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  1. Thank you all for your answers. Martin, I'm not in the market to buy a violin, but having seen and played a Paul Knorr, I was so impressed, I wanted to learn a bit more about the individual German makers, so I stumbled upon the name of Otto Mockel as one of the best German makers. (apologies for the umlaut, I don't know how to put one on).
  2. Thank you, I've read that one.
  3. Hello, I've tried internet to find info. on Otto Mockel violin maker, but there is very little. Could anyone post some bio info on him please. Between a Paul Knorr and a Mockel which is a better buy. Both in similar condition. Thank you.
  4. Do violins need UV light protection if they are mostly played indoors? I also think weather protection is also not needed for the reason above.
  5. They are all inside, the correct for the year label, the signature with the no.57 enclosed by it, the serial number in pencil and the Vuillaume stamp. Thank you for your elaborate answer in both threads. It seems that since it is so readily identifiable, to the point of one expert recognizing it from a distance of 3 meters away before holding it in his hands, a second certificate would be superfluous.
  6. These are the only two pics I could upload, I wish I could show the scroll, which is the best feature of the violin.
  7. Since it already has one, if the prospective buyer wants a better cert, I'm contemplating getting a letter of appraisal from a reputable dealer and if the prospect wants a new cert, they could get it themselves.
  8. I'm not insinuating that all Hill certificates are wrong, but mine came at the time when the Hill brothers were getting ready to part, so in all probability my certificate although true and honest, is not as valued as previous ones when the firm was at it's most revered status.
  9. So, in your valued opinion I shouldn't bother getting another.
  10. Hello, I need advise regarding the certificate of my violin and its worth as a certificate. I bought my J.B. Vuillaume in Sept. 1990 from Hills in London, just before they closed shop. The violin came with a new Hill certificate, dated Sept.1990. Is this cert. a valid, respected one come time to sell, or do I have to get a new one from a reputable contemporary expert. This violin I have shown to several experts and no one ever disputed its authenticity. I have asked the same question elsewhere here on the auction scroll, but I didn't get an answer. Thank you for your time and expertise.
  11. While on the certificate topic, I have bought a J.B. Vuillaume violin in Sept.1990 from Hills, just before they closed shop. It came with a new Hill cert, which I presume holds little value now. All the experts who have seen the violin certify aurally that it is indeed a nice original Vuillaume. When selling time comes in a few years, assuming the violin does not go through a dealer who is going to issue his cert, but through an auction house, would the value suffer because it only has this certificate and is it advisable to get a new one by a recognized expert.
  12. Hello, as I have trouble uploading pictures, I pasted the pictures from my post on FB as the originals resused to upload. By clicking on any picture, it will take you to the post where you can see the commentary I posted. Thank you for any help.
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