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Violin Sale. Won't Last.
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Oliver
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(Violins do NOT include a bow.)

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I'll take two!

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what has happened to the value of our dollar?!!

If this is the "real value" of our currency then I suspect a brand new house would cost around $2500-5000 and a new car in the range of $400-800 depending on options.

Gotta love those old catalogs.exactly

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I'll take a Stainer and a Strad, please. coffee1

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I said it wouldn't last and those two are sold.  Sorry.  beg

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Oh wow!!!  Early 1900's??  

I actually found the Sear's Catalog page that featured my 2 rescue violins!  I would love to buy like 20 violins!! LOL

 

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Fiddlerman
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June 12, 2012 - 12:12 pm
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FiddlerShop can unfortunately not compete. smile

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Considering how the average worker was making back then, I wonder if nowadays violins cost more or less then before?

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Close as I could come from quick search. 

The subject catalog is from about 1834.

http://oldrecipebook.com/1800s.....cost.shtml

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I've heard that the cost of the violins in the pic I posted was nearly equivalent to 3 weeks worth of pay of the average worker.  I wonder how the modern violins stack up against our average pay........ 

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Please Sir can I have a #93.beg

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Congratulations EjKiszenia! You are now a Honorary Advisor.cheerleadercheerleader

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sears had their hands in everything back in the day.

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suresh said
Congratulations EjKiszenia! You are now a Honorary Advisor.cheerleadercheerleader

Oh wow!!!  I didn't even notice!!!  Thank you so much!!  My, how time flies around here! dancing

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Congrats Eric!!!! birthday_balloonbirthday_balloonYou understand that it is a "gum beat" meter.roflrofl

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That will be a sad day, Oliver. cry Hope you change your mind.

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I hope you are just kidding Oliver. Seriously!!!cheerleadercheerleadercheerleadercheerleaderdancingbananabananabananabananabanana

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He's kidding. We won't let him stop. 🙂

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You can't go anywhere!  I am still reading all your post...interesting, funny...these could be a Fiddlerman Press set of books, lol.

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