Selling instruments through online auctions such as Tarisio

February 11, 2006 at 02:18 AM · Hello all, I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with an online auctioning company such as Tarisio. I'm currently trying to sell two violins: a German made copy of one of Stradivarius' "Spanish" instruments, no label, presumed to have been made around the 1920's (I bought it for 10k, had it appraised five years ago at 12k), and a Ch. J.B. Collin-Mezin from 1890 (I bought it for 12,900, and had it appraised five years ago at 15k). Would I be able to sell these instruments at full value in an auction? Could I potentially get more for them? Please let me know how this sort of thing works. Thanks!

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