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Old 07-13-2019, 07:15 PM
Whatarethese123 Whatarethese123 is offline
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Default 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.
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Old 07-13-2019, 08:30 PM
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Your snare drum is the all metal, Theater model. http://www.vintagedrumguide.com/imag...re-drums-3.jpg
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Old 07-13-2019, 09:01 PM
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Edit...Didn't see the second link. I thought you were referring to the Acrolite....sorry.
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Old 07-14-2019, 04:38 AM
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Estate sale finds RULE!!
I just hit the lotto too. Congrats on the fantastic set!
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Old 07-14-2019, 11:12 AM
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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?
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Old 07-14-2019, 12:24 PM
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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!
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Old 07-14-2019, 12:29 PM
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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 ) 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!
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Old 07-14-2019, 01:59 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.

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Old 07-14-2019, 04:14 PM
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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!
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
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Old 07-15-2019, 10:02 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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