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Vintage Ebony Minstrel Style Bones
Vintage Ebony Minstrel Style Bones


 
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Only $124.99 pair

Here's what you get: One pair (2 individual bones, like in the photo). That's enough to rattle the bones in one hand.

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Vintage Ebony Minstrel Style Bones
Ends die-stamped, "Czecho-" and "slovakia"

This pair of ebony minstrel style bones was acquired in April 2018 from a seller in Wappingers Falls, New York.
"Sorry no provenance. I bought them from an estate sale maybe 20 years ago, maybe 30 years, in the mid-Hudson Valley, NY."

Description

Smooth black ebony. Never seen a die-stamped set like this. End of one bone die-stamped "Czecho-." End of other bone die-stamped, "slovakia." Excellent condition. One bone has minor nick at end clearly visible in last photo. Slightly thinner (and lighter in weight) than traditional minstrel style bones...excellent for medium and small hands. This pair was among the two vintage minstrel style sets listed below.
How Old Are They?
Could be older, but they probably date from the American amateur minstrel period which flourished from the 1920s to 1950s.
Features
  • Vintage Instruments: Ebony hardwood.
  • Ends die-stamped "Czecho-" and "slovakia"
  • Slightly Thinner than Traditional Minstrel Style Bones: Excellent for medium and small hands.
  • Produces sharp strong tone.
  • Minstrel Style Design: Still popular after 150 years.

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