMEROUS EAST COAST ESTATES (MOSTLY FROM MARYLAND, WASHINGTON DC, VIRGINIA, NEW JERSEY AND PENNSYLVANIA). THEY ARE OBTAINED THROUGH CONSIGNMENT OR ESTATE LIQUIDATION PURCHASE. I HAVE BEEN A PROFESSIONAL ESTATE PERSONAL PROPERTY CONSIGNMENT & LIQUIDATION LLC FOR 15 YEARS. I AM NOT A "YARD SALER" OR A "PICKER".  YOU ARE SEEING ITEMS BROUGHT TO ME RIGHT OUT OF THE ESTATES. I DO NOT TAMPER WITH ITEMS, POLISH UP ITEMS OR ALTER THEM IN ANY WAY. I WANT BIDDERS TO VIEW THEM AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE TO WHEN THEY CAME FROM THE ESTATES. I DESCRIBE ITEMS AS I AM LOOKING AT THEM. I DESCRIBE EXACTLY WHAT I SEE. IF I TEST THE FUNCTION OF A MECHANICAL ITEM, THE DESCRIPTION ADVISES OF WHAT THE ITEM IS DOING IN FRONT OF ME WHEN TESTED, NOT AFTER IT HAS BEEN OWNED BY THE BUYER. ALL ITEMS ARE BEING OFFERED AS FINAL SALES FROM ESTATE LIQUIDATION WITH ALL WEAR OF A USED VINTAGE ITEM. I WILL ONLY CALL AN ITEM MINT IF I TRULY BELIEVE THAT IT'S IN MINT CONDITION. I WILL ONLY CALL AN ITEM RARE OR SCARCE IF I TRULY BELIEVE IT TO BE SO. 

THE ITEMS LISTED HERE ARE NOT BEING OFFERED LOCALLY AT THE SAME TIME. I WILL NOT END AN AUCTION EARLY TO GET MORE MONEY FOR AN ITEM LOCALLY. ONCE AN ITEM IS UP & RUNNING, IT STAYS RUNNING UNTIL THE AUCTION ENDS (UNLESS I MAKE A BAD DESCRIPTION ERROR & HAVE TO END THE AUCTION TO FIX THE PROBLEM & THEN RE-LIST IT.)  ALL ITEMS ARE SOLD TO THE WINNING BIDDER AT THE AMOUNT THEY WON IT FOR. I NEVER REFUSE COMPLETION OF A TRANSACTION BASED ON WHAT AN ITEMS SELLS FOR. (IE: IF A VALUABLE ITEM HAPPENS TO GO SUPER CHEAP, YOU GET IT CHEAP.) 

MY AUCTIONS ARE STRAIGHT FORWARD. MY DESCRIPTIONS ARE CLEARLY WRITTEN & PLAIN TO UNDERSTAND. I TAKE NUMEROUS EXCELLENT CLEAR CLOSE-UP PHOTOS OF THE ITEMS. I USE PLAIN BACKGROUNDS AND SIMPLE PLAIN FONTS. I DO NOT BELIEVE IN FLUFFY BORDERS, FANCY BACKGROUNDS, OVERBLOWN HYPE WORDING OR CONFUSING FANCY LETTERING FONTS TO PROMOTE HYPE IN ATTEMPT TO MAKE AN ITEM APPEAR MORE SPECTACULAR THAN IT REALLY IS. I WANT BUYERS TO SEE SOMETHING AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE TO WHAT I AM SEEING WHEN THE ITEM WAS ACQUIRED. I DO NOT USE THE DISTRACTION OF OVER-FLUFFED ADVERTISING IN AN ATTEMPT TO CAUSE AN EMOTIONAL REACTION TO IMPULSE BID & THEN HAVE BUYER'S REMORSE. 

COLLECTORS PLEASE DO NOT WORRY. MY ITEMS WILL NOT DISAPPEAR PART WAY THROUGH THE AUCTION. I CANNOT END AUCTIONS EARLY FOR THE "WHAT WILL YOU TAKE FOR IT NOW" OR "WHAT IS YOUR BUY IT NOW PRICE" EMAILS. THE ESTATES USUALLY PREFER STRAIGHT AUCTIONS TO FOLLOW THROUGH. SOMETIMES ITEMS DIE AND SOMETIMES THEY DO MUCH BETTER THAN ANY OFFER. THAT'S THE FUN OF AN AUCTION. PLEASE NOTE: 
OCCASIONALLY, IF THE ESTATE REQUESTS, I DO USE THE "BUY IT NOW OR BEST OFFER" FORMAT. ALSO, 
I NEVER PUT A RESERVE ON ANY AUCTION.
 
RESERVES ARE JUST A PHONY WAY OF TRYING TO SELL SOMETHING BY GIVING THE ILLUSION OF AN AUCTION.   

I HOPE ALL OF MY ITEMS WILL GO TO PEOPLE WHO WILL ENJOY THEM. I WILL GLADLY ACCEPT A RETURN AND/OR TAKE CARE OF A PROBLEM IF I DO MAKE A GROSS ERROR IN DESCRIPTION. IF I MADE NO GROSS ERRORS, THE ITEM IS AN ESTATE FINAL SALE. THIS IS MERELY DUE TO THE ITEMS BEING ANTIQUES / VINTAGE / PRE-OWNED. 
I CANNOT ACCEPT RETURNS FOR: BUYER'S REMORSE, FALSE or FRIVOLOUS COMPLAINTS MADE IN AN ATTEMPT TO MASK BUYER'S REMORSE OR FALSE RETURN DEMANDS USING FEEDBACK INTIMIDATION. 

PLEASE ASK ALL QUESTIONS BEFORE THE ITEM ENDS. I CANNOT CANCEL A TRANSACTION FOR QUESTIONS ASKED AFTER THE ITEM HAS ENDED. I CANNOT ACCEPT RETURNS FOR ITEMS THAT HAVE BEEN BROKEN BY THE BUYER, TAKEN APART BY THE BUYER, ALTERED OR TAMPERED WITH IN ANY WAY BY THE BUYER. I CAN OFFER NO WARRANTIES OR RETURNS ON MECHANICAL ITEMS OR WATCHES IN REFERENCE TO HOW LONG THEY WILL CONTINUE TO OPERATE AFTER RECEIVED BY THE BUYER. I TEST ALL WIND UP TYPE ITEMS & WATCHES AS BEST AS POSSIBLE BEFORE LISTING THEM. I DESCRIBE EXACTLY WHAT I OBSERVE. HOWEVER, I HAVE NO WAY TO PREDICT HOW LONG A VINTAGE/ ANTIQUE / PRE-OWNED MECHANICAL ITEM OR WATCH WILL CONTINUE TO WORK AFTER IT IS SHIPPED. 

PLEASE NOTE: MANY OF MY ITEMS COME FROM BEING STORED IN OLD ESTATES FOR MANY YEARS. JUST TO BE SAFE WHEN BIDDING, PLEASE ASSUME THEY POSSIBLY DID NOT COME FROM SMOKE FREE HOMES. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT SMELLS "OLD" TO SOMEONE, OR WHAT "SMELLS LIKE TOBACCO SMOKE" TO SOMEONE. I CANNOT OFFER ANY RETURNS FOR AN ITEM THAT A BUYER SAYS "SMELLS OLD" OR "SMELLS LIKE SMOKE". MOST OF THE ITEM I OFFER ARE OLD. JUST ABOUT EVERYBODY SMOKED BACK THEN. SOME OF MY ITEMS SAT FOR DECADES IN OLD ESTATE HOMES WHERE THERE WAS PROBABLY TOBACCO SMOKING GOING ON AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER.

PLEASE REMIT PAYPAL PAYMENTS WITHIN 3 DAYS OF AUCTION'S END. I AM VERY FRIENDLY & ACCOMMODATING, BUT NON-PAYING / NO CONTACT BIDDERS DESTROY THE VALUE OF ITEMS. IF A WINNING BIDDER DOES NOT PAY FOR AN ITEM, I WILL HAVE TO FILE AN EBAY NON-PAYMENT CASE TO RECOUP THE EBAY FEES. I SHIP WITHIN 5 DAYS AFTER CLEARED PAYMENTS ARE RECEIVED. 

I ALWAYS TRY TO PACK MULTIPLE SMALL PURCHASES IN ONE BOX TO SAVE THE WINNING BIDDER A BIT ON THE SHIPPING/PACKING COST (AS LONG AS IT IS SAFE TO DO SO W/O RISK OF BREAKING ITEMS BY JAMMING THEM IN ONE BOX.) I NEVER STACK FULL SHIPPING COSTS FOR MULTIPLE ITEMS ON TOP OF ONE ANOTHER UNLESS THEY HAVE TO BE PACKED IN SEPARATE BOXES FOR SAFETY IN TRANSIT. (
MOST LARGE & HEAVY ITEMS SHIPPED VIA UPS WILL HAVE TO BE PACKED IN SEPARATE BOXES FOR SAFETY.)  I SHIP ALL SMALL ITEMS IN THE USA VIA USPS PRIORITY MAIL W/ DEL CONF. ALL ITEMS OVER $200 ARE SHIPPED WITH SIGNATURE CONFIRMATION. I DO NOT SHIP VIA USPS PARCEL POST, USPS 1ST CLASS OR FED-EX AT ALL, NO EXCEPTIONS. I SHIP ALL LARGER & HEAVY ITEMS IN THE CONTINENTAL USA VIA FULLY INSURED UPS GROUND.

PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO UPS GROUND SHIPPING TO ALASKA, HAWAII OR APO ADDRESSES. ALL ITEMS SHIPPED TO ALASKA, HAWAII OR A U.S. APO WILL HAVE TO BE SENT VIA AIRMAIL. THIS WILL COST A GOOD BIT MORE THAN NORMAL UPS GROUND IN THE LOWER 48 STATES. THE UPS SHIPPING COST SHOWN IN MY LISTINGS IS FOR INSURED UPS GROUND IN THE LOWER 48 STATES, PRO PACKED BY THE UPS STORE. PLEASE INQUIRE ABOUT ANY LARGE ITEM AIRMAIL COST BEFORE THE ITEM ENDS. I ONLY SHIP ITEMS. I DO NOT DO PICK-UPS AT ALL DUE TO A HORRIFIC BUSINESS SCHEDULE. I CANNOT DO PICK-UPS AT ALL DUE TO A HORRIFIC BUSINESS SCHEDULE. I ONLY SHIP ITEMS.

FOREIGN BUYERS USING A USA 2ND PARTY MAIL FORWARDING COMPANY TO CIRCUMVENT MY PROHIBITED COUNTRIES LIST, TAKE CAREFUL NOTICE: I CONSIDER THE INDICATED EBAY / PAYPAL REGISTERED U.S.A. SHIPPING LOCATION AS THE BUYER'S ADDRESS. THE UNKNOWN OVERSEAS 2ND PARTY LOCATION THE BOX WILL EVENTUALLY BE FORWARDED TO IS NOT THE BUYER'S ADDRESS. I DO NOT PROVIDE ANY DISCOUNTS OR RETURNS FOR FALSE / FRAUDULENT / TRIVIAL / FRIVOLOUS "ITEM NOT AS DESCRIBED" COMPLAINTS USED IN AN  ATTEMPT TO HAVE THE SHIPPING COSTS AND/OR CUSTOMS FEES PAID FOR BY THE SELLER OR PAY A LOWER PRICE THAN WHAT THE ITEM WAS PURCHASED FOR. I DO NOT OFFER RETURNS FOR COMPLAINTS MADE WEEKS & MONTHS AFTER THE ITEM SHOWS DELIVERED TO THE GIVEN USA ADDRESS. PLEASE ALSO NOTE: I DO NOT INCLUDE FAKE "SUITE, APARTMENT, C/O..." NUMBERS ON THE MAILING ADDRESS LABELS UNLESS THEY SHOW UP IN THE USPS POST OFFICE MAILING ADDRESS COMPUTER AS VALID / REAL APARTMENT OR SUITE NUMBERS. 
(THESE FAKE "SUITE / APARTMENT" NUMBERS ARE OBVIOUSLY U.S.A. MAIL FORWARDING COMPANY CUSTOMER ORDER NUMBERS FOR THE 2ND PARTY EMBEDDED IN THE ADDRESS.)






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