Appraisal of a Wurlitzer harp

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    unknown-user on #70351

    I have a gold leaf post, 43 string (F-F)Wurlitzer Starke Model #816,

    pedal, 66 inches tall harp I need to get an appraisal on.

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    Elizabeth Volpé Bligh on #70352

    I would think that, since Lyon-Healy has worked on it, they could give you a

    good appraisal on it.

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    Monique Mason on #70353

    Tammy, where are you (or more importantly, the harp) located?

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    Martha Johns on #70354

    Hi

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    barbara-brundage on #70355

    That’s the replacement cost: what it would cost to buy a new harp that’s roughly equivalent to what you have. Unfortunately, it’s not a resale appraisal–that is almost always much lower.

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    barbara-brundage on #70356

    Forgot to explain that the replacement cost is important for insurance. It helps determine what you can expect to get if something happens to it. Some insurance just pays the replacement cost if a harp is lost, but these days many policies use that as the base to figure out just what it’s really worth and deduct for the age of the instrument. I think Anderson does this, for one.

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    Saul Davis Zlatkovski on #70357

    This harp is smaller than a semi-grand so that cuts its value down. It would be worth something less than a style 17 of similar vintage.

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