reepicheep

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  1. Is this it? https://www.bromptons.co/auction/13th-29th-may-2019/lots/131-a-german-viola-by-neuner-and-hornsteiner-mittenwald-circa-1870.html I wouldn't call that a minor repair as the condition report states, but I've learned from experience that the standard response to questioning a written description is that "the photographs are part of the description".
  2. No kidding! As for this one though, I'm guessing they are probably more interested in fiddles that were made by Byron or Emmett Beebe.
  3. Yep, this is on their FB page: THE BEEBE FAMILY IS INTERESTED IN ACQUIRING BEEBE VIOLINS. PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN EITHER SELLING OR DONATING YOUR VIOLIN TO THE FAMILY. THESE INSTRUMENTS HOLD GREAT SENTIMENTAL VALUE TO US & WILL BE CHERISHED, PROTECTED & PLAYED BY OUR CHILDREN. THANK YOU. I gave them my contact info and they said they'd let me know if any of the family wanted it.
  4. I wanted to share a fiddle that just arrived today! I got it on Ebay a few days ago, and at the time I didn't know that the Beebe family has an active facebook page and is looking for violins made by Byron Beebe or his son Emmett. Of course I immediately wrote to them and said they have first dibs on it! They responded with really good information, as they have all of the original records. They looked up the inventory number and this is what they found: "Evidently it was purchased by someone in Roanoke, VA. He must have been a dealer because he purchased several violins within a few years. It certainly appears that #1374 was an imported violin and re-graduated by both Byron and Emmett. The violin was a K410 model which suggests German in origin. In the notes they mention they considered it a good violin, a note they did not make very often." Aside from the saddle crack it's in great shape. It was cool to learn that the original buyer was in Roanoke, because the Ebay seller is located there. So, it most likely didn't go anywhere until this week! Anyway, that's my Small Business Saturday purchase... only 100 years late
  5. Waaaaaaaaaat???? It sold for $1,025! huh.
  6. LOL! Reep is more of a swordsman
  7. https://www.ebay.com/itm/ORSELLI-ENRICO-4-4-VINTAGE-VIOLIN-ETTORE-SOFFRITTI/143411398587
  8. For some reason I thought that "mystertwo" was his new handle, I just remember seeing some listings a year or so ago and thinking that. At the time I thought the photos and descriptions and some particular phrases he used (i.e."no cracks or repaired cracks") were very similar. But looking at this listing the photos are not the same. PH's were high-res studio-lit photos. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Attn-Dealers-Charming-Violin-Labeled-Parisier-Copie-Lupot-14-day-returns/264490834890?hash=item3d94e1dbca:g:CG0AAOSw1LJdnzTC
  9. Thanks GeorgeH and deans! I saw some on Tarisio with the raised lettering on the back. I wonder now how many violas of his are out there? I'll be interested to see how much this goes for.
  10. Too many awesome quotes to list You guys crack me up! One of the best things I've ever seen (and heard!) was a bluegrass fiddler pick up a Rocca, give it a once-over, think about it for a few seconds, then unbuckle the left strap of his overalls before sitting down to play it. If it was this one, he probably wouldn't have bothered.
  11. First of all, it's a viola, secondly over $3,000 already? Really? I mean... if his violas are super rare then maybe? I'm unfamiliar with this maker. https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/73171639
  12. I had to share this one... never seen anything like it before! https://www.ebay.com/itm/1855-1875-NON-FACTORY-One-Of-A-Kind-VIOLIN-Masonic-Code-In-Hebrew/133029619483?hash=item1ef92ee71b:g:1JIAAOSwyO1cvQyz