ALERT!! JUNE, 2006:
THIS BAGPIPE HAS BEEN STOLEN!!
A dirty yellow cur of a sneak thief has stolen this smallpipe from piper Sean Folsom. The theft occurred in Berkeley, California in June of this year. The Universe of Bagpipes is offering a $100 reward for the return of this pipe - if it is accompanied by body parts of the perp, we will toss in a bonus.
Here are some identifying characteristics of the pipe, provided by Sean (see also detail photos, below): "The set was made by Ken Fisher of Jarrow, circa 1972, and the 7 key chanter was made by Colin Ross of Whitley Bay, circa 1994. All the wood is Lignum vitae (also known as South American Ironwood). The mounts are made from Catalin Plastic Imitation Ivory, with Brass ferrules. Underneath the brown tweed bag cover is a Michael MacHarg riveted elkhide bag. The thief did not take the bellows, as that was in a separate plastic bag. The plastic bag that the set was in was actually two doubled up "Hudson Newsagents" plastic bags, from the Logan Airport in Boston."