1927- LEEDY 4 x 14 & 5 x 14 SPARKLING GOLD PROFESSIONAL MODELS

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Hello fellow Forumites,
Here are two more from many years ago that I haven’t done an article on yet. The 4 x 14 was found in the fertile waters of EBay. The 5 x 14 (and original case) was found locally in an antique shop by one of my students. It has been in my collection for almost 20 years.

1927- LEEDY 4 x 14 SPARKLING GOLD PROFESSIONAL MODEL
1927- LEEDY 5 x 14 SPARKLING GOLD PROFESSIONAL MODEL

THE SHELLS:

Both shells are in excellent condition with no extra holes. I truly believe that the 1920s Leedy Sparkling Gold (Gold Sparkle) finish is the best finish of all of the major drum companies, then and now. To me this finish looks like small gold flakes floating in oil.

THE HARDWARE:
The hardware on both drums is all original and came to me in great condition.

I’d love to find a 6 x 14 version to finish the set.

Enjoy!

Mike Curotto
 

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You're right about that finish - I hadn't seen that one before, and it's gorgeous. And pretty much a miracle that they're in such great shape after nearly 100 years.
 

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Will miss ya @the Chicago show this year Mike!
Yep, the collateral damage of two postponed family weddings in 2020 carrying into 2021 caused me to miss this year's Show...looking forward to 2022...it will be here quick enough.

Mike Curotto
 


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