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Dallas model 'C' ukulele-banjo

This is a C model in the Dallas range of 'George Formby' banjo-ukes. Serial number C/1867.
Its history is sadly unknown at present - but is quite obviously linked to somebody from the showbiz world of the 1940s. It is in well used condition with scratched paint and a well played neck. It still plays fine - but you might not want to play it.

The original vellum is autographed by many leading names of the entertainment world, some dated. It is ironic that the original vellum has the 'stamped on' George Formby signature! But all the others are real.

The autographs:
Jack Daly, sincerely Nat Gonella, yours sincerely Max Miller 1941, Bryan Michie, Archie Glyn, Sandy Powell, "Piano"-tively yours Ivor Moreton David Kaye, Sincerely your pal Tommy Farr 20-1-41, Stanelli, Stella Moya, Godfrey Winn, Tommy Handley

A google search will tell you that they are all top stars of the day. Maybe somebody will have an idea who this instrument belonged to. The original case has been battered and repaired so it obviously saw a lot of use - which is why I believe it belonged to an entertainer.
It even still has its original gut strings on it!
The instrument itself is in working order - nothing broken or missing - but worn. It has certainly lived and has been in some famous hands!
This is a rare find for any autograph collector or fan of the wartime entertainers. Any ideas of previous ownership or history gratefully received!

Dallas 'C' ukulele-banjo - in case

Dallas 'C' ukulele-banjo - autographs

Dallas 'C' ukulele-banjo - front

Dallas 'C' ukulele-banjo - back

Dallas 'C' ukulele-banjo - pegs

Dallas 'C' ukulele-banjo - body

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