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Hello everybody. Since I am new to this forum, I think it is appropriate to introduce myself: My name is Michael, I am from Austria and I am 29 years of age. Last week I visited my grandfather, who is fatally ill. He played something for me on his violin. Afterwards he showed me the instrument and told me that it is a genuine Jean Baptiste Vuillaume. At first, I did not understand the meaning of this, since I had no idea who Jean Baptiste Vuillaume was. Google fixed my lack of knowledge. He said that I should go and sell it. There is a stamp on the inside of the back. I looked through the f-holes with a flashlight and was able to read Rue Demues-Ternes and TBV or something similar. How can I be certain if it is a true Jean Baptiste Vuillaume? I read that there is a high number of phonies around. If it is genuine, where would I go and sell an instrument like this? What would it be worth? It seems, sometime in the past it was repaired, because it is also a stamp of the violin maker present on the back. I think it is not in the best shape though. There is a tiny crack on the bottomside. It looks very old of course, but I think this is pretty normal, because it is in fact a pretty old instrument. It looks like it has been played a lot. I will add photos later on. But at the moment I do not have any yet. I would be very greatful for your help. Thanks in advanced, Michael