Wood Butcher

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  1. In reality, it will probably only cost money, but it was my understanding that brexit was sold partly on the huge sums of money, which would no longer be paid to Brussels. Giving the UK that money to spend on itself, have a spa day etc.
  2. I don’t think it’s as simple as this part does this, and another part something different, it’s all interconnected. For centuries people have been looking for the magic buttons, yet with all the amassed knowledge they still seem to elude us.
  3. There was an interesting article in the newspaper from a prominent UK politician, who indicated it would take around 50 years, to start seeing any savings as a result of brexit. I wonder if those who voted for it, knew they would not see any of these savings within their own lifetime?
  4. It’s the first sale of the year, in the midst of a global pandemic, and on the back of brexit. With all of that considered, maybe the figures aren’t so bad. I guess time will tell.
  5. I'm sure someone posted about this very thing, only a few weeks ago. If I remember correctly, they got in touch with him, and he sent the software.
  6. Good news for you then, and other Scottish/English dealers. You will avoid vat, and be able to collect it. I'd imagine the majority of dealers will be vat registered anyway, so it's more the musician/private individual buying at auction who would pay the biggest penalty in this situation. I can understand at this time, shipping is not going smoothly at all. Furthermore, I think the pandemic will play as much, if not more of a role in this, than having the right bits of paper for export.
  7. I see you have a new name, well done! Btw, the person you are claiming has left, last logged in 11 hours ago...
  8. You may be right, but what makes anything a good buy is the hammer price. If the hammer price is right, then even with additional charges, an instrument or bow is still worth having.
  9. Hello, I think your violin is German, and would have been made in Markneukirchen, very late 19th century.
  10. Could be a long wait, I expect most of 2021 will be a write off in Europe.
  11. If all eight are really the same, it would indicate a conscious effort. It’s hard to think anyone would really want to.
  12. I don’t think you can trust the seller in this situation, for it looks the opposite. If that is what the shed dwelling repairer set out to do, they made an excellent job of making it very obvious.
  13. I wouldn't be surprised if it carried the large triangular brand on the back.
  14. It could well do, particularly as something around 75mm is typical. The lower corner looks to be in the firing line. On the violin you took the pattern from, did it present any problems when playing? Were the belly corners damaged or heavily worn on it?