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    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post
    Leather & seal sporran, sgian, waistbelt, flashes all for around $30 including shipping.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/sporran-Bel...ndition=10%7C4

    The sporran has an odd look to it. I've not seen a flap like that. Also, the bells (spheres) on the tassels have a vaguely "imported" look to them, a distinctive shape I've seen on many such sporrans.
    I have previously seen this listing on ebay but unsure of the quality of the items and the sgian dubh looks like a dummy!

    I do however need replacement tassels for one of my sporrans the exact colour of the tassels on this sporran so might be worth a punt for that reason alone?

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    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/184508081883

    Beautiful Hugh Macpherson semi-dress sporran on ebay UK but think seller asking a little too much at 100

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr stonk View Post
    I have previously seen this listing on ebay but unsure of the quality of the items and the sgian dubh looks like a dummy!

    I do however need replacement tassels for one of my sporrans the exact colour of the tassels on this sporran so might be worth a punt for that reason alone?
    Yes places make those dummy sginean, which don't interest me. But for sure I've thought about purchasing sporrans just for cannibalising parts, like an old sporran with a thrashed body but an intact cantle.
    Proud Mountaineer from the Highlands of West Virginia; son of the Revolution and Civil War; first Europeans on the Guyandotte

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    Here's a nice vintage Evening sporran with the "D" cantle. Those were usually silverplated and stamped Made In Scotland in tiny letters on the side.

    In the UK so personally I'm not going to risk due to the type of fur. But it's a super low opening price and no-one has bid.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/scottish-ki...ndition=4%7C10

    Also a very low price, also in the UK, also fur prohibited in the USA, but with a modern style cantle:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/GENTS-MODER...ndition=4%7C10

    Another UK sporran, this one is an interesting style, Hunting sporran rim, seal front, ordinary Day leather tassels

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/scottish-...4AAOSwLYBfqooJ
    Last edited by OC Richard; 10th November 20 at 07:41 AM.
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    I often revisit this thread. Good work OCR.

    I have had my eye out for the old "bullseye" style cantles. Seen a handful recently but either they went for too much or I missed out for some reason. I was watching this one for a while - price was good - I would have paid the asking for the sporran alone but it came with a ton of stuff I had no need for (including the kilt) and could not be bothered re-listing. I actually liked the patina on this one and might have swapped out the tassels for leather ones (had I taken the plunge) to dress it down a little.



    Seen some v.nice vintage models recently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post
    Here's a nice vintage Evening sporran with the "D" cantle. Those were usually silverplated and stamped Made In Scotland in tiny letters on the side.

    In the UK so personally I'm not going to risk due to the type of fur. But it's a super low opening price and no-one has bid.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/scottish-ki...ndition=4%7C10

    Also a very low price, also in the UK, also fur prohibited in the USA, but with a modern style cantle:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/GENTS-MODER...ndition=4%7C10

    Another UK sporran, this one is an interesting style, Hunting sporran rim, seal front, ordinary Day leather tassels

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/scottish-...4AAOSwLYBfqooJ
    Noticed a couple of those for sale and I'm watching with interest, might be worth a punt as I'm in UK and the fur/customs thing isn't an issue.

    This one is also of interest as it's a nice cantle which usually indicates a quality sporran but the leather has separated from the rear!
    If purchased cheap then a good buy for the cantle, tassels and belt.
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174510827081

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    That's beautiful Tomo!

    I have my eyes out for those too, but due to the seal I have to wait until one shows up in the USA.

    A couple times- when they've been inexpensive- I've thought about contacting the seller and asking if they could remove the cantle and just send me that. But it's probably too involved a thing to ask, and you really need a special tiny socket wrench to remove those tiny hex-nuts, to do it right.

    One of these days...

    A question Tomo, I'm building a collection of photos of examples of the "classic" sporran styles, and yours there is excellent. Can I use a photo of your sporran as an example of that type?
    Last edited by OC Richard; 10th November 20 at 10:27 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
    A question Tomo, I'm building a collection of photos of examples of the "classic" sporran styles, and yours there is excellent. Can I use a photo of your sporran as an example of that type?
    The photo isn't mine - it's from the listing I was following. I didn't add the link as it is old (the item was bought a couple of months back).

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    Cool!

    The one below puzzles me a bit, because it's described as a boy's size yet the size/proporton of a number of features appear to be that seen on adult sporrans:

    -the boss on the flap

    -the sizes of the balls on the tassels

    -the size of the tab stitched on the back to hold the strap.

    On child's, boy's, and youth's sporrans all of these features nearly always look too large in proportion to the overall sporran size.

    If I was interested in the sporran I would contact the seller for measurements. If they come back as ordinary adult size specs it wouldn't be the first time that UK sellers have listed adult sporrans as boy's/youth's.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SPORRAN-L...gAAOSwjQJfvA0D

    (Sealskin, and listed not for posting to the USA.)
    Last edited by OC Richard; 25th November 20 at 04:13 AM.
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    Not super inexpensive but still under 100 dollars is this very nice tan leather & seal fur Day sporran. This classic style has been around at least from the 1930s.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Spo...ndition=4%7C10

    A bit more plain in style, again in brown leather with seal front, and very inexpensive, and for charity. It has the typical oval gold stamp Made In Scotland Real Leather.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Real-Leathe...ndition=4%7C10
    Last edited by OC Richard; Today at 07:13 AM.
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