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    Re: The Beatles - Blackbird on mandolin

    Well done!!
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    Re: Hoping for some help with maker's mark

    Thanks to all of you for this information! The name of the town, a link to the shop...this is great. Knowing what to be looking for, the inscription does look to read La Vesuvienne and the...
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    Re: Hoping for some help with maker's mark

    I guess it could be an owner’s name, which would be kind of nice (and even better if I could figure out what it was!).
    Thanks for all of your replies
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    Re: Hoping for some help with maker's mark

    Jim...what looks like a label in the photo is actually just the liner and some staining. The liner looks a little like paper bag material.
    I tried taking some better photos:
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    Re: Hoping for some help with maker's mark

    Thanks for this information Nick. I hadn’t considered that the script could be something other than Latin which opens up a whole new ballgame, and I hadn’t known about Zimmerman instruments. I’m...
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    Hoping for some help with maker's mark

    I have a bowl back mandolin with a partial maker's brand stamped on the upper left next to the sound hole. If I had a better idea of the names of makers back in the day, (or I could buy another vowel...
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