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Whatarethese123 07-13-2019 06:15 PM

Two estate sale finds
 
Hey y'all, it's summer, which to me means people are clearing out their houses and having estate/garage sales. Which means it's drum hunting season. I figured I'd show y'all some of the stuff I've recently picked up.

First up: A mid 50s Slingerland kit.Pictures here. The set included what seems to be a single ply maple 5.5x14 snare. It also came with a Trans stamp Zildjian crash, a Paiste 404, and a pair of Zilco hats (The original Zilco run) Oh yeah...I forgot to mention it also had an Acrolite! Plus, if you look at the last picture, what seems to be the original order form for the set maybe? Is it possible this set was bought for $727 back in the 50s?


But then today I went to another sale. Picked up 2 snares and a Zildjian swish cymbal from the 50s. Pictures here. If anyone can provide more info on the date of the first snare, that would be awesome. It's 5''x15'' and 8 lugs, which seems to make it the Theatre Model snare. Is there any way to come up with a year based on the stamp/engraving and other characteristics?


It's been a good summer so far (I've had a few other things, but almost immediately sold them to pay for the others). Hopefully I can keep the luck going.

vintagemore2000 07-13-2019 07:30 PM

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Your snare drum is the all metal, Theater model. http://www.vintagedrumguide.com/imag...re-drums-3.jpg

O-Lugs 07-13-2019 08:01 PM

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Edit...Didn't see the second link. I thought you were referring to the Acrolite....sorry.

markrocks68 07-14-2019 03:38 AM

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Estate sale finds RULE!!
I just hit the lotto too. Congrats on the fantastic set!

Whatarethese123 07-14-2019 10:12 AM

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Originally Posted by markrocks68 (Post 448956)
Estate sale finds RULE!!
I just hit the lotto too. Congrats on the fantastic set!

Don't leave me hanging Mark, what did you get?

markrocks68 07-14-2019 11:24 AM

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Don't leave me hanging Mark, what did you get?

I'll have pics up when they get here.
Complete WFL 50'S Barret Deems Porto Pak outfit. The FT was ordered with the set. EVERYTHING! Jump For Joy

Whatarethese123 07-14-2019 11:29 AM

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Those are fantastic! At the estate sale yesterday that I got the two snares at (Not to brag, but I got them for $30 total Excited) they had a '65 Ludwig red sparkle. Not in nearly as good of condition as those though. I absolutely love that shade of red, looks like candy!


The cymbals are always such a nice addition too!

slingerfan 07-14-2019 12:59 PM

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Nice Slingerland find. Last of the Radio Kings. '55-'56 by the badge and sound king lugs. Snare would be expected to be single ply.

O-Lugs 07-14-2019 03:14 PM

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Originally Posted by markrocks68 (Post 448968)
I'll have pics up when they get here.
Complete WFL 50'S Barret Deems Porto Pak outfit. The FT was ordered with the set. EVERYTHING! Jump For Joy

Wow! Now THAT'S a legitimately nice find! Not a pieced-together Frankenstein kit. I love to see that. I don't collect anymore...but IF I were to run across that at an estate sale, then I'd likely buy it, too. Nice find. Congrats

leedybdp 07-15-2019 09:02 AM

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That Porto Pak outfit is a great find. With the added floor tom, it's an even greater find. With the cymbals, cases, and assorted doo dads, it's a phenomenal find. of course, inquiring minds want to know how much you paid for that haul so that we can be even more envious.


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