I would like to get an appraisal for insurance purposes. patent 1901 walnut travel piano with folding legs. Name is XXXXX XXXXX by Mrs A.M. Virgil, it is in excellent condition. Any help will be appreciated
Just beginning to research options.
Honestly, insurance companies will not take online appraisals of value generally...but you can use the service to advise them of the value you wish assigned per standard homeowner and fine arts riders...do you wish to proceed?
Since the insurance companies won"t accept your on line appraisal. What would the value of it be to a collector or what value would it bring at auction?
Relist: Answer came too late.I didn't recieve an answer in the allowed time. Please open my question up to a person qualified in being able to appraise a antique piano
Hi, can you attach a photo of this piano please and advise me of the condition?
I'm not real good with the computer and attachments. I can take a picture on my I phone and send it to justanswer.com. Will that reach you?I see you also deal with organs. I may need your help with a Hammond organ I have to get rid of. First lets figure out the travel piano.
Yes, you can take a photo with your phone and email it XXXXX@XXXXXX.XXX. You will need to send it from the email address you signed up with and request it be sent to me or else it may take several hours. Yes, I can also help you with your organ question once we finish this one up. Thanks!
If you have the image available on your desktop, here's the best and fastest way to get images to me:
http://www.imgur.com/. 1. Click "Computer". 2. Double click the image you want to upload. 3. Click "Start Upload". 4. When the image appears on your screen, just copy the link from that page and paste it on this page.
I 'm sorry it has taken awhile to get back.. Im working in between communication. I just semt from my I phone 2 pictures of the travel piano. If you don't recieve them in a reasonable amount of time. Please contact me and I will try again. I'm still trying to figure out the conventional was to attach pictures. If I succeed you will get duplicates.
Hi Nancy, I got one showing the front of the piano with the name but am still waiting on the other. I'll write back as soon as I see it. Thanks
Nancy, Thank you for your patience! I just received your second photo a moment ago and have been looking into this for you. This is more commonly called a "Virgil Practice Clavier" and I was somewhat surprised to find many of them around. These were made without strings or normal piano actions but used a different mechanical technique to produce clicks as one played. The firmness of the keys could also be increased or decreased to give a player the option of the feel of different types of pianos. These were made in different sizes, including a full 88 note model. I've seen most selling in the $100-$300 range with varying degrees of success. That said, with yours being a travel model it is more of a novelty. Most would consider these antiques today than practical instruments to practice on. That said, with the novelty of yours I would recommend a realistic value of $300-$500, depending on market and potential buyer (if in a selling situation). I hope this helps and wish you the best!
Hi B,Thank-you so much. Looks like I should sell. Any suggestions on web sites where musicians/collectors would look?Nancy_DiCarlo
Since this really isn't a piano I would not suggest piano websites. You might try eBay to reach out to a wide audience as your best bet. Best wishes!
Master's degree in Music. Member, AOA. 22 years of training & experience.