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  1. Relative worth of Einstein's fiddle

    Begs the question, how many more Stegers are there out there?
  2. Relative worth of Einstein's fiddle

    That would also be an notable achievement - to make one fiddle and have it sold for half a million bucks!
  3. Relative worth of Einstein's fiddle

    Einstein's violins "He is reported to have owned more than ten violins" I wonder who else may find one and put it up for sale at that price? Guarneri? "Einstein was apparently offered the opportunity of owning and playing on a Guarneri violin, but instead and modestly chose a less distinguished make."
  4. Relative worth of Einstein's fiddle

    Oh my Lord...... "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." A. Einsein.
  5. Bonhams offer a violin presented to and owned by Albert Einstein at a March auction. Bonhams The estimate a not so trifling $100K - $150K. Whatever the outcome a sale would surely be a new record for a violin by Oscar Steger of Harrisburg? To my eye not a pretty thing but everything is relative......
  6. some gorgeous bows

    Can anyone relate why this collection has been dispersed or 'liquidated' at this particular time? Has it been in the planning for some time? A fully illustrated catalog would be a nice reference book. just curious.....
  7. some gorgeous bows

    Just took time to look at this. Thanks. Pretty much a 'who's who' of the art? An exhibition, a history, an chronological survey of the whole tradition. Also an impressive catalog of fiddles. It opens in 2 days time...... Who can tell us something of the background of this collection?
  8. Anyone else think the art world has gone mad

    Oh, for a moment Ben I thought I read it was now available for $4.5 M.....
  9. Giuseppe Lucci violin on Kijiji Milan

    Bruce, Brilliant anecdote about the pike! As a poor student in the 70's I was occasionally in the Maestro's shop in Via Firenze. No money to invest in a fiddle, but a friend had one I remember well. The years go by fast.
  10. A Stainer for only $66,000?

    Martin, are you by any chance related to the now retired English spin-bowler, Graeme Swann? Just curious? I needed a distraction from what ensued above since my last post....
  11. The Carleen Hutchins viola on the first page caught my eye, the model as much as the name. I wouldn't imagine one comes up on auction often?
  12. 20th Century Italian violin makers

    Ansaldo Poggi also seems to often use blackened chamfers ............
  13. A Stainer for only $66,000?

    It certainly looked well-credentialed............. with a bit of colorful provenance in the form of the Sammons letter if that is legit.
  14. My first real label. Is it missing something?

    Just out of interest...... what's the most 'memorable' ('bizarre'. 'brash') label you've seen recently or maybe not so recently?
  15. 20th Century Italian violin makers

    Fagnola, Oddone, sometimes?