Lot 37: Sold for £1,700 hammer

Estimate £1,000-£1,500

A Clifford Essex & Son 'Paragon' four string tenor banjo, with engraved pearl headstock and fingerboard inlays, birds eye maple cross banded back and sides, number 1255, 84cm overall in fitted board case, complete with photocopy of the original receipt for £27. 7s. 6d, dated 1931 and Clifford Essex guarantee.

Condition report
banjo in excellent condition, vellum slightly grubby, case in poor condition with lid detached

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