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I have my mother's accordion I would like appraised.

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I have my mother's accordion I would like appraised

Expert's Assistant: I always love having an appraiser look at my stuff. Sometimes its turned out to be surprisingly valuable. Tell us what else you do know and the Musical Instrument Appraiser will be able to better assist you.

Original case, White, Soprano rialto, Not sure of yr my mother played it in high school an she graduated in 1947 I am pretty sure it was probably brought used then as they did not have much money

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Not sure bellows are not closing tight has leather strap what else would he need?

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Ok will email
Musical Instrument Appraiser: Glenda B., Antique Musical Instrument Appraiser replied 9 months ago

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Sent 3 separate emails w pics
Musical Instrument Appraiser: Glenda B., Antique Musical Instrument Appraiser replied 9 months ago

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
It has been over 24 hrs what is the hold up on appraisal
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Similar but not exact
Musical Instrument Appraiser: Glenda B., Antique Musical Instrument Appraiser replied 9 months ago

Can you tell me what is different? Most of these are valued close to the same price.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
No gold strip an soprani logo im different place red belvet im case
Musical Instrument Appraiser: Glenda B., Antique Musical Instrument Appraiser replied 9 months ago

Hello

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The Rialto, Soprano Accordion with case has an estimated value on the current market for an average of $400.00-525.00 if sold at an auction(a local auction ) it would sell for a little less,at around $300.00-325.00, if this were sold in a High End Antique Shop in a larger city it would sell for $525.00 depending on the condition. If I were selling it I would list it for $525.00
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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 also Rubylane, which is a more upscale site where people sell more expensive items. There is also Tias and GoAntiques, which is on the same scale of Rubylane. 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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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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