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London Piano Auction 6th April 2017 – Conway Hall Red Lion Square Holborn

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.

They will be printing a separate catalogue for these instruments so please contact us if you would like one. www.pianoauctions.com

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

Music China Show 2016

Fantastically rewarding visit to the ever-increasing Music China show, particularly for the range of acoustic and digital pianos, not seen on this scale anywhere else. From Antique European brands lovingly restored and on display by passionate piano dealers to Hi-tech keyboards from the likes of Yamaha Kawai and Pearl River.

G&R are happy to announce a Piano Transport Service locally in Shanghai with our partners Yin Qin Co Ltd , a Shanghai based Piano Transport service provider, local Piano Removals in Shanghai for private, trade and corporate clients alike.

More Piano news to follow on the Shanghai front.

Musikmesse Frankfurt 2016 –

‘New in 2016 Business meets Business in Hall 11.1, which gives trade visitors the opportunity to hold discussions and make appointments with manufacturers, retailers and distributors in an exclusive and peaceful setting’

G&R Removals and European partners and colleagues look forward to meeting you there.

At the same time is the Worlds largest Piano Auctions in London, welcoming visitors from all over the world too. Can we attend both major events, lets wait and see…..

Latest piano news from piano auctions —

The results of sale below are for the extraordinary sale at The Edinburgh Piano Company on 14th February 2016

Approved and recommended Piano Carriers G&R Removals of London

Last Sale Details for 14th February 2016

Piano News

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

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 their 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 piano auctions website )
Estimate £1,000 – 1,500

STEINWAYS IN OUR EARLY SUMMER SALE

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

The grands ranging from 9ft concert – Steinway 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

G&R Love the following piano news

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The Upright piano from the movie Casablanca sold at Bonhams in New York after a ‘frenzied’ bidding battle apparently, for $3.4M – It is one of the most famous pianos in the world, the piano Ingrid Bergman was close to when she delivered one of Hollywood’s unforgettable lines: “Play it, Sam. Play ‘As Time Goes By.’ Humphrey Bogart was leaning over the piano listening while Dooley Wilson, as ‘Sam’, plays the piano. A piece of musical history and the highest value piano ever sold, incredible.

From Piano Auctions on offer in the London Piano Auctions on June 12th .

STEINWAY CONCERT GRAND WITH A HISTORY

When clients look at our pianos on viewing days one of the frequently asked questions is, “Can you tell me the history of this piano?”

For this walnut cased Steinway D, dating from 1875, the answer is, “Yes, we certainly can!” A plaque set into the piano commemorates some members of the Larkworthy family and gives three sets of dates; 1877 to 81, 1874 to 77, and 1887 to 91. The dates can be traced to Marlborough School, representing the time spent there by the three Larkworthy brothers. From there the present owners were able trace Mr Peter Larkworthy, whose maternal great-grandfather, Mr Alfred Bell bought the piano new from Steinway . Mr Bell’s passion was music and he bought the piano to grace his music room in his mansion, Bayford House, in Hampstead London.

A book by Mr Larkworthy speaks of the soirees held by Mr Bell at Bayford House where many luminaries of the day are said to have taken part, including; Sir Arthur Sullivan, Abbé Liszt, Sir Gilbert Scott and many others.

Sometime in the early-twentieth century the piano moved within the Larkworthy family to Kensington before being donated, in the late 1930s, to Marlborough school. In 1998 it was renovated and sold to its present owner, since when it has graced a notable Somerset house.

12 June 2014 sale: Estimate £22,000 – 28,000

 

 

Piano news from around the world.

Piano news in Syria Musicians are playing in Yarmouk camp, a Damascus neighbourhood home to the city’s Palestinian refugees. Yarmouk is one of the worst sites of the starvation facing Syrians in areas besieged by the government. But amid the devastation, musicians with a battered piano are making music for their neighbours.

As the video pans across the destruction of the neighbourhood, the chorus of the song is, “Oh displaced people, return. The journey has gone for too long. Yarmouk, we are part of you and that will never change.”

The Syrian government has been accused by activists and aid organisations of using starvation as a weapon in places like Yarmouk as part of its ongoing siege of neighbourhoods with a presence of rebel forces. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights estimates at least 86 people died from lack of food and medicine in Yarmouk. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency, which oversees aid to Palestinians across the Middle East, was able to enter the camp recently to deliver at least 3,000 food rations to tens of thousands of residents.

Piano News from Czech Republik

Piano-playing policeman praised in Czech Republic

A Czech police officer who was filmed playing a piano while on duty has been praised by the Czech chief of police for boosting the force’s image.

A mobile phone video of the performance has been watched nearly 800,000 times on YouTube, it lasts only 30 seconds or so.

The policeman had taken a break to sit down at one of the pianos placed around central Prague for public use.

Still wearing his Hi-Viz vest, he rattled off a few bars of a South Korean composition.

Police chief Martin Cervicek said the clip of the officer playing River Flows In You, by the South Korean composer Yiruma, had done more to improve the image of the force than anything he himself would ever achieve.

The young traffic policeman only joined the force six weeks ago but it is fair to say he is now the most famous officer in the Czech Republic, the BBC’s Rob Cameron reports from Prague.

Mr Cervicek said he had spoken to the officer, whose name has not been released, and wished him the same success in his police career.

A superior had spoken to the new recruit about what he could and could not do on duty, he added, but the piano-playing policeman was not formally disciplined.

Musikmesse Frankfurt

Some Free Informatioon regarding Musikmesse Frankfurt International Trade Fair for Musical Instruments, Sheet Music, Music Production and Music Business Connections Frankfurt am Main,

Musikmesse in Frankfurt is the international trade fair for musical instruments, sheet music, music production and marketing.

◾Thursday 7 April to Sunday 10 April 2016, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
◾open daily for Trade and Private visitors
◾More than 30.000 instruments shown in seven exhibition halls
◾Outdoor area with festival atmosphere: Stages, Foodtrucks and more
◾Prolight + Sound: Tuesday, 5 April to Friday 8 April, new on the eastern section of Messe Frankfurt

New in 2016: Business meets Business in Hall 11.1, which gives trade visitors the opportunity to hold discussions and make appointments with manufacturers, retailers and distributors in an exclusive and peaceful setting.

For more information than what we can provide in this log for the Musikmesse Frankfurt www.messefrankfurt.com www.musikmesse.com
The most important facts and figures at a glance
Name: Musikmesse, International Trade Fair for Musical Instruments, Sheet Music, Music Production and Music Business Connections
Venue: Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre
Forum 0 ‘ensemble’ Full-range companies Forum 1 ‘forte’ Pianos, grand pianos, historical keyboard instruments, accessories Hall 3.0 ‘beat’ Drums / percussion, accessories ‘pickup’ Electric guitars, electric basses, amplifiers, accessories ‘ensemble’ Full-range companies Hall 3.1 ‘nota’ Sheet music, specialist literature ‘beat’ Drums / percussion, accessories ‘bow’ String instruments, accessories ‘tab’ Acoustic and electro-acoustic guitars, harmonica instruments Hall 4.0 ‘pickup’ Electric guitars, electric basses, amplifiers, accessories Hall 4.1 ‘wind’ Brass and woodwind instruments, accessories Hall 5.0 ‘midi’ Keyboards, digital pianos, synthesisers, church organs, accessories ‘ensemble’ Full-range companies ‘forte’ Pianos, grand pianos, historical keyboard instruments, accessories Hall 5.1 ‘remix’ Recording, audio / videos, software and DJ equipment

Musikmesse Frankfurt am Main, 12 to 15 March 2014
Hall 5.1_B ‘musikbiz’ Sound storage, media publishing labels, music publishers, studios (audio and video), press shops, concert organizers, festivals and virtual marketing platforms, institutes, academies and universities focusing on music. Shows & events: Agora Stage, Festival Marquee, outdoor area in front of Hall 3 PRG/LEA Stage, Festhalle Acoustic Stage, Hall 3.Via, Room ‘Facette’ Musikbiz Lounge & Congress, Matchmaking, Workshops, Panels, Hall 5.1_B Music4kids, Hall 5.0 Artist of accordion stage Hall 3 Via Raum ‘Contrast’
Hours of opening: 12 to 15 March 2014: from 09.00 to 18.00 hrs
Admission prices: Trade visitors Day ticket, on arrival € 45 Day ticket, in advance € 29
Season ticket, on arrival € 69 Season ticket, in advance € 46
Online tickets for trade visitors Visitors can register and purchase their admission tickets simply and securely in advance via the Musikmesse internet site at www.musikmesse.com and pay by credit card. The visitor is sent an e-mail with a link to the admission ticket, which can then be printed out.

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Musikmesse Frankfurt am Main, 12 to 15 March 2014
Musikmesse admission tickets also entitle their holders to visit Prolight + Sound.
The price also includes travel to and from the fair using local public transport services (2nd class) in Frankfurt and the region operated by the RMV transport authority. This applies to tickets purchased in advance. Day tickets purchased on arrival only include the return journey from the Exhibition Centre.
Members of the public Friday afternoon (on arrival only) Friday Afternoon Ticket (14 March 2014, 14.00 hrs) Adults (on arrival) 10 Euro Children aged from 7-14 5 Euro
Saturday Day ticket (15 March 2014) Adults (online / advance sales) € 20 Adults (on arrival) € 30 Children aged from 7-14 years € 8 Reduced Pupils / students, etc. € 16 Families (up to two adults and three children aged from 1-14) € 35
Groups of min. 25 people On arrival € 16 each
Online tickets for members of the public: Members of the public visiting Musikmesse on the Saturday (15 March 2014) can also purchase their tickets online.
Official catalogue: The joint Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound catalogue costs € 20.
Entrances:

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Musikmesse Frankfurt am Main, 12 to 15 March 2014
City entrance Torhaus / S-Bahn entrance Portalhaus entrance
Shuttle service: From the ‘Rebstock’ car-park bus station, shuttle buses take visitors straight to the main entrance, Portalhaus, Hall 11 (every three minutes at peak times).
Room reservations and travel packages: More than 600 hotels in Frankfurt and the Rhine-Main region offer an attractive range of accommodation in all price categories for exhibitors, visitors and journalists. The Rhine-Main Hotel Guide provides an overview with addresses and details of the services available. The list of hotels can also be found in an interactive version on the internet at www.hotelguide-rheinmain.de
You can also book travel arrangements and hotels online via the Musikmesse website. Further details at: http://www.messefrankfurt.com/frankfurt/de/besucher/anreise_und_a ufenthalt/anreise.html Additionally, around 50 hotels and more than 1,000 guest houses and B&Bs offer rooms at particularly low rates. Reservations via: Tourismus + Congress GmbH Tel.: +49 69 2124 0512 Email: Info@tcf.frankfurt.de Internet: www.frankfurt-tourismus.de
By car to Rebstock multi-storey car park: The car park (5,400 spaces) can be reached directly from the A 648 motorway via special lanes. From the car-park bus station, shuttle buses take visitors and exhibitors straight to the exhibition halls (every three minutes at peak times)

European piano transport

European Piano Transport

Customer Information
London, January 2014

The market for pianos, grand pianos and similar instruments has contracted over the past years. The economic situation in some countries has aggravated this development especially in 2013. Sustainable growth impulses cannot be expected in the immediate future. The resulting decrease in volume poses a major challenge to logistic companies in the ‘piano sector’. The services offered at present cannot be sustained without fun-damental changes.

For said reasons the companies G&R Ltd. in London, Griffioen Transport B.V. in Bode-graven and P&M Logistics GmbH in Lichtenfels have decided to intensify and extend their existing partnership. The aim of this cooperation is to sustain present services for the ‘piano sector’ through the improvement of synergies and cost limitations whilst maintaining said services. In order to accomplish this, the three companies have agreed upon the following procedure from January 2014 onwards.

– G&R Ltd. takes over the collection and distribution of all instruments in entire Great Britain.
– Griffioen Transport B.V. takes over the collection and distribution of all instru-ments in the Netherlands, Belgium and Northern France.
– P&M Logistics GmbH takes over the collection and distribution in the rest of the European countries, especially Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and secures the line haul between the three partners.
The customer relations between you and the respective company being part of this partnership are not affected. Your present contact person remains the same.

The results of the partnership will be assessed closely by the three companies. The three partners have the intention to extend the European network with more partners in the medium run, assuming that this assessment will be a positive one. This network will provide the piano sector with logistical services based on uniform service and qual-ity standards. The aim is to offer business clients, meaning industry and commerce, as well as private clients a comprehensive service for the transportation and storage of instruments.

If you have any further queries on European Piano Transport or additional services provided by our network, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Lance D Green, Victoria Murphy

G&R Ltd.
100 Bollo Lane
London W4 5LX

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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Driver CPC

Teaming up with another removals company kept costs down for G&R Removals

Lance Green, Managing Director of piano moving specialist G&R Removals of Chiswick is very pro training, although he admits to being slightly put out that Driver CPC is compulsory. “We have 10 drivers and all of them are at least part way through their CPC training, we use BAR Training Services and I’m very happy with them,” said Lance. “I think the guys enjoy it, it’s a day out and all of them have said they’ve learned something as a result. We teamed up with another removals company and between us we had 15 drivers trained at one session for a fixed price, that way the cost per driver is quite reasonable.”
The Driver CPC rules affect everyone who drives vehicles over 3.5 t professionally. From September 2009 until 30th September 2014 all Drivers will be required to attend 35 hours of Periodic Training in order to gain their Driver CPC Qualification Card. After September 2014 those without a Driver CPC Qualification Card will be unable to drive LGV’s for their job.

Advice from the Driving Standards Agency

Professional lorry, bus and coach drivers are now legally required to hold the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) in order to drive for a living.

New drivers entering the profession must now pass the Driver CPC initial qualification. Once qualified they must complete 35 hours of periodic training every five years throughout their driving career to maintain their Driver CPC and continue to drive professionally.

Drivers who already hold a vocational licence (C, C1, C+E and C1+E) and have been driving since before 10 September, 2009 have ‘acquired rights’ meaning that they don’t have to complete the initial qualification. However, drivers with acquired rights are also required to complete 35 hours of periodic training every five years. For those with acquired rights the deadline for them to have completed their first block of 35 hours training is September 2014.

The right way to move pianos by G&R London

From The Mover Magazine
UK News

The independent voice of the global moving industry

LEAD STORY

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.

G&R Removals in the press – moving pianos

From THE MOVER magazine

The independent voice of the global moving industry

G&R Removals delivers hundreds (thousands) of pianos every year, but when musician and piano enthusiast Harvey Bowden purchased a Steinway Concert Grand piano from the London Piano Auctions and contacted G&R for the Concert Grand delivery to his home in Trelawne Cornwall, the company had to use all its experience and ingenuity to get it to its new home safely. Along with some useful lifting equipment.
Harvey’s house is on the top of a cliff overlooking the sea and access using the narrow steps from the beach was impossible.
After negotiating the narrow streets around Trelawne the G&R crew successfully reached a concrete slipway at the foot of the cliff and arranged for a boat crane and gantry to lift the precious piano over the sea wall onto a terrace, before finally maneuvering it down a passageway into the music room.
Clive Pinkham of Pinkham Pianos who sourced the Steinway for Harvey said, “The piano went into Trelawne very smoothly.
G&R Removals were great. We all waited for a gap in the rain showers and then got to it. They manhandled it across the sea wall and then fitted the lifting strops. The boat crane lifted her up onto the deck and then the temporary chain hoist on a gantry lifted her up over the wall and into the passageway. A quick push and she was in.”

LEAD STORY
Temperature control for perfect pianos

by Marianne Lee | Aug 28, 2012

G&R Removals’ custom built truck for moving pianos.

G&R Removals has just taken delivery of this Renault Midlum 1,200 cu ft, 12 tonne, with a seven-man crew cab, rear closure cantilever tail lift and temperature-controlled body, built by Essex Bodies Ltd.

Lance said: “We replaced an older crew cab vehicle that was only Euro 3 emissions standard and it was not cost-effective to retro fit a filter to it. We ordered this in January from Renault trucks and gave the chassis cab to Essex Bodies in April. They custom-build our trucks to a specific standard which must include a temperature control system for the carriage of pianos during winter months, particularly those destined for concerts and rehearsals. A rear-closure cantilever tail lift is now fitted as standard, Essex Bodies do pay great attention to detail and work alongside us with new ideas and suggestions. Air suspension for the reduced turbulence in transit is standard on all our trucks, and a crew-cab for when we have work needing four men or more.”

Dean Fisher is the appointed driver and foreman, he has worked for G&R for over 12 years. He’s obviously very pleased with his new vehicle and, at the time of going to press, was driving around France trying to avoid narrow lanes so he won’t scratch the paintwork on overhanging bushes and shrubs.

G&R has also recently placed an order for an 18 tonne DAF Space Cab for international and long distance work, due in December.

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Piano Auctions London

Latest News from Piano Auctions
Latest Sale Details for 16th April 2015

Lot No.

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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

STEINWAY CONCERT GRAND WITH A HISTORY

When clients look at our pianos on viewing days one of the frequently asked questions is, “Can you tell me the history of this piano?”

For this walnut cased Steinway D, dating from 1875, the answer is, “Yes, we certainly can!” A plaque set into the piano commemorates some members of the Larkworthy family and gives three sets of dates; 1877 to 81, 1874 to 77, and 1887 to 91. The dates can be traced to Marlborough School, representing the time spent there by the three Larkworthy brothers. From there the present owners were able trace Mr Peter Larkworthy, whose maternal great-grandfather, Mr Alfred Bell bought the piano new from Steinway . Mr Bell’s passion was music and he bought the piano to grace his music room in his mansion, Bayford House, in Hampstead London.

A book by Mr Larkworthy speaks of the soirees held by Mr Bell at Bayford House where many luminaries of the day are said to have taken part, including; Sir Arthur Sullivan, Abbé Liszt, Sir Gilbert Scott and many others.

Sometime in the early-twentieth century the piano moved within the Larkworthy family to Kensington before being donated, in the late 1930s, to Marlborough school. In 1998 it was renovated and sold to its present owner, since when it has graced a notable Somerset house.

12 June 2014 sale: Estimate £22,000 – 28,000

APRIL NEWS –
STEINWAY RECORD SALES!

In the last year Piano Auctions have sold 100 Steinways!!

Piano Auctions Ltd have had 31 uprights and 69 grand pianos of every age, size and model. So, if you want to buy a Steinway, or to sell one, Piano Auctions Ltd is the place to visit!

Here are some recent examples:

Steinway (c1897) An 8ft 11in Model D grand piano in an art case: £35,000

Steinway (c1976) A 7ft 5in Model C grand piano in a bright ebonised case: £22,500

Steinway (c2003) A 6ft 11in Model B grand piano in a bright mahogany case:£31,000

Steinway (c2009) A 6ft 2in Model A grand piano in a bright ebonised case: £26,000

Steinway (c1988) A 5ft 10in Model O grand piano in a bright ebonised case:£22,500

Piano Auctions December 2013 results

Price Realised

1 Bechstein (c1894) A 6ft Model A grand piano in an ebonised case on turned octagonal legs together with an upholstered stool. £1,000 – 1,500 £1,400
2 Steinway (c1895) A 6ft 2in Model A grand piano in a burr walnut case on square tapered legs. £4,000 – 6,000 £5,000
3 Petrof A modern style upright piano in a bright mahogany case. £600 – 800 £420
4 Steinbach (c2000) A ‘baby’ grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs, together with a matching upholstered stool. £1,000 – 1,500 £1,600
5 Steinway (c1925) A Model K upright piano in a mahogany case. £2,000 – 3,000 £1,750
6 WITHDRAWN WITHDRAWN WITHDRAWN
7 Piano Stools Two adjustable leather-topped piano stools. £80 – 120 £40
8 Steinway (c1905) A 6ft 11in Model B grand piano in a rosewood case on square tapered legs; on an ‘A-frame’. £5,000 – 7,000 £7,800
9 Bechstein (c1909) No 91831 A Model 8 overstrung upright piano in a rosewood case. £700 – 900 £750
10 J J Hopkinson (c1902) A 6ft 3in grand piano in a good quality mahogany, satinwood inlaid and carved case raised on six square tapered legs united by a moulded stretcher; together with a stool. (See front cover and inside colour illustrations) £1,500 – 2,000 £3,600
11 Steinway (c1935) A Model V upright piano in a mahogany case. £3,000 – 4,000 £2,800
12 Kawai (c1972) A 5ft 9in grand piano in a bright mahogany case on square tapered legs, together with an upholstered stool. £2,000 – 3,000 £1,500
13 Danemann (c1969) A 5ft 1in grand piano in a walnut case on square tapered legs, together with a matching duet stool. £1,000 – 1,500 £1,550
14 Bechstein (c1924) A 6ft Model A grand piano in an ebonised case on square tapered legs. £1,200 – 1,800 £2,800
15 Steinway (c1923) A 5ft 10in Model O grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs. This piano has been fully rebuilt with a new Steinway action and totally restored. £16,000 – 20,000 £20,000
16 Bechstein (c1889) An overstrung upright piano in a rosewood inlaid case. £400 – 600 £550
17 Steinway (c1972) A Model Z upright piano in a bright mahogany case. £2,500 – 3,500 £3,000
18 Blüthner (c2005) A Model B upright piano in a bright ebonised case. £7,000 – 9,000 Unsold
19 Steinway (c1890) A Vertegrand upright piano in a burr walnut case together with a duet stool. £800 – 1,200 £880
20 George Garcka (1792) A square piano in a mahogany case with chequerboard stringing, on a tray-base. The fascia bearing the inscription, ‘Georgius Garcka Londini Fecit, Corner of Edward Street Wardour Street 1792’. This piano has been restored. (See inside colour illustration) £600 -800 £750
21 Kawai (c1989) A 131cm traditional style Model BS-3A upright piano in a bright ebonised case. £1,200 – 1,800 £1,500
22 Steinway (c1908) A 5ft 10in Model O grand piano in a rosewood case on square tapered legs, together with a matching adjustable stool. AMENDMENT Is in a satinwood case. £6,000 – 8,000 £8,800
23 Bechstein (c1920s) A 5ft 8in Model L grand piano in a mahogany case on square tapered legs. £1,200 – 1,800 £1,950
24 Steinway (c1979) A Model Z upright piano in a mahogany case. £3,000 – 4,000 £2,200
25 Music Cabinet An Edwardian mahogany music cabinet with hinged compartmented top on square legs united by an undertier. (See inside colour illustration). £200 – 300 £190
26 Bechstein (c2004) A Silent System Model 8 upright piano in an ebonised case; together with a matching Bechstein stool. £10,000 – 12,000 £10,000
27 * Schimmel (c1987) A 5ft 9in Model 174T grand piano in a satin mahogany case on square tapered legs. * VAT ON THIS LOT £5,000 – 7,000 £2,500
28 Zimmerman (c1977) A 4ft 6in grand piano in a mahogany case on square tapered legs. £800 – 1,200 £1,500
29 Broadwood A recent 5ft 2in Model K 52 ‘baby’ grand piano in a bright white case on square tapered legs together with a matching stool. AMENDMENT Has no stool £1,400 – 1,800 £1,400
30 De Blaise (c1960s) A double manual harpsichord in a walnut case with Delrin plectra, on slender turned legs. (See inside colour illustration) £600 – 800 £500
31 Kawai (c1996) A 132cm traditional style Model BS-3C upright piano in a bright ebonised case. £1,200 – 1,800 £1,200
32 Steinway (c1908) A Vertegrand upright piano in a rosewood case. £2,000 – 3,000 £2,300
33 Erard (c1910) An overstrung, under-damped upright piano in a mahogany case. £400 – 600 £100
34 Yamaha (c2003) A Model U1 upright piano in a bright ebonised case together with a stool. AMENDMENT Is circa 1990 & in a mahogany case. £1,800 – 2,200 Unsold
35 Steinway (c1968) A 6ft 11in Model B grand piano in a bright fiddleback mahogany case on square tapered legs. £20,000 – 25,000 £26,000
36 Bechstein (c1896) A grand piano in a rosewood case on turned octagonal legs. AMENDMENT Is circa 1895 and is 6ft 6in £1,000 – 1,500 £1,300
37 Piano Stool A beige-upholstered duet stool. £80 – 120 £100
38 Steinway (c1920) A 5ft 10in Model O grand piano in an ebonised case on square tapered legs. £5,000 – 6,000 £6,500
39 Bechstein A grand piano in a rosewood case on turned octagonal legs. This piano has been restored. AMENDMENT Is together with a stool. £2,000 – 3,000 £5,100
40 Steinway (c1880) A 7ft 2in ‘old style’ Model C grand piano in a rosewood case on turned legs. This piano has been fully re-built and restored; together with a book illustrating the full restoration of this piano. (See inside colour illustration) £15,000 – 20,000 £15,000
41 Kawai (c1997) A 125cm traditional style Model KU-30 upright piano in a bright ebonised case. £1,200 – 1,800 £1,200
42 Steinway (c1959) A Model Z upright piano in an ebonised case. £2,500 – 3,500 £3,500
43 Yamaha (c1970) A 4ft 6in Model G0 grand piano in a bright mahogany case on square tapered legs. £1,500 – 2,000 £2,200
44 Bechstein (c1899) A 6ft 7in grand piano in a rosewood case. This piano has been fully restored. £4,000 – 6,000 £5,900
45 Steinway (c1976) A 7ft 5in Model C grand piano in a satin ebonised case on square tapered legs. £15,000 – 20,000 £22,500
46 Kawai (c1979) A 5ft 1in Model KG1C grand piano in a bright mahogany case on square tapered legs, together with a mahogany piano bench. £3,000 – 4,000 £2,700
47 Yamaha (c2010) A 4ft 11in Model GB1 grand piano in a bright ebonised case together with a matching stool. £2,500 – 3,500 £3,800
48 Steinway (c1922) A grand piano in a mahogany case on square tapered legs, together with a stool. £6,000 – 8,000 £5,000
49 Yamaha (c2002) An upright piano Model M112 in a bright mahogany case, together with a matching upholstered stool. £1,000 – 1,500 £1,300
50 Strohmenger (c1930) A 4ft 1in grand piano in the Art Deco style with a dark figured-walnut and rosewood cross-banded case on slab sided supports. (See back cover and inside colour illustration) £5,000 – 7,000 Unsold
51 Ritter (c2009) A Model R-U1 upright piano in a bright ebonised case. £1,000 – 1,500 Unsold
52 Bechstein (c1908) A 6ft 8in Model B grand piano in a bright satinwood case on dual square tapered legs. This piano was fully restored in 1979. £7,000 – 9,000 £12,500
53 Steinway (c1894) A Vertegrand upright piano in a rosewood case. This piano has been reconditioned. £3,000 – 4,000 £3,000
54 Schimmel (c1985) A Model 112 upright piano in a bright ebonised case. £2,000 – 3,000 £2,900
55 Christopher Ganer (1781) A square piano in a banded mahogany case on a tray base. The fascia bearing the inscription, ‘Christopher Ganer Londini Fecit 1781’. (See inside colour illustration) £600 – 800 £2,100
56 Kawai (c1984) A City Life Model upright piano in a bright ebonised case together with an ebonised stool. £1,200 – 1,800 £700
57 Bechstein (c1925) A 6ft Model A grand piano in a bright rosewood case on turned octagonal legs. This piano was reconditioned in 1985. £2,000 – 4,000 £1,550
58 Steinway (c1897) A 6ft 11in Model B grand piano in a rosewood case on turned and fluted legs. This piano was reconditioned in the 1980s. £8,000 – 12,000 £14,500
59 Blüthner (c1936) A 4ft 11in grand piano in a mahogany case on square tapered legs, together with a stool. £3,000 – 5,000 £3,100
60 Steinway (c1897) A 5ft 10in Model O grand piano in a rosewood case on turned and fluted legs. (See inside colour illustration) £8,000 – 10,000 £9,500
61 Ritter (c2009) A Model R-U1 upright piano in a bright ebonised case. £1,000 – 1,500 £880
62 Steinway (c1909) A Vertegrand upright piano in a rosewood case. AMENDMENT Is circa 1908 £1,000 – 1,500 £1,100
63 Young Chang (c1996) A 5ft 2in Model 157 grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs. £1,500 – 2,000 £1,900
64 Blüthner (c1932) A 4ft 11in grand piano in a mahogany case on square tapered legs, together with a yellow-upholstered stool. £2,000 – 3,000 £2,200
65 Steinway (c1878) A 6ft 11in Model B grand piano in a rosewood case on square tapered legs, together with a duet stool. AMENDMENT Is a 7ft 4in Model C £5,000 – 7,000 £3,500
66 Broadwood (c1920) A 5ft grand piano in a fiddleback mahogany case on square tapered legs. This piano has been reconditioned. £600 – 800 £580
67 John Rawson Clavichord (c1978) An interesting small fretted clavichord in a walnut case, by John Rawson. £300 – 500 £880
68 Steinway (c1926) A Model K upright piano in an ebonised case. £1,500 – 2,000 £2,800
69 Steingraeber (c2007) A 5ft 6in Model 168 grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs. £16,000 – 20,000 £14,500
70 Traugott Berndt Piano (c1990s) An upright piano in a Victorian style carved walnut and ebonised case decorated with shell and foliate ornament, raised on cabriole front supports. (See inside colour illustration) £3,000 – 4,000 Unsold
71 Ritter (c2009) A Model R-U1 upright piano in a bright ebonised case. £1,000 – 1,500 £900
72 Schimmel (c1991) A 5ft 9in Model 174T grand piano in a bright walnut case on square tapered legs. (See inside colour illustration AMENDMENT Illustrated as lot 75 in printed catalogue) £5,000 – 7,000 £9,200
73 Steinway (c1910) A 5ft 10in Model O grand piano in a mahogany case on square tapered legs, together with a matching stool. This piano has been re-conditioned and re-polished by Steinway & Son. AMENDMENT Is in a rosewood case. £10,000 – 13,000 £8,500
74 Steinway (c1920s) A Model K upright piano in mahogany case. AMENDMENT Is circa 1923 and is together with an upholstered duet stool £1,500 – 2,000 £1,650
75 Steinway (c1975) A modern style Model 45 upright piano in a satin fruitwood case, together with a matching duet piano bench. £2,500 – 3,500 £1,500
76 Kawai (c1981) A 6ft 1in Model GS30 grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs. £2,500 – 3,500 £4,200
77 Elysian (c1991) A 131cm Academy Model upright piano in a bright ebonised case, together with an ebonised stool. £800 – 1,200 £850
78 Steinway (c1988) A 5ft 10in Model O grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs. £20,000 – 25,000 £28,000
79 Steinway (c1895) A Vertegrand upright piano in a rosewood case. £1,000 – 1,500 £1,000
80 Frederick Beck (c1790) A five-octave sympathetically restored early square piano in a mahogany case on a separate tray-base with four slender square tapering supports. (See inside colour illustration) £2,000 – 2,500 Unsold
81 Ritter (c2012) A Model R-U3 upright piano in a bright ebonised case. £1,200- 1,800 £800
82 Steinway (c1914) A 5ft 10in Model O grand piano in a rosewood case on square tapered legs. This piano was the property of the late composer and pianist William Blezard, and Musical Director for Marlene Dietrich and Joyce Grenfell; he also worked with many other notable and famous people. Full details accompany this lot. £4,000 – 6,000 £4,000
83 Schimmel (c1971) A 5ft 10in Model 178 grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs. £4,000 – 6,000 £4,000
84 Young Chang (c2000) A 5ft 2in Model 157 baby grand piano in a bright mahogany case on square tapered legs. £1,000 – 1,500 £1,400
85 Steinway, New York A 5ft 7in Model M grand piano in an ebonised case on square tapered legs together with a matching duet stool. £6,000 – 8,000 £3,800
86 Ibach An upright piano in a rosewood case. £200 – 400 Unsold
87 Yamaha (c1989) A 5ft 3in Model G1RE Disklavier grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs; with approximately 20 Disks and together with a duet stool. AMENDMENT Together with a music cabinet. £3,000 – 5,000 £3,000
88 Schimmel (c2000) A 5ft 7in Model 169T grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs. £7,000 – 9,000 £12,000
89 Steinway (c1920s) An upright piano in an ebonised case with lattice-work top panel. £1,500 – 2,000 £2,100
90 Steinway (c1937) A 5ft 1in art-cased Model S grand piano in a carved figured-walnut case, raised on pierced foliate decorated cabriole legs united by a moulded stretcher. (See inside colour illustration) £20,000 – 25,000 Unsold
91 Ritter (c2012) A Model R-U3 upright piano in a bright ebonised case. AMENDMENT Is a Model UP133 £1,200- 1,800 £800
92 Bechstein (c1912) A 6ft 8in Model B grand piano in a mahogany case on dual square tapered legs. £1,500 – 2,000 £4,000
93 Kawai (c1995) A Model X02 upright piano in a bright ebonised case together with a stool. £1,200 – 1,800 £1,100
94 Gaveau (c1916) An upright piano in a mahogany case with brass sconces. £800 – 1,200 £1,400
95 Steinway (c1889) A 6ft Style I grand piano in a rosewood case on turned and fluted legs. £5,000 – 7,000 Unsold
96 Elysian (c1995) A Model 109 upright piano in a bright cherrywood case. £600 – 800 £400
97 Yamaha (c1988) A grand piano in a bright mahogany case on square tapered legs together with a piano bench. £2,000 – 3,000 £2,700
98 Kemble (c2007) A Model K121 upright piano in a bright mahogany case together with a matching stool. £1,500 – 2,000 £1,800
99 Steinway (c1939) A Model V upright piano in a mahogany case. £3,000 – 5,000 £3,000
100 Steinway (c1937) A 5ft 1in Model S grand piano in an ebonised case on square tapered legs, together with a gold-upholstered stool. This piano was reconditioned in 1995. (See inside colour illustration) £12,000 – 18,000 £11,000
101 Broadwood (c1990) A rare barless upright piano in a bright ebonised case, together with an upholstered adjustable brown stool. £2,000 -3,000 Unsold
102 * Kawai (c2002) A 5ft Model GM10 grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs. AMENDMENT Is in a bright mahogany case. * VAT ON THIS LOT £3,000 – 4,000 £2,000
103 Yamaha (c1985) A Model U3 upright piano in a bright ebonised case together with an ebonised stool. £1,500 – 2,000 £1,800
104 Bechstein (c1912) A 6ft 7in Model B Sheraton style grand piano in a bright mahogany case on dual square tapered legs. This piano has been fully restored by Mickleburgh Pianos. £4,000 – 6,000 £6,000
105 Steinway (c1974) A 5ft 10in New York Model L grand piano in a satin ebonised case on square tapered legs. £9,000 – 11,000 £9,000
106 Zimmermann by Bechstein (c2004) A 120cm upright piano in a bright ebonised case. £4,000 – 6,000 £3,500
107 Yamaha (c1999) A 6ft 1in Model DC3 grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs. £6,000 – 8,000 £6,000
108 Challen (c1997) An upright piano. £1,000 – 1,500 £400
109 Kemble (c1998) A Silent Series upright piano in a traditional style bright ebonised case; together with headphones, a matching stool and metronome. £2,000 – 3,000 £2,000
110 Steinway (c1885) An 8ft 6in concert grand piano in a figured rosewood case on turned ‘elephant’ legs. This piano has been fully restored. (See inside colour illustration) £7,000 – 9,000 £8,500
111 Weinbach (c1992) An overstrung upright piano in a light oak case. £200 – 400 £250
112 Yamaha (c1981) A 9ft Model CF concert grand piano in an ebonised case on square tapered legs; together with a matching leather-top stool. £5,000 – 7,000 £12,500
113 Weinbach (c1990) A Model 124 traditional style upright piano in a bright walnut case together with an adjustable stool. £800 – 1,200 £800
114 Bechstein (c1901) A 6ft Model A grand piano in a rosewood case on square tapered legs, together with a duet stool. AMENDMENT Is 6ft 7in. £1,000 – 1,500 Unsold
115 Steinway (c2003) A 6ft 11in Model B grand piano in a bright mahogany case on square tapered legs. AMENDMENT Is together with an adjustable stool. (See inside colour illustration) £30,000 – 35,000 £31,000
116 Bechstein (c1893) An overstrung upright piano in an ebonised case. £400 – 600 £100
117 Yamaha (c1991) A 6ft 1in Model DC3 grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs. £5,500 – 7,500 Unsold
118 Steinway (c1908) A 6ft 11in Model B grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs. This piano has been re-built. £10,000 – 15,000 £7,500
119 Challen (c1997) An upright piano. £1,000 – 1,500 £400
120 Yamaha (c1981) A 5ft 7in Model G2 grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs. £3,000 – 5,000 £2,500
121 Monington & Weston (c1997) A 112cm traditional style upright piano in a bright ebonised case together with a stool. £800 – 1,000 £420
122 Yamaha (c1973) A 6ft 7in Model G5D grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs. £4,000 – 6,000 Unsold
123 Young Chang (c1990) An upright piano in a bright mahogany case together with a stool. £500 – 700 £300
124 Knight (c1972) An upright piano in a satin mahogany case. £600 – 800 £200
125 Daewoo (c1996) A Model 114 modern style upright piano in a bright ebonised case. £700 – 900 Unsold
126 Bechstein, London (c1930s) A 4ft 8in grand piano in a mahogany case on square tapered legs. £2,000 – 3,000 £1,500
127 Broadwood (c1925) An overstrung and under-damped upright piano in a mahogany case. £100 – 200 £100
128 Flutes A collection of six modern flutes in cases. AMENDMENT Is a collection of 4 modern flutes (not 6) £100 – 150 £160
129 Piano Stool A concert adjustable piano stool in a bright ebonised finish with buttoned leather top. £120 – 160 £170
130 Piano Stool A concert adjustable piano stool in a bright ebonised finish with buttoned leather top. £120 – 160 £140
131 Piano Stool A concert adjustable piano stool in a bright ebonised finish with buttoned leather top. £120 – 160 £140
132 Piano Stool A concert adjustable piano stool in a bright ebonised finish with buttoned leather top. £120 – 160 £140
133 Piano Stool A concert adjustable piano stool in a bright ebonised finish with buttoned leather top. £120 – 160 £150
134 Piano Stool A concert adjustable piano stool in a bright ebonised finish with buttoned leather top. £120 – 160 £140
135 Piano Stool A duet double adjustable piano stool in a bright ebonised finish. £180 – 220 Unsold
136 Piano Stool A duet double adjustable piano stool in a bright ebonised finish. £180 – 220 Unsold
137 Piano Stool A duet ‘concert’ piano stool in a bright ebonised finish, with storage under a buttoned leather top. £170 – 200 £170
138 Piano Stool A duet ‘concert’ piano stool in a bright ebonised finish, with storage under a buttoned leather top. £170 – 200 Unsold
139 Piano Stool A duet adjustable ‘concert’ piano stool in a bright ebonised finish with a buttoned leather top. £150 – 200 £250
140 Piano Stool A duet adjustable ‘concert’ piano stool in a bright ebonised finish with a buttoned leather top. £150 – 200 £210
141 Steinway (c1972) A 7ft 5in Model C grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs. £15,000 – 20,000 £17,500
142 PLEASE CHECK THIS SITE FOR ADDITIONAL LOTS, AMENDMENTS AND

With a new upright piano costing in excess of £20,000, and a grand more than £40,000, it seems remarkable that you can still buy one in our auction for £1,000 and £4,000 respectively – albeit it they may be 100 years or so older – they’re still Steinways.

In the September 2013 sale we had 27 Steinways and in December, breaking their own record, Piano Auctions have an amazing 39!! These range from uprights at around £1,000 to a recent Model B with a guide price of £30,000 – 35,000.

This is the reason why Piano Auctions Ltd has become the venue for buying and selling second-hand Steinways!

Lot 115 (pictured right) Steinway (c2003)
A 6ft 11in Model B grand piano in a bright mahogany case on square tapered legs. Estimated £30,000 – 35,000

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With a new upright piano costing in excess of £20,000, and a grand more than £40,000, it seems remarkable that you can still buy one in our auction for £1,000 and £4,000 respectively – albeit it they may be 100 years or so older – they’re still Steinways.

Coronation festival London 2013

Sam Dean Lenny and Ward

Sam Dean Lenny and Ward

Broadwood Grand piano Coronation festivalG&R Removals deliver the Broadwood concert Grand piano to Buckingham Palace for the Queen’s Coronation Festival London 2013.

John Broadwood & Sons Ltd asked G&R Removals of London to carry out the transport of their Concert grand piano.

G&R were delighted to have been asked and accepted the invitation. The Broadwood grand piano was delivered safely during the set-up for the Coronation Festival in Buckingham Palace gardens by our experienced team of movers. We wish Queen Elizabeth a happy and fun event and hope our small contribution the festivities were appreciated

About John Broadwood and Sons.

John Broadwood & Sons was established in the year 1728, and has held a Warrant for the supply, maintenance and tuning of all kinds of pianos to the Royal Households since the reign of George II. We believe that we are in fact the oldest of the Warrant Holders.

Originally, our piano manufacturing was carried out in a series of small workshops in Soho, London. Today, our offices and works premises are based at the delightful Finchcocks, an elegant Georgian mansion at Goudhurst, in the heart of the beautiful Kent countryside. Visitors to the area are always welcome to call in and see our craftsmen and women at work in the outbuildings to the rear of the House.

For most of our firm’s history, a connection has been maintained with the original Broadwood family; and the company’s extensive archives, from which we can provide detailed information of the provenance of most of our pianos, still survives. Today, the company is owned by the Laurence family, who have been associated with the Broadwoods since 1787, mainly in a technical capacity. The present directors are Dr Alistair Laurence, Guy Laurence and Per Anders Lohne (Norway). The company secretary is Sam Laurence.

Over the years, our firm has constructed pianos for some of the world’s most eminent pianists and composers, including Haydn, Beethoven, Clementi, Chopin, Liszt, Elgar and Holst.

The Piano Guys are Coming

Don't panic - It's G&R !!

Don’t panic – It’s G&R !!

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Keep Calm The Piano Guys are Coming – we love this.

Seriously though, before you select your Piano Transport Company or your piano guys, make sure they have the knowledge, experience, equipment and Insurance that we have. There are dozens of piano guys out there that say they can move a piano, but when the reality of a 400kg / £50k Grand piano on the first floor of a house – there are many that will turn tail and walk away – quite rightly too. There are other Companies which may tell you that the piano must be removed by crane at huge costs and inconvenience to you. G&R will only use a crane if there is absolutely no other option available. We have just established the largest professional Piano Transport Network in Europe consisting of 3 main partners or founder members. G&R Removals Ltd London, Griffioen Transport BV Netherlands and P&M Logistics in Germany with partners across Europe France to Finland, Croatia to Czech Rebublic, Ireland to Romania and beyond. There is no other Piano moving organization to come close to the service we can offer our customers, you the pianist. The Piano Guys have European wide piano moving service, now even more streamlined and more efficient than ever before. With German, Dutch and Italian Piano Guys in support and co-operation.