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    Here's a vintage sporran that shows its age, a bit tatty but still serviceable, a classic early-to-mid 20th century brown leather Day sporran for little money

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lovely-Vint...temCondition=4

    And two very nice seal sporrans by known Scottish makers that come with accessories, very inexpensively, for non-USA buyers.

    First from Nicoll Brothers Bankfoot, it comes with the classic Evening Dress belt and buckle, and a nice-looking sgian

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sporran-Bel...temCondition=4

    And next from a maker not often seen, Robincraft Selkie, also with a sgian. When I worked at a Highland Outfitter in the 1980s we were a William Scott & Son Edinburgh stockist, but we would receive brochures from time to time from other Scottish sporran makers, and I well recall looking through the Robincraft one. At the time we noticed that they broke the mould a bit, striving for some distinctive patterns at a time when nearly all the makers were following a set canon of standard styles.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Quality-Lea...temCondition=4

    For you sporran-spotters out there, here's the Robincraft Selkie stamp

    Last edited by OC Richard; 25th March 19 at 04:17 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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    This sporran just arrived I got it from an EBay auction for less than 10, circa 1940.


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    Quote Originally Posted by McMurdo View Post
    This sporran just arrived I got it from an EBay auction for less than 10, circa 1940.

    And with a long link chain too. Great find.

    Frank
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    Quote Originally Posted by Highland Logan View Post
    And with a long link chain too. Great find.

    Frank
    The chain is what really sealed the deal for me I certainly did not need another sporran but I did not yet have a chain like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McMurdo View Post
    This sporran just arrived I got it from an EBay auction for less than 10, circa 1940.

    That is a fantastic looking sporran! Great find!

    Shane

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    Quote Originally Posted by McMurdo View Post
    The chain is what really sealed the deal for me I certainly did not need another sporran but I did not yet have a chain like this.
    I love mine for formal occasions. It looks great with dress sporrans. In fact I can't remember the last time I used my modern style dress chain (the 'fancy' link kind). You made out good with that buy, congrats.

    Frank
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    Quote Originally Posted by McMurdo View Post
    The chain is what really sealed the deal for me I certainly did not need another sporran but I did not yet have a chain like this.
    well, if all you really wanted was the chain, I know a good home for the sporran itself...

    That's a fantastic sporran, I'm always a day late on that stuff

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    A beautiful sporran there!

    And the very cool long link chain.

    Just now I picked up this one, I think from an XMarker.

    Not super-inexpensive, $70-odd once shipping was added, but a beautiful mid-century-looking Day sporran with the oldfashioned stud closure.

    Yes there's some wear, but I'm fine with a sporran looking its age.

    Proud Mountaineer from the Highlands of West Virginia; son of the Revolution and Civil War; first Europeans on the Guyandotte

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    Just got this one for $45.

    It has the look of Forsyth sporrans, though unmarked.

    The tassels show amazingly detailed workmanship.

    It's soft and supple, in great condition, and has a lovely vintage look.



    It seems virtually identical to this one, on Ebay now, stamped ROWANS Ltd GLASGOW & BIRMINGHAM



    McMurdo, great find! The tooling is like the one seen top right here, though yours has the older-style stud closure, not the press button seen here.

    Last edited by OC Richard; 24th May 19 at 03:53 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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    Bargain sporrans

    Couldn't agree more about buying quality local products over cheap foreign imports.
    Recently I managed to purchase 2 quality sporrans from eBay and only paid a fraction of the new price.
    The first one I bought was a brown leather day sporran made by Nicholl bros of Bankfoot which was new an unused.
    I guess the new price would have been over 100 but I managed to pick this little beauty up* for 29.
    The second one I purchased was advertised as an unwanted gift and I don't think the seller realised they had a quality item with the bidding starting at just 9.99!
    This sporran retails in my local shop for over 180 and I only paid 32 on eBay for it.020190524_192136.jpg
    Last edited by Mr stonk; 24th May 19 at 12:11 PM. Reason: Add image

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