Archive for September, 2014

Saturdays Auction

Saturdays auction on September 20th was a great success with many happy customers. It was good to welcome new faces to the BPA auction rooms and also see old familiar faces returning.

On September 20th we had period instruments to modern instruments in a variety of finishes. One period instrument was:

Lot. 26 An Erard 8ft concert grand in a rosewood case. This instrument realised £1,080.00

Britannia Piano Auctions: Erard Concert Grand

Britannia Piano Auctions: Erard Concert Grand

This instrument has been packed up ready for shipment and is being delivered to a private collection of period instruments.

One modern instrument that sold was:

Lot. 25 A Boston GP156 grand piano in a black polyester finish. This instrument realised £7,600.00

Britannia Piano Auctions: Boston GP156 Grand

Britannia Piano Auctions: Boston GP156 Grand

Lot. 9 was a traditional Bluthner Style V grand piano, this instrument in the auction realised £6,200.00

Britannia Piano Auctions: Bluthner Style V Grand

Britannia Piano Auctions: Bluthner Style V Grand

Lot. 15 A Steinway Model K upright piano realised £2,080.00 that proves there are bargains to be found in our auctions. Where else would you buy a Steinway for that price?

Britannia Piano Auctions: Steinway Model K Upright Piano

Britannia Piano Auctions: Steinway Model K Upright Piano

The September auction as always had a wide Variety of instruments in the auction room. We hope you are looking forward to the December auction and remember to invite your friends to are Facebook page and the website http://www.britanniapianoauctions.com so they don’t miss out.

Kind Regards

The team here at BPA

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Our next auction is in early December.

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Lot 11: A Bechstein With History

This Bechstein piano is available in our September auction a week today, there are many Bechstein Model B pianos available but this model comes with a history worth talking about and has been maintained to a high standard for the concert platform.

A Brief History of the Society’s Bechstein Piano

Make: Bechstein

Model: B

Serial Number: 81867 (1906)

     Lot 11

Purchased by the Society in 1956, from the Arts Council.
Prior to that a piano was hired from the NW Region of the Arts Council when required.

In 1990 the instrument was restrung, action keyboard & pedals were overhauled and the case was repolished.

After having 15 years of good use the action was replaced again In 2005.

Bechstein Model B Britannia Piano Auctions 2014

Bechstein Model B Britannia Piano Auctions 2014

Bechstein Model B Britannia Piano Auctions

Bechstein Model B Britannia Piano Auctions 2014

Bechstein Model B Britannia Piano Auctions

Bechstein Model B Britannia Piano Auctions 2014

Bechstein Model B Britannia Piano Auctions

Bechstein Model B Britannia Piano Auctions 2014

Bechstein Model B Britannia Piano Auctions

Bechstein Model B Britannia Piano Auctions 2014

Bechstein Model B Britannia Piano Auctions 2014

Bechstein Model B Britannia Piano Auctions 2014

Bechstein Model B Britannia Piano Auctions 2014

Bechstein Model B Britannia Piano Auctions 2014

Bechstein Model B Britannia Piano Auctions 2014

Bechstein Model B Britannia Piano Auctions 2014

Bechstein Model B Britannia Piano Auctions 2014

Bechstein Model B Britannia Piano Auctions 2014

During its 54 years in the Society’s possession many recitals at the instrument have been given by some very distinguished pianists including:

John Ogden

Steven Kovacevizc

Peter Katin

Liza Fuchsova

Paul Hamburger

Martin Roscoe

Mark Bebbington

Bechstein Model B John Ogden Britannia Piano Auctions 2014

Bechstein Model B John Ogden Britannia Piano Auctions 2014

This piano comes with a full history of concert performances and a copy of programs for selected pianists with a letter of provenance from the society.

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Britannia Piano Auctions September 2014 Catalogue now available from us at £5 delivered to your door

Britannia Piano Auctions September 2014 Catalogue now available from us at £5 delivered to your door

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Catalogue Now Out

As preparations have been underway over the last few weeks for the September catalogue we have now had it delivered and have been posting to people this week. For the September edition we chose a fairly autumn colour for the front cover and some of the pianos we have in the auction are a first time for ourselves.

Britannia Piano Auctions Manchester September 2014 Catalogue

Our records show that this is the first auction were we have had a Strohmenger Art Deco piano!

Here is the lot card for the Strohmenger instrument:

Britannia Piano Auctions Strohmenger Art Deco Piano

We are looking forward to seeing our regular private & trade faces at the auction next Saturday. If you yourself have never been then make it your first time to enjoy looking round multiple different types of pianos. It is a ‘pianists sweet shop’ with many bargains to take home!

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