My violin is a Jacobus Stainer in Absam prope Oenipontum 16. The number 16 indicates it was the 16th copy made and I believe it is well over 200 years old. I want to find out the true value of this violin for insurance reasons and the possible sale of it at some later time. It is in good condition and sounds great by everyone who hears it. Who might know of its true value or a very reliable source to appraise it? I saw where the original now is listed at $100,000.
A company in Oklahoma City that only deals in acoustic instruments wanted $90.00 for a written estimate back in 1997. They looked it up in their book and told me it is authentic and it is a numbered reproduction of the original and estimated it’s value then at $3000.00. I saw it listed in the book they looked in. I knew the family well that used this in orchestras2 comments
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