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I have a Susuki violin Model #220 made in Nagoya 1981 for
I have a Susuki violin Model #220 made in Nagoya 1981 for Lewis. Solid, but few dings on front & edge. Back is still beautiful. No strings, but those are cheap. What do you think I should list it for?… read more
Wayne
Wayne
Bachelor's Degree
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I have an old compagnon violin. I know this because there are
I have an old compagnon violin. I know this because there are two labels inside: "compagnon" and "J.T.L." with a harp looking instrument. There appears to be a letter carved on the small flat space of… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
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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
twinb1201
twinb1201
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I have a violin with two bows and case. The violin is probably
I have a violin with two bows and case. The violin is probably 75-80 years old as are the bows. They belonged to my grandmother. The case is newer, probably 45 -50 years old. I am going to sell them t… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
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My mother obtained a violin from her brother when he passed
My mother obtained a violin from her brother when he passed away aboutv20 years ago. The violin is labeled inside Joseph Guarneius 1741 with initials IHS and Roman Cross. Who could possibly appraise t… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
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I have a Hoff violin that my grandfather bought used in the
I have a Hoff violin that my grandfather bought used in the 1930's. He thought it was quite old when he bought it. Any ideas what it's worth, if anything?… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
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I have a violin bow and case that is marked inside Joseph Gearnerius
I have a violin bow and case that is marked inside Joseph Gearnerius fecit cremonae anno 1735 IHS and a Roman cross. On the back of the head is stamped Conservatory Violin… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
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I have a violin that belonged to my great grandfather. There
I have a violin that belonged to my great grandfather. There is a name inside it -Hopf. Also the original bow and wooden case.… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
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I have a violin stamped inside Jocobus Strainer in absai probe
I have a violin stamped inside Jocobus Strainer in absai probe oenipontum 17 with 47 hand written behind it… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
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I own an old HOPF violin which was given to my mother in 1932
I own an old HOPF violin which was given to my mother in 1932 and the giver said it was 100 years old then. It is in good playing condition; has machine tuners, handmade tail piece, made from animal b… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
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Are there any markings on a Franz Hell violin? I have what
Are there any markings on a Franz Hell violin? I have what I have been told is a Franz Hell. The marking is in the back at the base of the neck that is F with a makers mark H. What do you Think? Thank… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
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My husband inherited a violin from his father who bought the
My husband inherited a violin from his father who bought the violin in the 1940's from a man in St. Louis, MO. We know no other history of the violin. Inside the violin is a label that says Antionius … read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
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I have a violin with a lable inside that reads Harwood made
I have a violin with a lable inside that reads Harwood made especially for J.W. J.S.M. Co. Stradiuarius. There are initials written by hand they are either cgq or csq and 1910.stamped in pink are two … read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
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I have a violin that belonged to my mother, who used it when
I have a violin that belonged to my mother, who used it when she played in her highschool orchestra in the late 1920's. Inside it is stamped "Copy of Jacobus Stainer in Absam prope Ocnipaetum 1729 Mad… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
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On August 5, 2011 you answered a question regarding a violin
On August 5, 2011 you answered a question regarding a violin with the label reading "Johann Gottlieb Hopf, Violinmacher Klingenthal, 1779". You responded that you knew about the Hopf family, as did I,… read more
Kim D.
Kim D.
Antique Expert
208 satisfied customers
I have a Antonius Stradiuarius Cremonensis Faciebat Anno 17
I have a Antonius Stradiuarius Cremonensis Faciebat Anno 17 - Made in Germany It has a symbol stamped inside that has Bruno written above and it looks like NY below the symble. All of the above is wri… read more
Diana F.
Diana F.
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Bachelor's Degree
76 satisfied customers
I have a violin with a paper label that reads G A Pfretzschner,
I have a violin with a paper label that reads: G A Pfretzschner, Markneukirchen nach Antonio Straduarius Cremonae faciebat anno 1716. This 4-string violin body measures approximately 14” with an overa… read more
Appraiser Alan AOA C
Appraiser Alan AOA C
Certified & Licensed Adjuster/ Appraiser
All Organizational & Government Required Courses
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I have a friend that has an old violin that has been in her
I have a friend that has an old violin that has been in her family for about 50 years. On the inside it has a wood stamp that says "Johann Gottlieb Hopf, Violinmacher Klingenthal, 1779". I have taken … read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
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Bachelor's Degree/Graduate Chef's Diploma
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