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My friend just stopped in with a violin that he got. It is
Hello again, My friend just stopped in with a violin that he got. It is old as you can tell by pictures. The label inside is paper and reads the following: Johann Gottlob Ficker Viola Correspondent Ro… read more
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Jennifer Sheffer
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I have an old violin (I havent played in years) which my violin
I have an old violin (I haven't played in years) which my violin teacher once said was made by a star pupil of Maggini. The date inside the instrument is, I believe, 1762, which may or may not be auth… read more
Kim D.
Kim D.
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"Antonius Stratavarius Cremonnenlis Facie bat anno 1719" BD
"Antonius Stratavarius Cremonnenlis Facie bat anno 1719" BD inscribed in circle. Printed and written on label inside instrument.… read more
Tyler, DMA, AAGO
Tyler, DMA, AAGO
Musician/Appraiser
Doctoral Degree
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I have a Strad copy Im sure, but the information is not on
I have a Strad copy I'm sure, but the information is not on a separate label, but "engraved" inside the instrument. Does this indicate what kind of copy it is?… read more
Kim D.
Kim D.
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My family owns a violin that has the original violin certificate
My family owns a violin that has the original violin certificate when it was purchased from the Lyon & Healy Corporation in Chicago in 1924. It is dated as being made around 1800 in Germany. The top i… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
Appraiser, Researcher
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i have an old violin that was found in our old farmhouse in
i have an old violin that was found in our old farmhouse in the early 50's. it has the name giovan paulo maggini inside with bresnia 16th under the name. could this be an original and if so, what woul… read more
Appraiser Alan AOA C
Appraiser Alan AOA C
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All Organizational & Government Required Courses
1,342 satisfied customers
I have my grandfathers violin, circa 1920-35. The label
I have my grandfather's violin, circa 1920-35. The label on the inside reads: Joseph Guarnarius fecit (there is a symbol of a cross and the letters IHS underneath the cross) Cremonae ano 1723 On the b… read more
Kim D.
Kim D.
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I have a violin from Ireland, 1800 - XXXXX XXXXX is written
I have a violin from Ireland, 1800 - XXXXX XXXXX is written on the inside. Any one can appraise this?… read more
Appraiser Alan AOA C
Appraiser Alan AOA C
Certified & Licensed Adjuster/ Appraiser
All Organizational & Government Required Courses
1,342 satisfied customers
Our violin says Nicolaus Amatus fecit in Cremona 1620. Any
Our violin says Nicolaus Amatus fecit in Cremona 1620. Any idea on the value of something like this? The wood is in pretty good shape.… read more
Kim D.
Kim D.
Antique Expert
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What is the value of a Pierre martel 1874 violin. It has a
What is the value of a Pierre martel 1874 violin. It has a #50 in its title, L'Assumption, and Basilquado (?) on it's label… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
Appraiser, Researcher
9,619 satisfied customers
Hi, I have a violin. On the inside I have the following information
Hi, I have a violin. On the inside I have the following information: The Concert Violin II Registered 1895 Hawkes & Son 28 Leister SQ., London. 1792… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
Appraiser, Researcher
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I have my grandfathers violin. He was born in 1890 and passed
I have my grandfathers violin. He was born in 1890 and passed in 1969. I can read the sticker inside, whick reads Antonius Stradivarius (copy) made in Grmany. No date is present, He has had many event… read more
Kim D.
Kim D.
Antique Expert
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I own a violin that has fairly exceptional / deep / rich sound
I own a violin that has fairly exceptional / deep / rich sound quality, compared to others that I've heard. Decades ago, my violin instructor (who I *think* was fairly knowedgable) commented on the qu… read more
Kim D.
Kim D.
Antique Expert
208 satisfied customers
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
1,342 satisfied customers
I have a violin that belonged to my grandfather as a child.
I have a violin that belonged to my grandfather as a child. He passed away in 1978 at the age of 65. The violin appears to be a full size violin with the following on a label on the inside: Copy of Jo… read more
Kim D.
Kim D.
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How much is an authentic Jacobus Stainer (1693) violin worth
How much is an authentic Jacobus Stainer (1693) violin worth with the original case and bow? N ABFAM PROPE OENIPONTUM… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
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I have a Leon Bernardel violin I found in my grandfathers
I have a Leon Bernardel violin I found in my grandfather's closet after he died. My grandmother couldn't remember the exact details as to how it came to him. Anyway it needed some repair so it is in t… read more
Kim D.
Kim D.
Antique Expert
208 satisfied customers
I found a violin that my mom got from a church when she was
I found a violin that my mom got from a church when she was cleaning a back room while she was doing some charity work. Anyway im not sure how to identify it it says inside the body Antonius Stradivar… read more
Glenda B.
Glenda B.
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Tyler, DMA, AAGO

Tyler, DMA, AAGO

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Doctoral degree in Music. http://pianoappraiser.weebly.com/

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Glenda B.

Antique Musical Instrument Appraiser

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30+ years of experience as an antique musical instrument appraiser. Member of Association of Online Appraisers.

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Bachelor's Degree

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40 yrs. buying and selling instruments.

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Appraiser, Researcher

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Classically trained musician with more than 20 years experience appraising musical instruments.

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John, CT ABRSM

Piano Teacher CT ABRSM.

1,098 satisfied customers

Certificate of Music Teaching. Musical Instrument Appraiser. Qualified Technician. Qualified Piano Tuner. Experienced in Buying, Selling, Restoring and Valuing Pianos for more than 20 years.

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saintmarys

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Kim D.

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25 Yr Curator of Historical Collections, CAGA, AOA Certified Appraiser

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