Hello....My father recently passed away and left me 2 old violins.....He was once the conductor of the Houston Symphony and always 1st Violin.#1 violin inside says.."Nicolous Amatus"#2 violin says.."Jacobus Stamer"It's hard for me to read them....Also stated are where they were made....W. Germany and AMGermany.Years: 1645, and 1630.Both also have 2 bows each.IF< IF< IF these were the real deal.....about what, in your opinion, would they be worth and how much would I be able to sell them for?Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX XXX@XXXXXX.XXX
Hello Debi,My name is XXXXX XXXXX X am a Personal Property Appraiser specializing in Musical Instruments and I am here to help! What you have are copies anything marked W. Germany was made in the years 1952 - 1989. both names are XXXXX XXXXX the Bows may be of value but it depends I would recommend submitting them to this auction house and ask for an auction estimate and not an appraisal estimates are free appraisals they charge you for here is the link;
What you have here is almost certainly copies of a which has an average current market value of $75 - $400 USD at auction or in a private sale depending on the quality of the reproduction and its current condition. However, there are some reproductions that can bring up to $8,000 if made by certain manufacturers, but these of course will be labeled appropriately with that manufacturer’s name. Since it appears that yours is not, it most likely falls into the first provided price range.
I hope this answers your question!
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