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Have a baby grand (88 Key) piano with label stating Starr
Have a baby grand (88 Key) piano with label stating Starr Richmond, Ind, Cline Piano Co., San Francisco. In very good condition but cannot find any serial number to determine its age. My father purcha… read more
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My parents have a violin that has the words Stradivarius inside
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Kim D.
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I have an old fiddle that my great uncle gave me at age 15
I have an old fiddle that my great uncle gave me at age 15 am now 65. in the in side of fiddle it is written Antonius Stradiuarius Cremonensis Faciebat Anno 1726. the fiddle is very old and probably n… read more
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Sometime before 1900, my Great Grandfather aquired a violin
Sometime before 1900, my Great Grandfather aquired a violin from an older gentleman from "the old country" as the story was told to me in the 1970s. He treasured the violin beyound anything else. At o… read more
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twinb1201
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I have a German violin dating from the 1880s to just after
I have a German violin dating from the 1880's to just after the turn of the century. It has the name Stradivarius stamped with a blue dye on the inside rear left. It does not have a Baroque neck. It h… read more
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Appraiser Alan AOA C
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I have a violin, on the inside it says Copy of Antonius Stradivarius
I have a violin, on the inside it says Copy of Antonius Stradivarius Made in Germany. What is its value. Thank you… read more
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I have a black fiddle with mother of Pearl inlay on the back.
I have a black fiddle with mother of Pearl inlay on the back. Said to be over a 130 yrs old by family. No one knows for sure whos it was or where it came from. Has a lable inside that says Antonius St… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
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no identifying name or numbers. Has pearl inlay on the bottom
no identifying name or numbers. Has pearl inlay on the bottom of the neck, andinlay onthe back top and bottom. On the back center it has larger and ornate inlay. the edeges of it have a rope effect wh… read more
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Will
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I have a violin with the lable inside reading Heinrich
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twinb1201
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My wife has become owner of a violin that was found under her
My wife has become owner of a violin that was found under her mothers bed after her passing in 2007. It had black crusty stuff on the top. We were told it was old rosin. My wife has no idea where the … read more
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I have two old violins that came from my Grandfathers back
I have two old violins that came from my Grandfathers back in the 1960's .. inside one of them is Jacobus Steiner in Abfram prope Oenipontum 1746, the other has Antonius Stradiuarius Cremonensis Facie… read more
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Will
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I have an old vilin that my Grandmother gave to me. It has
I have an old vilin that my Grandmother gave to me. It has an inscription on it that says while alive in the forest I was silent. Now, dead I sing melodiously.… read more
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I have my grandfathers violin - On the inside it is marked
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twinb1201
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Hi, I have a family heirloom violin and am unsure how to
Hi, I have a family heirloom violin and am unsure how to go about appraisal and selling. It came with the family in the late 1700s/early 1800s. It is German. The inside has a strip with the instrument… read more
Appraiser Alan AOA C
Appraiser Alan AOA C
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All Organizational & Government Required Courses
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I have a violin that belonged to my grandfather as a child.
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Kim D.
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We have a violin, fiddle or viola. It has been passed down
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twinb1201
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I have an old violin passed down to me through my family it
I have an old violin passed down to me through my family it needs restored body is in great shape no cracks etc. On the inside there is writing Antonius Stradivarius Cremonenis Faciebat Anno 1713 Made… read more
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Tyler, MM, AAGO
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Master's Degree
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I have 1916 Gunnar Helland violin - made in Norway. no major
I have 1916 Gunnar Helland violin - made in Norway. no major damage but some cracks in sound box - curious if it is of any value… read more
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