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Hi from FL
Living in Vero Beach and enjoying it.
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February 11, 2013 - 6:45 pm
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Looking for a violin made by my grandfather that was stolen from my house. Label reads "Ladislaus Baczynski fecit Leopoli 15/5, 25, Op.254". Any information leading to its recovery greatly appreciated.

February 11, 2013 - 7:47 pm
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Hi Thalassa:

I can't help you find your grandfather's violin, but thought I'd say welcome to the forum! Do you play the violin yourself?

Hope you're able to recover the purloined fiddle and bring the thieves to justice.


-- Diane

When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

Merritt Island, Fla
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February 11, 2013 - 7:52 pm
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Hey, welcome to the forum from about an hour north of you. I havent seen it up here but will keep a look out.

"Please play some wrong notes, so that we know that you are human" - said to Jascha Heifetz.

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February 11, 2013 - 7:57 pm
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keep watching craigs list and ebay. You never know when and if it'll turn up.


welcome to the family...

"If you practice with your hands you must practice all day. Practice with your mind and you can accomplish the same amount in minutes." Nathan Milstein

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February 11, 2013 - 10:27 pm
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Interesting post thalassa,

A while back there was a lady, don't remember from where, that had her instrument stolen as well. She made a post and posted it (or someone else did for her) and it kind of went viral. Word has it that she recouped her violin :-)

One of our members here "Barry" posted the link here on "Fiddle Talk" as well.

Good luck and welcome to the forum. I'll keep my eyes and ears open.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."


February 12, 2013 - 2:43 am
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Greetings and welcome. I certainly hope you recover the instrument. Do stop in and keep us updated on any progress or leads you have.

"I find your lack of Fiddle, disturbing" - Darth Vader


February 12, 2013 - 4:50 am
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sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline  lists a violin in stock by that maker and from that year.  It is in the "Other Violins" section.


"New Addition Ladislaus Baczynski Poland 1925"


I'm sure your grandfather probably made more than one violin that year, but it being the same year and being listed as a new arrival... Well, it might be worth giving them a call or whatever, in the spirit of "leave no stone unturned".

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

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