Are pianola rolls valuable?

Are pianola rolls valuable?

There is some fairly hot demand for the few big artists such as James P. Johnson ($8), Pete Wendling ($5), Rags ($6), Blues ($3) and most other rolls are worth maybe $2 or $3. A good place to sell them is the local auction house. Thus, if you do have any rare rags, you will know it.

Are pianola rolls still made?

Piano rolls have been in continuous production since at least 1896, and are still being manufactured today; QRS Music offers 45,000 titles with “new titles being added on a regular basis”, although they are no longer mass-produced.

Where can I sell my old piano rolls?

Here’s the link. Old piano rolls nowadays typically sell at 3 to 5 dollars at mail auctions. Check also at eBay: Search for “piano rolls”. The best marketplace is eBay.

How do you fix pianola rolls?

You can mend tearing of notes on the roll by using very small amount of magic tape, once again making sure it is very flat and not buckled. Magic tape is most suited to roll repairs. It is non acidic and can be re applied or removed if necessary without tearing the paper.

How much is a 100 year old player piano worth?

Today, on the Internet, there are people who are selling ‘complete’ circa 1920 upright player pianos in unrestored condition for $250.00 to $450.00 each, and they have dozens to choose from. As far as prices at auctions, upright players hardly ever command more than $1000.00 in working or semi-working condition.

How much is a Beale pianola worth?

Older style Beale Pianos are generally valued at between $500 – $1,500 depending on their age, condition and model. Fully restored these pianos can fetch up to $5,000. Most older style Beale pianos are worth restoring.

Does QRS still make piano rolls?

QRS Music. QRS has been manufacturing piano rolls since 1900 and is the only manufacturer of piano rolls still in business today, with over 5,000 master recordings and 45,000 music rolls.

Does anyone make player piano rolls?

New rolls let you choose the music for your player piano and buy it when you want it, not just make do with what turns up. New rolls don’t have the damage and decay that old rolls suffer from. Buy your new rolls here!

Are all player piano rolls the same?

Are all piano rolls the same? No, there are many different types. Some will play on any player piano, others are designed to play on special types of pianos. Standard player piano rolls, such as those made by the QRS company, play all 88 of the piano notes and operate the sustain (loud) pedal.

What can I do with an old player piano?

One way to dispose of an old piano is to donate it. However, the size of your piano and the condition that it is in plays a large role in whether or not an organizations will accept your donation. There are many places that accept piano donations, including: Nonprofit organizations.

Is it worth restoring a Beale piano?

Fully restored these pianos can fetch up to $5,000. Most older style Beale pianos are worth restoring. The relatively low value of some older styles in a way does the quality of these pianos an injustice as most had a full iron frame, were overstrung and had a quality underdamper playing mechanism.

How heavy is a Beale piano?

Beale pianos have always represented great value and quality. The UP118M is no exception,this remarkable 118cm model is perfect for all levels of piano performance from beginner to seasoned professional….Features:

Case Hardwood and hardwood materials
Width 1180 mm
Height 1476 mm
Depth 592 mm
Weight 220 kg

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