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I have a 3/4 cello (I think). 2 labels inside. One says Made…

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I have a 3/4 cello...
I have a 3/4 cello (I think). 2 labels inside. One says Made in England. Other says Merson Violin (with CELLO stamped below it in different ink). 2nd label also shows Model Serial Number 63074 and Merson Musical Prods. Corp New York 11 NY. Also has CAMBRIDGE and MADE IN ENGLAND stamped on different ink. Can you tell me anything about it?
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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Hoping to determine age and approximate value. It has been a "student" instrument so there are chips on some of the edges, but no sign of cracks (or previous repairs) to the body, neck or scroll.
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Musical Instrument Appraiser: Glenda B., Antique Musical Instrument Appraiser replied 9 months ago

Hello

Here is some history I found on the Merson company:

In 1967 Unicord was purchased by Gulf + Western (the oil company). Around this time Unicord merged with Merson, a guitar improter that made lines like "Tempo", "Giannini" and "Hagstrom". This new company was called "Merson Musical Products, A Division of Unicord Incorporated, A Gulf + Western Systems Company", at least until Merson and Unicord spilt in 1975. In 1968 company this company was still making amps, though they were hybrid amps with tubes and transistors.

They are also listed as importing not only guitars but violins, cello's and more.

It seems that the Cello was made prior to 1967, it would have been produced in England sometime in the 50's or early 60's.

Does it have the case?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
It came with a "soft" case. Looks like brown leather. Very fitted to the shape of the cello.
Musical Instrument Appraiser: Glenda B., Antique Musical Instrument Appraiser replied 9 months ago

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The Cello has an estimated value on the current market for an average of $675.00-725.00 if sold at an auction(a local auction ) it would sell for a little less,at around $450.00-500.00 , if this were sold in a High End Shop in a larger city it would sell for $675.00 and up depending on the condition. If I were selling it I would list it for $675.00
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Keep in mind that not all estimated values are obtained, your geographic area plays a big role in what prices can be obtained. If you plan on selling this I would list this for sell on the internet where it will have the largest shopping market. There are some great sites you can sell from.
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You can sell on Etsy, which is a great place to sell from, you list Vintage Items, they can stay until they sell. Much like having a little store online. There is Amazon Market Place, and of course Ebay. You can also sell on Charish, where you consign items. All of these sites get you a lot of World Wide exposure and bring the best traffic. They are all great! All sites can be sold from with pick up only option.
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If you sell to a dealer, antique shop or resell shop you can expect to get about 30-40% of what it is worth since they have to resell the item.
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Please ask any question you might have about your answer before rating this.
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It was a pleasure working for you. If you have more items you need values for. Just send to "Glenda Only" I would be happy to help.
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Musical Instrument Appraiser: Glenda B., Antique Musical Instrument Appraiser replied 9 months ago

Hi,
I'm just checking in once again to see how things are going.
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