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I have violin that my dad traded 95 years ago. It was in pieces when he got it
I have violin that my dad traded for about 95 years ago. It was in pieces when he got it so he glued it back together. A piece was missing below the left f slot so some years ago I had an old violin r… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
Appraiser, Researcher
8,737 satisfied customers
My son has an old violin that has a label with the following:
My son has an old violin that has a label with the following: Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis Faciebat Anno 17. There is a circle with what looks like a cross in it. I know the chances of it being a… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
Appraiser, Researcher
8,737 satisfied customers
I have one of those "copie de antonius stradiuarius
I have one of those "copie de antonius stradiuarius cremonensis faciebat anno 1721" violins that has been discovered in my grandmother's basement. It has a separate label that says "made in France". I… read more
Appraiser Alan AOA C
Appraiser Alan AOA C
Certified & Licensed Adjuster/ Appraiser
All Organizational & Government Required Courses
1,342 satisfied customers
I have a violin that was claimed to be a Strativarious...but
I have a violin that was claimed to be a Strativarious...but no markings. Date back to the 1930's. This was my grandfathers. I am now 70 years old. Have wood case, etc. What do I have?… read more
Tyler, MM, AAGO
Tyler, MM, AAGO
Musician/Appraiser
Master's Degree
5,858 satisfied customers
I was given a violin in 1980 that was placed in a display case
I was given a violin in 1980 that was placed in a display case by my grand uncle. My uncle lived in New York City and was a collector. When he passed away the violin was passed to me. I don't much abo… read more
Glenda B.
Glenda B.
Antique Musical Instrument Appraiser
College
813 satisfied customers
Hello I have an Old Violin, it says its a stradivarious. dated
Hello I have an Old Violin, it says its a stradivarious. dated 1730 the date is all typed not hand written it bears all the correct original text. it dosent say copy. its in an old hand made rounded t… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
Appraiser, Researcher
8,737 satisfied customers
I have my grandfather's Antonius Stradivarious violin. It
I have my grandfather's Antonius Stradivarious violin. It has 2 bows. Must be over 90 to 100 years old or greater. In need of refurbishing, but otherwise in good condition. Original case. Estimated va… read more
Kim D.
Kim D.
Antique Expert
208 satisfied customers
I HAVE A ANTONIUS STRADIVARIUS CEREMONIUS FACIBAT ANNO 1744
I HAVE A ANTONIUS STRADIVARIUS CEREMONIUS FACIBAT ANNO 1744 WITH THE DOUBLE RINGS AROUND THE LETTERS A S WITH A CROSS IN THE MIDDLE. WHAT IS THE VALUE?… read more
Appraiser Alan AOA C
Appraiser Alan AOA C
Certified & Licensed Adjuster/ Appraiser
All Organizational & Government Required Courses
1,342 satisfied customers
Picked up an antique 4/4 strad copy from an estate sale. Has
Picked up an antique 4/4 strad copy from an estate sale. Has typical but very 'aged' looking printed Strad copy label with date that says 1721 but then has some faded handwriting around the sound post… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
Appraiser, Researcher
8,737 satisfied customers
"Antonius Stratavarius Cremonnenlis Facie bat anno 1719" BD
"Antonius Stratavarius Cremonnenlis Facie bat anno 1719" BD inscribed in circle. Printed and written on label inside instrument.… read more
Tyler, MM, AAGO
Tyler, MM, AAGO
Musician/Appraiser
Master's Degree
5,858 satisfied customers
I have a Strad copy Im sure, but the information is not on
I have a Strad copy I'm sure, but the information is not on a separate label, but "engraved" inside the instrument. Does this indicate what kind of copy it is?… read more
Kim D.
Kim D.
Antique Expert
208 satisfied customers
Grandmas violin. Strad. or copy? Dated 17...06? Rippled wood
Grandma's violin. Strad. or copy? Dated 17...06? Rippled wood looks like pics I have seen of strads. Has written Antonius...Crem...Strad....etc. and stamp ATS… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
Appraiser, Researcher
8,737 satisfied customers
We have a small violin that has a paper label inside it that
We have a small violin that has a paper label inside it that says "Antonius Stradivarius" Cremonensis faciebat anno 1713 Made in Czechoslovakia. Could this be an origianl or is it a fake?… read more
Will
Will
Executive Director
Bachelor's Degree
847 satisfied customers
I have violin of poor workmanship, but with a label "Rodolfo
I have violin of poor workmanship, but with a label "Rodolfo Fredi 1937" How can it be? do you know or have you seen any fake Fredi on the market? Could it be an early fake by a roman competitor? Than… read more
Will
Will
Executive Director
Bachelor's Degree
847 satisfied customers
Hello, I may be a new owner of a fake Strad. However, I attended
Hello, I may be a new owner of a fake Strad. However, I attended an estate sale where the Carriage House was established in the period of Antonius. This estate sale held very early period items as a w… read more
Kim D.
Kim D.
Antique Expert
208 satisfied customers
i inherited a few violins from my father in law , who was a
i inherited a few violins from my father in law , who was a famous violinist in Iran and the Middle East, and have been trying to determine the authenticity and value of a couple of the ones, the firs… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
Appraiser, Researcher
8,737 satisfied customers
What kind of value does an Antonius Stradiuvrius Cremonenlis
What kind of value does an Antonius Stradiuvrius Cremonenlis Faciebat Anno 1732 have. My father was the first one born here in the States. His family came from Stuttgart, Germany. I also have a second… read more
Appraiser Alan AOA C
Appraiser Alan AOA C
Certified & Licensed Adjuster/ Appraiser
All Organizational & Government Required Courses
1,342 satisfied customers
I found a violin that my mom got from a church when she was
I found a violin that my mom got from a church when she was cleaning a back room while she was doing some charity work. Anyway im not sure how to identify it it says inside the body Antonius Stradivar… read more
Glenda B.
Glenda B.
Antique Musical Instrument Appraiser
College
813 satisfied customers
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Antique Musical Instrument Appraiser

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John, CT ABRSM

Piano Teacher CT ABRSM.

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Certificate of Music Teaching. Musical Instrument Appraiser. Qualified Technician. Qualified Piano Tuner. Experienced in Buying, Selling, Restoring and Valuing Pianos for more than 20 years.

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Wayne

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