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A Antonio Stradivarius violin its in rough shape but maybe

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a Antonio Stradivarius violin its in rough shape but maybe still worth something
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Customer: in side it says Antonius stradiuarius cremonensis faciebat anno 17 something made in czecho-sloakia
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
Expert:  Tim in Appraisals replied 8 months ago.

Good day my name is*****

I am a Certified IRS Qualified Appraiser. It will be a pleasure to put my expertise, libraries, resources, and experience in the field to work for you. thank you for asking this question. It is one of the most frequently questions asked.

This is one of the most frequently asked question.

First some background.

Antonio Stradivari, also known by the Latin form of his name, Antonius Stradivarius, was a master craftsman who revolutionized the design of the violin. The instruments that he crafted in the late 1600s and early 1700s are considered to be the finest ever made because of the unsurpassed quality of their tone. There are approximately 650 of his violins known still to exist. Each one is listed and accounted for.

Next: Czechoslovakia was a country that existed from October 1918, when it declared its independence from the

Austro-Hungarian Empire until its dissolution Slovakia and the Czech Republic in 1993.

At the beginning of the 20th century mail order house such as Sears began selling inexpensive violins with the Stradivarius label. These were produced in the thousands first in Germany and then in Czechoslovakia.

Today a Stradivarius made in Czechoslovakia sells for $150.00 to $450.00 each depending on their condition.

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