musicmom

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  1. Hello, I am looking at a Collin-Mezin violin for my son. I am not sure it is authentic - it is made in 1909, or so the label says. The varnish is a very deep dark-brown, unlike the golden yellow or yellow-brown typical of Collin-Mezins. Also, the label has the father's name, not the son's, and I know the father retired in 1906 and this violin is made in 1909. The dealer says it is made by the father because it does have a label with the father's name, not the son's. After 1900, many violins were made by the son and sported a different label. There is a flowery signature done in ink, I th