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#1373883 - 02/14/10 06:30 PM value of old piano??????????
janet1966 Offline
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Registered: 02/14/10
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i have a very old and heavy hawschilot san francisco grand piano. it plays nothing wrong with it and i was wondering if anyone knows the value of this thing. it is an upright inside is brass or cast iron it weighs a ton. thanks for any help. thanks janet

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#1373890 - 02/14/10 06:35 PM Re: value of old piano?????????? [Re: janet1966]
Jeff Clef Offline
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Registered: 10/05/08
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Loc: San Jose, CA
Janet, I hate to tell you the news. Lots of people think an old upright is worth a fortune, but they aren't. If it can be played, you might have some good luck and give it away to someone who will move it at their own expense. If not, it will cost you a couple of hundred bucks to have it hauled to the dump.
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#1374271 - 02/15/10 12:56 AM Re: value of old piano?????????? [Re: Jeff Clef]
Cy Shuster, RPT Offline
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Registered: 12/18/05
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Loc: Albuquerque, NM
Could it be Hauschildt? If so, it's probably about 100 years old.

The value is probably exactly what you paid for it. Current condition determines value. Unfortunately, as Jeff said, pianos don't have "antique" value if they were made in the 1850's or later.

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#1374395 - 02/15/10 05:27 AM Re: value of old piano?????????? [Re: Cy Shuster, RPT]
nylawbiz Offline
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Registered: 10/01/09
Posts: 254
Loc: Columbia County, New York
If you enjoy the piano, then it has value. If you enjoy it very much, then it has great value.

The low market value that the two prior posters refer to is today's market value. How many things can you think of that was considered rubbish 25 or 50 years ago, are today highly collectible? Who is to say that your paino wouldn't be worth a lot more in your children's or grand children's time? Market value is a changing thing most of the time, and it totally irrevelent, unless you plan to pt it on the market at the present.

There is nothing wrong with keeping an heirloom for the future generations. If you don't have children of your own, then for a niece or a nephew, or another young person in your life.

Only you know the true value of the piano: the value to you.

Brian

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