Bluthner Pianos London

Since 1853, Blüthner pianos have been exclusively manufactured in Leipzig, Germany. To this day, the Blüthner family of craftsman and entrepreneurs continues to head the Blüthner firm and personally oversees the production of each piano bearing their name. They carry on the legacy of the founder, Julius Blüthner, to build the best pianos in the world. The highest standards of precision and craftsmanship have been achieved here for over 150 years. Today, this standard is certified on every individual soundboard by the signatures of the Blüthner family owners.

Bluthner Pianos London, also known as the Bluthner Piano Centre London, recently relocated their showrooms and offices within London’s West End, from their previous showroom at Davies Street near Berkeley Square to 10 Portman Square, where the front entrance has an impressive location on Baker Street. This is a 5 minute walk from Selfridges on Oxford Street.
The showrooms are brand new with a modern, architectural feel. There are 2 levels of showrooms and additional practice and recording rooms in the basement with air-conditioning throughout. All designed and managed by Peter Corney CEO of Bluthner Pianos London. The showroom looks like a million dollars, although I believe there was a little more spent on the project.

G&R Removals are Bluthner Pianos London sole carriers for UK and Ireland and we were delighted to be contracted with the removal of all pianos and accessories; office furniture, files and sundries. There were over 40 pianos to remove ranging from Bluthner Upright Pianos through to Bluthner Concert Grand Pianos and the impressive, if slightly eccentric, PH Piano range – What you see is what you hear. The sound is Blüthner quality, brilliant and crystal clear like the concept of the design itself. The PH Grand Piano was designed in 1931 by Poul Henningsen. It still belongs to the future. It brings style and beauty to any surrounding and interior project. Be inspired by German quality and a Scandinavian design icon

We initially were asked to carry out a direct move to the new headquarters over 2 days, however delays in the completion of the new building at fairly late notice changed plans for us, and for Bluthner Pianos.

All pianos had to be removed to our warehouse for temporary storage, we created a temporary showroom and tuning room within our warehouse and set-up a temporary office facility within our offices for team at Bluthner Pianos London. It was all fairly last minute, but it worked well and we enjoyed the company.

The impressive new showrooms are now open for business and already have attracted a good deal of local new business and passing customers, perhaps en-route to Selfridges in Oxford Street? The phone number and web contact remains the same.
Since 1853, Blüthner pianos have been exclusively manufactured in Leipzig, Germany. To this day, the Blüthner family of craftsman and entrepreneurs continues to head the Blüthner firm and personally oversees the production of each piano bearing their name. They carry on the legacy of the founder, Julius Blüthner, to build the best pianos in the world. The highest standards of precision and craftsmanship have been achieved here for over 160 years.

Supréme Edition – Queen Victoria

During the Victorian Age of the 19th century, Blüthner was purveyor to the Royal Court of Queen Victoria. The English Society in this time adored the style of the Neo – Renaissance, which expressed the wealth and the feeling of belonging to the most important nation in the world in a most convincing way. Queen Victoria and her princely husband Albert defined that period which was later named after them.

This instrument is designed in the style of this time, executed in precious rosewood, enhanced with hand carved ornaments and applications, with powerfully styled legs and a finely etched music desk, and perfectly conveys the philosophy of that period. The styling of this instrument rightfully bears the name Queen Victoria.

The Supréme Edition – Queen Victoria is available in the Model 1, Model 2 and Model 4 grand piano lengths by special order.

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Musikmesse Frankfurt

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.

G&R Removals and partners in Europe look forward to seeing you there.

With winter behind us and we look towards the Springtime and the International musikmesse Frankfurt. Apparently more than 1,500 exhibitors and 75,000 trade visitors from 50 countries come to Frankfurt am Main each year for Musikmesse Frankfurt, the largest trade fair for musical instruments and music accessories. This includes an array of musical instruments (flutes, guitars, pianos, violins, etc.), sheet music and accessories, as well as services and concepts for making music. This year’s event will take place from 10-13 of April and include the latest products and innovations the sector has to offer.settled in to the new year. Our friends and colleagues from China meet with friends and colleagues from Europe at the Musikmesse each year to promote sell and engage in new business. The sprawling mass of the Messe in Frankfurt can appear daunting as it does exciting and intriguing, it can take two or more days to get around the Messe and familiarize yourself with all the halls and stands, get used the noise and the mayhem the lights, the laser shows and live Music Halls. Musikmesse Frankfurt reflected a cautious but optimistic outlook from the European piano manufacturers and growing confidence amongst the piano buyers from Europe and beyond, despite the lack of presence from the European piano manufacturers this year the musikmesse Frankfurt has no lack of interest from piano buyers and should be well attended, let’s hope the mood is as buoyant and positive as last year. Sometimes meeting with business colleagues in the same industry, listening to optimistic suppliers and peers can lift the spirits and improve one’s outlook on the forthcoming year, Musikmesse Frankfurt should not be missed, I look forward to meeting everyone there.

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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

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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.

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Steinway Model D piano delivery

Interesting delivery of a 9’0″ Steinway model D piano deliveryin Cornwall.

G&R Removals delivers thousands of pianos every year, but when musician and piano enthusiast Harvey Bowden purchased a Steinway Model D piano – a full sized Concert Grand – requiring 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.
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 Model D piano 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 fi tted 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.”

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Yamaha Pianos

G&R Removals Ltd. The Piano Transport specialists of London, are excited to announce a new service for Yamaha Piano dealers across the UK and Ireland. In May 2014 it was announced by Yamaha Music that the UK and Ireland piano distribution of Acoustic and Hybrid Yamaha Pianos will be carried out by G&R Removals Ltd of West London. It really is an exciting opportunity for our Company and for the UK and Irish Piano Industry as a whole. We intend to offer an unprecedented service for dealers of Yamaha Pianos with a scheduled timetable of distribution. Yamaha Pianos awarded G&R Removals Ltd with the Nationwide contract (save for a few London shops) based on our experience, reputation and capabilities, together with our fair price structure, timetable of collection and distribution and our knowledge of the Yamaha range of pianos extending from their Clavinova pianos, Hybrid Pianos like the Yamaha NU1 or Yamaha N2 (pictured below), through the popular range of Upright Yamaha Pianos like the Yamaha U1 and U3 Pianos right to the impressive and well regarded CF series, Yamaha Concert Grand piano (also pictured below)

Yamaha Pianos were founded in Japan in 1887 by Toraksu Yamaha when he constructed his first reed organ, then in 1897 the Nippon Gakki Co was formed, now known as the Yamaha Corporation, the first Yamaha Pianos went into production in 1900. In 2008 Yamaha Pianos acquired the highly regarded and historical Piano factor,y the Bösendorfer Klavierfabrik GmbH in Vienna and continue to produce Bosendorfer Pianos with the investment and support of Yamaha Pianos.

concert grandYamaha N2

latest news from Piano Auctions for the Christmas 2015 piano auction a number of quality Yamaha Pianos available
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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 we 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 our 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

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Piano Transport

UK Piano Transport and Distribution is set to receive a huge boost this summer, thanks to a G&R Removals Ltd constructed timetable of Piano Transport and Distribution service for the whole of the UK and Ireland for all trade accounts and private clients. Following a succession of meetings with major European Piano Transport and Distribution Companies last year, G&R Removals Ltd established the European Piano Movers Association (EPiMA) for the benefit of all our clients who require a European Piano Transport Service, attracting the interest of major European and International Piano Manufacturers; Concert Pianists, Artists and overseas piano buyers looking towards Europe for piano supply. A weekly Piano Transport schedule for every postcode in the country will soon be available, an improved web based communication facility is planned, with the intention of allowing Account Customer Interaction and Piano Transport orders to be completed directly on-line. This will reduce waiting and processing time; increase efficiency and end-user satisfaction, offering an unprecedented Piano Transport service across the UK, Ireland and Europe with our partners in Europe and overseas. A weekly European Piano Transport service has already been established by G&R and EPiMA members in Europe, with departures to Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Italy, France and Ireland. The trucks leave our London warehouse mid week for delivery the following week to most areas, a truly unrivalled and unprecedented Piano Transport service, please contact lance@gandrremovals.co.uk for further information and Piano Transport rates for UK and Europe. Contact Jamie@gandrremovals.co.uk for all non-EU Piano Transport, shipping and freight services. Tameside-20130321-00148

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Piano Removals London

G&R Piano Removals London – The specialist Piano Removals Company in London are a family run business established in 1968 with an unrivaled wealth of experience in all aspects of piano removals and storage. We have gained respect from some of the World’s highly regarded pianists; piano manufacturers and suppliers of the World’s finest pianos

In our opinion this is due to our basic ethos of combining fully trained staff, a modern fleet of vehicles and commitment to a fair price structure and customer service. This has proven to be a successful combination as we have been awarded with the Quality Assured Service Standard BS EN12522 since year 2000, something our competitors can only dream of.

We are proud to be the only Specialist Piano Removals Co. which are members of the British Association of Removers (since 1968), FEDEMAC European Movers, the Music Industries Association and the Road Haulage Association.

Our drivers have successfully completed periodic training in many aspects of their work, they have achieved a Low Risk certification by Insurers with emphasis on driver awareness and hazard perception skills. Coupled with our live satellite-tracked trucks for pinpoint accuracy 24/7 and unique customer identification software system makes G&R the pianists first choice specialist piano removal Company in London, the UK, Europe and beyond.

We look forward to looking after you, your piano and possessions! Call us to discuss your piano move or shipment; piano storage and handling; antique furniture or personal effects, we would love to hear from you.  We even operate a full orchestra touring and trucking service for some of the worlds most highly regarded orchestras and musicians, we are currently on a European tour with the Basel Symphony Orchestra (April 2014). We’re not just specialist piano movers, but we are very proud to be. Piano Removals London, UK, Europe and Worldwide shipping info@gandrremovals.co.uk

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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

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Piano move London Cheshire Lancashire Yorkshire Derbyshire

G&R Removals Ltd London – The Piano Movers have offered a service every week for your piano move London Cheshire Lancashire Yorkshire Derbyshire GUARANTEED for the last 30 years. Unlike most on-line ‘piano-mover’ imitators, we guarantee a weekly service to most parts of the UK including Ireland and Scotland. Our service covers all towns and cities in the counties of Northwest England London to Manchester, Liverpool, Bolton, Chester, Leeds, Derby, Sheffield, Burton on Trent to name but a few. Our regular clients have formed a great relationship with us for all of their piano move London Cheshire Lancashire Yorkshire Derbyshire and beyond, it is our commitment to customers that have gained us the reputation of reliability, confidence and fairness.
Apart from the abovementioned service for all piano move London Cheshire Lancashire Yorkshire Derbyshire, we regularly cover the whole country, Ireland, Europe and beyond.
Our recently established alliance with our European Piano Mover partners Griffioen Transport in the Netherlands and P+M Logistics in Germany now extend our guaranteed service across Europe, including France, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg (Benelux) Germany, Switzerland and Austria. With partners in Italy, Croatia, Hungary and Czech republic we now offer an unprecedented service to all our valued customers. We are striving towards establishing competent and professional partners across the rest of Europe and beyond. Exciting times in the Piano Moving Industry are ahead of us.
Back home our service is committed to our valued UK Customers, both trade and private individuals. The partnerships we establish are for the benefit of our UK Customers too, a piano move from London or Manchester to Bruges, Berlin, Budapest, Rotterdam, Rome or Regensburg is now as accessible as a piano move London Cheshire Lancashire Yorkshire Derbyshire.
Piano moving to or From London or other UK towns and cities – please contact us for a fair and competitive quote and an unparalleled service
info@gandrremovals.co.uk
TEL +44 20 8994 9733
Thank you for your interest we would love to hear from you.

Restricted access to an address in the north of England was no problem for our resourceful and skilled driver George

Restricted access to an address in the north of England was no problem for our resourceful and skilled driver George

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