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David Logie, Bicheno, Tasmania, Australia: I was lucky enough to be a raffle prize winner at the pre-Worlds Concert this year. Coming from Australia the concert has been on my bucket list for many years and the raffle win capped off a great evening.
The prize is FOR SALE and is an ARMSTRONG BAGPIPES model ABM2. This beautiful instrument is made from African Blackwood which has been fully combed and beaded. It has antique effect imitation ivory projecting mounts and bushes with plain nickel ferrules, slides and ring caps.  Full details and photographs are on the website www.chrisarmstrong.co.
The set is fitted with a medium size Canmore Zipper and X-treme Standard Drone Reeds.  Bag cover and cords are fitted.  Just fit a reed into the Armstrong Chanter and play.
Retail Value £1,350. For sale at £1,100. The instrument is with a friend at Bishopbriggs and available to view by arrangement, or purchase  by contacting Calum MacNeil on 0777 120 3840 or at malcolmmac2000@hotmail.com.

Set of Silver & Ivory Henderson Pipes For Sale – SOLD

Seller Neil Walker: ‘I was very fortunate to obtain several vintage sets a couple of years ago and I am reluctantly making one of them available for sale. I purchased these pipes from well-known piper Roddy Weir and a couple of expert repairs to the ivory mounts have been carried out by Blue MacMurchie to keep the original appearance.

I have attached some photographs of the pipes and more can be supplied if necessary. The pipes are currently in the UK with my brother Gavin and I am seeking offers of £4500. Anyone who is interested can contact me first at nrw95@hotmail.com.’

This is a great sounding bagpipe that has been played successfully at the highest level. They were originally a Black Watch set and have seen a lot of service. The bottom bass joint has been replaced to enable the bass drone to tune better at today’s pitch. The silver is not hallmarked, probably due to being an Army set.

Projecting mounts, drone slides and ferrules are shown to good effect in this detail

Probable MacDougall Set for Sale – SOLD

Calum MacLean, Tobermory, Isle of Mull: ‘Hi Rab, I have a set of pipes here I think it’s time to sell them. Could you advertise them on our site for me, and let me know how much I owe you. I have attached some pictures. Not sure what to ask for them I thought £1200 o.n.o. They are an old set and the flat tops indicate that they might be MacDougall’s. Looks like sea Ivory on the mounts. There is two replacement parts (the old wood was cracked) and two replacement bushes but the rest is original, sold as seen no bag or chanter. I played them for two years; they go well and tune fine. I’ve too many sets of pipes and it’s time to clear the back room.’ Email Calum on calumaclean@gmail.com

SOLD! Peter Henderson Bagpipe 1908, Silver & Ivory

This bagpipe was bought from P/M Ian Duncan a couple of years ago by Neil Clarke. Neil has since retired from competing and is now offering this superb instrument for sale once more. Price £5,500. Here is what P/M Duncan said of the pipes: ‘I have known these pipes most of my days as they were owned by fellow Atholl Highlander Jock McKenzie and before that by Bob Kettles a neighbour of Jock’s who bought them from Peter Henderson in 1908. They are silver and ivory. (see image detail of drone slide). I attach the background of Bob at the end.

Jock's-pipes-Slide‘Jock had many offers for his pipes prior the his death but during his final year offered them to me for £5000. He was not willing to drop the price at all as he had been offered this from abroad. I bought them and  played them at his funeral. They should really go to a good player. Dougie Murray has tested them for me. If anyone wants them they can have them on trial for a few months. Here’s what I have on Bob Kettles: Scottish Horse, 13th Bn Royal Highlanders, Scottish Horse; Trooper (Piper) Robert Kettles enlisted 1913  in A Squadron, 1st Regiment, Scottish Horse to 3/1 Sco Hse 2/12/1914 (this was the Depot in Dunkeld)to 1/3 Sco Hse 18/8/1915 served Gallipoli, Egypt, Palestine,  France and Belgium became 13th (Scottish Horse) Battalion The Black Watch on 22 Dec 1916. Medals: 1915 Star, Victory MedalBritish War Medal Territorial Efficiency Medal  awarded 23/3/1925.’

Contact Neil on 07796926556

Fine Sinclair Bagpipe – sold

mulvie1Sinclair pipes £3500 ono: a set of plain silver and ivory Sinclair pipes in excellent condition.  The silver is hallmarked 1973.  The pipes have a Bannantyne medium bag, blue velvet cover and silver coloured silk cords; an aluminium carry case is included in the sale.  Contact Neill Mulvie at neillmulvie@hotmail.commulvie-2


WW1 Era Lawries For Sale – soldfeat im

Beautiful set of ebony, full ivory bagpipes that have been fully restored by Dunbar Bagpipes. The pipes are dark ebony (see photographs and drone detail above). These bagpipes have been well looked after and produce a quality, trouble free, tone. Would suit a keen player willing to invest in a nice sounding bagpipe. Price is £2,600 ono. Anyone interested in buying these pipes should contact Wilma via email- pipergraham81@googlemail.com or by telephone (07854938223). pipes oval

Outstanding James Robertson Bagpipe For Sale – sold

1948 James Robertson, Edinburgh, silver/ivory bagpipes (detail of projecting mount top picture); runic design; David Naill blackwood chanter with silver sole; one owner; newly refurbished; pristine condition; $6,000 USD.

Contact J. McIntosh. Phone (412) 889-8516 or email:  balmoralpiper@gmail.com





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    1. I believe that is correct. My understanding of the current rules is that worked ivory products transferred from one individual to another in pursuit of financial gain after February 25, 2014 are ineligible for a CITES permit in the United States.

      The result is that while the ivory could otherwise be legal to own (it was taken from the wild and imported into US prior to the enactment of the CITES regulations, or later, in accordance with them), you will not be able to obtain the documentation necessary to establish that.

      In theory, such ivory could be confiscated within the US. Traveling internationally with it or attempting to ship it across the US border would be extremely inadvisable, in my opinion.

  1. Don’t sell these ivory pipes to anyone in the USA or any other country that signed the 2014 ESA outlawing any sale of ivory products it out proper CITES certificate.

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