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    Posted 9 years ago

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    I do not know the history except my Father got it from a museum in Santa Cruz, California. It hung in the family home for years. Would just like to know the history, brand, anything. Just curious...

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    1. realthings realthings, 9 years ago
      That is stunning!
    2. walksoftly walksoftly, 9 years ago
      The painting appears to be signed by Paul N Moran, what does it say around the perimeter of the painting, looks like copyright?
    3. BanjoDaddy, 8 years ago
      Banjo appears to be made by Dobson...The Dobson was the first production banjo to use what is now referred to as a "tone ring" on a banjo....That's the spun metal piece the painting is set into. A picture of the entire banjo would be helpful as I don't see it presented in your inquiry..Is it a 5 string or 4 string?..Go to the internet for the history of Dobson. There's a lot of it out there..

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