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    Default George Formby Ukes on (UK) TV - History

    Of somewhat "parochial" interest? Hey, it's a rainy day in the UK and I sometimes leave the TV on "in the background"...

    One of (many!) UK Daytime "Antiques Shows" (Bargain Hunt; Ep:38; Series 53; from Harrogate) featured two of the late George Formby's instruments. Purchased from his estate (with provenance) and sold by collectors at recent auctions):

    A Keech "Longscale"(?) for 11.5k
    A Dallas "D" Banjo-ukulele for 12.5k

    http://database.ukulelecorner.co.uk/...akers/d/dallas
    http://database.ukulelecorner.co.uk/...rs/i-j-k/keech

    Way beyond my budget. lol. But a history of string driven things is interesting?
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    Those are hefty prices, but I remember hearing a similar price for one of his ukes. I wonder how many ukes he had.

    More info -

    https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/en...auction/19/03/
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryc41 View Post
    I wonder how many ukes he had.
    Im suddenly reminded of an old juvenile joke, which I think can be adapted.

    How does an uku-holic count the number of ukuleles they have?
    One, two, three, four, five, and another, and another, and another

    As a favorite Ukulele Christmas Song, for which I have the chord sheet, goes...
    🎶 All I want for Christmas is another Ukulele, hanging in my stocking, on the Christmas tree 🎶

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    Quote Originally Posted by Another Ukulele View Post
    I’m suddenly reminded of an old juvenile joke, which I think can be adapted.

    “How does an uku-holic count the number of ukuleles they have?”
    One, two, three, four, five, and another, and another, and another

    As a favorite Ukulele Christmas Song, for which I have the chord sheet, goes...
    �� All I want for Christmas is another Ukulele, hanging in my stocking, on the Christmas tree ��
    I have several ukulele ornaments for the tree.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
    https://www.catskillukulelegroup.com/

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