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Steinways! Steinways! Steinways! DECEMBER 2013 UPDATE!
With a new upright piano costing in excess of £20,000, and a grand more than £40,000, it seems remarkable that you can still buy one in our auction for £1,000 and £4,000 respectively - albeit it they may be 100 years or so older - they’re still Steinways.
In our September 2013 sale we had 27 Steinways and then in December, breaking our own record, we had an amazing 39!! These ranged from uprights at around £1,000 to a recent Model B with a guide price of £30,000 - 35,000.
This is the reason why PianoAuctions Ltd has become the venue for buying and selling second-hand Steinways!
Lot 115 (pictured right) Steinway (c2003)
A 6ft 11in Model B grand piano in a bright mahogany case on square tapered legs. Hammer Price £31,000
2013 SHANGHAI MUSIC FAIR
Our last sale total in September 2013 was over £530,000, of which a third was bought by our overseas clients. These buyers came from as far afield as South Korea, China, Taiwan, Japan and Israel as well as from Germany, France and Belgium.
To this end Piano Auctions Ltd once again travelled to the Shanghai Music Fair to greet friends both old and new!
Most piano teachers agree that for their pupils to succeed their posture must be correct. This means a good, adjustable piano stool.
So, once you had bought your piano (or, perhaps, you are just fed-up with your old stool!) you could have got a good, adjustable piano stool in our 12th December 2013 auction.
As well as ‘concert adjustable stools’ dispersed through the sale there were a variety of brand new stools as the final lots.
Lots 129 to 134: Estimate £120 - 160 A concert adjustable piano stool in a bright ebonised finish with buttoned leather top. Hammer Price £140 - 179 (Pictured right)
BIDDING ON LINE
It is now possible to bid online during the auction through:
This will be of particular interest to some of our foreign clients who are unable to attend in person.
Please call us or email www.the-saleroom.com (please note Terms & Conditions apply)
Online Bidding Details
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STOP PRESS . . . STOP PRESS . . . STOP PRESS . . .
Our catalogue for 10th April 2014 will be online by the afternoon of 21st March
Results of sale for 10 April 2014 will be listed under 'Catalogue' by late afternoon of the sale day.
Results of other past sales can be seen listed on the drop-down menu under 'Past Sales'.
We had a fantastic mention in the Telegraph in a Steven Hough article - you can read it here ...
PIANO PRICES GUIDE II
We have published our second piano prices guide called appropriately, Piano Prices Guide II.
Piano Prices Guide Volume I printed the prices obtained in auction from 2003 to 2007 and our latest publication lists the prices from 2007 to 2011. Fast becoming collectors' items - so get one today!
If you would like to order a Piano Prices Guide II please send a cheque for £11.95 (£9.95 + £2.00 p&p) made payable to Piano Auctions Ltd, together with your address, to Piano Auctions Ltd, Malting Farmhouse, Cardington, Bedford MK44 1PB
ART DECO PIANOS
Art Deco pianos are once again the height of fashion! We were lucky to have three good examples in our 19 September 2013 sale: one an upright and two grand pianos.
Strohmenger (c1930s) A 4ft 3in grand piano. Hammer price £6,000 (pictured right)
Steck: An Art Deco upright piano. Hammer Price £750
BOSENDORFER UPRIGHT PIANO FROM 1935
A friend in the piano world once told me that Bösendorfer uprights from the 1930s are, “as rare as hen’s teeth”.
Certainly, if you look at the production figures (which are nearly all for grand pianos ) the upright figures read like this:
1931 - 60 pianos made
1932 - 30 pianos made
1933 - 40 pianos made
1934 - 100 pianos made
So we were curious to see how much this 1935 Bösendorfer upright piano (pictured right) would make in our 19th September 2013 auction at Conway Hall, London!
Lot 56 Bösendorfer upright Hammer price £2,900
- STEINWAY ELECTRELLE UPRIGHT
- BECHSTEIN CONDUCTORS PIANO
- FAZIOLI CONCERT GRAND
- LOT 50 DIETZ CLAVI HARP
- A STEINWAY 'FEST'
- STEINWAY ART-CASED GRAND PIANOS
- HP OR 'THE NEVER-NEVER'
- KEYBOARD COLLECTION
- FAZIOLI LOT 60 DECEMBER 2012
- HISTORIC PIANOS DECEMBER 2012
- STEINWAY GRAND WITH AN EXCEPTIONAL CASE
- STEINWAY GRANDS AND UPRIGHTS DECEMBER 2012
- SQUARES DECEMBER 2012
- YAMAHAS CHRISTMAS 2012
- STEINWAY GRANDS & UPRIGHTS SEPTEMBER 2012
- SQUARE PIANOS
- BOSENDORFER CONCERT GRAND
- SQUARE PIANOS
- FAMOUS NAMES
- VIENNESE GRANDS
- ART CASED PIANOS
- STEINWAY CONCERT GRANDS APRIL 2012
- CUSTOM-MADE STEINWAYS
- LOT 80 THE SAVOY BROADWOOD APRIL 2012
- BROADWOOD 'CHOPIN' GRAND
- MUSIC CABINETS
- WE'RE ON TV!
- STEINWAY GRANDS & UPRIGHTS DECEMBER 2011
- SCHOENE-ZUMPE Lot 60 DECEMBER 2011
- NUMBERPLATE Lot 100 December 2011
- ART CASED STEINWAY Lot 32 December 2011
- MUSIC FURNITURE
- FAZIOLI Lot 55
- PIANO AUCTIONS AT MUSIC CHINA OCTOBER 2011
- STEINWAYS SEPTEMBER 2011
- YAMAHAS SEPTEMBER 2011
- LOT 20: BECHSTEIN 'DRAGON' PIANO
- ART DECO PIANOS
- INEXPENSIVE SMALL MODERN UPRIGHTS SEPTEMBER 2011
- NEVER BEEN TO AN AUCTION BEFORE?
- DULCITONE FEAST SEPTEMBER 2011!
- STEINWAYS JUNE 2011
- Lot 10 RIPPEN ALUMINIUM GRAND PIANO
- Lot 100 June 2011 ZUMPE SQUARE PIANO
- LOT 15 AUTOHARP June 2011
- HARPSICHORDS, SPINETS ETCETERA
- LOT 95 DUBREQ PIANOMATE SYNTHESISER
- STEINWAYS APRIL 2011
- Lot 100 ART-CASED STEINWAY
- Lot 50 ART CASED BRINSMEAD
- SQUARES, CABINETS AND FORTEGRANDS
- RECORD BREAKING SALE!
- Buy A Bösendorfer!
- ART CASED STEINWAY Lot 20
- MORE STEINWAYS IN DECEMBER 2010 SALE!
- PIANOS FOR ALL POCKETS
- DULCITONE LOT 70
- 20 STEINWAYS IN SEPTEMBER 2010 SALE!
- ART DECO
- PIANO STOOLS
- KNUD KAUFMANN HARPSICHORD, LOT 76
- AEOLIAN GRAND ORCHESTRELLE, LOT 70
- STEINWAY DUO ART GRAND, LOT 73
- ART DECO Lot 40
- FAZIOLI PIANOS Lot 50
- Broadwood Forte Grand No 3891
- HARPSICHORDS, SPINETS & OTHERS
- PIANO AUCTIONS LTD IN CHINA!
- PIANO PRICES GUIDE
- Lot 60 ANDREA DI MAIO CLAVICYTHERIUM (c1992)
- Lot 20 GAVEAU GRAND PIANO
- Lot 30 THE PHANTOM PLAYER!