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Catalogue amendments for Tuesdays auction

There are some amendments in the catalogue for Tuesdays auction. All changes have been amended in the online catalogue so you can download the fresh and updated version now.

 

These changes include the following:

Lot 1. ( Description edit)

Grotrian Steinweg C.1973
A Model 120M upright piano in a mahogany polyester case together with a single stool in a red leather upholstery, a metronome & a sheet music cabinet.

The picture has also been changed on this lot to offer a clearer representation of  the piano

Lot 15. (description edit)

Broadwood C.1922
A 6ft 7 barless grand piano in a rosewood case raised on duel tapered legs.

The picture has also been changed on this lot to offer a clearer representation of the piano

Lot 16. (description edit)

Bluthner C.1907

A 6ft 3 Model 8 grand piano in a rosewood polished case raised on turned & fluted legs. This piano has been rebuilt. This instrument is sold with a matching stool in beige upholstery and a 5-draw sheet music cabinet in a mahogany finish.

Lot 20. (description edit)

Broadwood C.1922

A 5ft grand piano in a mahogany case raised on duel square tapered legs.

The picture has also been changed on this lot to offer a clearer representation of the piano

Lot 30. (description edit)

Music Cabinet

A traditional style sheet music cabinet consisting of four drop leaf drawers in an oak finish raised on barley twist legs.

£100 – £150

The picture has also been changed on this lot to offer a clearer representation of the piano.

Auction Tuesday 21st June 

Doors open for viewing 09:00

Auction opens 12:00 noon

There is no VAT on instruments in this auction !

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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!

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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

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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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December 13th 2014 Auction Insight

December 13th 2014 Auction Insight

Make: Welmar Model: 41 upright Piano Year: c.1988 Est: £600.00 – £900.00 A very clean example of a Model 41 piano finished in a mahogany satin case together with a red mahogany satin stool in green upholstery.

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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 The Peoples History Museum 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 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:

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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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Your Piano Room Acoustics

The dimensions and layout of your piano room will undoubtedly have an effect on the overall sound. Have you ever listened to a piano that is too powerful for the room it is in?

Not only can it be deafeningly loud but it will often result in a poor quality of sound. As a rule of thumb larger pianos are built for larger rooms, this is because they possess qualities and characteristics that best present themselves in larger spaces. The mighty sound of a double octave run in the lower end of a concert grand would be lost in a typical houseroom as there is insufficient space for the sound to develop and resonate.

 

 

Remember large pianos are designed to move large quantities of air & produce comparably large sound waves. To do this they need to be housed in an appropriate sized room.

 

What Is The Layout Of Your Room?

The height & shape of the ceiling are important factors to consider, depending on the ceiling the sound that resounds round the room can be different. For example consider speaking loudly in a cathedral and then in a flat ceilinged room, the difference is just as immense when considering a piano in relation to its surroundings. Consider the cladding of the walls whether covered in wood, plaster, thick wallpaper or acoustic tiles.

 

Lots of glass and shutters in a room can produce a hard & indistinct timbre whereas soft furnishings such as wall tapestries or draperies can be used to soften hard sounds.

 

One of the most neglected aspects of a room’s acoustics in relation to a piano is the floor. Is it bare wood, varnished, laminate or waxed? Maybe it is carpeted, the choice is myriad. With wooden floors the sound that is produced in the home can be very strong and overpowering, almost too harsh to be enjoyed. This can often be combated by placing a large rug under the piano to soften the sound.

 

These are some of the most basic factors that you should consider when designing the layout of your music room. However, having done all that is required you may still find the sound does not suit the room or the ears of the listener. This can be due to the quality of the hammers in the piano be they hard or soft.

 

A recent case in point which comes to mind was a medium size piano that was transported to a residential address. The sound that the instrument produced was so colossal & overpowering in the room that a technician had to be called in to ‘soften the blow’ by tuning, regulating & voicing the instrument.

 To voice an instrument is a very specialised job and can involve either needling a hammers felts to alter its consistency or in extreme cases by doping or ironing the hammers to compact the felt and harden them, there by producing a brighter sound.

However please note that this process is not as simple as it sounds and if you believe your piano is in need of such attention then contact an experienced piano technician as it is a very delicate job

 

The list can be endless and very expensive if one becomes carried away with the latest trends of sound control. If you consider the above basic factors you will have a perfectly good music cave to hide out in!

 

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The June Auction on Saturday 28th

The BPA team had a very busy week last week with the June auction being in the foresight. All the pianos were delivered into the auction rooms and set up by the very reliable Gilberts piano removers who we work closely with at each auction.

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 The makes included Steinway, Bechstein, Bluthner, Schimmel, Yamaha, Kawai, Kemble, Chappell, Petrof, Young Chang, Marshall & Rose and many more.

The day was very successful with some very good prices realised on pianos, and some prices that still goes to prove that bargains are obtained in the auction room!

Lot No. 3 was a year 2000 Yamaha C3 with matching duet stool shown here in the middle of the picture. The instrument was in pristine condition and could be considered show room quality. When the hammer fell the piano reached £7,000.00

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We caught a photo of Alex Borg on the admin team who was arranging & dealing with paperwork post auction, and as usual looking very smart.

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 A run of uprights in the auction rooms; Kemble, Yamaha, Young Chang & Yamaha. A Bluthner can be seen in the far background and the cheek of another piano on the left…do you know what make? ( You can comment below)

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It was nice to see new faces in the auction room as well as reliable regular customers who buy at each auction.

The next auction is in September and consignments are already on the way in so keep a keen eye on the website and on our Facebook.

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