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I would like an appraisal on an Aeolian Company of Missouri uprigtht piano measuring 55" long and 40" tall with the following name on the center front above the keys: Gerge Steck New York Paris London and has a raised seal inside that says in a circle George Steck & Co New York in the center Est. 1867. The number stamped in black inside is 171558.

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No, my aunt most likely bought it new about 40 yrs ago. She was not anyone famous.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
All the keys play. I do not play the piano and cannot tell you anything about the tone quality. I have pictures. I will attach them.
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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Trying to send but send button does not appear to be working.

Hi, I have received several photos. Please stand by while I assess them and complete your appraisal.

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Thanks for your patience!

In checking the Steck serial number guide I found your piano was built in 1960. As you noted, the piano was built under the control/ownership of the Aeolian-American company. This company was a huge piano conglomerate which bought up struggling American piano businesses since the early 1900's. These pianos were usually average at best since they were made under so many different names.

At 40" tall, this is classified as a console sized piano, one of the smaller upright piano models. I have reviewed the photos and the piano appears to be in fair to good condition, considering nearly 60 years old. With depreciation and other factors above considered, I would recommend a used selling range of approximately $450-$700 in a private sale. Best wishes!

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