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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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0161 977 0075

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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

Britannia Piano Auctions: Broadwood Cottage Piano

Britannia Piano Auctions: Broadwood Cottage Piano

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

Britannia Piano Auctions: Broadwood Cottage Piano

Britannia Piano Auctions: Broadwood Cottage Piano

Britannia Piano Auctions: Broadwood Cottage Piano

Britannia Piano Auctions: Broadwood Cottage Piano

Britannia Piano Auctions: Broadwood Cottage Piano

Britannia Piano Auctions: Broadwood Cottage Piano

Britannia Piano Auctions: Broadwood Cottage Piano

Britannia Piano Auctions: Broadwood Cottage Piano

Britannia Piano Auctions: Broadwood Cottage Piano

Britannia Piano Auctions: Broadwood Cottage Piano

Britannia Piano Auctions: Broadwood Cottage Piano

Britannia Piano Auctions: Broadwood Cottage Piano

Completely restored (4)

Britannia Piano Auctions: Broadwood Cottage Piano

Britannia Piano Auctions: Broadwood Cottage Piano

Britannia Piano Auctions: Broadwood Cottage Piano

Britannia Piano Auctions: Broadwood Cottage Piano

Britannia Piano Auctions: Broadwood Cottage Piano

Britannia Piano Auctions: Broadwood Cottage Piano

Britannia Piano Auctions Auction

Britannia Piano Auctions

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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Is the thought of bidding at auction daunting?

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Bidding At auction is simple and easy

Well, if you have never attended and/or bided at an auction then it most definitely will do. It is that simple fear of the unknown, the hesitation of a situation you don’t know the outcome of.  But don’t worry; you won’t mistakenly place a bid by itching your nose, winking or scratching your head!

There is still a school of thought that auctions are a black art and a complicated process. Some people believe that it can be almost an ‘old boys club’ and ‘outsiders are not welcome’. Such views are very dated and untrue. There are many regular auction goers who will get to know other regular faces, people who are interested in the same pianos will talk about instruments at the auction and share there opinions with each other. It can be almost a social event for some people. However, when it comes to the actual auction the auctioneer treats every bid in the room equally.

If on the day you find the process of bidding yourself too daunting then Britannia Piano Auctions will have bidders available who will talk with you; understand what piano(s) you are interested in and the maximum you are willing to bid up to. At in the auction they will stand with you and do the physical bidding.

For any detailed information of how to purchase a piano at action then remember to check out the ‘selling’ section of the website.

If you have any questions then please drop us an email at:

info@britanniapianoauctions.com

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Why is the best way to sell your instrument at our piano auction? How do we gain the current market value…

It is an important question to ask when you’re thinking about selling your piano, why sell at an auction?

Why not try to be successful at selling the instrument privately or sell with a generic online auction website?  What are the costs and then the hidden costs of online websites? And then transaction fees via ‘online security transaction’ methods and their extra costs?

Well first and foremost selling with a piano auction house secures professional advice about your piano, and a specialist market at your fingertips, this maximises the instruments opportunity. We care about pianos and want to obtain the best we can at auction, because the more we can make for you the more we make in our commission.

We have a database of people that are waiting for the auction house to contact them with details about your instrument, the buyers in this database are ready and waiting to purchase pianos.

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The team who work at BPA are enthusiastic and passionate about pianos, unlike other generic auction rooms your piano will not be treated as a commodity.

The process of selling at a piano auction is simple, quick and effective. You as a seller do not have to deal with any confrontation from other sellers or buyers, we deal with that side of things for you, and importantly there is not a succession of people entering your home to view the piano.  We will remove the piano immediately and put it into our secure temperature regulated piano storage. This makes the space in your home quickly available again. Shortly after the auction date we will contact you to let you know the results of your Lot.

Pianos are a complex subject when it comes to buying, and so many factors are important to buyers and sellers alike.  A piano will not reach its potential in an auction where only a picture and description are offered. The person who buys a piano needs to physically see the instrument, touch it, inspect it and most importantly… Play the instrument.

This cannot be done through Internet based auction rooms or Internet based sale-rooms.  Potential customers will always bid with   greater confidence against opposition if they have been able to play and inspect the instrument prior to the auction, as they then know precisely what they are bidding for.

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“Auctions Provide Win-Win Solutions!”

 

Another added strength of selling at a specialised auction is that there are many quality pianos to choose from in one place. This results in one trip being made by the potential buyer. That one trip is more appealing than a buyer making many individual journeys to see for example: A Steinway in Birmingham then a Bechstein in London and a Schimmel in Edinburgh.

Such journeys would not only be very time consuming but also the financial implications of the travel costs would be very high. This usually results in potential buyers not wanting to make endless journeys to view pianos, and not being able to justify the time spent and costs of such journeys.

With Britannia Piano Auctions there is only one trip to be made… To the auction room, where a large variety of quality pianos are on display for buyers to inspect and play.

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Britannia Piano Auctions does not just list pianos online and in the auction catalogue hoping that people may see the listing and act upon it, we actively notify people who we know will be interested in the piano lots we have, here in the UK and worldwide. Selling at a Piano auction can only maximise the instruments opportunity.

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