This banjo was my grandmother's and has been in the family since its purchase in the late 1890's. We are not players in this family and would like to see it go to a good home and be put back in service. The identifying characteristics are "No. 1" and "Special" stamped into the back brace. The metal plate reads "The A.C. Fairbanks Co. Makers Boston, Mass." The serial number is "24" inside the rim and under the fret board attachment bolt. It seems in reasonable condition: all the lugs, pegs, and frets are intact and appear original, as does the head. The entire board appears straight and true in relation to the head. There is a chip off the board at the 5th-string peg site that would need to be repaired. One of the mother-of-pearl (assuming this material) inlay circles is missing. I'll be very happy to provide complete biographical history of my grandmother as provenance for the buyer's record.