Upcoming Musical Instrument Auctions WORLDWIDE (January-December 2021)- List on first page


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4 hours ago, Shelbow said:

Well I guess they are just focusing on a small number of higher end bows (at least at the moment). Martin has done some work for them as he stated above so I am sure it is legitimate.

 

 

Christian Sécrétan is a well known and well respected bow dealer/specialist. I assume he decided to set up this auction format as a way of mitigating some of the difficulties we are all in due to restrictions in international travel.

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1 minute ago, jacobsaunders said:

Ever thought of starting a rival thread, “Jumble Sales Worldwide”?:)

I'd love to, if only they had their listings online :wub:

I'd like to be able to go to all the antique fairs of Europe (when ever they are back up and running) and just browse the wares.

Or charity shop hunting :P

 

 

 

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11 minutes ago, Stringy said:

Do you ever come across any that poor people like me have a chance at. Some of these affordable ones are a kings ransom, for me at least.

What is your you tube channel called.

Well sometimes there are cheaper things at Amati and Bromptons, but because of the pandemic all of the prices have gone much crazier than normal.

Probably best to wait until things have calmed down a bit.

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I have realised there are two additional auctions for the Vichy Encheres auction, so there are three in total. over 1000 items in total.

(FRA) Vichy Encheres  March 16th (2021) - Instruments and wood - https://www.interencheres.com/meubles-objets-art/vente-en-live-a-13h-dinstruments-detude-et-de-bois-de-lutherie-285328/

(FRA) Vichy Encheres  March 17th (2021) - Instruments and Bows - https://www.interencheres.com/meubles-objets-art/vente-en-live-a-13h-dinstruments-detude-et-de-bois-de-lutherie-285330/

(FRA) Vichy Encheres  March 18th (2021) - Instruments and Bows - https://www.interencheres.com/meubles-objets-art/vente-en-live-a-13h-dinstruments-detude-et-de-bois-de-lutherie-285332/

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On 3/5/2021 at 8:58 PM, Stringy said:

Do you ever come across any that poor people like me have a chance at. Some of these affordable ones are a kings ransom, for me at least.

Not sure what you really expect, a great violin for almost nothing?

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*ouch* 

A. I think you just have to acknowledge that you might never be able to afford a certain violin (and you're certainly not alone in that camp!) or...

B. Keep going to garage sales, etc., hoping to come across a sleeper. I've been looking, albeit haphazardly, for eons...and nada. <_<

The other danger is to try to avoid buying a bunch of cheap "fillers" (in the interim, while waiting to win the violin lottery). You're better off just sucking it up and buying one expensive instrument that should hold its value or maybe even increases in value.

But, that's also less immediately gratifying and/or less fun.

The world is a harsh, harsh master...:mellow:

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7 minutes ago, Rue said:

*ouch* 

A. I think you just have to acknowledge that you might never be able to afford a certain violin (and you're certainly not alone in that camp!) or...

B. Keep going to garage sales, etc., hoping to come across a sleeper. I've been looking, albeit haphazardly, for eons...and nada. <_<

The other danger is to try to avoid buying a bunch of cheap "fillers" (in the interim, while waiting to win the violin lottery). You're better off just sucking it up and buying one expensive instrument that should hold its value or maybe even increases in value.

But, that's also less immediately gratifying and/or less fun.

The world is a harsh, harsh master...:mellow:

Over here we have car boot sales(I assume you dont live in the uk) but due to the lockdown there have been  none for quite a while, when they re open if ever, I do intend taking a look round them, I am not looking for some world beating instrument I know that wont happen, I sold my guitar to buy a violin, paid 1250 for it which to me is a lot of money, but I realise that to most on here that is nothing, but its also no reason to belittle someone. I do live in hope of someday coming across something a bit better, who knows, it could happen. In any case thanks for the advice, I had been tempted to buy fillers but resisted the temptation ;)

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If it helps at all (in a misery loves company sort of way) at least in England there are more quality vintage and antiques to be had.

We live in a quality-antiquity desert. Even if one is lucky enough to stumble across anything interesting it's also priced 3x as interesting. <_<

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Yes I definitely recommend to avoid buying junk or cheap rubbish to anyone that reads this thread. It is a much better idea to save up and buy something decent, or if you spot a cheap thing that you can make a bit from then I guess try to trade up but only if you know what you are looking for. I bought loads of things fairly cheap and learnt a lot and was lucky enough to sell it on and break even, others have not been so lucky. I picked up a few interesting things but nothing amazing, I think the chances of finding that rare gem are just so low these days you couldn't even give it a percentage. However I did find one instrument that was quite cheap that is interesting, but it needs a lot of restoration. It is probably worth the restoration fee but at the moment I will hold back from getting it done.

I agree with a number of posters on here that there are decent deals to be had with dealers if you look around a bit. Same is true for auctions if you know what you are looking for. Ebay and other places is just a lot of effort to find mostly rubbish, although sometimes the odd interesting thing comes along, but nothing incredible.

I like looking for things to buy but now I have focused more on buying wood for my bow endeavours which I think is far more sensible.

Although I do like a good car boot sale!

 

 

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59 minutes ago, Rue said:

It it helps at all (in a misery loves company sort of way) at least in England there are more quality vintage and antiques to be had.

We live in a quality-antiquity desert. Even if one is lucky enough to stumble across anything interesting it's also priced 3x as interesting. <_<

You are quite correct about quality antiques in England, I am one of them.

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3 minutes ago, Shelbow said:

Yes I definitely recommend to avoid buying junk or cheap rubbish to anyone that reads this thread. It is a much better idea to save up and buy something decent, or if you spot a cheap thing that you can make a bit from then I guess try to trade up but only if you know what you are looking for. I bought loads of things fairly cheap and learnt a lot and was lucky enough to sell it on and break even, others have not been so lucky. I picked up a few interesting things but nothing amazing, I think the chances of finding that rare gem are just so low these days you couldn't even give it a percentage. However I did find one instrument that was quite cheap that is interesting, but it needs a lot of restoration. It is probably worth the restoration fee but at the moment I will hold back from getting it done.

I agree with a number of posters on here that there are decent deals to be had with dealers if you look around a bit. Same is true for auctions if you know what you are looking for. Ebay and other places is just a lot of effort to find mostly rubbish, although sometimes the odd interesting thing comes along, but nothing incredible.

I like looking for things to buy but now I have focused more on buying wood for my bow endeavours which I think is far more sensible.

Although I do like a good car boot sale!

 

 

Just before I got into violin, I went to  byegone times not far from were I live, a big warehouse full of every old thing under the sun, takes hours to walk around.

One of the stalls near the entrance had loads of garbage but in an old golf bag were about 8 violin bows for a fiver which I didnt buy, so there you go, whats the betting? 

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