Winter And Company Piano Serial Number

One of the primary ways you can begin to investigate the value of your piano is by locating the serial number. The serial number is considered your piano’s birth certificate, and it is the way the original manufacturer assigned it a unique.

However, locating it can be tricky. Hide my ip license key. We provide our customers with the following real-life diagrams to quickly help them find the serial number on their grand or upright piano.

1 5 Winter 2004 Edition of The Greater Loudonville Association newsletter featuring article on Boardman & Gray Pianos 1 5 Clipping with photograph of James A. Gray Square Piano No. 9012 1 5 Copy of newspaper clipping advertisement of Boardman & Gray Pianos 1 5 Photocopy of History of the County of Albany: Piano. Piano serial numbers usually have five to seven digits, but may have fewer or more, depending on the manufacturer and age of your piano. Serial numbers may also include a letter as well. Here are the TOP FIVE places to locate the serial number of your spinet, console, studio, or upright piano: Serial number locations are found: 1) On the piano.

Grand serial numbers like on the Steinway pictured above may be found in many different places. The various places on the diagram point to some possible locations.

Typically, a serial number has 5 to 7 digits, but in some cases, it may have fewer or more and may also include a letter. This is a view of the grand with the lid open and the music desk removed. It may be necessary to clean dust off the harp or soundboard before the serial number can be seen.

Upright or vertical piano serial numbers can usually be found by lifting the lid and looking inside on the gold harp or plate. It is usually not necessary to remove the upper front panel to find the serial number (as in this picture).

By locating the serial number, you can begin your research to know the value of the piano. The first thing the serial number tells you is the age of the piano. Paired with the who made the piano, the age is a key piece of information, and many piano experts can begin to assign a value quickly after assessing the condition and a few other criteria.

Sometimes, however, a serial number can be nearly impossible to find, even to professionals who know where to look and have identified thousands of serial numbers in their years of expertise. If you are running into this problem, feel free to give us a call, and we’ll be happy to work with you to locate your serial number.

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This Virtual Piano Appraisal is designed for those of you who would like to know the approximate value of your piano.

Quick Start:

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YOU WILL NEED TO GATHER THIS INFORMATION in order to properly describe the piano to a potential buyer or professional Piano Appraiser whether the Piano has value or not. I GUARANTEE that the time you spend will give you valuable insight as to what your piano value may be, and help you decide whether or not the piano has enough value to warrant paying for an appraisal.

You are basically identifying:
What it is. Name, Age, Serial Number, Model, Size and Type. Read on from this point if you are not sure. Once you have gathered this information, do a search for your piano to find out what it may be worth.

If you are selling your piano and have any of the following records, find them. If you are buying a piano, ask for them.

Winter And Company Piano Value

Service Records: Has the piano serviced on a regular basis? Tuning receipts are proof the piano has been well maintained. This will also give the buyer/seller a professional contact to verify the condition and therefore the value of the piano.

Original Purchase Price: If you know it, this will help determine its present value, giving you a starting point in the appraisal formula you will soon find at the end page of this information.


Restored Pianos: A receipt for the work performed is vital to determining the value. It tells us who did the work, what was done, how well it was done, and how long we can expect it to last, all vital factors in determining value.

The condition of the cosmetics will enhance the value of any piano, but the value has much more to do with the interior workings. What would you pay for a beautifully shined used car that needed a new engine and transmission?

If you have no records, and the piano has not been maintained, the condition will need to be verified in order to determine the piano’s value. But first, we need to know more about the piano itself.

Pianos that may still be valuable even in poor condition
Name Brand: You may own a world class name piano, such as Steinway. Even in the worst condition, most Steinway Grand pianos will sell for thousands of dollars, but how many thousands is going to be determined by the pianos condition. Other names of valuable pianos would include: Mason and Hamlin, Boosendorfer, Bechstein, Baldwin, Blunther, Sauter, to name only a few. A quick web search will reveal if your piano’s name alone carries value. If the piano has a name which carries such value, a Professional Appraisal would be well worth it.
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Ornate or Unusual Case Design: If your piano is very ornate with carvings and inlays, or a very unusual case design, this can make the piano more valuable no matter what the name of the piano is.

This example below is common Winter Spinet piano normally worth very little, but the ornate carvings and inlays on the case give it much more value than an ordinary case.

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