Sales through this website
Before they can be offered for sale on this website, all pianos with ivory keys must now be registered as required by the UK Ivory Sales Act; I will need the registration number to include in the description. This applies to all listings on my website, even instruments that are not in the UK and might not be sold to UK - as 'facilitator' of a possible transaction, I have to comply with the law. There seems to be no problem registering an instrument anywwhere in the world - residence in the UK is not a condition.
The exceptions to this are cases where we can be certain that the keys are not ivory, or instruments which are genuinely offered 'Free to Good Home' - the act applies to sales, not gifts.
Please note that instruments with ivory keys (even if recycled) made in 1975 or later cannot be registered. We must be able to prove that they were made before this.
To register your instrument, please follow the link below:
The fee is £20.
I make no charges to either buyer or seller, but if you would like to support Cats Protection, my chosen charity, please go to www.cats.org.uk/wellingborough to make a donation. Thank you.
Buyers and sellers please note that for the interest of other visitors to the site, pictures and details of the instruments will remain for a while after they have been sold. They will be marked as 'sold', and sellers' contact details and asking-prices will be removed.
There have been a few cases where instruments have just 'disappeared', and some where owners have disposed of them privately and forgotten to let me know. So please note that the advertisements will stay on this page for a year or so. If owners wish them to stay longer, would they please make a request in good time?