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I have an old violin and inside it says: Antonius

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I have an old violin and inside it says:
Antonius Stradiuarius Cremonentis
Faciebal Anno 1736
German Manufacture
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
Expert:  twinb1201 replied 1 year ago.

Hi Janice,

My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to help.

Your violin was made in Germany around the turn of the 20th century. Several factories operating in the towns of Markneukirchen, Mittenwald and Klingenthal turned out these instruments by the thousands, primarily for export. They are still considered to be good student instruments today.

If your violin is in very good condition with very good tone, its current retail (replacement or insurance) value is approximately $800. If you were to sell it, you could expect to get the fair market (private sale or auction) value of approximately 40% of the retail amount, or $320.

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Expert:  twinb1201 replied 1 year ago.

HI Janice,

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