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Glenda B., Antique Musical Instrument Appraiser
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My family has a Waltham Vertical Grand French Repeating

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My family has a Waltham Vertical Grand French Repeating Action player piano. I am not sure of the exact age. There are two numbers I have found, and I am not sure which is the serial number. One number is ***** and the other number is ***** We are possibly interested in selling it, but need to know an approximate value. Although it has not been tuned for about 20 years, the piano itself is in excellent condition, however to my knowledge, the player does not work. Is there any way to tell if the player works without having a music roll?
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The Waltham Vertical Grand French Repeating Action player piano dates to the 1920's, it has an estimated value on the current market for an average of $550.00-700.00 if sold at an auction (a local auction ) it would sell for a little less. If I were selling it I would list it for $700.00
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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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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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Thank you so much for the rating, is there a reason that only 4 stars were chosen, I strive to give the best answer if at all possible, was there something I could have done to improve this rating?

Glenda