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I have an Ivers and Pond upright piano. It was originally

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I have an Ivers and Pond upright piano. It was originally in a basement in Dayton Ohio back in the 70's. My dad had to take it apart just to get it out. The number on it is 27208. I believe that is the serial number. I am wanting to know the ballpark value. It's been totally refurbished (box only). Thanks for your help!
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
Expert:  Tyler, MM, AAGO replied 2 years ago.
Hi, thank you for your question! I have completed thousands of musical instrument appraisals and will be happy to help with yours.
Since this piano is rather old (1900), the value may vary quite a bit just based on the condition. A basement is not a good place for a piano due to the high humidity and temperature changes, so the amount of time it was stored there will make a difference. In addition, I'm assuming it is not tuned regularly which is also less than desirable for a piano this old. In general, old uprights aren't worth much due to the deteriorating mechanical condition--only a small part of value is derived from the cosmetic appearance alone. Based on your description as well as the photo and used piano market, I would recommend a selling range of approximately $350-$600. Best wishes!
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Expert:  Tyler, MM, AAGO replied 2 years ago.
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