…… I will be listing over the next few days several vintage string instruments, which have all belonged to one person for many years. Several of them he has owned since the 1960s and he has loved and played each and every one. They have all be properly stored and each one is ready to play as soon as the high bidder receives them.
…… I realize buying an antique banjo, without holding it in your hands, is very difficult and I am not a musical instrument dealer, nor do I play. That’s why I give a 100% unconditional money back guarantee that the high bidder will be more than satisfied with this vintage Vega SS-5 Folklore Banjo’s sound, quality, condition and my description or I will return their money.
……Longneck “Folklore” Banjos were very popular during the 1950s and 60s and it was during this time Vega produced the SS-5 Banjo. The example in this auction is a 5-string SS-5 Folklore Banjo and comes with its original cast and Vega Registry Card. This card identifies the serial number of the SS-5 Longneck Banjo as A-127091 and that it has a “Shaded” Finish. The rest of the card is not filled out.
…..This vintage 1960s Vega Longneck Banjo is in excellent, all original, ready to play condition. The overall length is 43 ½” long and the body is 11 ½” in diameter. There is a light stain to the left side of the skin, but that’s it! To make sure someone has a chance to make music with this classic Vega 5-String Longneck Banjo, it has been listed Without Any Reserve!
…… Keep an eye on my other eBay auctions. There are several more interesting instruments coming, including other Banjos, Mandolins and a rare German Guitar.
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2012 UPS & USPS PRICE INCREASES
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Rhode Island Internet Consignment & Sales is our Family-run Business in Lincoln RI. Bill Wolstenholme has been a New England Antique Picker for almost 50 years and has a true passion and love for Antiques. We began listing on eBay almost 14 years ago, and have increased in size with each new year. The entire family, as well as a few close friends, are involved in our business.
...... Bill, is "The Boss." He does most of the buying, as well as receiving most of the consignment. He lists the majority of auctions and takes photographs. His passion is what fuels this business and he loves his job, even though he works about 80 hrs a week! He is a true work-a-holic!
..... Lindsey, Bill's second oldest daughter, is "Sergeant-at-Arms." Lindsey goes to two auctions a week to buy items. She also is the head photographer and she lists auctions as well.
... Lisa, or Yaya, is Bill's youngest daughter, and she is the "Jack-of-all-Trades." She does anything from answering the phone to solving problems as well as photographing and listing auctions.
... The second Lisa working here, who we call “Big Lisa,” work's full-time answering the many, never-ending, E-mails and Shipping quotes. This is a tedious job, but someone's gotta do it!
... Up next is our full-time "Gopher", Richard. He is Lindsey's husband and is a huge help! He drives the truck to storage and pack & ship as well as running miscellaneous errands. He also helps out around the office wherever he is needed from cleaning & fixing items, as well as cleaning the office itself!
... Kyle, or as we call him "the Professor" is our full-time packer who takes great care in making sure each item is properly and safely packed so that it arrives safe and sound at its new home!
... Darlene is our book-keeper who keeps the financial side of the business organized. She is also in charge of the Consignment accounts including entering new items and cutting Consignment checks.
.....The newest members of our team are Sarah, Big Lisa's Daughter and Devin, Darlene's Son. Sarah helps out around the office filing paperwork and printing shipping labels and Devin is in training to become our full-time Photographer. They help take time off of all of Our hands so we can list more auctions.
... Finally, but certainly not least, is Wendy. The Matriarch of the family, Wendy or as the kids call her, "Gida" keeps us all happy! She watches the grandchildren while we work, makes sure we are all fed and happy and has total control over all of the Money that goes in and out of the business!
...... Together, our Family Team is a close-knit Tribe and we wouldn't be able to run this company without each and every Member!