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fabioponta
08-03-2011, 09:21 AM
SIGNED GEORGE FORMBY UKULELE BANJO
I see this item today in ebay, from Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom.

http://compare.ebay.com/like/330595978278?var=vipsrp&sort=BestMatch&clk_rvr_id=252564003476

This is a George Formby signature?

PhilUSAFRet
08-03-2011, 09:59 AM
SIGNED GEORGE FORMBY UKULELE BANJO
I see this item today in ebay, from Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom.

http://compare.ebay.com/like/330595978278?var=vipsrp&sort=BestMatch&clk_rvr_id=252564003476

This is a George Formby signature?

I googled George Formby's signature ad they all looked like this one. I saw several references to "George Formby Signature Banjos" which leads me to believe that he signed a certain number of them, and then they were sold. I am sure some of our English brethren can enlighten you further.

Jnobianchi
08-03-2011, 10:07 AM
Hi.

That's one of the series of John E. Dallas and Sons Formby "Signature" ukes. The Model A, in fact. Nice uke - thousands were made - everyone of them has a Formby signature rubber stamped on the vellum and lithographed onto the headstock logo plate. Beginners' model worth about 100 pounds. This is WAY overpriced.

Wait for a Dallas C or D, and expect to pay between $300-and $900 depending on condition. :)