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    Sale 2033

    Fine Musical Instruments

    10 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 38

    C.F. MARTIN AND COMPANY

    AN UKULELE, STYLE 5K, NAZARETH, PA., 2005

    Price Realised  

    C.F. MARTIN AND COMPANY
    AN UKULELE, STYLE 5K, NAZARETH, PA., 2005
    Stamped on the neck block C.F. Martin & Co. EST. 1833 5K 1087254 Prototype, length of back 9 7/16 in (240 mm) with case (2)


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    The 5K ukulele was first produced by Martin in 1922 and priced then at $50. The last catalogue listing was shown in 1940 until it was reintroduced in January of 2006.

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    Please note Christie's is selling lots 1-49 as agent for an organization which holds a state of New York Exempt Organization Certificate. Purchases, of lots 1-49, collected in New York will not be subject to sales tax.