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  1. Could it be that a unscrupulous buyer might buy it for the label to pass it off as an authentic one onto an unsuspecting buyer?
  2. I hope somebody's happy paying $4000 for a fake Poggi.
  3. Speaking of violins with heads, it looks like there's a fire sale of somebody's collection of 'headed' violins....... https://www.invaluable.com/catalog/n33t171y09?size=50&page=1&categories=&searchWithAll=violin
  4. How about this? It's my new favorite violin. It's such a train wreck it has to be bought. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Very-interesting-Old-Vintage-P-B-Hoppes-1974-violin-Dark-Wood-Bow-And-Hard-Case/184748462438?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3Dd10fba95021a438a8aa2666c3329b3d6%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D15%26mehot%3Dnone%26sd%3D113136130057%26itm%3D184748462438%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057&_trksid=p2380057.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3Aab80a2e3-9d84-11eb-803e-52ec36095958|parentrq%3Ad302a9611780acf0dd2bb10cfff120ff|iid%3A1
  5. @Landolfi aren't these yours? The poggi was the one you showed earlier. There's nothing big here except a bunch of the 'usual'. Most of these have been shown in posts where you asked for identification or what people thought of the sound. The estimates on the violins are what's expected for low level violins. There's nothing here that can be proved to be 'exciting' or ground breaking. If you had a collection that was worth something, then you'd have gone to Tarisio or Skinner's and had them auction it. Basically you are hyping your own auction. My guess is you'd do better selling on Ebay
  6. huh. https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/ansaldo-poggi-1938-violin-26-c-00344488f3 Hope who buys it knows its not a real Poggi.
  7. There was an article about COVID19 impacting Cremona and it's violin industry. https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20200707-the-dark-future-for-the-worlds-greatest-violin-makers
  8. and yes, I am getting wiser about buying violins. For my daughter, I would have her try it, or I would try it. Most likely the next violin will be a rental. We did try some violins at Ifshin, and she was picky picky picky. It was pointless to even have her try them. I just ended up getting her a nice chinese violin I found online and putting her gliga aside. For me, I got really lucky and found my forever violin on Ebay. When I first saw it, I knew that was the ONE And I was immensely pleased with the appraisal. I love the sound, love the violin, play it every day. I got a n
  9. We had a used Gliga that I bought on ebay for my daughter. It was one of the lower end. The sound was rather dull sounding, and I like her Chinese violin much better. It's been since retired, and will be donated to the local school or sold on ebay. However my daughter loved her little gliga and still bitches to this day she wants her other violin back. Too bad says the evil mother. And I'm at the point where I may invest in a better instrument for her, either a Jay Haide à l'ancienne, or a nice sounding older used european 1/2 size depending on what her new teacher wants. If I was g
  10. I was looking at this violin. Why is there a pin in the scroll? It is in the middle and looks like it goes across the pegbox. It looks very weird. Thoughts? https://t2-auctions.com/auctions/lot/?csid=2198454272&cpid=3390226432&filter_key=d2dfdc06998a9d932c6365fa8466e7c5&sCategory_ID=36
  11. But who owns this/manages this/started this? You'd think this person would have to care and would be the business owner, even a far distant remote one. I'd think this website creates some type of revenue for somebody somewhere, albeit it very small. It's a community, it has a history and a longevity. Even if it's volunteer, there's still a revenue generation aspect to it. The massive Canadian server farm people could care less. However, it's up to the business owner to tell them what to do or what needs to be done, I would think. And pay for it. Who decides and who pays for change
  12. okay, i've given technical fixes, and art direction to improve the banner readibility and accessibility. I'm so tired of looking at the damn big banner.
  13. Dear whom-ever-runs-this-website who I think it Jeffrey Holmes: I'm not sure where to put this, but it's irritating me from a UX standpoint so I'm putting it here. I keep looking at it. Look at this as free UX and technical advice and debugging to improve your overall UX to make it a more pleasant experience for your users. It's not meant to be a critique of your abilities or amati's banner. I do UX design and development for a living. Depending on how your ads are being served, which I'm assuming is google ads, whenever the 'Amati' banner comes up, it's way too big. I'm assuming i
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