Hello. I’m new to this forum and Harp Column, so I hope this post is within the posting guidelines. I am a non-musician and I have a Lyon and Healy Style 17 harp. It was my mothers and is in excellent condition. It is a 90th Anniversary model with an engraved plaque that states 90th Anniversary
I sold a harp just like this last year. I bought it new and it was excellent from the first, perhaps because it was a higher end model and that was an anniversary year for Lyon & Healy. I paid a qualified harp technician for an appraisal, which gave me a base price from which to decide what I would accept (always lower than appraised value) so I could place an ad. The best place to list a harp for sale is the Harp Column website classifieds. My harp found a very good home with two fine harpists to play it, which is what was most important to me.
Thanks everyone for your replies. My mom bought it new and it’s in excellent shape. I live in western Iowa. Any thoughts on how to find an appraiser? There isn’t a harp teacher in the area. I talked to someone at L & H about value and they referred me here.
We want to sell it as it is sitting unused in a spare bedroom instead of making music.
Thanks for all the good suggestions. I live in Sioux City, which is western Iowa. Cedar Rapids is about 5 hours east. I last had the harp serviced about 5 years ago by a Lyon and Healy tech. It has been virtually unplaced since then. I just want to make sure I can confidently state its condition. Externally it looks brand new. I have been so busy I haven’t given this project the time it needs.
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