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  • 1.  certified piano appraisal

    Posted 02-24-2018 16:37
    ​I am hoping to locate someone who is comfortable doing an IRS-proof appraisal of a Steinway M located in the greater Philadelphia area.

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    Judith Palmer
    Bala Cynwyd PA
    610-667-9567
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  • 2.  RE: certified piano appraisal

    Posted 02-24-2018 17:18
    Leopold Holder, RPT, New York City, has an add in the Classified section of the Journal. He's done several appraisals for me. He works with you to do the appraisal.

    646-637-2266   Leoholder3@Yahoo.com

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    Willem "Wim" Blees, RPT
    Mililani, HI 96789
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  • 3.  RE: certified piano appraisal

    Posted 02-25-2018 11:01

    Leopold Holder, RPT, New York City, has an add in the Classified section of the Journal. He's done several appraisals for me. He works with you to do the appraisal.
    Willem Blees,  02-24-2018 17:17
    How does this work Wim? I assume you send him some pictures, inspect it yourself describing it to him, etc...
    What's the fee?

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    "That Tuning Guy"
    Scott Kerns
    www.thattuningguy.com
    Tunic OnlyPure, TuneLab & Easy Piano Tuner user
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  • 4.  RE: certified piano appraisal

    Posted 02-25-2018 14:36
    Scott

    Yes, Leo will work with you. He sends yo a list of things he needs, including pictures of the piano, action, etc, and your assessment of the piano. He then takes that information and does a complete analysis of the piano, compare the values of comparable pianos, and comes up with a figure.

    The last time I worked with him he charged me a fee. (Can't give that to you here, but he'll tell you).  What you charge your customer is up to you. I usually charge the customer for my inspection, on top of Leo's fee.

    Leo is very good to work with. I was just recently asked to appraise an antique piano that was donated to the university. The customer was told the piano was worth in excess of $20,000. But after reviewing my pictures and assessment, Leo speculated the value was less than $5000. Since this was less than the "threshold" for IRS deduction, he didn't have to the research, and thus didn't charge me.




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    Willem "Wim" Blees, RPT
    Mililani, HI 96789
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  • 5.  RE: certified piano appraisal

    Posted 02-25-2018 17:34
    Thanks for the good info Wim!

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    "That Tuning Guy"
    Scott Kerns
    www.thattuningguy.com
    Tunic OnlyPure, TuneLab & Easy Piano Tuner user
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  • 6.  RE: certified piano appraisal

    Posted 02-26-2018 06:07
    That's good to know. I'm now collecting a list of certified musical inspectors who I can count on for this valuable work.

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    Tom Servinsky
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  • 7.  RE: certified piano appraisal

    Posted 02-26-2018 07:29
    Anne Acker <a.acker@comcast.net> is a specialist in historic instruments.

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    Ed Sutton
    ed440@me.com
    (980) 254-7413
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  • 8.  RE: certified piano appraisal

    Posted 02-25-2018 02:27
    Russell Berkley in San Diego is a Certified Piano Appraiser. (858) 488-5810. You can take his appraisals before any court or IRS. Many years rebuilding and marketing Steinways and other pianos. I'm not sure if he needs to inspect it personally. Give him a call, you'll get a lot of good advice.
    Good luck.
    Paul McCloud



    Judith Palmer
    I am hoping to locate someone who is comfortable doing an IRS-proof appraisal of a Steinway M located in the greater Philadelphia area.

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    Judith Palmer
    Bala Cynwyd PA
    610-667-9567