[Harp-L] Harmonica Used By Bob Dylan Fetches S$18,700 At Auction – Prestige Online – Society’s Luxury Authority
Thu Jul 26 09:29:57 EDT 2018
Whoever bought it was swindled. The Elton rack is the newer model patented July 25, 1967, as I'm sure some of the oldtimers here would know. It's easy to see the top wire is bent backwards to make the harp meet the mouth at a more convenient angle than on the older model. The two holes punched in the crossbar to hold the harp more securely can also be seen clearly.
You can't see it in this picture but this item has been offered before. In the earlier photo you can see that the harp has the top coverplate facing the wrong way! It may or may not be of 1961 vintage, but I doubt it.
The seller has also auctioned off a rusty Hohner Blues Harp, claiming that it was used in 1961 when Dylan backed Harry Belafonte on Midnight Special. As far as I know the Blues Harp wasn't introduced until 1966.
"Buyer beware", indeed! I can understand a bit of hero worship, but I find this both sad and ridiculous.
At least let's hope the buyer plays harp so it won't be a total waste of money.
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