I think this drum was made in the late 50's or very early 60's and is a bit of a classic. And quite rare due to the smaller Premier badge. It originally had an aquamarine pearl wrap but this was in very poor faded condition so I re-wrapped it in black diamond pearl to match my vintage Premier kit. The rest of the drum was in pretty good condition, and the chrome hardware cleaned up nicely. The only problem with this drum was that the 'double ten' snare wires were almost impossible to get a hold of (they are now being reproduced by 'Baskey Vintage'). I became frustrated that I couldn't replace the snare wires at a reasonable cost and sold the drum on, which I do regret somewhat.
This is another 60's Royal
Ace piccolo snare, but a later example than the one above, going by the full-size badge. This one
is in blue diamond pearl wrap and in beautiful original condition
complete with the original double-ten snare wires (yay!!). It sounds
superb, and is quite versatile as being 4" deep it's not a shallow as a
lot of other piccolos and not quite so high-pitched.