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#226397 - 05/25/08 10:21 AM Collins-Decker Piano Company - Info?
truelife Offline
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Registered: 05/24/08
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Loc: TX
Hello Everyone! A friend has a Collins-Decker (Collins & Decker) upright piano and I was curious if anyone had any information about this company? I think I've exhausted my internet search on google and yahoo finding mostly information about funerals and a variety of people who can restore them. I will hopefully get the model and serial and year from friend tomorrow. Thanks!

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#226398 - 05/25/08 02:28 PM Re: Collins-Decker Piano Company - Info?
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Registered: 11/21/04
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Collins&Decker,Greenville, Texas. That all the Atlas says. No years or serial numbers listed.
That mean it's pretty old I'm sure.

#226399 - 05/27/08 12:02 AM Re: Collins-Decker Piano Company - Info?
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Yeah, Greenville is as much as we know too. Would piano appraisers have a rough time trying to figure out a price for this? With no current or nearly recent models to go from, I don't know how they'd evaluate it fully. Friend is looking to either have a person come and look for themselves or send photos in online.

#226400 - 05/27/08 03:26 AM Re: Collins-Decker Piano Company - Info?
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This is undoubtedly a stencil piano, made for a store in Texas by a manufacturer somewhere else. Old uprights have little value at best, and stencils are pretty much worthless. Sorry.
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#226401 - 05/27/08 06:52 PM Re: Collins-Decker Piano Company - Info?
truelife Offline
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So then I can tell my friend to do what you see in the movies. Push the piano out of his truck and into a large dumpster at the landfill.

I'll do some more research first, but it may come down to just pitching... a piano.


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