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Greetings All.

Great Site here! Seems as though so many members are.very knowledgeable. Amazing and Creative Folks seem to offer good information. I've come into a very beautiful Violin in original Case. Vuillaume des Petite Champe 46 it says on inside. Any ideas or additional thoughts on value and condition would be greatly appreciated. It comes with original Case an extra String (old original package) and a Drezden string piece (wood) and beautiful A.Breton Bow 

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Legend has it that Vuillaume travelled to Markneukirchen during his honeymoon. He fell in love with the town immediately and in a period of a few months, he made thousands of instruments in a crude, rushing manner. Many were sold to the States and remained uncovered on eBay...

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3 minutes ago, W.C. said:

Legend has it that Vuillaume travelled to Markneukirchen during his honeymoon. He fell in love with the town immediately and in a period of a few months, he made thousands of instruments in a crude, rushing manner. Many were sold to the States and remained uncovered on eBay...

He was inspired to do this by a similar legend about Stradivarius.   :ph34r::lol:

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16 minutes ago, bsharma8 said:

So Antonio Stradivarius isn't German?!?!?!?! Those Ebay sellers who claimed to be his descendents seemed so genuine :(

Rumor has it that many eBay sellers are probably confused about their ancestry. For instance, I've noticed some who seem to have an infinite number of grandparents.   :huh:  :lol:

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On 11/24/2020 at 3:18 AM, TALLENCAS@GMAIL.COM said:

Greetings All.

Great Site here! Seems as though so many members are.very knowledgeable. Amazing and Creative Folks seem to offer good information. I've come into a very beautiful Violin in original Case. Vuillaume des Petite Champe 46 it says on inside. Any ideas or additional thoughts on value and condition would be greatly appreciated. It comes with original Case an extra String (old original package) and a Drezden string piece (wood) and beautiful A.Breton Bow 

Ignore everything you read here, they're just being creative. Even Jacob's estimated value is a little ungenerous.

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27 minutes ago, matesic said:

Ignore everything you read here, they're just being creative. Even Jacob's estimated value is a little ungenerous.

 

27 minutes ago, matesic said:

Greetings All.

Great Site here! Seems as though so many members are.very knowledgeable. Amazing and Creative Folks seem to offer good information. I've come into a very beautiful Violin in original Case. Vuillaume des Petite Champe 46 it says on inside. Any ideas or additional thoughts on value and condition would be greatly appreciated. It comes with original Case an extra String (old original package) and a Drezden string piece (wood) and beautiful A.Breton Bow 

Back to serious business... Welcome first of all! It is indeed an old violin, probably 20th century German work, and most likely made in a town called Markneukirchen, where millions of trade violins like yours were made and labeled with facsimile labels. The few makers that we joked about were among the most copied makers (if you google their names, you will find their violin typically sells for hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars), plus obviously, they were not from, or not even remotely related Markneukirchen. Millions of violins with false labels were sold from Markneukirchen to other parts of the world, across Europe, the Americas, and so on. These labels typically don't mean anything because in most cases the violins don't even resemble their label's model (Yours might have some slight Vuillaume look).

Your violin most definitely falls in the aforementioned category (to say for sure we would need better photos). It is in pretty good condition. However, these trade violins typically hold very little commercial value, and in most cases they hold more sentimental value. Given the condition, the craftsmanship and everything else I can observe from your photos, I would place the commercial value of the set at around $100~150 (IMHO).

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23 minutes ago, matesic said:

Ignore everything you read here, they're just being creative. Even Jacob's estimated value is a little ungenerous.

Spoilsport!  :P

On 11/23/2020 at 10:18 PM, TALLENCAS@GMAIL.COM said:

Greetings All.

Great Site here! Seems as though so many members are.very knowledgeable. Amazing and Creative Folks seem to offer good information. I've come into a very beautiful Violin in original Case. Vuillaume des Petite Champe 46 it says on inside. Any ideas or additional thoughts on value and condition would be greatly appreciated. It comes with original Case an extra String (old original package) and a Drezden string piece (wood) and beautiful A.Breton Bow

Welcome to Maestronet!!    From what little I can see from your photographs, you have a German trade fiddle (student violin) from the early 20th. Century, made in the Markneukirchen area,   Figuring out its possible value will require photographs as described in this topic:

Darn!  WC types a lot faster than I do.  :)

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1 minute ago, Violadamore said:

iguring out its possible value will require photographs as described in this topic:

If you know in some software / video games, a novice player is required to complete some "tutorial courses" before getting to the main part, I feel like this post should be made into one of those for MN. :lol:

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54 minutes ago, jacobsaunders said:

I find my appraisement of this violin in it’s as is state realistic, and asking the poor OP to take new photos, or what the grotty thing “sounds like” amounts to wanton mischievous engagement of an unknown 3rd. Party, who might well have something better to do with his time

Yes, exactly.

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