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  1. I was online biddng on the last Tarisio auction (5/6 and 5/7). Lot no. 104 sold for $6,000. It is labeled "French bow, illegibly stamped". It does not have any hair on it. It can't be tried out. The estimate on the lot was between $1,000 - $1,500. Anyone know why it went for such a high price?
  2. Feedback is 100% and she has certificates for a number of her items. Seems to be real. Her prices are the same as a dealer. I would prefer to go to a real dealer for a auction like Christie's or Tarisios to try them first.
  3. This may be the only way to get a real Italian violin.
  4. I've been looking at eBay listing now for a few days. I have compared many pictures posted at Tarisios and on the web. Many of these Italian violins seem to be fake, however, some do look real. The newer Italian violins might be real. Has anyone bought a real Italian violin on eBay ever?
  5. Thanks for your replies. I think I will stick with the auction houses for now. Tarisio and Christie. I 'll post any violins or bows before bidding ever on eBay and get your expert advice.
  6. I understand violin labels don't mean anything, how does an expert know nationality of an instrument? Please recommend any articles or books that might help. Thanks.
  7. I am interested in buying a so called Italian violin from eBay. Could you please recommend sellers that you trust and have dealt with in the past. I am afraid after reading all of your stories here of buying a fraud.
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