How much did this antique zither sell for on eBay?

I sold this antique zither on eBay at auction. Can you guess how much it went for?

It sold for $43.57

I purchase antiques from estates all over Cape Ann in Massachusetts including the historic towns of Gloucester, Rockport, Essex, Ipswich. See some the other items I have on eBay.

Why did this violin sell for $1.6 million dollars?

 A Titanic bid:

Why on earth would someone pay $1.6 million for an unplayable violin? Quite simply, the violin that crossed the auction block on Saturday, October 19th is believed to be the one played by Wallace Hartley as the Titanic sank. 

The sea-rotted violin’s last tune was reportedly “Nearer, My God to Thee” as was made known in the James Cameron film. 

So far this is a record for anything directly attributed to the RMS Titanic and it’s one that collectors and experts feel may never be topped! 

As we’ve said in the auction world so many times, “provenance is critical” 

 

 

What’s it worth? Appraisal for 1935 Huller bassoon

Alex asks,

What is the value of my 1935 Huller Bassoon? Huller
bassoons were made in Schoneck (part of the old East Germany) and,
after the wall came down, the factory closed down and the workers went
to Adler & Moennig and to the west.  They were extremely popular in
England 


AW says: This is quite a bassoon. It appears to be made, or partly made of black walunt. No doubt the hardware is nickel plate. It looks to be in average condition. Huller was a student of Heckel, a master Bassoon craftsman.

If your bassoon is in very good condition as it appears to be, it would still likely benefit from some maintenance. If you were to sell it, I’d list it on eBay as there is a good chance someone from England will bid on it.

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