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Experience:  Master's degree in Music. Member, AOA.
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Customer: ***** *****
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: I have 2 pianos that I need to see asap One is a Lauter Player piano The other is a Victorian Pump Organ
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I can be reached by text at(###) ###-####
Expert:  Tyler, MM, AAGO replied 1 year ago.

Hi, we can only complete one appraisal prepaid question. Which item would you like help with for this one?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Lauter player piano
Expert:  Tyler, MM, AAGO replied 1 year ago.

Thanks. I'm still looking into this for you. Can you tell me the age of serial of the piano?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Tyler, MM, AAGO replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your patience. I've looked over the photos and information on this company. The Lauter piano company has been out of business for decades, though existing serial records indicate this piano was built in 1915 in New Jersey. The photos show a piano which appears to be in excellent condition. The exterior may have been refinished at some point. The interior looks original, though if any rebuilding was done, it was likely 30 or more years ago. The stained glass on the front of the piano is a nice decorative touch that most players of the era didn't have. Based on the photos, maker, age and used piano market, I would recommend a price of approximately $1,500-$2,000 in a private sale. Best wishes!

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