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  1. Shellac should bond silver to ebony very well. Andrew
  2. Is this really a Craske? Was his purfling that bad? The varnish doesn’t look much like a typical Craske, either. Andrew
  3. How would that work if they are both lousy players? Andrew
  4. So you would have it at the same price as a mint example? Andrew
  7. And had a pet pug dog called Trump! Andrew
  8. The leopard's head (referred to as 'Lyon' above) means that the item was assayed in London. The date letter 'O' refers to 2013. Both look a bit dodgy to me, besides being irrelevant and ugly. This is what it should look like: Andrew
  9. What’s wrong with candle wax?
  10. A very old one:
  11. You could say the same thing about any item in any auction. The fact that it is rare and valuable is irrelevant. Surely the reason is obvious? Andrew
  12. There are other living former Hill’s bow makers are there not? Andrew
  13. This is what I call a BSA.
  14. Indeed. I didn’t bother mentioning that because for a violin bow it would be, wouldn’t it? So if it turns out to be fairly inexpensive, what’s the problem?