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    Cousin Jack alert: Cornish sporrans reduced price

    For my fellow Cousin Jacks and Jennies, some-one on Ebay is selling the hand-tooled Cornish sporrans (with Celtic knotwork and the 15 Bezants) for considerably less than they were originally sold for.

    They say they have a dozen of the sporrans left.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Cornish...gk0Bus00SLqSkQ

    The photo from the current Ebay auction:



    One of these sporrans from several years ago:



    I have a deep interest in things Cornish due to my Grandmother's family (miners- what a surprise) coming to West Virginia from the village of Tywardreath on the Cornish south coast.

    Here's a thread I started some years ago about Cornish kilts and accessories, where you can see these sporrans being worn. (Sorry all my Photobucket photos are gone)

    http://www.xmarksthescot.com/forum/f...ssories-77212/

    I really don't like the yellow "Cornish tartan" or, really, any of the "Cornish" tartans I've seen.

    I designed my own, where I put in the St Piran flag and the gold Bezants on a soft blue background:



    (I suppose I should have put 16 Bezants instead of 9. You can't do 15 with tartan.)
    Last edited by OC Richard; 16th August 19 at 03:57 AM.
    Proud Mountaineer from the Highlands of West Virginia; son of the Revolution and Civil War; first Europeans on the Guyandotte

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    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post
    For my fellow Cousin Jacks and Jennies, some-one on Ebay is selling the hand-tooled Cornish sporrans (with Celtic knotwork and the 15 Bezants) for considerably less than they were originally sold for.

    They say they have a dozen of the sporrans left.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Cornish...gk0Bus00SLqSkQ

    The photo from the current Ebay auction:



    One of these sporrans from several years ago:



    I have a deep interest in things Cornish due to my Grandmother's family (miners- what a surprise) coming to West Virginia from the village of Tywardreath on the Cornish south coast.

    Here's a thread I started some years ago about Cornish kilts and accessories, where you can see these sporrans being worn. (Sorry all my Photobucket photos are gone)

    http://www.xmarksthescot.com/forum/f...ssories-77212/

    I really don't like the yellow "Cornish tartan" or, really, any of the "Cornish" tartans I've seen.

    I designed my own, where I put in the St Piran flag and the gold Bezants on a soft blue background:



    (I suppose I should have put 16 Bezants instead of 9. You can't do 15 with tartan.)
    thanks OC Richard, itís a beauty! Iíll check em out. I see you caught the reference. Miners are dear to my heart, hard dirty work down there in the mines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post
    I really don't like the yellow "Cornish tartan" or, really, any of the "Cornish" tartans I've seen.

    I designed my own, where I put in the St Piran flag and the gold Bezants on a soft blue background:



    (I suppose I should have put 16 Bezants instead of 9. You can't do 15 with tartan.)
    Thatís a nice design - top marks!

    John

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    Thanks!

    I will weave that tartan if I ever get the $$$.

    My grandmother's family were miners as far back as they can be traced, in Cornwall. In the 1870s they moved to Scotland, then to northwest England, and finally in the 1880s to West Virginia, following the mining jobs.

    (Other branches of my family were in the colonies in the 17th century.)
    Last edited by OC Richard; 21st August 19 at 05:18 AM.
    Proud Mountaineer from the Highlands of West Virginia; son of the Revolution and Civil War; first Europeans on the Guyandotte

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