I'm not sure of the banjo model; it's early '20s though. The head is a Joseph Rogers three-star, a top-end skin head and well worth preserving. The signature and stars were rubber-stamped on the heads.
According to the Rogers book, there were two different signatures used depending on which tannery it was made in. The triple X was the second best I think. I think it's probably a GB-4 too. Didn't the style 4s back then have the fleur de Lis inlay on the headstock? The rim looks bigger than the standard for the tenors - what is the diameter? Also, does it have any sort of tone ring?
Very nice instruments Tom. And thanks to all who helped me out. I've already listed this banjo on ebay....true auction...no reserve. I have no idea what its worth...but I guess it's worth whatever it brings.
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