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    Now this is one for the collector..!

    And judging the way the price has already soared, it seems as if the collectors have been quick to spot it.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/285851058323

    Beautifully-made by one of the best, in seldom-seen white leather and a hallmarked silver (ie, solid sterling silver) which shows it was assayed at Glasgow in 1910.

    But the style of bag seems of a later era - more mid-century - so my guess is that the cantle has been reused, and that this sporran could well be a custom order.

    A wonderful thing, whatever, and a bargain at the current price.
    Last edited by Troglodyte; 11th May 24 at 05:20 AM.

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    Here's a Forsyth brown Day sporran, has the deer-head logo stamped inside the flap.

    I don't recall seeing the stamp on the front of the flap, I'll have to look at the old catalogues.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/11617341898...Bk9SR_rDvpLuYw

    Here, under $50, is an old EW5 sporran (the sun-circle or goddess-eye cantle).

    The auction ends in a few hours, I thought it would go higher. It's seen better days, but just the cantle is worth far more than that, when new cantles can go in the $200-300 range.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/37541459516...Bk9SR_bDvpLuYw
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    Quote Originally Posted by Troglodyte View Post
    Now this is one for the collector..!

    And judging the way the price has already soared, it seems as if the collectors have been quick to spot it.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/285851058323

    Beautifully-made by one of the best, in seldom-seen white leather and a hallmarked silver (ie, solid sterling silver) which shows it was assayed at Glasgow in 1910.

    But the style of bag seems of a later era - more mid-century - so my guess is that the cantle has been reused, and that this sporran could well be a custom order.

    A wonderful thing, whatever, and a bargain at the current price.
    Wow..!

    It sold for 825 (approx' $1045.00 usd) which is on the high side, but about right, I feel.

    The listing shows 35 bids, so there were some keen buyers chasing it.

    But, as the dealers always say when a collector pays an I-must-have-it price, go and find another...

    I doubt we shall see its like for a while, so the price includes a whole chunk of rarity value - a superb trophy for the lucky buyer.

    Who is not me, sadly.

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    As lovely as that sporran was, I was surprised that it went that high.

    Here's a nice c1960 WE Scott seal Evening sporran with a $50 Buy It Now

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/335399271518
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    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post
    Here's a nice c1960 WE Scott seal Evening sporran with a $50 Buy It Now

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/335399271518
    Cow head design cantle ???
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacKenzie View Post
    Cow head design cantle ???
    Does the link I posted take you to that? How strange. When I click on it I go to the one I meant.

    Anyhow a WE Scott nice brown leather & fur Day sporran under $10 but the shipping from Down Under is expensive

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/364904719619
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    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post
    Does the link I posted take you to that? How strange. When I click on it I go to the one I meant.
    When I click on your link, the item title I get is "Handmade Full Dress Rabit Fur Sporran Made in Antique Cow Head Design Cantle"

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    Yes I see the description doesn't match the photos.

    Sellers do that sometimes, and I have to ask them "are you selling what your photos show, or what your description says?"

    I contacted the seller and brought their attention to the fact that they're describing a cow-head Pakistani sporran but their photos all show a sporran stamped Made in Scotland, no cow head.

    I tried reporting the listing to Ebay but they have no category for listings that show one thing and describe another.
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    I see "Scottish Leather Day Sporran W/Three Hand Knot Tassels (L8) W#688" and it's a beauty.



    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post
    Does the link I posted take you to that? How strange. When I click on it I go to the one I meant.

    Anyhow a WE Scott nice brown leather & fur Day sporran under $10 but the shipping from Down Under is expensive

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/364904719619

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wareyin View Post
    When I click on your link, the item title I get is "Handmade Full Dress Rabit Fur Sporran Made in Antique Cow Head Design Cantle"
    I contacted the seller and they changed the description to match the photos.

    It's a WE Scott sporran, probably from around 1960.

    It has the scored back that they started doing in 1953. I don't know when they stopped.

    I think the body-fur is artificial. There was a fad for that around that time, it was deemed cool, and not viewed as being a cheap substitute. (I think initially it was more expensive than real fur.)

    But the tassels are seal. You see a lot of sporrans like that from that time (1950s and 60s) with artificial white (often with a strange yellowish cast) and genuine seal fur tassels.
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