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    Default Lovely Regal Bowlback & Leather Case

    I think the seller is a bit optimistic regarding the price but it is a lovely instrument and the case is also a valuable item.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/11488371642...0AAOSwIYlg5ztf

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    Default Re: Lovely Regal Bowlback & Leather Case

    I had one pass though several years ago that was just like this one. I didn't get a quarter of that price back then. You're right about the price.
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    It's a nice looking mandolin.

    The functioning buckles on the leather case are pretty rare to see.

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    Bob Carlin in his Regal book shows a virtually identical mandolin- a model "122-72" which he suggests may be the model and serial number- his example does not have the tailpiece cover. It may just be the serial number alone- I don't know if anyone knows how these numbers are configured. Bob gives a date range of 1901-1904. That crown motif is on the front cover of the book- it being Regal's trade mark which makes sense!

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    If you can get a clear shot of the labels it should ID it as a Wulschner instrument built in Indianapolis.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Yes, it's a shame he could not get good photos of the labels as I think you would be proved correct that the mandolin was made in Indianapolis.

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