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.
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.
Please remember that I have not seen the instruments on this page, and any comments I may make are for guidance only, and are based entirely on information provided by the seller and my own interpretation of the pictures. Buyers should make their own enquiries, and should view the instruments whenever possible. Buyers are responsible for collection; please do not assume that the seller will be able to assist with handling.
Please note that I cannot take any part in any discussions between buyer and seller - the seller must provide an email address as contact.
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 six months or so. If owners wish them to stay longer, would they please make a request in good time?
The asking prices are entirely the decision of the seller, and do not necessarily reflect my personal opinion.
Very often, sellers ask me for advice about prices. I am not a professional valuer, but I am happy to suggest what similar pianos have achieved either at auction or by private sale in recent months.
If an owner seeks a professional valuation, Piano Auctions Limited offer this service, for which they make a charge of £60 +VAT