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Old 02-17-2020, 07:23 PM
Mike Curotto Mike Curotto is offline
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Default [B]1926-27 LUDWIG & LUDWIG 5 x 14 10 LUG/12 PT. FLORAL ENGRAVED (NEAR MINT) DeLUXE

Hi,

No new drums as of this writing so I’m sharing some of the drums that I got early on in my collecting. This drum can be found on pages 18-19 of my book: VINTAGE SNARE DRUMS THE CUROTTO COLLECTION.

1926-27 LUDWIG & LUDWIG 5 x 14 10 LUG/12 PT. FLORAL ENGRAVED (NEAR MINT) DeLUXE STANDARD MODEL

Quote from my book:
“This drum is in near-mint condition. Because it had been sitting in a closet in a New York City Masonic Lodge untouched for 75 years, it is what collectors call a ‘time capsule.’ Noted drum historian and Ludwig Black Beauty expert John Aldridge has stated that this drum is the cleanest and closest to mint condition DeLuxe/Black Beauty that he has ever seen. The engraving on this drum is a 12 pt. floral pattern.”

Added information/observations:
I sniped this drum from an EBay auction sometime around 2002. It was early in the morning around 2:00 am. In the early years of EBay one could see who was bidding so I had a few friends that were monitoring the auction and when I won the drum I immediately got a number of emails congratulating me. This drum has not been cleaned as it didn’t need it, only a slight dusting was necessary so what you see is the exact condition that the drum was in when I received it. As mentioned earlier, this drum came out of a NYC Masonic Lodge (Long Is. Grotto #44, Brooklyn, NY). I suspect that it may have been used in some type of Masonic ceremony as there was a marching harness clip attached to the top rim. The drum came with a pin with the name of Walter T. Morris. I did a little searching but the Masonic people were not very helpful...so who was Walter T. Morris? From my experience and studies I think that the 5 x 14 10 lug 12 pt. floral DeLuxe is the most common of the 10 lug DeLuxes (Black Beauties), the 4 x 14 version is the next rarest and the 6.5 x 14 version is the very rarest of all the 12 pt. floral DeLuxe Standard Models .

NB: Sorry for the photos, this site doesn't like my iphone photos so I had to go back to my old camera.

Enjoy!

Mike Curotto
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Old 02-17-2020, 07:44 PM
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Default Re: [B]1926-27 LUDWIG & LUDWIG 5 x 14 10 LUG/12 PT. FLORAL ENGRAVED (NEAR MINT) DeLUX

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Once again this site won't let me post photos...any ideas out there as I'm getting no response from the administrators...?

Mike Curotto
Mike,
How large are the files sizes that you are trying to post?
Large files size will not work in the "Attachment Manager."

In the past I used to use Nikon Capture or Photoshop and resize images.. but that was a lot of steps/PITA. These days I usually just display the photo I want to post on my screen and then use the stock MS "Snipping Tool" to grab a screen shot, then post that image, as it generally is a pretty small file that will easily post here.
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Old 02-20-2020, 06:10 PM
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Default Re: [B]1926-27 LUDWIG & LUDWIG 5 x 14 10 LUG/12 PT. FLORAL ENGRAVED (NEAR MINT) DeLUX

Great piece of history..Beautiful....

Cheers John
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Old 02-20-2020, 08:03 PM
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Default Re: [B]1926-27 LUDWIG & LUDWIG 5 x 14 10 LUG/12 PT. FLORAL ENGRAVED (NEAR MINT) DeLUX

Wow , that is so nice, do you play it much?, it must sound incredible
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Old 02-28-2020, 08:52 PM
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Cool Re: [B]1926-27 LUDWIG & LUDWIG 5 x 14 10 LUG/12 PT. FLORAL ENGRAVED (NEAR MINT) DeLUX

Another stunner in the collection!!

Mike, what would be your top 5 favorites in your collection? I`m sure this would be a hard question to answer, but, I`m curious...

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Old 02-28-2020, 11:42 PM
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Default Re: [B]1926-27 LUDWIG & LUDWIG 5 x 14 10 LUG/12 PT. FLORAL ENGRAVED (NEAR MINT) DeLUX

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Wow , that is so nice, do you play it much?, it must sound incredible
No, not that one...

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