This Banjo is stamped S. PA and dates from 1890 to 1894. It is also stamped GRADE 2 with a Serial # of 5036. "Grade 2" meant it was an "upgrade" from their entry level, not a factory second.There is also a paper label on the inside wood that is very faint but says S. It is a five string with white pegs and a black peg on the fifth string. You can see in the pictures that there is one replacement screw. The skin is cracked below the bridge and someone put a piece of tap on it. There is a small carving on the neck which looks like a clover.
Wood is in great shape with no bow, twists or cracks. There are some minor scratches on the neck. It would need to be re-skinned and strings would need to be replaced to play. This was my Grandpas banjo and it has been in storage for a long time. I have only dusted it and left it as I found it.
I did not find any case with it. Diameter is 11-1/4" and length of neck is 24".
For being over 125 years old it is in good shape. I will be happy to send more pictures if requested.Ships in the US only. The item "S S STEWART Five String BANJO Dates to 1890's" is in sale since Thursday, November 3, 2016.
This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\String\Folk & World\Banjos". The seller is "forsalebyme94online" and is located in Torrance, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.