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Contact us for a free valuation of your piano. Our next auction takes place on 15th September 2016, we are taking consignments now.

The best way to contact us with the details of your piano is by telephone or by email. One of our specialists will work with you to research and explain the history of your piano and its prospective ‘hammer value’.

This service is provided to you at no cost.
Sell a Piano

When you contact us for help to sell your piano most estimates can be given within the initial phone call. However, if your piano is an antique piano, ornate or rare then to offer you an accurate value we would ask for a selection of 15 pictures that cover the casing and the mechanics of the instrument to aid us in determining its value. These can be sent by post or email.

The best way to sell your piano is with Britannia Piano Auctions in order to obtain the best value of your instrument today. We will forward you a clear and simple form to complete and return to us. This form will include a break down of the Auction House fees.

After the sale of your piano, we promise that your sale figure will be paid to you within three working weeks

We are particularly interested in art case instruments and the following makes:

Steinway

Bosendorfer

Bluthner

Bechstein

Yamaha 

Kawai

Fazioli 

Grotrian-Steinweg

Ronisch

Schimmel

Petrof

Reid Sohn

Lipp

Monington & Weston

Knight

Kemble

Strohmenger

Hoffmann

Ibach

August Forster

Erard

Clementi

Boston 

Broadwood

Welmar

Pleyel

Kaps

Estonia

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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 !

Britannia Piano Auctions June 2016 Catalogue

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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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1st Day of Viewings….

Today was the 1st day of viewings and the bids are in already. We thought it would be nice to share a selection of pictures with you of the pianos around the room. We took the pictures after we had closed at 8pm so you didn’t have to see the scarfs and jackets !

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Here is a nice shot of Lot 24. Bechstein Model E concert grand

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Not to sure Beethoven is happy about being sold again !

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From left to right can you name the piano makes?

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Bluthner & a late entry that arrived today:

August Forster Arts and Crafts style upright Est. £200 – 300 !

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What makes do you recognise here?

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Oh the captions we could of wrote for this photo!

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A concert grand for £1000 – £2000……

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Its like a scene from a pianist dream…

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Lot No. 1 Kawai Anytime piano Est.£1,000 – £2,000 !

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This is an extra lot:

Lot 47 A Bluthner upright piano in an ebonised case Est. £500 – 1,000

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Two classic makers

Bechstein & Steinway, Both with fretwork music desks

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A Timeless classic…

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Chappell and Bluthner

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This Yamaha C5 piano has a base that could take on most pianos of similar size and bigger

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Well here is the last pic of the 1st viewing day after we closed the doors.  I hope you have enjoyed having a ‘cyber’ look round the room and we do hope to see you tomorrow or Saturday.

On Saturday the doors open 9am the auction opens 12 noon

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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

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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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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:

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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December 13th 2014 Auction Insight: Steinway

December 13th 2014 Auction Insight 

Make: Steinway

Model: M

SN: 263714

Year: c.1928

Est: £14,000.00 – £18,000.00

A Steinway Model M in a mahogany satin case raised on square tapered legs. This piano was overhauled by Steinway in 1999 and sold at the Steinway convention of the following year. The work undertaken includes the piano being restrung, new hammers fitted, the action renovated and refinished casework.

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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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