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    bizarre pelt+sporran on Ebay

    Strange sporrans show up on Ebay, sporrans that started out life as normal sporrans but were modified by previous owners. Currently there's a WWI horsehair military sporran that's been hacked to half its original length, a couple civilian sporrans that have had military badges added, and now this!

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Vintag....c100008.m2219

    First, it's not "by" the Scottish Shopper Corporation, but sold by them. They were a retailer in Seattle Washington.

    As you can see it's an ordinary leather Day Dress sporran that has had a flap of rough leather stuck on the front, and an animal head stuck on the top.

    I'm guessing that this was done by the owner for a Renaissance Faire or stage use or some such.

    The price of course is ludicrous. The sporran would have cost under $50 back in the 1970s when it was sold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post
    Strange sporrans show up on Ebay, sporrans that started out life as normal sporrans but were modified by previous owners. Currently there's a WWI horsehair military sporran that's been hacked to half its original length, a couple civilian sporrans that have had military badges added, and now this!

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Vintag....c100008.m2219

    First, it's not "by" the Scottish Shopper Corporation, but sold by them. They were a retailer in Seattle Washington.

    As you can see it's an ordinary leather Day Dress sporran that has had a flap of rough leather stuck on the front, and an animal head stuck on the top.

    I'm guessing that this was done by the owner for a Renaissance Faire or stage use or some such.

    The price of course is ludicrous. The sporran would have cost under $50 back in the 1970s when it was sold.
    WOW! Or maybe $50 today.

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    I bet the fox head and fur are re-serviced from a old ladies stole. I remember my Grandmother had one that fascinated me as a child. The foxes mouth was fitted with a spring loaded clasp that closed onto the tail when wrapped around her neck. It was also great for terrorizing my little brother

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    Not sure which is more frightening, the unrealistic expectations the regarding price or the sporran itself!
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    Funniest looking seal Iíve ever seen, even funnier than the price point.
    No Sale!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highland Logan View Post
    WOW! Or maybe $50 today.

    Frank
    No doubt! I have a very similar vintage, day sporran (with no added pelt business) which I bought for 35 dollars a year, or so, ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by S Mitchell View Post
    No doubt! I have a very similar vintage, day sporran (with no added pelt business) which I bought for 35 dollars a year, or so, ago.
    That's quite a deal... eBay?

    Frank
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    Quote Originally Posted by Highland Logan View Post
    That's quite a deal... eBay?

    Frank
    It was a very good deal. I found it on Etsy. I donít think the seller really knew what to make of it.

    Iíd been searching a long time for a brown sporran specifically with those knotted, braided tassels, and, when I saw one for $35, I jumped on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by S Mitchell View Post
    It was a very good deal. I found it on Etsy. I donít think the seller really knew what to make of it.

    Iíd been searching a long time for a brown sporran specifically with those knotted, braided tassels, and, when I saw one for $35, I jumped on it.
    Etsy... wow, you're only the second other person I know, other than myself who's used that site.

    Frank
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    Quote Originally Posted by Highland Logan View Post
    Etsy... wow, you're only the second other person I know, other than myself who's used that site.

    Frank
    I peruse Etsy a lot, but I think Iíve only bought three items from the site: the sporran, some cloth tuxedo buttons to convert a mess jacket into a formal jacket for kilt attire, and...Iíve completely forgotten the third item!
    - Steve Mitchell

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