I picked up a Rogers Champagne Sparkle Kit

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I got a Cleaveland tag Champagne Sparkle 20,12 and matching Powertone with a 16 Ludwig Champagne 68 Floor Tom. It came with 14" Zildjain Hats, 20" Zildjain Ride and a 18" Zilco Crash. The cymbal stand is a Ludwig and the Hi Hat stand is a W&A. I'm not sure what the throne is. They are in AMAZING condition.

Here's the kicker. I bought them from the original owner and he bought everything together new except for the floor tom. He bought the FT a couple years later.

I'm planning on Fliping them, but here's the delima. The kit has been together 50+ years. Do I sell it as is or to I break it up? The Rogers drums would stay together and everything else would be sold indivually.
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I'd do the same. Sell the trimmings separetely. I know how gorgeous they are but Pics please!
 

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Do not fret about separating the Ludwig. If you don't do it, the next guy will.

As for separating the remaining Rogers, personally I don't see a problem. You will be helping up to three other owners get where they want to be. Only issue would be what your conversation was with the original owner. I dislike it when a buyer gives the impression that this will be his forever kit, when in fact he knows full well he's going to part and flip. We should always be respectful to the one who is passing this along, even when he is cashing in his memories. Particularly one-owner parent-purchased kits.
 

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He knew I was going pass them along and find a good home for them. I'll probable keep the Rogers together and split up everything else.
 

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I don’t know I opened for a band once and they let me use their drums, and the guy had a dw kit with a sakae floor Tom. You couldn’t tell until you really got up close or paid close attention, and I asked him about it and he said he was originally gonna sell the drum but he liked the sound so he never did. Some people really won’t mind and just want a good sounding players kit. Maybe test the waters and try to sell them all first? Don’t undersell those Rogers though, a original owner good condition kit is a special find
 

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I'm surprised at how well the Ludwig matches. Same wrap supplier back in the day?



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I thought the same. Perhaps, 'back in the day', there were not many wrap options/suppliers like today
Indeed. I'm pretty sure my gold sparkle Camcos have the same wrap as gold sparkle Ludwigs, too.


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Supposedly it was all Delmar back then. My 60's Sky Blue Pearl Camco's match Ludwig's perfectly.
 

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Azar Lawrence!!
Is that you on drums? Wonderful jazz playing. Is this near Chicago?
 

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Man, that is a stunner.
One of my favorite jazz kits was a mid 60s Rogers in red sparkle. What a great sounding and playing kit.
Enjoy this one. It is seriously beautiful.
 

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Wow what a beauty. I don't know.....I'd hate to see you split that kit up, even with the Ludwig floor tom. Depends who the buyer is i suppose. If it's a drummer/player he'd probably want it as is, and you'd be done with it. A collector who's intention is to just flip it in pieces rubs me the wrong way. What am I missing here?
 

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I get keeping them together, but there maybe a Ludwig person dying for a 16 FT and you may hold the unicorn FT for him/her...........
I'd probably keep the 12/20 together and maybe sell the snare separately. You can always try selling the full kit and get feedback on ithe listing......
 

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I got a Cleaveland tag Champagne Sparkle 20,12 and matching Powertone with a 16 Ludwig Champagne 68 Floor Tom. It came with 14" Zildjain Hats, 20" Zildjain Ride and a 18" Zilco Crash. The cymbal stand is a Ludwig and the Hi Hat stand is a W&A. I'm not sure what the throne is. They are in AMAZING condition.

Here's the kicker. I bought them from the original owner and he bought everything together new except for the floor tom. He bought the FT a couple years later.

I'm planning on Fliping them, but here's the delima. The kit has been together 50+ years. Do I sell it as is or to I break it up? The Rogers drums would stay together and everything else would be sold indivually. View attachment 492173 View attachment 492174 View attachment 492175 View attachment 492176 View attachment 492177 View attachment 492178 View attachment 492179
Could you please show that old german license plate?
 

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I get keeping them together, but there maybe a Ludwig person dying for a 16 FT and you may hold the unicorn FT for him/her...........
I'd probably keep the 12/20 together and maybe sell the snare separately. You can always try selling the full kit and get feedback on ithe listing......
I have some people wanting either the 12/20, the snare or the 16 looking to complete their kits. If I can get the drums to people who really need or want them I'm always happy.
 


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