Hi Lovely People,
I'm the researcher from an Antique shop in Hungerford, Berkshire and we have a mandolin that we are looking to send to auction, but I always like to know as much as possible before consigning stuff. So, bearing that in mind, if its OK to post still, please can you have a look at the photos attached.
Although this has huge similarities to Ermelinda Silvetri mandolins, there's a few things that puzzle me:
Why is the pegboard like a guitar.
Why can I not find any 12 string (4 x 3 strings) mandolins
If its a Sylvestri, why is there no label inside or makers stamp on the front.
There is an old label inside from P Costantino a Musical Instruments Depot in Valletta
Your assistance would be very much appreciated.