Sign in to follow this  
Shelbow

Upcoming Instrument Auctions in the UK (May-December 2020)

Recommended Posts

Here is a list of upcoming musical instrument auctions in the UK for anyone that is interested: (Think this is most of them but let me know if there are others)

 

Amati - The Bass Sale - 15th-28th May 2020https://app.amati.com/en/auction/1066-the-bass-sale-27th-may

Brompton's - Musical Instruments - 8th-22nd June 2020https://www.bromptons.co/auction/22nd-june-2020/images/page-1.html

Amati - Affordable - 12th-24th June 2020https://app.amati.com/en/auction/1067-amati-affordable-24th-june

Gardiner Houlgate - Guitars - 25th June 2020https://bid.gardinerhoulgate.co.uk/m/view-auctions/catalog/id/169

Gardiner Houlgate - Musical Instruments - 26th June 2020https://bid.gardinerhoulgate.co.uk/m/view-auctions/catalog/id/170

Amber Violins - 2nd July 2020https://www.amberviolins.com/catalogue/

Stroud Auction Rooms - Auction of paintings & pictures, ephemera, books, stamps, vinyl records and musical instruments - 8th July 2020https://www.stroudauctions.co.uk/auctions/july-8th-and-9th

Tennants - Scientific & Musical Instruments, Cameras & Tools - 10th July 2020https://bid.tennants.co.uk/m/view-auctions/catalog/id/832

Adam Partridge - Asian & Tribal art + Musical Instruments - 10th Julyhttps://live.adampartridge.co.uk/m/view-auctions/catalog/id/202

Tarisio - Fine Instruments & Bows - 14th-23rd July 2020https://tarisio.com/auctions/auction-calendar/

Amati - Specialist - 17th-29th July 2020https://app.amati.com/en/

1818 Auctioneers - Musical Instruments and Vinyl Auction - 30th July - 16th August 2020 - https://www.1818auctioneers.co.uk/auction-dates/

Amati - Wood and Books - 16th-26th August 2020https://app.amati.com/en/

Warren & Wignall - Mixed - 19th August 2020https://www.warrenandwignall.co.uk/catalogue/354B820C558635A92B9A01586AA2B940/2A29640469B1A3702BD4742F312B842A/collectors-sale/

Brompton's - Musical Instruments (General) - 7th-21st September 2020https://www.bromptons.co/auction/

Gardiner Houlgate - Guitars - 9th - 10th September 2020https://musicalinstrument-auctions.co.uk/future-auctions/

Gardiner Houlgate - Musical Instruments - 11th September 2020https://www.gardinerhoulgate.co.uk/departments/7/Musical+Instruments

1818 Auctioneers - Musical Instruments and Vinyl Auction - 14th September 2020 - https://www.1818auctioneers.co.uk/auction-dates/

TWGaze - Musical Instruments - 18th September 2020https://www.twgaze.co.uk/auctions/auction-calendar/

Amati - Affordable - 18th-30th September 2020  -https://app.amati.com/en/

Peter Wilson - Musical Instruments - 24th September 2020 https://www.peterwilson.co.uk/auction/details/MUS0620-Musical-Instruments-Sale-?au=306

Tarisio - Fine Instruments & Bows - 6th-19th October 2020https://tarisio.com/auctions/auction-calendar/

Brompton's - Musical Instruments (Fine) - 7th-19th October 2020https://www.bromptons.co/auction/

Stroud Auction Rooms - Auction of paintings & pictures, ephemera, books, stamps, vinyl records and musical instruments - 7th October 2020 - https://www.stroudauctions.co.uk/Upcoming-Auctions

Stroud Auction Rooms - Auction of paintings & pictures, ephemera, books, stamps, vinyl records and musical instruments - 8th October 2020 - https://www.stroudauctions.co.uk/Upcoming-Auctions

Amati - Specialist - 9th-21st October 2020https://app.amati.com/en/

Ingles & Hayday - Musical Instruments - 20th October 2020https://ingleshayday.com/next-auction/

Anderson Garland - Musical Instruments - 5th November 2020 https://www.andersonandgarland.com/auction-calendar/

Brompton's - Musical Instruments (General) - 2nd-14th December 2020https://www.bromptons.co/auction/

Gardiner Houlgate - Guitars - 9th - 10th December 2020https://musicalinstrument-auctions.co.uk/future-auctions/

Gardiner Houlgate - Musical Instruments - 11th December 2020https://www.gardinerhoulgate.co.uk/departments/7/Musical+Instruments

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Luckily I have no money :D, I like looking at pictures though.

I accept donations of basket case instruments :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yep, some are just kinda junky general instrument auctions but still worth looking at.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the list. Can you share a list of auction houses in Germany, France and Italy as well ? If not the dates, an indication of who the auction houses are would help. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We don't get a lot of instrument auctions down under, but when a couple of fiddles came up this week they generated more interest than I would have supposed. Violin 1 was labelled as a Paul Serdet #31 1902 and realized hammer price of AU$4600.        Violin 2 was labelled as a Jean Striebig #204 1923 ( considering he was born only 13 years prior to this date, that is quite an output ! :) ) Hammer price was AU$500

Any thoughts???

serdet 1.jpg

serdet 2.jpg

siebig 1.jpg

siebig 3.jpg

siebig 4.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Paul Serdet was examined by a renowned World expert and he said he did not think the Paul Serdet was authentic and I did not bid on it

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 hours ago, Yogic said:

The Paul Serdet was examined by a renowned World expert and he said he did not think the Paul Serdet was authentic and I did not bid on it

Any idea who the expert is ?  The Serdet was accompanied by a " insurance valuation certificate " that valued it at $30,000. Evidently the violin was on consignment with a reserve of $4500. Nothing about the sale made sense... why would you auction a violin that you believed to be worth a lot of money in a sale that was mostly toys and vinyl records ( and a couple of guitars ), and set a reserve price so low?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Apologies, I cannot reveal the name of the expert but he is well known and respected.Anyway, the documents are also exaggerated and now the Strings Center shop in Australia may not be professional if they had issued this certificate.Also, a lot of violins do get sold in general auctions. People who inherit or find these violins in estate sale or from the house of a recently deceased relative have no idea of its real value and sell them along with the rest of the furniture

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Shelbow said:

The Amati Bass sale is now live if anyone is interested in that kind of stuff

https://app.amati.com/en/auction/1066-the-bass-sale-27th-may

Thanks for sharing! A single owner collection of dark shiny candy/crack cocaine basses. I should not be looking at these, Devil be gone! But it was too late, I started reading descriptions...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, mysticpaw said:

Any idea who the expert is ?  The Serdet was accompanied by a " insurance valuation certificate " that valued it at $30,000. Evidently the violin was on consignment with a reserve of $4500. Nothing about the sale made sense... why would you auction a violin that you believed to be worth a lot of money in a sale that was mostly toys and vinyl records ( and a couple of guitars ), and set a reserve price so low?

How do you get the fishy smell out?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/18/2020 at 2:18 AM, Fossil Ledges said:

How do you get the fishy smell out?

Place violin in box …… introduce smoke from burned certificate of valuation … voila, fishy smell gone !! :)

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, Fossil Ledges said:

What if the violin catches fire?

Take advantage of a bad situation ….. add all those dutzenarbeit  boxes I've got lying around ( kept them 30 years for parts !! ) and break out the marshmallows :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Aaaaacckkk!!! Same problem, my life is full of battered boxes that none of my students or customers want, but I don't do the marshmallow roast because I'm always going to get around to restoring them!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
23 minutes ago, Fossil Ledges said:

Aaaaacckkk!!! Same problem, my life is full of battered boxes that none of my students or customers want, but I don't do the marshmallow roast because I'm always going to get around to restoring them!

Sell them to me for cheap :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ya know...good point. Too many of us are guilty of some hoarding. I am of retirement age and realistically there are x unknown number of days left. Will I outlast the work, or will the work outlast me? I have a friend who shall remain anonymous who had eleven hundred violins, he currently has three hundred. That's still a house full of violins...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow that is an insane amount. Sounds like both heaven and hell :blink:. I love being surrounded by old instruments. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wonder how the pandemic will affect the auctions in terms of prices? At first I was thinking that the prices would go down, but then it seems that for the high end instruments there is plenty of money out there and plenty of investors waiting for opportunities to pounce. Like for instance I don't see a $1 million instrument all of sudden crashing and becoming $500K. :unsure:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There are always people with money so I can't really see any change to prices, if anything people have been going a bit mad and paying more (presumably they have too much time on their hands). 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, twcellist said:

I wonder how the pandemic will affect the auctions in terms of prices? At first I was thinking that the prices would go down, but then it seems that for the high end instruments there is plenty of money out there and plenty of investors waiting for opportunities to pounce. Like for instance I don't see a $1 million instrument all of sudden crashing and becoming $500K. :unsure:

Why would they? If you were in the position to own an instrument worth $1 million or more, chances are that you will also have savings, investments, shares etc.
So probably no need to sell things off suddenly at 50% off, or even at 5% off. We are only a few months into this virus pandemic after all.

At that level, we are talking about rare, serious professional level instruments, of which there is a limited supply. These things have a proven value track record, which appreciates year-on-year. The market at this level may stagnate for a while, but realistically, I can't see it dropping.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.