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PLease give me the exact wordig on the label in the violin and tell me what the marks on the top are.
Your violin is a workshop copy of a Stradivarius model, made in one of the many factories in Markneukirchen, Mittenwald and Klingenthal, Germany around the turn of the 20th century. They were turned out by the thousands, primarily for export. Today they are considered to be good student instruments (not for concert performers).
In its present condition (damage to the finish), the current retail (replacement or insurance) value of your violin is approximately AUD500. 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 AUD200, depending on location and actual condition.
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