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I have my Mum's piano - Thurmer with name on a plaque "Baden…

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I have my Mum's piano - Thurmer with name on a plaque "Baden Cameron"

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I have my Mum's Thurmer Piano with Baden Cameron's name on a plaque above the MIddle c note. It is black.the wood quality if of excellent condition and has a stool as well. the keys of course of somewhat discoloured, and I am wondering what to do with the piano as my Mum is gravely ill at the present moment. I am a piano player myself and have a Yamaha (rosewood) small upright piano - perfect for me. Wonder what I should do - take it to a restorer who may give me a 'bogus' quote or should I get some expert advice from mainland Australia. I am in Hobart Tasmania. Thanking you Kerry.

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Wayne
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Hi Kerry,
This is Wayne I am a verified expert in musical instruments and I can help you with this.
This is a good quality German piano. Unfortunately the market is soft for these old upright pianos. This would sell for $400-700 AUS at auction and on the second hand market.
Thank you,
Wayne
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Thanks Wayne, I do have an "heirloom" French Horn. I typed this messsage somewhere else/ not sure whether you got it?It does have a mouth piece, in a case, but obviously tatty looking and needs a make-over. does not appear damaged in any way. Just OLD? Do I have to pay again to ask this question? Kerry.
Hi Kerry,
Unfortunately JA only permits us to do one answer per question.
Open a new question and put for Wayne.
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Wayne
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