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#130840 - 01/08/08 07:51 AM Vose & Sons Piano. Age? Value? Estimates.
dijman Offline
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Registered: 01/07/08
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I have a Vose & Sons upright piano. The serial number is: 74774. I am trying to get information on the age of this piano. Also, I am interested in selling it. It is in very good condition. Any idea of an estimated value? If anyone has this information or know where I can get it, I would appreciate it.

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#130841 - 01/08/08 11:05 AM Re: Vose & Sons Piano. Age? Value? Estimates.
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#130842 - 01/08/08 03:28 PM Re: Vose & Sons Piano. Age? Value? Estimates.
BruceD Offline
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I concur that the manufacturing date of this piano is 1912.

Only a technician examining the piano, however, can verify the piano's condition. Once that is done, the value will depend largely on the market in your area. Check any sources you might be able to find for selling prices of used pianos. It will be difficult to compare your piano to others of different makes, but your technician or a piano dealer might be able to help determine what would be a good asking price for your 1912 Vose & Sons.

Be aware that there are many, many used uprights on the market many of which, depending on manufacturer, age, and cabinet style, do not attract buyers. There may not be much market value in a 100 year-old upright that hasn't had extensive restoration work done on it, and most uprights don't warrant considering restoration work.

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#130843 - 01/08/08 10:11 PM Re: Vose & Sons Piano. Age? Value? Estimates.
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What is "very good condition"? Does it mean "very good for its age (almost 100 years)"? Does it mean it looks pretty nice? Does it mean every key plays a note? How do you know it is in "very good" condition? ? Did a technician do a thorough check?
I suggest calling a local tech if you really want to know the condition of your piano. Also, he/she would be able to tell you the value in your local market.

I see pianos who's owners think it is in "good condition" and "hardly used" because ever since it has been in the family (40 years) it has almost never been played. But it has been played almost to death the preceeding 40 years.... Wear and tear like crazy...
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#130844 - 04/18/08 02:04 PM Re: Vose & Sons Piano. Age? Value? Estimates.
yorel Offline
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Registered: 04/18/08
Posts: 2
i was just given an old piano. serial 65175, i cant really make out the name - looks like Rueblin - in old english lettering. There is a date on the inside saying it was tuned by a Tommy in 1936. I cant find any info. anywhere about this serial. Any help would be awesome.


#130845 - 12/01/08 12:08 AM Re: Vose & Sons Piano. Age? Value? Estimates.
suprasam Offline
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Registered: 11/30/08
Posts: 1
Loc: Rouind Rock, TX
What year would the V&S piano with serial number 31922 have been built.


#130846 - 12/01/08 01:03 AM Re: Vose & Sons Piano. Age? Value? Estimates.
Dale Fox Offline
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a longggggggg time ago.
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#130847 - 12/01/08 09:28 PM Re: Vose & Sons Piano. Age? Value? Estimates.
John Pels Offline
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V&S, between 1890 and 1895 on ser# 31922.

#1319223 - 12/05/09 09:07 PM Re: Vose & Sons Piano. Age? Value? Estimates. [Re: John Pels]
Adela Offline
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Registered: 07/02/07
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Loc: NYC
Please forgive intrusion but I'm considering buying a used grand upright piano, make: VOSE & SONS S/N:92104. How is it possible to get the actual year in which it was manufactured? To save money I decided to find out as much as I can before having a technician inspect the instrument for me.

Hope to hear from you. Thanks ever so much!


#1319230 - 12/05/09 09:20 PM Re: Vose & Sons Piano. Age? Value? Estimates. [Re: Adela]
Marty Flinn Offline
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Less than $500.
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#1319297 - 12/05/09 11:42 PM Re: Vose & Sons Piano. Age? Value? Estimates. [Re: Marty Flinn]
John Pels Offline
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The piano (92104) was made in 1924.

#1319484 - 12/06/09 10:48 AM Re: Vose & Sons Piano. Age? Value? Estimates. [Re: Marty Flinn]
Cy Shuster, RPT Offline
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1924, and I agree with Marty.

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#1786079 - 11/09/11 07:49 PM Re: Vose & Sons Piano. Age? Value? Estimates. [Re: dijman]
buggy27 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/11
Posts: 1
I hate too dig up such an old topic but it is relevant to me and I hate starting new threads for old subjects.

So here is my question can anyone tell me how to find out how old my Vose & snes Piano is....serial number is 22212. I am contemplating selling it even though it has been in the family since new. Unfortunatly no one in the family remembers anything about its age, and we have no pianist in our home any longer.

Thanks in advance for your help.

#1802595 - 12/08/11 10:44 AM Re: Vose & Sons Piano. Age? Value? Estimates. [Re: buggy27]
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