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I am assuming that this is an Upright Piano, is that correct? Do you have a serial number? Has your piano been regularly tuned and maintained? Have any of the internal mechanics been replaced or restored over the years or is it all still as originally built please?
Is it a 'tallish' Upright?
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Thank you for the information. I can confirm that you are correct and the serial number records give a year of build of 1925, so your piano is around 90 years old.
Apart from a very few unique and rare instruments, pianos and are not usually bought as antiques in the furniture sense of the word because they are bought to be played.
Generally pianos have a limited life span of 60 to 70 years, mainly due to the wear during use and particularly due to the natural deterioration of the major mechanical parts such as the action, the strings and the tuning pins/pin block over time. The life can be extended by careful regular maintenance/tuning and restoration or a full rebuild. Thus one of the overriding factors in any appraisal valuation on a piano is the age, type and condition of all of the major parts of the internal mechanics.
Pianos which have not often been tuned or not tuned for many years can be at a major disadvantage in the market place when selling. There are also still a great many similar pianos in circulation therefore the price obtained when selling can be low in a market place which is becoming increasingly less interested in upright pianos.
Therefore based on the information I now have, I believe your 1925 Wellington Upright Piano has a value in the region of $200 to $500 in a private sale.
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