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Apr 19, 2024 - 12:37:33 PM
1 posts since 4/19/2024

Not sure where to post this so sorry if this is not the place...

My boyfriend passed away in October and left me 6 fiddles. I want to find out the value of them and possibly sell them. I know one is a Hopf but I dont know the others. I cant seem to read the wording inside. Anyway 2 are worth $600 a piece from an appraiser in Vermont. I am looking for someone in NH(where I live) that can appraise them and not try to scam me.

Anyone know where I can do that?

Thank you in advance.

Christine

Apr 20, 2024 - 5:22:14 AM
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Originally posted by roaminggoats

Not sure where to post this so sorry if this is not the place...

My boyfriend passed away in October and left me 6 fiddles. I want to find out the value of them and possibly sell them. I know one is a Hopf but I dont know the others. I cant seem to read the wording inside. Anyway 2 are worth $600 a piece from an appraiser in Vermont. I am looking for someone in NH(where I live) that can appraise them and not try to scam me.

Anyone know where I can do that?

Thank you in advance.

Christine


For shops in New Hampshire I'd recommend Davidson Violins or Vermont Violins. 
 

When you ask for a value, keep in mind that there are different values for a violin: its value for an insurance appraisal, its retail value, and its wholesale value. The wholesale value is often half the retail minus any repairs needed. An insurance appraisal takes the retail value into consideration but also accounts for inflation or change from the purchase price, as it represents the cost to replace the violin with something equivalent on the current market.  The shop also has to consider the prices it can get for the same instrument from a dealer. Therefore, the two that were appraised at $600 each (if it was an insurance appraisal) might fetch $150-$200 from a shop if they need setup work.

Edited by - The Violin Beautiful on 04/20/2024 05:39:35

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