What is the approximate value of a walnut wood Hallet and Davis spinet piano, serial # XXXXX bought in either '70 or '71?
Several websites including ebay and the Hallet and Davis site itself, which was confusing.
Hi, what is the condition and how often is it tuned?
The piano has very few scratches, no marks, construction is sound. Brass knobs on the lid. The piano has not been tuned in over 10 years. Bench is included.
And just to confirm, this piano was bought new in the 1970's?
The time frame is approx. '67-'71. It was bought new by my mother and I am the second owner, having it moved to my house in '88.
Please remember to click the ACCEPT button before leaving this page. I am not credited for my time unless this button is pressed. Thanks!Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX to double check because the serial number you listed would have put this piano pre-1900. Based on your description of condition, the maker, size, age and the current piano market, your late 1960's Hallet & Davis spinet would be valued at approximately $400-$600 in a private sale. Best wishes!Once I have answered your question, please press ACCEPT if our conversation is complete as that is the only way I am compensated for the time and research I personally put into your individual question. Pressing Accept does not charge you again it just credits me for my work. If you need more information, please press REPLY so I can help you further. Please press either Accept or Reply before leaving this page so I know how to proceed. Positive feedback is very beneficial to me and, if you are able to take a minute once the process is over to leave some I would greatly appreciate it. If you have reason to leave less than positive feedback, please contact me first so I can ensure you are properly assisted with your question. Thanks and best wishes!
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I wonder if the serial number, which is embossed-carved?--in the wood on the back of the piano, could have been recycled? There is no other number that we can find on this piano and since it's been in the family for over 40 years, no other information about it is apparent. Thank you for your time and expertise. I appreciate it.
Thanks for accepting--usually the serial is inside the piano near the tops of the strings on the metal. If you want to double check inside I can check another number you may find.
Yes, you are right and I've looked and looked. There is a brass plaque with "Hallet Davis" screwed into the area you mentioned, but no number. If the number is XXXXXXXXXX the plaque, then we will never know as the area is two narrow to get even a short-handled screwdriver into the area to undo the plaque. Every information site on Hallet & Davis, Hallet, Davis & Co., or Hallet and Davis mentions a number on the upper right side above the strings, but all we have is the plaque, which makes me wonder if my mother was "snookered" and didn't get the "real thing" even thought she bought it from a reputable company in Louisvllle, KY. Again, thanks for you help. I doubt if we'll ever find the "real" serial number.