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#251978 - 12/29/07 09:55 AM This must be the rarest Cunningham I have ever seen ;-)
Rich Galassini Offline
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This piano is being auctioned for $60,000.00 USD on ebay. It is definitely the rarest Cunningham Piano I have ever heard of.

According to the auction it was built in 1890. Since Cunningham was founded in 1891, this is indeed quite rare. Do not tie up Ebay's bandwidth with the multiple bids that I am sure you will all be making. \:D \:\)

rare Cunningham on auction

(Tongue planted firmly in cheek) :p
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#251979 - 12/29/07 10:50 AM Re: This must be the rarest Cunningham I have ever seen ;-)
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You better bid on it, Rich, before I do! That baby is so nice it needs a PianoDisc Opus 7! \:D

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#251980 - 12/29/07 11:12 AM Re: This must be the rarest Cunningham I have ever seen ;-)
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You better bid on it, Rich, before I do! That baby is so nice it needs a PianoDisc Opus 7! \:D

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#251981 - 12/29/07 11:44 AM Re: This must be the rarest Cunningham I have ever seen ;-)
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Hey Rich,

You see, there may be things about my family (who has owned Cumminhams since the 1020's), that even you don't know.

You didn't take the human gestation period into account. 9 months can make a difference!

In this case, it sounds like a $60,000 difference!
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#251982 - 12/29/07 12:11 PM Re: This must be the rarest Cunningham I have ever seen ;-)
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Take a moment to look at the fine detail of the new hammers hung on original shanks.
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#251983 - 12/29/07 12:28 PM Re: This must be the rarest Cunningham I have ever seen ;-)
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Hey, the seller is offering a 7-day money-back return privilege, so there's no risk! Feel free to bid!
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#251984 - 12/29/07 12:47 PM Re: This must be the rarest Cunningham I have ever seen ;-)
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Too bad there's no spot to put what he should PAY us to take it out of his hands...
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#251985 - 12/29/07 12:54 PM Re: This must be the rarest Cunningham I have ever seen ;-)
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He who hesitates is lost. A month ago you could walked off with it for 50K. Looks like it is spending time in a tropical humidor.

http://www.mlrapcb.net/Cuningham-Piano-1890-,i250191910983,c38088.html

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#251986 - 12/30/07 07:37 PM Re: This must be the rarest Cunningham I have ever seen ;-)
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Steve Cohen:
You see, there may be things about my family (who has owned Cumminhams since the 1020's), that even you don't know.[/b]
Wow, since the 1020s! That's a LONG time! All this time I thought Christofori invented the piano ca 1700... \:D \:D

The Cunningham in question is a nice looker, but not $60K of a nice looker!
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#251987 - 12/31/07 10:00 AM Re: This must be the rarest Cunningham I have ever seen ;-)
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Zormpas:
 Quote:
Originally posted by Steve Cohen:
You see, there may be things about my family (who has owned Cumminhams since the 1020's), that even you don't know.[/b]
Wow, since the 1020s! That's a LONG time! All this time I thought Christofori invented the piano ca 1700... \:D \:D

The Cunningham in question is a nice looker, but not $60K of a nice looker! [/b]
Opps! Perhaps I mis-typed!
\:D
1920's.
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#251988 - 12/31/07 10:28 AM Re: This must be the rarest Cunningham I have ever seen ;-)
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Opps! Perhaps I mis-typed!

1920's.
[/b]

Steve,

That is the right time period. In your first post you must have been thinking of your birth date ;\) \:D

(I am so sorry - I couldn't resist such an easy lob)
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#251989 - 12/31/07 10:41 AM Re: This must be the rarest Cunningham I have ever seen ;-)
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\:D
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#251990 - 12/31/07 11:51 AM Re: This must be the rarest Cunningham I have ever seen ;-)
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Rich Galassini:
Steve,

That is the right time period. In your first post you must have been thinking of your birth date ;\) \:D
[/b]
Ka-Ching! \:\)
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