What’s it worth? Appraisal for Fidardo accordion

Monica asks:

 A friend of mine from Church bought this accordian at a yard sale and he asked me to get it appraised for him.

Thanks for your help.

Firdardo accordianvintage accordian

AW says: Your Fidardo accordian is circa 1910s to 1950s. It’s a beautiful accordion but I don’t think it was an antique in the 1950s, as you’ve indicated in your email. For that to be true, it would have to have been made in 1850 or so.

None the less, the accordion is making a comeback in the music world and is among collectible picks on the lists of buyers. My appraisal is with the assumption that your accordion is in very good working condition.

Retail value: $275

Wholesale value: $150