Two sets of second-hand pipes were offered for sale today via the Piping Press Shop, both very reasonably priced. The sets sold within one hour of appearing on the site. Pipes to sell? Contact Piping Press!
The first was a set of Grainger & Campbell African blackwood and imitation ivory pipes in excellent condition complete with new Canmore bag and wooden case. The case was free but weight considerations made mailing unviable but the pipes were sold in the UK and collected in Glasgow.
The bagpipe dated from the 1970s, played perfectly well and suited a beginner as a first set. First offer of £300 secured.
The second set was a lovely collector’s set of Peter Henderson half-size pipes in African blackwood, nickel silver and real ivory complete with a D Naill half-size chanter (pictured top). The instrument probably dated from the 1930s or 40s.
The drones have perfectly shaped bell ends and produce a smooth but rich tone. The combing is beautifully done and as a whole the instrument is in perfect condition.
The bag needs replaced and there is no cover but green silk cords are included. This is a perfect bagpipe for a boy or girl transitioning from practice chanter or goose to full-sized pipes, or for a collector interested in an historic instrument from the iconic maker Peter Henderson. First offer of £250 secured.