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    You're welcome!

    That's a lovely sporran. I have a Nicol Bros sporran, you can't beat them for quality.

    I'm guessing that the firm continued in business after selling out to another firm, hence the change in stamps.

    I can see the quality is still there!

    BTW that Celtic interlace stamp/tooling on the flap of your sporran goes way back. It's classic.

    Here it is in the 1950s



    Here's a lovely old sporran with that stamp.



    And my sporran, just like the one in the old Anderson's catalogue above

    Last edited by OC Richard; 8th May 20 at 04:23 PM.
    Proud Mountaineer from the Highlands of West Virginia; son of the Revolution and Civil War; first Europeans on the Guyandotte

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    Found on ebay

    Nice made in Scotland, brown leather day sporran
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/vintage-bro...gAAOSwDlZexDJG
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    Vintage youths horse hair sporran
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/vintage-Sco...4AAOSw~rxexDUi
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    Even though it will probably be a while before I buy another sporran, I thoroughly enjoy these posts!

    Dave

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    Here's an example of one I think I was successful at not bringing attention to, because I didn't want to spoil somebody's opportunity.

    It's quite beautiful and had a very low Buy It Now. I hope one of our fellow XMarkers picked it up!



    I saw it minutes after it was listed, and soon I no longer saw it, probably snapped up.

    Generally I try to bring attention to the diamonds in the rough that are auctions receiving zero bids, or reasonably priced Buy It Now sales.

    The ones like this, with super-low Buy It Nows, I keep quiet. My only hope is that they're not picked up by flippers.
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    Another bargain nobody has bid on, a Kinloch Anderson dark brown Day sporran, the exact model Andersons had been making since the 1930s, but a recent example. $30 including shipping, no bids.

    It's cool to see the old patterns continuing to be made.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Brown-Leath...temCondition=4

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    This is a stunning bargain, a sporran by Mcrostie Glasgow for under $20.

    I just went on their site, this sporran would be 187 pounds.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Scottish-Bl...cAAOSwGAVe6lZS

    The listing has a fossil "made in Pakistan" obviously from some previous listing by the seller.

    Then there's this one, 20-something dollars, not sure about shipping costs from Scotland.

    It's a classic vintage brown leather Day sporran with stud closure.

    The seller says possible Boys Brigade but it is a full size adult sporran according to the seller's measurements of 7 inches by 8 inches.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/KILT-SPORRA...4AAOSwgMde5zdx

    It's not stamped Made In Scotland but I believe that it's obviously a vintage Scottish-made sporran, a classic style common from the 1920s through 1960s.
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    I own a McRostie like that. I love it! Somebody please grab it if you need one!
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    'Twas grabbed!

    Thank you for highlighting it, Richard!
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    Richard,

    I think that I understand why this is listed as a boy's sporran. I am no expert, and may be wrong, but I've looked at a few of these. Most sporrans have a front and a back joined by a third part that acts as a bellows, for lack of a better word. These boys sporrans that are full height and width are just a front joined to a back. They lack the third part of the body that gives them depth and increases their volume.

    - Paul

    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post

    Then there's this one, 20-something dollars, not sure about shipping costs from Scotland.

    It's a classic vintage brown leather Day sporran with stud closure.

    The seller says possible Boys Brigade but it is a full size adult sporran according to the seller's measurements of 7 inches by 8 inches.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/KILT-SPORRA...4AAOSwgMde5zdx

    It's not stamped Made In Scotland but I believe that it's obviously a vintage Scottish-made sporran, a classic style common from the 1920s through 1960s.
    Clan Buchanan, Clan Carmichael - Mac na h-Alba

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    I hadn't noticed that! You're right, there's no gusset, it's just a pocket.
    Proud Mountaineer from the Highlands of West Virginia; son of the Revolution and Civil War; first Europeans on the Guyandotte

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