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    Hi, I have a Gold leaf Mandolin 1910 by Raffaele Calace, would like to know more about it, as well as value.

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    I never heard of a Calace Gold Leaf mandolin. Can you post some photos?
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    Here are few pictures. Does this help
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    OP started this thread in the "General Information" forum. Additional pix posted there.

    Threads could usefully be merged, but I'm not sure in which forum...
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    Let me know if these help
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    How long will it be before someone asks about the holes?

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    what holes

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    Ah... the "gold leaf" makes a little sense now, Jim.

    Value? Pretty valuable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homebound View Post
    what holes
    Thereís more pics on the other thread showing two holes between the bridge and sound hole. I donít have the knowledge to merge the threads. Iíd like to see this all come together if someone knows how. I just want to hear what more knowledgeable persons have to say about this instrument. Thanks to all.

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    Here are the other photos. No one replied to that thread so I linked people to this thread.

    BTW the label seems to read 1911 not 1910 at least to my eyes. Looks like a nice Raffaele Calace signed model. I believe that the bridge is not original to this mandolin. Looks like it may need some work to repair those top cracks. It is interesting that this is probably above the middle of the model line but does not have an extended fretboard like the upper-end models would have. I have some examples in my jpeg files that are similar and some of that period have the extended fretboard and some do not. I wonder if that was an option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleE View Post
    There’s more pics on the other thread showing two holes between the bridge and sound hole. I don’t have the knowledge to merge the threads. I’d like to see this all come together if someone knows how. I just want to hear what more knowledgeable persons have to say about this instrument. Thanks to all.
    Only moderators have the ability to merge or delete a thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    Only moderators have the ability to merge or delete a thread.
    Thanks Jim. I kinda figured that, but I wasnít totally sure. I have neither the knowledge or power to do it, so thatís one less worry in my life.

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    And thanks, Jim, for making some sense out of this strange conversation. I was hoping the OP, as owner of the instrument, could tell us a little about it. Not gonna happen, it seems.

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