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I have a Swan pump organ which I acquired about 1965. It had…

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I have a Swan pump organ which I acquired about 1965. It had 13 coats of finishes on it which I removed and got down to the original oak wood. There is a note written on the back dated in the early 1900s by someone who worked on the organ. Any idea of what it is worth?

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In refinishing the organ with a clear finish, I had the original mirror resilvered and a friend dry cleaned all of the backing fabrics by hand and redyed them to the original color. One stop is missing. The bellows woek good and the organ will play.

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Musical Instrument Appraiser: Erin-Marie Wallace, Owner & CEO of Rare-Era.com replied 10 months ago
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Greetings, my name is ***** ***** I am a federally certified Fine Art and Antiques appraiser and licensed auctioneer with a Master’s degree from Sotheby’s Institute, UK. I believe that I can assist you in evaluating this piece that you have carefully restored but to be accurate I'll need to request that you upload photos of the organ.

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Erin-Marie

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