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I was given a violin that has Vuillaume Paris branded onto

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I was given a violin that has Vuillaume Paris branded onto the back. On the inside is a label that says
VUILLAUME, a Paris
Rue Croix des Petits Champs, 46.
Right above the label, written on the wood it says HH. S. 10/4. '45.
I'm assuming its a student copy?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
Expert:  twinb1201 replied 1 year ago.

Hi Jan,

My name is ***** ***** I"m happy to help.

Yes, your violin is a student copy of a Vuillaume insturment, made in a factory in Mirecourt, France, in the mid-20th century.

If your violin is in very good condition with very good tone, its current retail (replacement or insurance) value is approximately $800. 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 $320, depending on location and actual condition.

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Expert:  twinb1201 replied 1 year ago.

Hi Jan,

I am just checking in to see if you have any additional questions about your item?

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