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Glenda B.
Glenda B., Antique Musical Instrument Appraiser
Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
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Experience:  30+ years of experience as an antique musical instrument appraiser. Member of Association of Online Appraisers.
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My trumpet was stolen. Bach Stradivarius # 85428. for

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My trumpet was stolen. Bach Stradivarius # 85428. for insurance, what is it worth?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
The trumpet was a signature gift for my years with the Air Force. I came in a special "gator" metal case (roadie case). Was inscribed with my name and rank. It was in pristine condition as i played it only for dignitary concerts (white house, pentagon, etc). It was stolen from my church where I did a concert. The church insurance is willing to compensate the loss, less $500 deductible. I can't replace the whole concept, but I would like to get another bach stradivarius in its place. I would like an appraisal. Thank you. - thomas
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 2 months ago.

Hello Thomas

I am so sorry for your loss.

I have been in the appraisal business for over 45 years. It is my pleasure to put my experience to work for you.

The Bach Stradivarius # 85428 with Case, has a retail market value of $3***-**-****.00 These will typically sell higher in a music store or Private sale compared to an auction.


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Expert:  Glenda B. replied 2 months ago.

I'm just checking in once again to see how things are going.
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Thank you so much!

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