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June Catalogue is now live

Our June sale is now live on the catalogue page of our website, please click on the icon to download your free copy of our auction catalogue.

A full range of grand and upright pianos are in this sale

If you have any questions about the lots listed or you would like to discuss any pianos listed please do not hesitate to contact us.

Condition reports and further pictures are available for all lots.

There is no VAT on any Instruments in this sale!

Britannia Piano Auctions June 2016 Catalogue

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The June piano auction in Manchester UK is now taking place on Saturday 4th July, including Yamaha, Steinway, Bluthner, Bechstein, Broadwood and many many more…

We have had many emails about the June auction and the date. Due to unforeseeable circumstances the date of this auction has been moved to Saturday 4th July 2015. The venue is as normal in central Manchester,  we hope to see our regular faces at the auction and new ones too.

The now July auction will include Steinway, Kemble, Yamaha, art case instruments, Broadwood, Bechstein, Bluthner and many many more.

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Bechstein Model A Grand Piano

December 13th 2014 Auction Insight

Make: Bechstein

Model: A

Year: Circa. 1908

Est: £2,000.00 – £3,000.00

A 6ft Model A grand piano in a rosewood satin case raised on turned & octagonal legs. This piano has be reconditioned & re-polished.

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The UK central piano auction in Manchester has changed venue and is now held at:

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The Auction Room

Left Bank

Spinningfields

Manchester

M3 3ER

It is time to be thinking about the piano for you at the right price

If you have any questions about this auction insight or any other please don’t hesitate to contact us on:

Tel. 0161 977 0075

Email. info@britanniapianoauctions.com

An online listing will be on the website a week prior to the auction. We also have each auction live online where you can register to bid, if you would like details on live internet bidding then please call or email us.

Our fully illustrated catalogue for the December auction is available to purchase from us and is delivered to your door at a cost of £5.00, or, you can request a yearly subscription for £20.00 so you don’t miss an auction.

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Catalogue For The December Auction… Got yours?

If you have not ordered your copy of the catalogue for the December auction then drop us an email or call and we will have a copy on its way to you in the morning post.

Including Steinway Yamaha Kawai Broadwood Bechstein Bluthner Chappell Knight and many more…

Saturday 13th December 

Auction opens 12 noon

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December 13th 2014 Auction Insight

December 13th 2014 Auction Insight

Make: Broadwood

Model: Cottage upright piano

SN: 46487

Year: c.1870

Est: £500.00 – £1,000.00

This 7 octave piano completed on 13/6/1871 (written date on key at treble) was a limited edition designed by John Reid for Prince Albert’s memorial that opened just over one year later in July 1872.

This piano has been restored and is finished in an ebony case with brass inlay covering the whole instrument & extra gilt work on the top and bottom panels. This instrument is fitted with Brass sconces

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Tradesmen and foremen who worked for Broadwood Piano Company between 1860’s and 1880’s have stamped their names as the quality control mark on action, keys and cabinet;

Inlay and gilt by: G. Wattson

Carved By: G. Thomas

Cabinet by: W. Fulton

Wrest plank & Sound board by: J. Nerve and F. L. Darling

Keyboard and Action by: Margerv and Seymour

Strings by: G. Thomas and V. Nerve

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The UK central piano auction in Manchester has changed venue and is now held at:

Britannia Piano Auctions

The Auction Room

Left Bank

Spinningfields

Manchester

M3 3ER

It is time to be thinking about the piano for you at the right price
If you have any questions about this auction insight or any other please don’t hesitate to contact us on:
Tel. 0161 977 0075
Email. info@britanniapianoauctions.com
An online listing will be on the website a week prior to the auction. We also have each auction live online where you can register to bid, if you would like details on live internet bidding then please call or email us.
Our fully illustrated catalogue for the December auction is available to purchase from us and is delivered to your door at a cost of £5.00, or, you can request a yearly subscription for £20.00 so you don’t miss an auction.

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The Piano Makers Most Suited To You!

It can be hard to move away from the makes of piano you became comfortable with in school or college. Most people’s ready available advice is habitually based on what they have used when studying, or second hand advice from another party.

That is not to say that such advice should be disregarded, quite the opposite in fact. However if someone’s advice is based upon there knowledge of playing 4 – 5 different makes of piano then it could be suggested that it is a fairly limited guidance!

Did you play a certain make when you were studying, and still feel like you are drawn back to that make because it is what you know?

Practically every concert venue, school, sixth form, college and recording studio purchase either a Steinway & Sons, Yamaha or Kawai piano. All superb instruments but not necessarily the makes most suited to you….

Don’t feel pressured into living with one of the popular makes you see everywhere. Popular does not always mean they are they best for your needs or the best generally!

Remember:

The reasons behind establishments choosing to use certain brands of piano has little to do with your individual needs, financial plan, likes or dislikes.  More often that not a institution will be awash with one or two particular makers,this is because they signed on the dotted line to take part in some type of ‘free loan piano education’ package.  What that means is the institution can use many new pianos that it would not otherwise of been able to afford in a single purchase.

Such contracts are worth hundreds of thousands of pounds to the manufacturers, and in turn gives the brand great exposure. Its well understood by the manufactures that such exposure through very appealing contracts develops a natural amount of loyalty from the people playing the pianos.

When institutions & concert venues make such purchases it is usually the ‘best deal’ at the time that wins.

It would be interesting to work out how many makes of piano you know, and what makes in that list you have actually played?  Also what makes of piano do you have an opinion about but have never played?

In most peoples opinion Steinway & Sons are the Rolls Royce of the piano world, however why did one of the greatest acclaimed jazz pianist of all time choose to play Bosendorfer pianos?

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Oscar Peterson was a Bosendorfer artist

Elton John since the early 1970’s has been one of the most influential pop pianists of our time. An accomplished pianist who studied at the Royal College of Music, he plays Yamaha pianos.

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Elton John plays Yamaha

Richard Wagner was a gifted pianist and composer, he was obsessed with the service his Erard piano constantly gave to him throughout his life. I’m surprised he didn’t write an opera named after the maker!

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Richard Wagners Erard grand piano

The above is an example of individual taste, and individual requirements, not all of us feel comfortable playing what others consider the ‘Rolls Royce’ or ‘BMW Sport’ of their piano world

With some practical research and opportunity’s we can discover what our perfect instrument is, and what suits and compliments our playing style the best.

In our last auction we had over 80% of the respected makers of piano in the auction room. Our next auction is on April 5th 2014  in Manchester and we hope to have the same & more! It is a great opportunity for you to come and play many different makes of piano and create your own opinions and enhance your knowledge of the leading makers in the piano world. You never know what you might find!

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A Grand Sight
A picture taken before viewing hours at the December 2013 auction

Don’t forget there are always bargains to be had at our auctions!

So remember that the institutions have very different needs than you do, so become well acquainted with the other makers of piano!

Ferrari & Bentley to name but a few would never of stood the test of time if with blinkers we all bought Rolls Royce cars. Not only would this of been a great shame but it would of  deprived many a good motorist of a most agreeable ride!

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Next auction: Saturday 5th April 2014 in Manchester

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Bargains To Be Had At Our Christmas Piano Auction tomorrow at 12 noon!

Tomorrow morning our Christmas piano auction opens for viewing at 9am and the auction opens 12 noon.  Everywhere you look you will see bargains!

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Yamaha SU118 upright Est. £2,550 – £3,500

Bechstein model A grand Est. £2,000 – £3,000

Boston GP156 grand Est. £4,000 – £5,000

Yamaha U3 upright Est. £1,500 – £2,000

Ibach Grand est. £2,000 – £3,000

And the list goes on and on and on….

Tomorrow selected pianos range from opening estimates of £200!

So its time to put a piano in your home at a bargain price and enjoy it for many years to come.

With so many to choose from there is an opportunity for everyone to go home with the best Christmas present yet!

Unsure about the auction process? Watch our video guide that explains what happens and how you go about registering & bidding in the auction room:

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