IS MY KEYBOARD IVORY?
We frequently need to ask this question to comply with the law on selling or shipping pianos with ivory keyboards. It’s not always as easy to tell as you might imagine!
So if you are not sure how to tell if your keyboard has ivory keys we would recommend this very helpful video on you Tube. Simply Google ‘How To Tell If You Have Ivory Piano Keys?’ and you should be directed to a clear video presented by Robert of Living Pianos. (If you have any difficulty with this, cut and paste the following into your browser:- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7HkiRh_Jjs )
Current legislation states that if the piano is manufactured after 1946 an Article 10 Certificate is required by law to sell an instrument with an ivory keyboard. The vendor will need to apply for Article 10 Certificate prior to selling the piano.

Should the piano with the ivory keyboard then be shipped from the UK or EU an Export CITES will then be required. We are happy to assist with the application of a CITES for all our customers who require this service, there are charges involved with the application and processing.

It is illegal to ship pianos with ivory keyboards without a CITES. Your shipment will most likely be refused entry and returned, resulting in huge unnecessary expenditure.

If you have any questions regarding ivory keyboards please do not hesitate to contact us.

For more information on selling ivory keyboards please visit the Animal Health & Veterinary Agency (AHVLA), UK CITES Management Authority at www.defra.gov.uk

Piano Auctions

Latest news from Piano Auctions –
Latest News for Piano Auctions London Auction on the 6th April 2017

The Sale Of Five Selected and Important Early Keyboard Instruments

On direction of the Executors for the Estate of the Late Mrs Lore Barbara Colt, Piano Auctions Ltd are proud to be offering five selected important keyboard instruments, which were on loan to the Colt Clavier Collection.

Piano Auctions will be printing a separate catalogue for these instruments so please contact them on 01234 831742 if you would like one.

Briefly the instruments are:

• Thomas Tomkison (c1821) believed to have been made for George IV and was located at the Brighton Pavillion. Estimate: £30,000 – 50,000 (Pictured)

• Conrad Graf (c1830) An early Viennese grand. Graf pianos were favoured and used by Beethoven and Chopin among others. Estimate: £30,000 – 40,000

• Joseph Kirckman (c1800) A double manual harpsichord by this famous maker. Estimate: £20,000 – 30,000

• Mathaeus Heilmann (c1775) A rare early pianoforte. Estimate: £30,000 – 50,000

• Clavichord (late 18th century) Possibly Swedish or German in the manner of the Lindholm family. Estimate: £15,000 – 20,000

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Results from the Edinburgh Piano Auction 2016 – for your information.

1 Yamaha (c1989) A 5ft 6in Model G2 grand piano in a bright mahogany case, raised on square tapered legs. £2,500 – 3,000 £4200
2 Challen (c1934) A 4ft 7in grand piano in a mahogany case on square tapered legs. £300 – 500 £300
3 Yamaha (c1969) A Model U1 factory rebuilt upright piano in a bright ebonised case. This piano has been fully refurbished. £1,500 – 2,000 £2400
4 Woodchester A modern style upright piano in a mahogany case. AMENDMENT Is fitted with a piano disk system. £400 – 600 £650
5 Cavendish (c2013) New Stock A hand built Classic Model upright piano in a bright ebonised case. (See inside colour illustration) £2,000 – 2,500 £2400
6 Steinway (c1905) A 5ft 10in Model O grand piano in a mahogany case, on square tapered legs, 88 note. £5,000 – 7,000 £3000
7 Weber (c1995) A 4ft 11in Model G-150 grand piano in a bright mahogany case on square tapered legs. £1,500 – 2,000 £2500
8 Wilh. Steinberg New Stock A recent German Model IQ 28 upright piano in a bright ebonised case. £2,500 – 3,000 £3200
9 Becker A Model HP-66 digital upright piano in a simulated black ash case. £200 – 300 £120
10 Schiedmayer (c1920’s) A 5ft 7in grand piano in a rosewood and boxwood strung case raised on square tapered legs. (See inside colour illustration) £2,500 – 3,500 £2800
11 Yamaha (c1981) A 5ft 3in Model G1 grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs. £3,000 – 5,000 £4000
12 Offenbach A Model RS-4 upright piano in a modern style ebonised case. £600 – 800 £700
13 Schiedmayer (c1983) A modern style upright piano in a bright mahogany case. £1,000 – 1,500 £1250
14 Kawai (c2007) A 4ft 11in Model GM10 grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs, fitted with a piano disc player system, together with a matching stool. £3,000 – 5,000 £4400
15 Yamaha (c1990) A 5ft 8in Model G2 grand piano in a bright white case, together with a matching duet stool. (See inside colour illustration) £2,000 – 3,000 £3200
16 Ritmüller New Stock A recent Model EU1125 upright piano in a bright ebonised modern style case. £1,000 – 1,500 £1150
17 Bentley New Stock A recent 4ft 10in Model GP148 grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs. £2,000 – 4,000 £3300
18 Klingmann (c1910) A 4ft 9in grand piano in a satinwood case raised on dual square tapered legs. £800 – 1,200 £1350
19 Cavendish (c2013) New Stock A hand built Contemporary Model upright piano in a bright ebonised case. £2,500 – 3,000 £2600
20 Steinway (c1900) A 6ft 2in Model A grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs. 88-note with 3 pedals. Together with a concert adjustable stool. This piano is fully rebuilt and restored. (See inside colour illustration) £15,000 – 20,000 £21,000
21 Kemble New Stock A Cambridge Model modern style upright piano with Silent System. £2,500 – 3,000 £2500
22 Young Chang (c1988) A 6ft Model G-185 grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs. £1,000 – 1,500 £3600
23 Challen (c1913) A 4ft 4in grand piano in an ebonised case on dual square tapered legs. £300 – 500 £260
24 Yamaha (c1968) A Model U1 factory rebuilt upright piano in a bright ebonised case. £1,500 – 2,000 £2300
25 Kemble New Stock A Conservatoire Model 124 upright piano in a satin American walnut traditional case. (See inside colour illustration) £2,500 – 3,000 £2700
26 Bösendorfer New Stock A 6ft 1in Model 185 grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs, together with a matching concert adjustable stool. £35,000 – 40,000 £32,000
27 Squire Longson (c1934) An upright overstrung, underdamped piano in a mahogany case. £300 – 500 £330
28 Estonia (c1997) A 5ft 4in Model 162 grand piano in an ebonised satin case on square tapered legs, fitted with a player system. £3,000 – 5,000 £3300
29 Reid Sohn A modern 4ft 7in Model SG-140A grand piano in a bright mahogany case on square tapered legs, together with a stool. £1,500 – 2,000 £1600
30 C. Bechstein (c2006) A Model Elegance upright piano in a bright walnut case, fitted with a piano disc player system, together with a stool. (See inside colour illustration) £6,000 – 8,000 £10,000
31 Bösendorfer (c1936) A 5ft grand piano in a bright mahogany case on square tapered legs. This piano is fully rebuilt an restored. £15,000 – 20,000 £19,000
32 Blüthner (c1913) A 6ft 2in grand piano in a rosewood case on turned tapered fluted legs. £1,000 – 1,500 £1650
33 Ritmüller New Stock A recent Model EU112 upright piano in a bright mahogany modern style case. £1,000 – 1,500 £1000
34 H. G. Schubert New Stock A recent upright piano in a satin mahogany traditional case. £1,000 – 1,500 £980
35 Barratt & Robinson An Art Deco 3ft 6in grand piano in a symmetrical satin maple case with 6 octave keyboard and slab base, together with a duet stool. (See inside colour illustration) £1,000 – 1,500 £350
36 Bechstein (late 19th century) A 6ft 7in Model V grand piano in a bright ebonised case raised on square tapered legs. This piano has been rebuilt and restored. £4,000 – 6,000 £4000
37 Zender A Model Coronet modern style upright piano in a teak case. £300 – 500 £350
38 Wilh. Steinberg New Stock A recent German Model IQ-24 upright piano in a bright ebonised traditional case. £3,000 – 3,500 £3100
39 Weinbach (c1999) An upright piano in a satin beech traditional case. AMENDMENT Is together with a matching stool. £1,000 – 1,500 £800
40 Bösendorfer (c2014) Ex-Hire A 7ft 4in Model 225 grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs with 92 note extended keyboard. (See inside colour illustration) £30,000 – 35,000 £30,000
41 Bentley New Stock A recent 4ft 10in Model GP148 grand piano in a bright mahogany case on square tapered legs. £2,000 – 2,500 £3200
42 Hopkinson An upright overstrung, underdamped piano in a traditional mahogany case. £200 – 300 £290
43 Schaefer New Stock A recent Model UP-112T upright piano in a traditional bright ebonised case. £1,000 – 1,500 £900
44 Music Cabinet A Georgian style mahogany and ebony strung music cabinet, having 6 open shelves enclosed by a panelled door on bracket fee; 50cm wide. £100 – 150 £100
45 C. Bechstein (c1900) A 6ft 7in Model V grand piano in a rosewood case on turned octagonal tapered legs. (See inside colour illustration) £1,000 – 1,500 £2200
46 Wilh. Steinberg New Stock A recent German Model IQ-24 upright piano in a bright ebonised traditional case. £3,000 – 3,500 £2600
47 Estonia (c2001) A 5ft 6in grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs, together with a stool. £4,000 – 5,000 £5900
48 Legnica (c1991) A Model M100 modern style upright piano in a mahogany case. £400 – 600 £450
49 Halle & Voight New Stock A recent Model 109 upright piano in a modern style bright ebonised case. £800 – 1,200 £820
50 Bösendorfer (c1929) A 9ft Model 275 Senator grand piano in a bright Pyramid mahogany and boxwood strung case on square tapered legs, 92-note keyboard; together with a stool. (See inside colour illustration) £30,000 – 40,000 Unsold
51 Karl Strauss An early 20th century German overstrung, underdamped upright piano in a mahogany case. £100 – 200 £85
52 Halle & Voight New Stock A recent 5ft 3in Model WG160 grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs. £2,500 – 3,000 £3100
53 Rogers (c1988) A traditional upright piano in a satin mahogany case. £1,000 – 1,500 £1050
54 Blüthner (c1934) A 5ft 1in Model 11 grand piano in a mahogany case on square tapered legs. £2,500 – 3,500 £2500
55 C. Bechstein (c1924) A 6ft Model A grand piano in a bright rosewood case on turned tapered octagonal legs. This piano was restored 20 years ago. (See inside colour illustration) £4,000 – 6,000 £5400
56 Wilh. Steinberg New Stock A recent German Studio Model upright piano in a bright ebonised modern style custom case. £3,000 – 5,000 £2800
57 Franz Liehr (c1910) A 5ft grand piano in a rosewood case raised on dual square tapered legs. £300 – 500 £520
58 Weinbach (c1992) A modern style upright piano in a mahogany case. £500 – 700 £620
59 Blüthner (c2011) New Stock A 5ft 5in Model 10 grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs, together with a matching stool. £22,000 – 28,000 Unsold
60 H. G. Schubert New Stock A recent upright piano in a bright peach traditional case, together with a matching stool. (See inside colour illustration) £1,000 – 1,500 £1050
61 Waldstein New Stock A recent Model EU112 upright piano in a modern style bright ebonised case. £1,000 – 1,500 £1050
62 Wilh. Steinberg New Stock A recent German Model IQ-117 upright piano in a bright ebonised traditional case. £3,000 – 5,000 £3000
63 Bösendorfer New Stock A 6ft 7in Model 200 grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs, together with a concert adjustable stool. £35,000 – 40,000 Unsold
64 Music Chest/Cabinet An Edwardian mahogany music chest/cabinet raised on square legs united by an under tier, 79cm wide. £100 – 150 £50
65 Estonia (c2000) A 9ft concert grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs, together with a concert adjustable stool. (See inside colour illustration) £8,000 – 12,000 £7500
66 Eterna A Model ER-C10 upright piano in a bright ebonised modern style case. £300 – 500 £700
67 Wilh. Steinberg New Stock A recent German Model IQ-24 upright piano in a bright ebonised traditional case. £3,000 – 5,000 £2600
68 Music Chest A mahogany music chest containing 7 drawers on a plinth base, 47cm wide. £100 – 150 £90
69 Hofmann & Scholz (c2002) A German upright piano in a bright ebonised traditional case. £1,000 – 1,500 £1050
70 Yamaha (c2002) Ex-Hire A 9ft Model CF3S hand built concert grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs. (See inside colour illustration) £20,000 – 25,000 £24,000
71 Bösendorfer (c2009) Ex-Hire A 5ft 7in Model 170 grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs, together with a concert adjustable stool. £20,000 – 25,000 £24,000
72 Blüthner (c1898) A 6ft 4in grand piano in a rosewood case on square tapered legs. £300 – 500 £350
73 F. Zeller (c2005) A Model 132 M8-B upright piano in a bright mahogany traditional case. £1,500 – 2,000 £1000
74 Halle & Voight New Stock A recent Model 109 upright piano in a modern style bright ebonised case. £800 – 1,200 £950
75 Yamaha (c1965) A 5ft 6in Model G2 grand piano in a designer redwood and ebonised case, raised on square rounded tapered legs. (See inside colour illustration) £2,000 – 2,500 £1750
76 Wilh. Steinberg New Stock A recent German Model IQ-28 upright piano in a satin mahogany traditional case. £4,000 – 5,000 £4200
77 Ritmüller New Stock A recent Model UP 110R2 upright piano in a traditional bright mahogany case. £1,000 – 1,500 £1100
78 Music Chest An Edwardian stained beech 5 drawer music chest raised on shaped end supports, united by an under tier; 49cm wide. £50 – 100 £65
79 Sohmer (c1918) A 5ft 10in grand piano in a mahogany case on square tapered legs. £300 – 500 £100
80 Bösendorfer New Stock A 7ft Model 214 grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs, together with a concert adjustable stool. (See inside colour illustration) £35,000 – 40,000 £37,000
81 Ritmüller New Stock A recent Model UP110RR upright piano in a bright ebonised traditional case. £1,000 – 1,800 £1100
82 Ritmüller New Stock A recent Model UP110R2 upright piano in a bright ebonised traditional case. £1,000 – 1,500 £1150
83 Waldstein New Stock A recent Model EU112 upright piano in a bright ebonised traditional case. £1,000 – 1,500 £1050
84 Bentley New Stock A recent Model UP115 M5 upright piano in a bright walnut traditional case. AMENDMENT Is a recent Model UP108 upright piano in a bright ebonised modern style case. £1,000 – 1,500 £1650
85 AMENDED LOT Halle & Voight New Stock Is not a Bentley: it is a Halle & Voight New Stock Model 108 upright piano in a bright mahogany case. £1,000 – 1,500 £980
86 Thurmer (c1927) A 5ft 2in grand piano in a mahogany case on square tapered legs. £300 – 500 £500
87 Seiler (c1910) A 5ft 2in grand piano in a mahogany case on dual square tapered legs. £300 – 500 £300
88 Bechstein (c1908) A 6ft 8in Model B grand piano in a rosewood case on turned octagonal legs. AMENDMENT Is a 6ft Model A grand piano. £400 – 600 £480
89 Danemann (c1949) A 9ft concert grand piano in an ebonised case on square tapered legs. £300 – 500 £1300
90 A-frame A new 9ft concert grand A-frame. £100 – 150 £35
91 A-frame A new 9ft concert grand A-frame. £100 – 150 Unsold
92 A-frame A new 6ft concert grand A-frame. £60 – 80 £120
93 A-frames Two A-frames of various sizes £50 – 70 £90
94 Piano Transport Shoes A quantity of piano transport shoes, various sizes. £100 – 200 £590
95 Piano Transport Shoes A quantity of piano transport shoes, various sizes. £100 – 200 £600
96 Piano Transport Shoes A quantity of piano transport transit shoes, various sizes. £80 – 120 £170
97 Piano Transport Shoes A quantity of piano transport transit shoes, various sizes. £80 -120 £130
98 Piano Transport Wheels A set of piano transport wheels. £30 – 50 £150
99 Piano Transport Wheels A set of piano transport wheels. £30 – 50 £60
100 Piano Transport Wheels A set of piano transport wheels. £30 – 50 £60
101 Piano Transport Wheels A set of piano transport wheels. £30 – 50 £70
102 Forklift Truck A Clarke electric forklift truck. £1,000 – 1,500 £1050
103 ADDITIONAL LOT Piano Stool New stock An ebonised concert adjustable stool with a leather button down seat. £200 – 300 £260
104 ADDITIONAL LOT Piano Stool New stock A mahogany concert adjustable stool with a leather button down seat. £200 – 300 £280
105 ADDITIONAL LOT Piano Stool New stock A bright ebonised adjustable piano stool with a black velvet seat. £40 – 60 £90
106 ADDITIONAL LOT Piano Stool New stock A bright mahogany adjustable piano stool with a dark brown velvet seat. £40 – 60 £40
107 ADDITIONAL LOT Piano Stool New stock A bright ebonised adjustable piano stool with a red velvet button down seat. £50 – 70 £75
108 ADDITIONAL LOT Piano Stool New stock A mahogany adjustable piano stool with a red velvet seat. £40 – 60 £35
109 ADDITIONAL LOT Piano Stool New stock A mahogany adjustable piano stool with a leatherette button down seat. £40 – 60 £55
110 ADDITIONAL LOT Piano Stool New stock A mahogany adjustable piano stool with a green upholstered seat. £50 – 70 £40
111 ADDITIONAL LOT Piano Stool New stock A mahogany adjustable piano stool with a red velvet seat. £50 – 70 £45
112 ADDITIONAL LOT Piano Stool A bright mahogany adjustable piano stool with a yellow velvet seat. £40 – 60 £45
113 ADDITIONAL LOT Edwardian Piano Stool An Edwardian carved mahogany duet stool with a green floral padded seat, raised on cabriole legs on ball and claw feet £100 – 150 £170
114 ADDITIONAL LOT Piano Stool An ebonised piano stool with a red velvet seat. £20 – 30 £35
115 ADDITIONAL LOT Piano Stool An ebonised piano stool with a black padded seat. £20 – 30 £40
116 ADDITIONAL LOT Piano Stool A mahogany piano stool with a black padded seat. £20 – 30 £35

YAMAHA UPRIGHT PIANOS CHRISTMAS 2015

Piano Auctions Ltd has been well known in the past for being able to offer a good number of both Yamaha Model U1s and U3s. Recently second-hand Models of these pianos have been harder to come by so they are delighted to be able to offer seven Model U3s dating from 1994 to 2000 as well as a ‘handmade’ Yamaha SU131 of circa 2003 in their 17th December 2015 sale.

Yamaha (c2000)
A Model U3 upright piano in a bright ebonised case. Guide price £1,500 – 2,000

Yamaha (c1994)
A Model U3 upright piano in a bright ebonised case. Guide price £1,500 – 2,000

Yamaha (c2000)
A Model U3 upright piano in a bright ebonised case. Guide price £1,500 – 2,000

Yamaha (c2000)
A Model U3 upright piano in a bright ebonised case. Guide price £1,500 – 2,000

Yamaha (c2000)
A Model U3 upright piano in a bright ebonised case. Guide price £1,500 – 2,000

Yamaha (c2000)
A Model U3 upright piano in a bright ebonised case. Guide price £1,500 – 2,000

Yamaha (c2000)
A Model U3 upright piano in a bright ebonised case. Guide price £1,500 – 2,000

Yamaha (c2003)
A Model SU131 upright piano in a bright ebonised case. Guide price £2,500 – 3,500

CARRY ON PLAYING . . . .

Piano Auctions Ltd is delighted to be offering Sid James’ upright Knight piano, which dates from 1955, in a limed oak case with a matching stool. This piano will be included in our auction on 25th June 2015 and is a must for any ‘Carry On’ fan !!

Knight (c1955) An upright piano in a limed oak case together with a matching stool. The property of the late Sid James together with photograph (see www.pianoauctions.co.uk )
Estimate £1,000 – 1,500

Latest news from Piano Auctions –
BOESENDORFER GRAND PIANOS 25 JUNE 2015

Both Bösendorfer and Steinway have their enthusiastic devotees – each claiming their preferred maker is the better. So for the Bösendorfer lovers we have 4 grand pianos and one upright piano in our 25 June 2015 sale.

Lot 8
Bösendorfer (c1925)
A Model 130 upright piano in a satin ebonised case. Est. £2,500 – 3,500

Lot 52
Bösendorfer (c1971)
A 7ft 6in grand piano in an ebonised case on square tapered legs, together with a leather-top matching stool. Est. £7,000 – 10,000

Lot 55
Bösendorfer (c1912)
A 5ft 7in Model 170 grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs. This piano has been fully rebuilt and restored. Est. £10,000-15,000

Lot 60
Bösendorfer (c2014)
A 6ft 1in Model 185 grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs. Est. £35,000-45,000

Lot 75
Bösendorfer (c1999)
A 7ft 5in Model 225 grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs, together with a stool. Est. £16,000 – 20,000

STEINWAYS IN OUR EARLY SUMMER SALE

Steinways continue to be in demand and Piano Auctions have a new selection in the June 25th 2015 piano auction. So far a total of 21 grand and 5 upright pianos and still counting!

The Steinway Grand pianos grand ranging from 9ft concert grand piano – Model D, to the smallest 5ft 1in Model S.

Here is one example
Steinway (c1914)
A 9ft concert grand piano in a bright figured rosewood case with a latticed music-desk on square tapered legs, together with a matching stool; the piano is fitted with a player system. This instrument was fully restored five years ago. Est. £15,000 – 20,000

STEINWAYS GALORE 16 APRIL 2015!!

With a high demand from both home and abroad, Piano Auctions Ltd has become THE venue for both recent and older Steinway grand pianos and uprights.

In our forthcoming sale on 16 April 2015 we have an amazing 29 grand and 8 upright pianos!

Here are just two examples

Steinway (c1975)
A 5ft 10in Model O grand piano in a bright dark-mahogany case on square tapered legs; together with a leather-top mahogany stool. Estimate £15,000 – 20,000

Steinway (c1914)
A 9ft concert grand piano in a bright figured rosewood case with a latticed music-desk on square tapered legs, together with a matching stool; the piano is fitted with a player system. This instrument was fully restored five years ago. (Pictured right) Estimate £20,000 – 30,000

BOESENDORFER GRAND PIANOS 16 APRIL 2015

Both Bösendorfer and Steinway have their enthusiastic devotees – each claiming their preferred maker is the better. So for the Bösendorfer lovers we have 3 grand pianos and a rare 1926 restored upright piano in our 16 April 2015 sale.

Bösendorfer (c1935)
A 6ft 7in grand piano in a satin ebonised case on square tapered legs. Estimate £5,000 – 7,000

Bösendorfer (c1974)
A 6ft 7in Model 200 grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs. Estimate £14,000 – 18,000

Bösendorfer (c1971)
A 7ft 6in grand piano in an ebonised case on square tapered legs, together with a leather-top matching stool. Estimate £10,000 – 15,000

Bösendorfer (c1926)
A 131 cm upright piano in a bright ebonised case. This piano was fully restored in 1990. Estimate £5,000 – 7,000

For all potential piano buyers who wish to purchase a bargain from the Piano Auctions in London, please find following information for beginners or newcomers to the auction. It is not an intimidating place to go, there is sales pressure or commitment to buy anything. The following information is taken from the Piano Auctions website www.pianoauctions.co.uk for further information. I hope you will find this useful.

G&R Removals are always present on the Sale day to assist with all your piano moving needs and to answer any Piano Moving questions or concerns you may have.

Introductory Guide to the Piano Auctions at Conway Hall, London WC1

Viewing the pianos before the piano auction starts

G&R deliver and set-up all the pianos on the Monday before the sale, usually there is no viewing permitted that day for safety reasons. Please check with Piano Auctions Limited first.

The piano auctions are based in Central London at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn WC1R 4RL.

If you do not already have a catalogue you may buy one at the main desk for £5.00.

Viewing takes place for two days before and on the morning of the sale.

You may view and play all the pianos.

Once you have found one or more pianos you are interested in please ask one of their specialist piano advisors any questions you may have. You may also bring along your own advisor.

You can call us on +44 (0) 1234 831742 or +44 (0) 20 7242 2647 before the sale.

Please ask a member of staff if you are unsure of anything

Registration

All bidding is done using a ‘Paddle Number’. You need to register at the main desk if you want to bid and then you will be given your number.

You can do this on the morning of the auction or on the viewing days beforehand by completing a Registration Form.

You will be asked for your:
+ Contact details and signature
+ Method of payment (see later section on payment)
+ How the piano will be removed from Conway Hall (see later section on removal)
+ How you heard about Piano Auctions.
+ Identification (passport, driving licence, credit card)

We will then give you your Paddle Number; this is your personal number to use when you are bidding for your piano.

The Auction

The auction takes place in the Main Hall. There is seating upstairs in the balcony and around the Main Hall. Make sure you can see the auctioneer, who will be on the stage at the rostrum, and then he can see you!

Bidding starts at Lot 1 and follows the numerical order printed in the catalogue and amendment sheet.

The auctioneer will start the bidding and will invite bids incrementally until the item has been sold. He will be looking out for bidders. The bidding ends when the auctioneer brings his gavel down. This final bid is called the Hammer Price.

Bidding

The estimated guide price in the catalogue is just that. Some lots may go for more and some may go for less. Some lots may not reach their reserve and therefore remain unsold.

There are four ways to bid:

In Person You are in the room during the auction and bid for your chosen lot yourself using your paddle number.

Commission Bid. If you are unable to attend the auction, or are worried about bidding in person, you may leave a maximum bid on a Commission Bid form. The auctioneer will then bid incrementally on your behalf during the sale up to the maximum amount you have chosen. If the final bid is less than your maximum bid you will only have to pay this lower price.

Telephone Bid. If you are unable to attend the auction you may follow the sale and bid by phone. You will be called a short time before your lot number is due. You will then be talked through the bidding on your chosen lot and given the option to continue or stop bidding.

Internet Bid It is possible to bid online during the auction through www.the-saleroom.com/pianoauctions Please note the-saleroom.com make a 3% charge for their service which we administer on their behalf.

+ Set yourself a limit. Remember to include the transport costs, Buyer’s premium and VAT (see below)
+ You need to be ready for the lot number you are interested in.
+ If you want to bid you need to raise your Paddle Number.
+ The auctioneer will acknowledge you are now in the bidding and will continue with the sale.
+ You can drop out of the bidding at any time (do not raise your Paddle Number).
+ If your bid is successful the auctioneer will take a note of your Paddle Number before moving on to the next item.

The final cost of your piano is worked out as follows:

Hammer Price + Buyer’s Premium + VAT on the Buyer’s Premium = Total
+ Hammer Price (HP) is the final bid on the piano
+ Buyer’s Premium (BP) is 20% on the Hammer Price
+ VAT on the Buyer’s Premium is 20% on the Buyer’s Premium

eg HP of £500 + BP of £100 + VAT of £20 = £620

HP of £1,000 + BP of £200 + VAT of £40 = £1,240

HP of £5,000 + BP of £1,000 VAT of £200 = £6,200

* Hammer Price + Buyer’s Premium + VAT on both (only on lots with asterisks*) = Total

Sometimes pianos are marked with an asterisk * in the catalogue. This is because VAT has to be paid on the entire Hammer Price as well as the Buyer’s Commission.

eg HP of £500 + BP of £100 + VAT of £120 = £720

HP of £1,000 + BP of £200 + VAT of £240 = £1,440

HP of £5,000 + BP of £1,000 VAT of £1,200 = £7,200

** Hammer Price + Buyer’s Premium + VAT on the Buyer’s Premium + VAT at 5% on HP (only on lots with asterisks**) = Total

Sometimes pianos are marked with two asterisks ** in the catalogue. This is because the item has been imported from outside the EU and VAT is payable on the Hammer Price of that lot at the rate of 5%

eg HP of £500 + BP of £100 + VAT of £45 = £645

HP of £1,000 + BP of £200 + VAT of £90 = £1,290

HP of £5,000 + BP of £1,000 VAT of £450 = £6,450

Payment

All payments to be made in GBP (pounds sterling)

This needs to be done on the day if you are present at the auction.

Any outstanding payments must be received as soon as possible and certainly by the Tuesday following the sale. Credit and debit payments may be made over the phone.

Methods of payment

+ Cash
+ Debit card
+ Cheque* : ‘Pack & Hold’*
+ Credit card: There is a 4% surcharge
+ Bankers Draft
+ Direct transfer: The buyer bears the cost of the transfer.

* The piano will be packed and held by G&R Removals until the money has cleared into Piano Auctions Limited account

Removal of the Piano

All pianos have to be removed from Conway Hall by 1:00pm on the Friday after the sale.

Our approved carriers G & R Removals (+44 (0) 20 8994 9733) guarantee to remove all pianos by this deadline. They are at Conway Hall on the day of the sale and will be happy to give you a quote and advice. You can also get a get a quote prior to the sale so you can take account of removal costs when bidding.

G&R will ask for the Transport form you are given when you pay for the piano.

If payment in full has not been received by 12.00 noon on the Friday following the auction then your goods will be packed and held by G& R Removals. It will then be held by them until your payment has cleared into our account.

Get a quote from G&R Removals as storage charges may apply. Please make sure you tell G&R which piano(s) and Lot No(s) you have bought before you leave the Piano Auctions.

Checklist for buying your piano at auction

* Viewing
* Advice
* Registration
* Bidding
* Cost of piano
* Payment
* Removal
Latest Sale Details for 16th April 2015

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1 piano auctions Yamaha (c1963) A Model P116 modern style upright piano in a bright mahogany case. £600 – 800
2 piano auctions Bechstein (c1910) A 6ft 8in Model B grand piano in an ebonised case on turned octagonal legs £1,200 – 1,800
3 piano auctions Steinway A 6ft ‘old style’ Model A grand piano in a rosewood case on turned and fluted ‘elephant legs’ £4,000 – 6,000
4 piano auctions Sauter (c1980s) A traditional style upright piano in a bright mahogany case. £1,000 – 1,500
5 piano auctions Steinway (c1935) A Model V upright piano in a mahogany case. £3,000 – 5,000
6 Blüthner (c1978) A 5ft 5in Model 10 grand piano in an ebonised case on square tapered legs. £1,500 – 1,800
7 piano auctions Bechstein (c1900) A 6ft 8in Model B grand piano in a rosewood case on square tapered legs. £1,000 – 1,500
8 piano auctions Petrof (c1998) A 5ft 3in Model VI grand piano in a bright mahogany case on square tapered legs. £2,500 – 3,500
9 Kawai (c1965) A Model KS1 upright piano in an ebonised case. £600 – 800
10 Steinway (c1920s) A 5ft 10in Model O grand piano in a rosewood case on square tapered legs, together with an ebonised stool. £5,000 – 7,000
11 Yamaha (c1975) A 6ft 1in Model C3 grand piano in an ebonised case on square tapered legs. £2,000 – 3,000
12 piano auctions Steinway(c1920) A Model K upright piano in a rosewood case. This piano was reconditioned in 1994. £3,000 – 5,000
13 piano auctions Blüthner (c1914) A traditional style upright piano in an ebonised case. £600 – 800
14 Yamaha (c1971) A 4ft 11in Model GB1 grand piano in a satin walnut case together with an oak stool. £2,000 – 3,000
15 piano auctions Steinway (c1897) A 6ft 1in ‘old style’ Model A grand piano in a rosewood case on turned baluster legs. £4,000 – 6,000
16 Kawai (c2007) A 5ft Model GM10 grand piano in a bright ebonised case fitted with a Piano Disk 228 system, on square tapered legs. This piano has had some water damage. £3,000 – 5,000
17 piano auctions Bösendorfer (c1935) A 6ft 7in grand piano in a satin ebonised case on square tapered legs. £5,000 – 7,000
18 piano auctions Irmler (c2004) A traditional style Studio 130 Model upright piano in a bright ebonised case, together with a matching stool. £2,500 – 3,500
19 Kawai (c2004) A Model 18E upright piano in a bright ebonised case. £1,000 – 1,500
20 piano auctions Steinway (c1883) A 6ft 11in Model B grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs. This piano has been fully re-built. £15,000 – 20,000
21 piano auctions Bechstein (c1929) A 5ft 6in Model L grand piano in a mahogany case on square tapered legs. £2,000 – 3,000
22 piano auctions Kawai (c2000) A Model KX10 upright piano in a bright mahogany case. £600 – 800
23 piano auctions Piano Stool An adjustable piano stool. £40 – 60
24 Elysian (c2004) A 6ft grand piano in a bright mahogany case on square tapered legs, together with a stool. £2,000 – 3,000
25 piano auctions Steinway (c1902) A 5ft 10in Model O grand piano in a rosewood case on square tapered legs. £5,000 – 7,000
26 piano auctions Petrof (c1995) A Model 115T upright piano in a bright walnut case. £400 – 600
27 piano auctions Yamaha (c1967) A Model U3 upright piano in a bright ebonised case. £1,000 – 1,500
28 piano auctions Yamaha (c1989) A 5ft 7in Model G2 grand piano in a bright mahogany case on square tapered legs. £1,500 – 2,000
29 piano auctions Steinway (c1925) A Model K upright piano in a mahogany case, together with a red-leather top adjustable stool. £2,000 – 3,000
30 piano auctions Steinway (c1883) A 6ft 2in Model A grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs. This piano has been fully re-built. £15,000 – 20,000
31 Feurich (c1986) A 5ft 8in Model 173 grand piano in a mahogany case on square tapered legs. £4,000 – 6,000
32 Yamaha (c1997) A Model P22 upright piano in a Colonial style case, together with a stool. £800 – 1,200
33 piano auctions Steinway (c1889) A 6ft 11in Model B grand piano in an ebonised case on turned ‘elephant’ legs. £3,000 – 5,000
34 piano auctions Bösendorfer (c1926) A 131 cm upright piano in a bright ebonised case. This piano was fully restored in 1990. £5,000 – 7,000
35 piano auctions Steinway (c1927) A 5ft 10in Model O grand piano in a mahogany case on square tapered legs. £7,000 – 9,000
36 piano auctions Yamaha (c1994) A Model U1 upright piano in a bright ebonised case together with a stool. £1,500 – 2,000
37 piano auctions Blüthner (c1920) A 5ft 8in Aliquot strung Model 6 grand piano in a rosewood case on square tapered legs. This piano was reconditioned by Blüthner in 1979. £1,500 – 2,000
38 Steinway (c1929) A Model O ex-pianola grand piano in a mahogany case on square tapered legs. £3,000 – 5,000
39 piano auctions Eavestaff A recent traditional style upright piano in a bright blue case, together with a matching upholstered bench. £600 – 800
40 piano auctions Steinway (c1919) A 5ft 10in Louis XV style Model O grand piano in a rosewood case together with a stool. This piano has been reconditioned. £8,000 – 12,000
41 piano auctions German Upright A German overstrung large upright piano in a walnut case with turned supports and inlaid front panels; together with a stool. This piano has been reconditioned £1,000 – 1,500
42 Bechstein A 6ft 8in Model B grand piano in a mahogany case with carved ornamentation to the body and lyre; on carved cabriole legs. £4,000 – 6,000
43 piano auctions Steinway (c1877) A 6ft 11in grand piano in a rosewood case on turned legs with a decorative fretworked music-desk. This piano has been re-conditioned. £7,000 – 9,000
44 piano auctions Blüthner (c1905) A 6ft 3in grand piano in a rosewood case on turned legs. £1,000 – 1,500
45 piano auctions Reid-Sohn (c2005) An upright piano in a traditional style mahogany case with inlaid front panels; together with a matching red-upholstered adjustable stool. £800 – 1,200
46 Steinway (c1923) An ex-pianola grand piano in a mahogany case on dual square tapered legs. £3,000 – 4,000
47 Zimmerman (c1985) A 4ft 8in grand piano in a bright mahogany case on cabriole legs, together with a brown-upholstered stool on cabriole legs. £1,000 – 1,500
48 Steinway (c1935) A Model V upright piano in a mahogany case together with a blue-upholstered piano stool. £1,500 – 2,000
49 piano auctions Blüthner (c1936) A 4ft 11in grand piano in an ebonised case on square tapered legs, together with a stool. £3,000 – 5,000
50 piano auctions Steinway (c1914) A 9ft concert grand piano in a bright figured rosewood case with a latticed music-desk on square tapered legs, together with a matching stool; the piano is fitted with a player system. This instrument was fully restored five years ago. £20,000 – 30,000
51 piano auctions Ed Seiler (c1996) A 130cm upright piano in a traditional style bright ebonised case. £1,500 – 2,000
52 piano auctions Piano stool A bright ebonised buttoned-top concert adjustable stool. £100 – 150
53 W Hoffmann by Bechstein (c2013) A Model T128 upright piano in a bright ebonised case: together with two upholstered stools. £5,000 – 7,000
54 piano auctions Steinway (c1914) A 5ft 10in Model O grand piano in a rosewood case on square tapered legs. £4,000 – 6,000
55 piano auctions * Blüthner A 6ft 3in grand piano in a bright ebonised case on turned legs. This piano has been fully restored. * VAT ON THIS LOT £1,500 – 2,000
56 piano auctions Steinway (c1970) A Model Z upright piano in a walnut case; together with an upholstered mahogany stool on cabriole legs. £2,500 – 3,500
57 piano auctions Bechstein (c1937) A 4ft 7in grand piano in a figured walnut case on square tapered legs. £3,000 – 4,000
58 piano auctions Yamaha (c2005) A Model P121N upright piano in a satin cherry case; together with a matching red-Dralon upholstered Tozer stool. £1,800 – 2,200
59 Steinway (c1900) A 6ft 2in Model A grand piano in an ebonised case on ‘elephant’ legs, together with a stool. £6,000 – 8,000
60 Bösendorfer (c1974) A 6ft 7in Model 200 grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs. £14,000 – 18,000
61 piano auctions Bechstein (c1891) A 6ft 8in Model B grand piano in a bright ebonised case on turned legs. This piano has been fully restored. £5,000 – 7,000
62 piano auctions Steinway (c1914) A 6ft 6in ex-pianola grand piano in a re-polished mahogany case on square tapered legs; together with a stool. £2,000 – 4,000
63 Bösendorfer (c1924) A 130cm upright piano in an ebonised case, together with a stool. £3,000 – 4,000
64 piano auctions Bechstein (c1878) A 6ft 7in grand piano in a bright mahogany case on turned octagonal legs, together with a duet stool. This piano has been fully restored. £4,000 – 6,000
65 Steinway (c1905) A 5ft 10in Model O grand piano in a fiddleback mahogany case on square tapered legs; together with a stool. £8,000 – 12,000
66 piano auctions Ritter A recent Model 123 upright piano in a traditional ebonised case. £600 – 800
67 Blüthner (c1973) A 5ft 8in grand piano in an ebonised case on square tapered legs. £3,000 – 4,000
68 piano auctions Steinway (c1881) An upright piano in an ebonised case. £1,000 – 1,500
69 piano auctions Kemble (c1978) A 109cm modern style upright piano in a mahogany case, together with a duet stool. £600 – 800
70 piano auctions Steinway (c1902) A 6ft 2in Model A grand piano in a rosewood case on turned and fluted legs; together with a quilted cover and a brown leather-buttoned adjustable stool. This piano has been fully restored. £8,000 – 12,000
71 piano auctions Menzel An upright piano in a bright ebonised case. £300 – 500
72 Bechstein (c1901) A 6ft 8in grand piano in a rosewood case on turned octagonal legs. £1,500 – 2,000
73 piano auctions Lenz An upright piano in a bright ebonised case with turned keyboard supports. £300 – 500
74 piano auctions Steinway (c1919) A Vertegrand upright piano in an ebonised case together with a stool. £1,000 – 1,500
75 piano auctions Steinway (c1916) A 5ft 10in Model O grand piano in a satinwood art-case raised on carved dual-square tapered legs. (See front cover illustration) £10,000 – 15,000
76 piano auctions Blüthner (c1932) A 6ft grand piano in a mahogany case on square tapered legs, together with a stool. £1,500 – 2,000
77 Steinway (c1891) A 6ft 11in Model B grand piano in a bright ebonised case. This piano has been reconditioned. £6,000 – 8,000
78 piano auctions Yamaha (c2014) A Model NU1 Hybrid digital upright in a bright ebonised case, together with a matching stool. £1,500 – 2,000
79 piano auctions Steinway (c1897) A 6ft 11in Model B grand piano in a satin ebonised case on square tapered legs; together with a quilted cover and a leather-buttoned adjustable stool. This piano has been restored in the past. £8,000 – 12,000
80 piano auctions Kleitzman A 4ft 10in ‘baby’ grand piano in the Chinoiserie style with flowers and scenes on a rich golden yellow base raised on square tapered legs, together with a matching duet stool. (See back cover illustration) £1,000 – 1,500
81 piano auctions Bechstein, London (c1930s) A 4ft 6in grand piano in a mahogany case on square tapered legs. £2,500 – 3,500
82 piano auctions Steinway (c1912) A Model K upright piano in a rosewood case. £1,000 – 1,500
83 piano auctions Blüthner (c1900) A 6ft grand piano in a rosewood case on turned octagonal legs. £1,000 – 1,500
84 piano auctions Yamaha (c1995) A Model U1 upright piano in a bright ebonised case, together with a stool. £1,500 – 2,000
85 Steinway (c1969) A 5ft 7in Model M grand piano in a bright mahogany case on square tapered legs. £9,000 – 12,000
86 Piano Stool A button-top concert adjustable mahogany piano stool. £100 – 150
87 Yamaha (c1967) A 5ft 7in Model G2 grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs. £1,500 – 2,000
88 Steinway (c1889) A 6ft ‘old style’ Model A grand piano in a rosewood case on turned and fluted legs. £4,000 – 6,000
89 piano auctions Ritter A recent Model 123 upright piano in a traditional ebonised case. £600 – 800
90 piano auctions Steinway (c1975) A 5ft 10in Model O grand piano in a bright dark-mahogany case on square tapered legs; together with a leather-top mahogany stool. £15,000 – 20,000
91 piano auctions Bösendorfer (c1971) A 7ft 6in grand piano in an ebonised case on square tapered legs, together with a leather-top matching stool. £10,000 – 15,000
92 piano auctions Alec Hodsdon (c1952) A spinet in a walnut veneer case on a trestle base with turned legs. The fascia inscribed, ALEC HODSDON LAVENHAM SUFFOLK FECIT ANNO MCMLII. £600 – 800
93 Weber (c2010) A traditional style upright piano in a bright ebonised case together with a stool. £700 – 900
94 piano auctions Yamaha (c2000) A 6ft 1in Model C3 grand piano in a bright ebonised case together with a matching adjustable stool. £5,000 – 7,000
95 piano auctions Number Plate ‘P14NOY’ Motor Vehicle Number Plate P14NOY NB There will be an additional charge by the DVLA for transferring ownership. The illustration is an interpretation of how the plate may look. It is the responsibility of the new owner to ensure the legality of the plate. £2,000 – 3,000
96 Fazer Festivo (c1986) An upright piano in a light wood case. £500 – 700
97 Steinway (c1906) A 5ft 10in Model O grand piano in a rosewood case on square tapered legs. £5,000 – 7,000
98 piano auctions J Levesque (c1840) A cabinet piano in a mahogany case with turned & reeded front supports, barrel fall and pleated front flanked by turned pillars. £400 – 600
99 piano auctions Broadwood (c1900) A Manxman upright piano in a mahogany, inlaid and ebony strung panelled cabinet, the interior veneered in maple. This piano was designed by Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott. £2,500 – 3,000
100 piano auctions Steinway (c1975) A 6ft 2in Model A grand piano in a mahogany case on square tapering legs. £10,000 – 15,000
101 Yamaha (c2007) A Model U3 Silent Series upright piano in a bright ebonised case. £2,500 – 3,500
102 piano auctions Yamaha (c2006) A 4ft 11in Model GB1 grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs; together with a matching adjustable stool. £3,500 – 4,500
103 Yamaha (c1988) A 5ft grand piano in a bright mahogany case on square tapered legs. £2,500 – 3,500
104 piano auctions Blüthner (c1900s) A 6ft 4in fully restored grand piano in a rosewood case on turned fluted legs. £6,000 – 8,000
105 W Hoffmann (c2011) A recent Model T122 upright piano in a bright ebonised case. AMENDMENT Together with a matching stool. £3,000 – 5,000
106 piano auctions Kawai (c1994) A 6ft 1in Model G40N grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs, together with a stool. £4,000 – 6,000
107 Bechstein (c1936) A 4ft 7in Model S grand piano in a mahogany case on square tapered legs. £2,500 – 3,000
108 piano auctions Yamaha (c2008) A 4ft 11in Model GB1 grand piano in an ebonised case on square tapered legs, together with a stool. £3,000 – 5,000
109 Schimmel (c2001) A Model 116S Silent Series upright piano in a bright ebonised case. £3,000 – 4,000
110 Steinway (c1960) A 6ft 2in Model A grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs together with a stool. £12,000 – 18,000
111 Steinweg Nacht (c1902) A 6ft grand piano in an ebonised case on turned octagonal legs. £1,000 – 1,500
112 piano auctions Kawai (c1968) An upright piano in a mahogany case. £500 – 700
113 Blüthner (c1936) A 5ft 5in grand piano in a mahogany case on square tapered legs, together with a stool. £2,500 – 3,500
114 Kawai (c2005) A 7ft 6in Model RX7 grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs. £8,000 – 12,000
115 piano auctions Steinway (c1965) A 5ft 1in Model S grand piano in a mahogany case on square tapered legs, together with a green-upholstered mahogany stool. £8,000 – 12,000
116 piano auctions Samick (c2004) A 4ft 11in Model SG150 ‘baby’ grand piano in a bright mahogany case on cabriole legs, together with a matching duet stool. £1,000 – 1,500
117 piano auctions Bechstein (c1913) A grand piano in a mahogany case on square tapered legs. £1,500 – 2,000
118 piano auctions Schiedmayer (c1924) A 5ft 11in grand piano in a mahogany case on turned legs. £1,200 – 1,800
119 piano auctions Bechstein (c1908) A 6ft Model A grand piano in a mahogany case on dual-square tapered legs, together with a stool. £1,500 – 2,000
120 piano auctions Steinway (c1989) A 5ft 10in Model O grand piano in a bright mahogany case on square tapered legs. £20,000 – 30,000
121 piano auctions Piano Stool A leather-top mahogany piano stool. £300 – 500
122 NO LOT
123 piano auctions Piano Stool A concert adjustable piano stool in a bright ebonised finish with buttoned leather top. £120 – 160
124 piano auctions Piano Stool A concert adjustable piano stool in a bright ebonised finish with buttoned leather top. £120 – 160
125 piano auctions Piano Stool A concert adjustable piano stool in a bright ebonised finish with buttoned leather top. £120 – 160
126 piano auctions Piano Stool A concert adjustable piano stool in a bright ebonised finish with buttoned leather top. £120 – 160
127 piano auctions Piano Stool A duet double adjustable piano stool in a bright ebonised finish. £180 – 220
128 piano auctions Piano Stool A duet double adjustable piano stool in a bright ebonised finish. £180 – 220
129 piano auctions Piano Stool A duet adjustable ‘concert’ piano stool in a bright ebonised finish, with a buttoned leather top. £150 – 200
130 piano auctions Piano Stool A duet adjustable ‘concert’ piano stool in a bright ebonised finish, with a buttoned leather top. £150 – 200
131 piano auctions Piano Stool A piano stool in a bright ebonised finish with storage under a button leather top. £130 – 160
132 piano auctions Piano Stool A piano stool in a bright ebonised finish with storage under a button leather top. £130 – 160
133 PLEASE REFER TO THIS SITE FOR AMENDMENTS AND NEW PICTURES UP UNTIL THE 16 APRIL 2015

Pianos to China

D2D – A brand New Service for shipping Pianos to China from anywhere in Europe. G&R Removals have agreed a partnership with Piano Express Germany and Shanghai Creation International to establish a European High service supplier known as the Euro-China Piano Logistic Corporation – following many successful shipments of Pianos to China from the UK and Europe over the last few years, a relationship has developed and grown to be a formal Partnership. We now offer a complete door to door service from Europe to China with the facility of an Established Freight and Warehousing Company based in the Customs Free Area known as the Free Trade Zone in Shanghai. The advantage of this when sending Pianos to China is that the containers of pianos can be unloaded in the FTZ warehouse avoiding heavy demurrage charges in the event of any discrepancies with Chinese Customs. Coupled with our knowledge and experience of shipping Pianos to China, Shanghai Creation International have established links with Chinese Customs and Valuations Officers in Shanghai, they have an excellent reputation for handling this kind of shipment and have proven to be very capable in shipping pianos to China. Hence the ideal partner for us and our clients.
When shipping Pianos to China it is essential that all paperwork is double-checked, we provide a pre-shipment checklist for all of our clients wishing to ship pianos to China, this is then confirmed by our partners in Shanghai prior to shipping that there are no recent changes to the regulations.
G&R can assist with your application for the CITES (Certificate for International of Endangered Species) if required and will pre-advise Chinese Customs for smooth transition. We handle all UK Customs clearance, Documentation and Shipping service through to Shanghai FTZ warehouse, residence or commercial premises will take over the shipment of pianos to China, with their local knowledge and contacts they can provide full destination services of your pianos to China whether this is a single shipment, groupage service or Full Container Loads of Pianos to China.
As we are aware this is service is unprecedented, there are no other Companies offering this service for shipping pianos to China from anywhere in Europe.
We very much look forward to hearing from you with your shipping enquiry.

Piano Shipping and Marine Insurance

Container loss - svendborg-Maersk

Container loss 2 svendborg-Maersk

The tragic and dramatic pictures show a container vessel which ‘lost’ over 500 containers at sea en-route to Malaga. 500 Containers off one ship.. This is a record apparently. This should answer any queries and quash any doubts whether Marine Insurance should be essential when piano shipping (or any other shipping), and a fully comprehensive Marine Insurance at that. Accidents happen and that is why Insurers are there. Over 5 million containers are at sea each day across the seven seas carry all of goods across the globe – not just piano shipping of course. The risks are real and prevalent and frequent, don’t take a chance with your piano, furniture or personal effects.

G&R Removals can arrange a fully comprehensive All Risk Marine Insurance policy for your piano shipping as well as your furniture and personal effects if required. This is a service we carry out for a modest administration fee for the benefit of all our valued customers with piano shipping requirements. Please ask our representatives about Marine Insurance for full details when making piano shipping enquiries. Remember not to under-insure your goods and to include the cost of freight, carriage and any other costs too, in the unfortunate event of total loss…

Container facts –
Most containers are 20′ or 40′ long with some Hi-Cube or 45′ long for additional capacity.
According to some Marine Insurers a container can float for several weeks before sinking causing huge environmental issues and dangers to ships.
particularly a refrigerated container – which is insulated will float for much longer. Surprisingly and quite worryingly there are no requirement for Shippers or Shipping lines to report container losses to the International Maritime Organization or any other international body, so no one seems to know how many containers are lost at sea every year… pretty incredible!!
Used containers are being restored and renovated providing a solution to some housing problems. Not just a solution for International piano shipping…

IS MY KEYBOARD IVORY?

We frequently need to ask this question to comply with the law on selling pianos with ivory keyboards. It’s not always as easy to tell as you might imagine!

So if you are not sure how to tell if your keyboard has ivory keys we would recommend this very helpful video on you Tube. Simply Google ‘How To Tell If You Have Ivory Piano Keys?’ and you should be directed to a clear video presented by Robert of Living Pianos. (If you have any difficulty with this, cut and paste the following into your browser:- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7HkiRh_Jjs )

Current legislation states that if the piano is manufactured after 1946 an Article 10 Certificate is required by law to sell an instrument with an ivory keyboard. Here at Piano Auctions Ltd we are happy to apply for Article 10 Certificates on behalf of our vendors.

If you have any questions regarding ivory keyboards please do not hesitate to contact us.

For more information on selling ivory keyboards please visit the Animal Health & Veterinary Agency (AHVLA), UK CITES Management Authority at www.defra.gov.uk

We look forward to hearing from you and any questions or concerns you may have regarding International furniture or piano shipping and related Marine Insurance cover

Music China

Latest news from Musikmesse on the ever increasing Music China Show in Shanghai –

G&R Removals were extremely proud to have carried out the shipment of Musical Instruments, sheet music and accessories for many UK exhibitors at the Music China 2016 Show. The experience has certainly broadened our knowledge and understanding of Chinese Customs formalities and processes. We have made great trade connections and many new friends over the years. The British Exhibitors were in a buoyant mood at the end of the fair and extremely pleased with the results of the exhibition.
26 – 29 October 2016, Shanghai
Get ready to be spoilt for choice with an incredible range of music products at Music China, the largest fair of its kind in Asia! The fair ended on a high note in 2015, featuring 1,782 exhibitors and suppliers from 30 countries and regions, welcoming over 80,000 visitors from around the globe (source Musikmesse)

A full list of UK Exhibitors at the Music China show are –
United Kingdom ABRSM E3D34
United Kingdom Aerodrums W2C42
United Kingdom Alliance Brass Ltd W1B31
United Kingdom Boosey & Hawkes Music E3B11
United Kingdom British Drum Co Ltd W2D41
United Kingdom Burns London Guitars W5E62
United Kingdom The Clarke Tinwhistle Co W1A34
United Kingdom Denis Wick – London W1B31
United Kingdom Tokai Guitars Europe W4C24
United Kingdom Faber Music E3D40
United Kingdom Faith Guitar W3A15
United Kingdom Hiwatt Electronics Ltd W4C28
United Kingdom J&A Beare E3C58
United Kingdom John Packer Ltd W1E52
United Kingdom The Music Sales Group Ltd E3F32
United Kingdom Paxman Musical Instruments Ltd W1B35
United Kingdom Edition Peters E3D40
United Kingdom RSL Awards E3D32
United Kingdom The Sound Post Ltd E4B11
United Kingdom Tido (UK) Ltd E3D40
United Kingdom Trevor James W1B37
United Kingdom Trinity College London Press E3D48
United Kingdom Warwick Music Group W1A32

Celebrating its 15th edition, Music China 2016 will further be expanded to 10 exhibition halls (up to 113,000 sqm), bringing to you the latest market’s favorites in a more spacious and specialized setting. Apart from bringing in the up-and-coming products, diversified fringe programs will be held to cater for different needs. Renowned speakers will share their insights on a variety of topics and tips on growing your business. From master classes to industry forums, from traditional music appreciation to the never-ending music live shows, be sure to stop by one of the amazing events!

The advice from Musik Messe is – Plan now to experience the unexpected. They are looking forward to welcoming you at Music China 2016

Music China 2015 – The show has concluded in a huge success! in my opinion the best one so far, new partnerships were formed and existing relationships grew with mutual trust and respect for each other.

Music China 2014 –
1,775 music product suppliers from 29 countries and regions spread over 98,000sqm in nine halls, the exhibition housed the biggest selection of music products in Asia

G&R Removals were again present at Music China 2014 event, which attracted a record-breaking number of exhibitors and visitors.

Held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Music China 2014 saw 1,775 exhibitors from 29 countries showcasing their latest wares, while the number of visitors in attendance was another record breaker according to reports.

Elsewhere, Music China 2014 offered several fringe programmes and educational sessions. Among them was the NAMM CMIA Industry Forum, which saw a raft of industry leaders discuss the manufacture and retail sectors, while the two-day NAMM University Courses offered visitors ‘How to’ sessions on retailing, brand building and online business.

The event also delivered several other educational presentations and demonstrations.

From Music China 2013-
Commenting on the show, Fiona Chiew, deputy general manager for Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai), said: “Music China continues to grow in scale and popularity as it is recognised as an important event by the domestic and international musical instrument industry because it reaches both the fast growing Chinese market and other Asian countries.”

Next year’s Music China will be held from October 14th-17th, 2015 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. See you there!! Music China 2014 was the best one yet.

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Date
08.10.2014 11.10.2014‘ style=’text-decoration: underline’>- 11.10.2014

Country
China

City
Shanghai

Location
Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC)

Frequency
annual

The right way to move pianos by G&R London

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The right way to move pianos

by Marianne Lee | Aug 13, 2012

Piano moving tips.

Those of a certain age will remember the classic PG Tips TV advert where the famous chimps were trying to move a piano up a flight of stairs. That immortal line, “do you know the piano’s on my foot?” and the reply, “you hum it son and I’ll play it,” will live forever in our minds and has, no doubt, been repeated by removals men struggling to move pianos ever since.

However, moving pianos in real life is no laughing matter and with some costing more than £100,000 getting it wrong can be an expensive, not to say embarrassing business.

Here Lance Green from specialist piano movers G&R Removals offers some inside advice on how to make sure these precious items arrive safely.

G&R’s top five tips:
1.Knowledge – Know the make, model and insurance value of the piano you’ve been asked to move – an online search may be useful. Concert grand pianos are around 9-10 feet long, often weigh over 500kgs and can cost over £100k. Even uprights can weigh 300kgs and cost over £20k.
2.Good Training – It is of paramount importance that the operatives have piano-moving experience – make sure they know how to lift and handle the piano. Each make of grand piano has different types of leg fitting so it’s important to know how to remove or replace these and the lyre correctly. Take a well equipped tool kit and make sure all leg fittings are secure when setting up at the new location.
3.Equipment – Piano wheels or a piano trolley are an essential part of a piano-movers equipment. Make sure you have the correct fitting piano shoe, or slipper. For grand pianos, a tailor made padded piano cover is recommended although a full export wrap will usually give enough protection.
4.Planning and preparation – Plan the route for removal or delivery, clear any obstacles, protect wooden flooring and carpets. The brass casters on pianos can badly damage wooden flooring, particularly laminated floors.
5.Communication – While the piano is being prepared for transport or being moved, the team should talk to each other throughout to make sure everyone is aware of the process and avoid accident.

G&R will be happy to provide free advice to other readers of The Mover or to carry out piano moves on their behalf – +44 (0) 20 8994 9733.

Shipping pianos to China

Cargo Plane

Airfreight a Steinway piano to Shanghai

Last year our packers wrapped over 170 pianos for export to Asia, mainly shipping pianos to China and Korea, to meet the rising demand for European pianos in Asia, the particularly sought after brands are Steinway, Bechstein, Bluthner and Erard pianos rather than Yamaha or Kawai. Most will be shipped to China by sea into Beijing or Shanghai in containers this week, but we have sent one piano by airfreight to Korea and one piano this week for airfreight to Shanghai.

Airfreight is apparently considered one of the safest modes of freight, but it is essential the pianos are packed correctly for this to be effective. Shipping Pianos to China is relatively problem free until the pianos arrive at port, ultimately the paperwork needs to be in order 100% and a good clearing agent is essential – please contact us for a complete service for shipping pianos to China. We have the facility in the UK for transport, collection, storage, export packing the pianos prior to shipping to China, Korea or elsewhere with clearing agents in most countries and cities around the world. When shipping a piano, not only to China or Korea, it is important to know that the piano is in good hands all the way from the UK to your port of entry or final destination, this starts with a good moving company such as G&R Removals in London, who can collect your piano with the right equipment and trained staff, fully export wrap and pack the pianos into timber cases when necessary and carry out the UK haulage, customs formalities, customs clearance and International shipping to your port of arrival, where it is also important to have a reputable and well – established customs clearing agent for when the piano or container arrives at the port otherwise you could spend a fortune on demurrage charges and additional handling costs. G&R Removals have great contacts throughout China Asia and across the world. When you need Piano shipping you need to consider your piano shipping agent, ask G&R for their free advice and help before you go elsewhere.

Brand new for 2014 – G&R has formed an association with ADP in Shanghai called D2D – Europe to China for a door to door service including local customs clearance, documentation and freight by road, sea, and air available (see above for shipping pianos to China) Call our office for rates or e-mail Lance@gandrremovals.co.uk (London office) Franco@adp.com.cn (Shanghai office)
IS MY KEYBOARD IVORY?

We frequently need to ask this question to comply with the law on selling pianos with ivory keyboards. It’s not always as easy to tell as you might imagine!

So if you are not sure how to tell if your keyboard has ivory keys we would recommend this very helpful video on you Tube. Simply Google ‘How To Tell If You Have Ivory Piano Keys?’ and you should be directed to a clear video presented by Robert of Living Pianos. (If you have any difficulty with this, cut and paste the following into your browser:- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7HkiRh_Jjs )

Current legislation states that if the piano is manufactured after 1946 an Article 10 Certificate is required by law to sell an instrument with an ivory keyboard. Here at Piano Auctions Ltd we are happy to apply for Article 10 Certificates on behalf of our vendors.

If you have any questions regarding ivory keyboards please do not hesitate to contact us.

For more information on selling ivory keyboards please visit the Animal Health & Veterinary Agency (AHVLA), UK CITES Management Authority at www.defra.gov.uk

Piano shipping to China

PIANO SHIPPING TO CHINA

Following a record year in 2012 for piano shipping to China, surpassed again in 2013, we have shipped hundreds of pianos to China, as a result we have formed a partnership with a Shanghai Company to offer a brand new service D2D – door to door Europe to China piano transport and shipping with full destination services available in many Chinese locations, contact Lance@gandrremovals.co.uk (London office) and Franco@adp.com.cn (Shanghai office)

Together we specialise in transport and shipping of all Antique English, German and French pianos by Broadwood, Steinway, Bechstein, Bluthner and Erard with decorative inlaid cases and candelabras. Upright pianola pianos, antique cabinet pianos, square pianos and Forte Grand pianos for China. On one hand it is sad to see all those historical instruments exported forever from England to China, on the other hand they are off to a new home and appreciated more than they are here. Chinese piano buyers seek Steinway Bechstein and Bluthner Grand pianos, any model in any condition , it is a highly regarded status symbol and a mark of success to own a fine musical instrument too.

In return and by contrast, we have seen a significant increase in demand on last year for the Chinese built piano ‘Bentley’, particularly a brand new range of digital pianos to rival the top brands currently on the market. Following the success of their UK launch at Intermusic’s exhibition at the Institute of Directors in London’s Pall Mall we are operating a Nationwide distribution service to meet the growing demand for these Bentley digital pianos.
The UK piano export market remains strong and exciting as long as there will be a supply to feed the demand, how many pianos do we have on our Island tucked away in our living rooms or piano shops store rooms? With overseas piano buyers now looking further afield, in Italy, Spain, France and Germany we can provide a regular service to most European countries although the additional costs of European road transport makes these pianos a good deal more expensive for the buyer. Piano Trade Exports a UK based team of piano traders with English and Chinese speaking staff have been quick to seize the opportunity and have a huge range of pianos for sale, a number of serious Chinese buyers and regularly seek quality used pianos for their buyers, contact Kelly Zhang for more information on buying or selling pianos info@pianotradeexport.co.uk if you are a Chinese buyer and have concerns about getting your pianos through Chinese Customs, please contact us as we have a Chinese Customs expert based in Shanghai who can help, we can introduce you to a Chinese speaking UK based agent too for customs clearance advice and procedures in the UK and China.
We look for ward to the year ahead and increased volume of trade with piano buyers in China, do not hesitate to contact us on +44 20 8994 9733 for more advice and help on piano shipping or e-mail us info@gandrremovals.co.uk Thank you.

 

Some useful information for you should you visit the beautiful City of Shanghai.

Shanghai Weather & Climate

 

Tourist City

 

110.0527 million domestic tourists, earning 161.241 billion yuan

 

 

Historical Sites of Revolutionary Activities

 

 

Tourist Scenes

 

Since 1990, Shanghai has built a batch of landmark architectures that are known both at home and abroad. These buildings have become new tourist scenes in the city, reflecting its new appearances. They include the Bund — the symbol of Shanghai, the People`s Square which is known as a“city green lung,”the Orient Pearl Broadcasting and Television Tower, Jin Mao Tower, the Pedestrian Mall of Nanjing Road, Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Grand Theater and the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall.

 

 

Food and Shopping

 

 

 

 

 

piano shipping UK

G&R Specialist Piano Movers are happy to announce a brand new piano shipping service from the UK to China. Having established links for piano shipping in UK China and beyond, customs clearance, handling and distribution of pianos in  China, we can now offer a door to door piano shipping service for all our trade clients and now private Chinese buyers too. (We have established links for piano shipping, UK China and many other worldwide destinations including the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand with professional moving companies as long term partners of G&R) Our UK to China service is relatively new but we have been working to improve this service for 3 years now.
Initial hurdles such as negotiating with Chinese customs to agree the import valuations and establish a database of values for European pianos  have been overcome. We have agents at Shanghai port who work closely with our Customs Broker and handling agents to agree the pianos value. This avoids lengthy and costly delays in storage. Our agents liaise directly with the Chinese Customs and the valuation specialists on our clients behalf. We have established new delivery relationships with professional movers across China with main offices in Shanghai and Beijing for all trade and private piano shipping UK China.

We believe we are the first and only UK based specialist piano moving Company to provide this specialist piano transport & shipping service to China, opening the door to probably the worlds largest and fastest growing consumer market, the opportunities are immense. Please contact us if you would like more information on piano shipping, packing, transport or destination services across the world or if you would like any further information on piano shipping to other locations. Visit our contact page on our website www.gandrremovals.co.uk or please call us on +44 20 8994 9733 we are waiting for your call and would love to hear from you.

Music China

Music China 2016

Full list of exhibitors from the UK (source of information – Musikmesse)

United Kingdom ABRSM E3D34
United Kingdom Aerodrums W2C42
United Kingdom Alliance Brass Ltd W1B31
United Kingdom Boosey & Hawkes Music E3B11
United Kingdom British Drum Co Ltd W2D41
United Kingdom Burns London Guitars W5E62
United Kingdom The Clarke Tinwhistle Co W1A34
United Kingdom Denis Wick – London W1B31
United Kingdom Tokai Guitars Europe W4C24
United Kingdom Faber Music E3D40
United Kingdom Faith Guitar W3A15
United Kingdom Hiwatt Electronics Ltd W4C28
United Kingdom J&A Beare E3C58
United Kingdom John Packer Ltd W1E52
United Kingdom The Music Sales Group Ltd E3F32
United Kingdom Paxman Musical Instruments Ltd W1B35
United Kingdom Edition Peters E3D40
United Kingdom RSL Awards E3D32
United Kingdom The Sound Post Ltd E4B11
United Kingdom Tido (UK) Ltd E3D40
United Kingdom Trevor James W1B37
United Kingdom Trinity College London Press E3D48
United Kingdom Warwick Music Group W1A32

26 – 29 October 2016, Shanghai

G&R Removals – will be attending again this year with our Chinese and European partners and are extremely proud to announce that we are carrying out seafreight and airfreight shipments from the UK to the Music China show this year, for many UK Exhibitors.

Latest from Musikmesse –

Be spoilt for choice with an incredible range of music products at Music China, the largest fair of its kind in Asia! The fair ended on a high note in 2015, featuring 1,782 exhibitors and suppliers from 30 countries and regions, welcoming over 80,000 visitors from around the globe.

Celebrating its 15th edition, Music China 2016 will further be expanded to 10 exhibition halls (up to 113,000 sqm), bringing to you the latest market’s favorites in a more spacious and specialized setting. Apart from bringing in the up-and-coming products, diversified fringe programs will be held to cater for different needs. Renowned speakers will share their insights on a variety of topics and tips on growing your business. From master classes to industry forums, from traditional music appreciation to the never-ending music live shows, be sure to stop by one of the amazing events!

Plan now to experience the unexpected. We are looking forward to welcoming you at Music China!

MUSIC CHINA 2014 –

Up to date information from Music China – reasons to visit? Find out for youselves..

As Asia Pacific’s largest sourcing venue for the music industry, Music China offers an extensive range of musical instruments and accessories from traditional Chinese instruments to western orchestral and classical items to rock – everything from acoustic, electronic, western or Chinese.

The exhibition, held in Shanghai’s NEW EXPO Centre in Pu Dong – China’s most exciting and cosmopolitan city, attracts thousands of musician, retailers, dealers, distributors and agents from China and the rest of the world. Not only for pianos, for all Musical Instruments

As the primary sourcing show for the region, at Music China you can discover the latest products from the world’s biggest and best-known music companies as well as networking for new business opportunities.

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Why visit

◾Meet more than 1600 manufacturers and suppliers from all over the world.
◾Source over thousands innovative products under one roof.
◾Learn the smart tips from industry peers from stock control to new business era development.

Report from previous Music China shows-
Music China 2012
Just back from the fast-paced, buzzing Metropolis that is Shanghai, the host city of Music China. At the Shanghai New Exhibition Expo Centre in PuDong, participants from the Worlds Music Industry descended with excitement, anticipation and optimism.
Representing G&R – The Piano Movers, my interest mainly focused on the piano hall, E.1, with impressive displays from all European Piano Makers, Bechstein, Bluthner, Fazioli, Bosendorfer and Steinway evidently making great efforts to showcase their pianos in Shanghai. The Chinese piano manufacturers equal in their efforts to impress and evidently passionate about their business, with innovative designs and exciting ideas.
As the days passed, the halls were swarming with buyers and traders from all over Asia, the Piano Auctions Ltd stand was continuosly mobbed by buyers of antique European pianos for the Chinese and Asian market. It presented a great opportunity to meet existing customers who I hadn’t met before and attach their faces to the names, likewise potential new clients with requests for shipping pianos from the UK and Europe to China. Our only hurdle was clearing pianos through Chinese Customs, which was resolved in a meeting with the Chinese authorities on Friday who seemed to be co-operative and accomodating. This news was not only good for us, but for all Chinese piano buyers and suppliers alike. With our agents able to to clear customs in Shanghai and arrange full destination services, a new door has been opened for UK and European pianos into China.
I have to say the atmosphere at Music China was matched only by the excitement of the Shanghai nightlife. Great Show, great City and great opportunities
Well done Music China. See you next year.

Music China 2012, jointly organized by China Music Instruments Association (CMIA), INTEX Shanghai and Messe Frankfurt (HK), came to a successful close in Shanghai New International Expo Center, on 14th Oct. Since its first show in Shanghai in 2002, Music China has grown to be the greatest music festival in Asia-pacific region and has won much international compliments. Every year, it attracts tens of thousands of musical dealers, professional buyers, musicians and educators and is highly praised by leaders of China Light Industry Federation, Ministry of Culture, Department of Commerce, Shanghai Culture and Broadcasting Bureau, etc.

 

About Exhibitors

 

Though amid the gloom of global economic growth, enthusiasm to Music China 2012 of exhibitors home and abroad still maintained high. Show space amounted to 86,000 square meters, with 1,606 exhibitors coming from 30 countries and regions, 13% more than last year. Both of them have surpassed our expectation. Especially, the number of exhibitor delegations grew to 11, renewing the record. Amongst the exhibitors are many famous brands in the music business today, including Pearl River, Hsinghai Piano, KHS, Parsons, Yamaha, Steinway, Roland, AXL, Kawai, etc. Music China is now widely recognized as one of the largest gatherings in the international MI industry.

 

Traditional Chinese instrument has long been a distinction of Music China. In order to upgrade the overall image, we paid great efforts on the area’s design and decoration by first organizing all traditional Chinese instrument exhibitors in a same pavilion, standardizing the decoration and zoning in different colors. Thanks to the great effects, it appeals a folk music fervor in 2012. The popularity of the pavilion also showed the prosperity of traditional Chinese music.

 

About Visitors

 

Altogether 60,172 visitors home and abroad have been attracted to Music China 2012, an increase of 15.3% than last year. Influenced by the economic slowdown and political instability of western countries, number of the foreign visitors has edged down to 3,245. Yet the domestic music market was quite active, national visitors, especially professional visitors, including musical dealers, art groups, music colleges, cultural institutions, increasing grandly, thanks to China’s Culture Development Policy and organizer’s effective promotion. The show time coverage of weekends also boosted the great popularity of the show.

 

In order to further advance the healthy and prosperous development of MI industry, we continuously strengthened the promotion to domestic professional visitors by setting detailed visitor database, analyzing and promoting specifically. More qualified programs, such as meetings and seminars, have also attracted numbers of professional buyers. Music China 2013 should not be missed by any pro-active Music professional.