• stolen/missing: Carlo Fernando Landolfi 1770

    05 Sept 1995 - Stolen on Sept. 5th, 1995 from the locked trunk of my automobile. - Athens, Greece - near the Herod Atticus Theatre - Greece

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    Stolen from my BMW's locked trunk.

    Description and Notable features

    Carlo Fernando Landolfi violin (dated 1770) Top is made of two first class quality spruce with even straight grain. Back is made of two pieces of maple cut on the quarter with wide flames. The varnish has an orange brown color on a golden background. Exact measurements are available.

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    Nancy Bargerstock (formerly Toufexis)
    001 (828) 262-6457 - USA

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    Posted 19 June 2015
  • stolen/missing: Marked inside KLOTZ LUFF

    14 Mar 2015 - afternoon/evening - Le Reveillon Jazz Cafe, Reveillon 61400 - France

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    This violin was stolen during our holiday and the theft was discovered some days after our return at the end of March 2015. The Gendarmerie at Mortagne au Perche have what details we could furnish them with but being absent at the time there has been a lot of speculation.

    Description and Notable features

    This dark wood violin was built by KLOTZ in about 1750. It was damaged in 1990 and completely re-built by Willian Luff in 1992 and is hence marked inside left with the name KLOTZ LUFF. The violin has been stolen from a hotel room at LE REVEILLON JAZZ CAFE in a small French village called REVEILLON in Basse Normandie, post code 61400. There is a professional bow with the instrument and it was in either a brown oblong case or a blue violin shaped case...the thief/thieves took two cases! There is a fine-tuning screw on the first E-string. The theft took place on or about 15th march 2015 and must be found due to its fine quality and sentimental value.

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    Shirley Smith
    0033233250467

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    Posted 31 May 2015
  • stolen/missing: violin was stolen around 1991 in Hatfield PA 19440.

    31 May 2015 - afternoon - Hatfield PA 19440 - United States

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    Description and Notable features

    My violin was stolen around 1991 in Hatfield PA 19440. It is bright red, the neck with no stain. In front of the violin, there are two ~carved~ points, when you tilt it, the inscription inside reads, "To my grandson Daniel December 25 1972." (Possibly 1971, 1973, etc.) Please return it. No questions asked. Thank you. Daniel.

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    danny
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    Posted 31 May 2015
  • stolen/missing: jacobs violin

    26 May 2015 - train Amsterdam-The Hague - Netherlands

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    Description and Notable features

    An violin by the Dutch Master Hendrik Jacobs, made in 1697. Downside : lighly flamed maple-wood. Upperside : "Fichte-wood" orange-coloured oil-laquer

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    wouter leeman
    (Netherlands) 0235313951/0648159232

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    Posted 26 May 2015
  • stolen/missing: Panormo 1789

    17 Apr 2015 - Beverly Hills, CA - United States

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    Violin was likely stolen by a customer from Boris Sverdlik's violin shop in Beverly Hills. If you have any information please contact me. Thank you.

    Description and Notable features

    Label Reads: Vincenzo Panormo, rue de I Arbre-Sec, Paris 1789 Violin was in the process of being refitted with boxwood fittings. Violin was not fully set up when stolen.

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    Nathan Krueger
    612-840-5560

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    Posted 23 Apr 2015
  • stolen/missing: Rubato violino Fiorini

    18 Mar 2015 - 9.30 am - Roma - Italy

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    Zona Appio Claudio, Via Lemonia

    Description and Notable features

    Violino Giuseppe Fiorini Palazzo Pepoli 1889; due archi : Morizot e Prosper-Colas (Scuola Villaume)

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    Marco Fiorini
    3405626637

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    Posted 12 Mar 2015
  • stolen/missing: Pietro Antonio Landolfi in Milan in 1778.

    19 Jan 2009 - Machold Rare Violins - United States

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    The violin was under consignment to be sold, but the consignment was ended at the date of January 19, 2009. The instrument however was not given back. The dealer - Machold Rare Violins - went bankrupt and the director was arrested in 2010 in Switzerland.

    Description and Notable features

    In the hope that justice and the police would continue to do their excellent work, I have waited informing the musical community about one of the instruments that was stolen from me. Now however it’s been some years ago and the person doing it has been sentenced to prison, without revealing to whom he has given (or sold) my instrument. It concerns a violin made by Pietro Antonio Landolfi in Milan in 1778. Photos of the instrument taken from one of the certificates in my possession I uploaded here. Who will ever help me find the instrument will, after I assured repossession, be generously rewarded.

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    W. Lie

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    Posted 18 Feb 2015
  • stolen/missing: Violín de madera osura y antigua. Arco. Funda azul marino.

    16 Feb 2015 - 17:40 - Barcelona (sants estación) - Spain

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    Description and Notable features

    Es un instrumento antiguo (unos 200 años), de madera oscura, y con algunas características propias: tiene la tapa frontal diferente de la trasera (en la trasera se observan las líneas de madera i en la frontal no), tiene los bordes desgastados, en la tapa trasera tiene una rascada de forma redonda que está pintada con un tono más oscuro, lleva barbilla central y no tiene ni firma ni número de referencia.

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    Ana Falcó Sáez
    690601029

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    Posted 17 Feb 2015
  • stolen/missing: Violin stolen in Greenwich/Deptford area, London

    30 Dec 2014 - night - Greenwich/Deptford area, London - United Kingdom

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    Description and Notable features

    Violin stolen from the boot of my friend's (locked) car. It has a green case with a cream interior. In the case is also a tuner and tuning fork, and two bows. The violin has a distinctive rose inlay on the tail piece.

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    Jenna Magee

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    Posted 12 Jan 2015
  • stolen/missing: Please see below

    09 Mar 2014 - St Aubyns Nrsing Hm 35 Priestlans Park DA15 7HJ - United Kingdom

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    The violin was taken out of my mother's room by someone she knew. My mother suffers deep depression and does not speak or write. The violin is the only thing that brings her to life and it is not there for her. She was a lifelong violinist and visited Michael Shakespeare Blackheath for repairs etc. She may have bought her last bow from him. My mother & her family want the violin back to give my mother joy for however long she is on this earth for. I am asking that person to do the right thing if they have an iota of goodness in their body. The violin may have been used by a teenage student at Trinity College Greenwich London.

    Description and Notable features

    Please see below

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    Katherine Wyatt (nee Henry)
    07786216362

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    Posted 18 Dec 2014
  • stolen/missing: Paul Lorange violin and Richard Grünke bow were stolen in Brussels

    14 Dec 2014 - Brussels - Belgium

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    Description and Notable features

    French violin made by Paul Lorange in 1950 in Marseille and German gold mounted violin bow by Richard Grünke were stolen on 21 November in the train at Brussels Nord station. They were in black Gewa Venetian Oblong violin case. If someone accidentally will see this instrument please contact me for a reward. Thanks in advance!

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    David

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    Posted 14 Dec 2014
  • stolen/missing: Full-sized violin stolen from Columbus, Ohio in good condition.

    08 Dec 2014 - 136 W. 8th Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43201 - United States

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    Instrument was stolen from off-campus housing. Door was supposedly locked but showed no signs of forced entry, and first floor windows are molded/nailed shut. All second-floor windows are locked and inaccessible from the outside.

    Description and Notable features

    Am offering $100 reward, no questions asked. Full size light-to-medium brown violin has a few dings and scratches but is in good condition. Violin had fine-tuners on all four strings. Bow is also in good condition. Was stolen in black rectangular case with off-white interior. Violin was in a gray bag with an off-white protective sheet. Compartment in case contained the following: small black mute; rosin in a round red metal container; black rectangular metronome/tuner; old chipped rosin from Rochester, NY; and a small paper crane. Shoulder rest was in case as well. Violin was stolen on Thursday, November 27 or Friday, November 28, 2014. Please contact if found.

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    Elizabeth Johnson

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    Posted 08 Dec 2014
  • stolen/missing: Stradivarius copy Maestron Factory made A R Seidel, Molineri

    05 Dec 2014 - 12.00 - 1500 Royal Crest Dr #159 Austin TX 78741 - United States

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    Would like my violins back desperately please... thanks do not know if this will help but will try....My life has been through pain and hardache and would like to have them back....Everything went down hill I need to make rent and without those instruments I was lost.........Thanks for hearing me out please give me a call if a similar incident happened to you 512-375-5670 to see if I am wrong for feeling bad.

    Description and Notable features

    The stradivarius copy had a dust ball perfectaly shaped ball inside of the violin was a redish color and had a fade mark up front. The Molinori was yellow and had pearl inlade diamonds around the edges of the face. The A R Seidel had a glued bridge and my name antonio signed on the other side the Maestro violin was reddish and factory made. My life when down when these intstruments where stolen. One of the violins does not have a case. I would love these instruments back My life went down and would love to know if someone feels the same I do...

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    Antonio Rivera
    512-375-5670

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    Posted 06 Dec 2014
  • stolen/missing: collin mezin

    15 Nov 2014 - North London - United Kingdom

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    Description and Notable features

    This is labelled as Collin Mezin year 1900. It is light brown with a few scratches on the belly, notably by the f-hole (E string-side). The back is in good condition. It was stolen on 8.11.14.

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    tom klidzia

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    Posted 15 Nov 2014
  • stolen/missing: Mittenwald violin ca.1900, dark red/brown, with lion head scroll in old fashioned rosewood case

    31 Oct 2014 - approx 4pm - Outside the Shelley Theatre, Boscombe,Bournemouth - United Kingdom

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    It was the afternoon of Halloween, and may have been taken by a child. It may appear in a pawn shop, charity shop or a violin dealer. The violin is easily recognizable. Thankyou, Fiona and Jack

    Description and Notable features

    The violin is easily identifiable due to scroll carved into a lion, with mane, jaws and tongue. It is in an old fashioned light coloured rosewood case.

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    Fiona McKinley and Jack Maguire

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    Posted 01 Nov 2014
  • stolen/missing: Heinrich Th. Heberlein Jr, Guarnerious copy 1921 (or 1929)

    21 Aug 2014 - Between 16/08/2014 and 23/08/2014 unknown time. - Amherst, Massachusetts - United States

    Information

    The violin was in an older 1990s American Case company Continental oblong case with light gray interior. There were also two bows: H.R. Pfretzschner and G.A Pfretzschner.

    Description and Notable features

    Heinrich Th. Heberlein Jr, Guarnerious copy 1921 (or 1929) Lighter amber wood with a smallish, but deep multi-part (old) scrape on the upper left front almost looks like a gear or something similar fell on it (see 1 image for approximate location). No notable scratches elsewhere on body. Scroll has black highlight around it. Dark brown tailpiece with a small plastic piece with a magnet for a ‘quick’ mute and only one fine-tuner for the e-string. Bridge will show marring/scraping from a heavy practice mute. Back side is a two piece flamed maple and I seem to recall some slight discoloration somewhere on the back.

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    Charles Estus
    +1 (508) 736-9843

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    Posted 08 Sept 2014
  • stolen/missing: Size 4/4 wooden violin

    14 June 2014 - Lake Geneva, Wisconsin - United States

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    Description and Notable features

    -Full sized -Brown -Wooden -Bridge is slightly tilted -In a black case with buckles -The inside of the case is black -Inside the case there is a mini rosin with a green cap -There is also a bow with yellowish bow hairs

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    Yakubov

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    Posted 28 June 2014
  • stolen/missing: Jacob Stainer copy

    26 May 2014 - 6:15am - Woolloongabba - Australia

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    Description and Notable features

    Please Please Help. I have CCTV footage of some creep climbing thru my kitchen window Monday morning the 26th of May 2014, in Woolloongabba (the Gabba) Brisbane, Qld, then seen leaving with my violin and other items. I really can't put into words the sentimental value the violin holds for me. It is the last surviving item I have that my late mother gave to me. It is a French violin. From memory the label reads 'Jacobus Stainer in Absom prope oenipontum 1659'. (Please excuse the spelling mistakes) Its has a brown case with black trimming. The violins front face is light brown, with the wood on the back face giving off a tiger strip effect. There is also about a 5-7cm scratch on back face. I don't have a decent photo, this one is not true to its colour, it is a light brown, not this yellow tinge.. CCTV footage is very grainy but if anyone recognise this person or comes across anyone trying to sell a violin of this description pls contact myself or the Dutton park police :(

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    Alarnah
    0466691966

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    Posted 31 May 2014
  • stolen/missing: Rigidio Riva Violin/Andrew Fein

    02 Sept 2012 - San Francisco - United States

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    Description and Notable features

    Rigidio Riva Violin 2010/Andrew Fein with two bows in a black classic BAM case.

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    Alee Thollander
    415-240-9124

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    Posted 19 May 2014
  • stolen/missing: 1890s German Lowendahl workshop Strad Copy, see photo

    03 Jan 1994 - 1:30 am - OutsideSeven Bar and Restaurant, Santa Barbara, CA - United States

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    It could be anywhere by now, or it could be emerging after lying low.

    Description and Notable features

    Had pickup installed, 2 bows, a black, semi-hard half moon case with a broken zipper on one side, and a tag with "G" and identification.

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    Gabriel Wheaton
    707-694-2965

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    Posted 12 May 2014
  • stolen/missing: Lost/stolen violin and bows

    22 Mar 2014 - 4:55PM train from Grand Central to North White Plain - Metro North Rail, grand central to N. White Plain - United States

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    If you see this violin, please contact with me. I do appreciate. Thank you very much for reading!

    Description and Notable features

    I lost my violin and bows along with my Jade bracelet were inside the violin case on the Metro-North Rail train from Grand Central to North White Plain. The violin case is "heritage® go violin case", a black hard fabric case with a cushioned shoulder strap, which in turn is inside another black nylon pouch. Violin was made by Peresson, S. 1970.

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    Gong Wei
    917-535-5197

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    Posted 22 Apr 2014
  • stolen/missing: 2004 Mietek Rusnak Violin

    03 Apr 2011 - 7pm - Joliet, IL - United States

    Information

    My house was burglarized and we have reason to believe the violin went to Mexico or South America... though it really could have ended up anywhere by now.

    Description and Notable features

    Dark brown with red overtones. Stolen from Joliet, IL.

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    Casey McGrath
    317.332.5657

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    Posted 27 Jan 2014
  • stolen/missing: Violins stolen from Johannesburg South Africa

    02 Dec 2013 - Craighall Park, Johannesburg - South Africa

    Information

    https://www.facebook.com/dianasviolins Please check out this page for all the details on the violins. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Description and Notable features

    Please help my friend Diana find her violins. Herewith the link to the Facebook page with all the instrument specs and pictures. https://www.facebook.com/dianasviolins

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    Rashmi Thomas

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    Posted 09 Dec 2013
  • stolen/missing: French Violin by Leon Mougenot, 1912

    05 Nov 2013 - Konstanz - Germany

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    Description and Notable features

    Stolen November 2013 in Konstanz, Germany: French violin by Leon Mougenot, 1912, original label, golden-brown oil varnish with several characteristic marks on table, small repair at upper right soundhole eye. LOB 35.4 cm. More details: http://www.corilon.com/shop/en/item1218_1.html

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    Corilon violins
    0049 172 5756355

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    Posted 08 Dec 2013
  • stolen/missing: 4/4 Jay Haide a' l'acienne

    18 Nov 2013 - Unknown - Remote area in Eastern Cape, Transkei - South Africa

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    Lost during guided trip. Date is approximate. Our daughter is heart broken for her loss. Need the instrument to use when going back to university in January. Her scholarships depend on it.

    Description and Notable features

    Small full size violin made by Ifsin Violins. Beautiful reddish coloring and beatiful sounding instrument. Instrument is marked with serial number (I- 14104) that is recorded by Ifsin Violin Makers in Berkley, California, USA and is now flagged as stolen instrument. Bought it 2010 for our daughter who is violinist. Have a Certificate of the purchase.

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    K. Walker

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    Posted 27 Nov 2013
  • stolen/missing: antique Italian violin

    10 Mar 2013 - 4-6 pm - Chattanooga,TN - United States

    Information

    It is highly likely that the instrument has been shipped out and placed on e-bay or craigs list in another location.

    Description and Notable features

    a copy of Landolfi, Italian script-can confirm label with more detail if found.Taken from home,October 3.originally in soft padded olive-brown rectangular case.Has a repaired crack right of mid-line on back.Ebony fittings,narrower tailpiece for gut strings, slight arch to back and ripple pattern on back.light neck handcarved scroll.Strong sentimental value Cash reward.Narrower in width.beautiful mellow tone,especially lower register

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    Connie Cox

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    Posted 01 Nov 2013
  • stolen/missing: Antique American fiddle full size

    - Druid Hill Avenue - United States

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    Description and Notable features

    Antique American Fiddle violin, spruce front, full size. In custom soft Bobelock case, light blue, soft case with pointed top. and blue velvet custom monogramed with initials "MP". Antique bow of unknown orgin, silver end, mother pearl, cat gut. Valuable. Also a half-size antique violin was taken. Taken from home by contractors who were working in house in Bolton Hill area of Baltimore City.

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    Marti PIRELLI
    4435634840

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    Posted 29 Aug 2013
  • stolen/missing: Mietek Rusnak from William Harris Lee-Chicago #6429

    - Univ. of Colorado - Boulder - United States

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    Description and Notable features

    Beautiful, rich tone with unblemished, medium dark finish.

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    Summer Lusk
    309 835 4682

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    Posted 29 Aug 2013
  • stolen/missing: 2000 Peter Prier & Sons 1 4/4 Firenza Violin and 2004 Galt String Gallery GS Bow in black nylon case

    04 July 2013 - between 11am - 12pm - Columbia Heights, DC or Arlington, VA - United States

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    The violin was in a black nylon carry case and was taken, along with a bag a ski gear (boots and helmet) from the back of our car during moving. It was either taken from 2400 16th St. NW in DC or from 1575 N Colonial Terrace in Arlington, VA. This instrument is of tremendous sentimental value and a substantial award is being offered no questions asked for its recovery. Any information or advice for finding stolen instruments would also be tremendously helpful. Thank you all!

    Description and Notable features

    We bought the violin in 2000 from Peter Prier & Sons Violins, Luthier, in Salt Lake City. I don't know if their name is on it. The receipt says: "1 Firenza 4/4 Box Wood Violin". The bow is from Galt String Gallery in Billings in 2004. The receipt just says: "G.S. Violin Bow."

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    Logan Rhyne
    6145303625

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    Posted 04 Aug 2013
  • stolen/missing: Stolen violin with 2 bows in shaped violin case in TGV at Gare De l'Est Paris on 20 July 2013

    20 July 2013 - Between 14.05 and 14.45 - TGV train gare de l'est, coach 13 - France

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    Description and Notable features

    My beautiful violin has been stolen! The violin has a light yellow varnish, is made in the style of Guarneri. It is signed Ian Sweetman, Hamilton, NZ, 1958. It was in a shaped Musafia black case with green lining inside. There were also 2 bows, 1 English Dodd circa 1880 in dark wood, 1 carbon fiber black bow engraved Jon Paul USA.

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    Caroline Morland

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    Posted 21 July 2013
  • stolen/missing: Shay Garriock Violin #3, 2012, Pittsboro, NC, http://www.sgmcviolins.com/SG_violin_03.html

    26 May 2013 - 12:00 AM - Union Grove, NC - United States

    Information

    Last seen around 11:45 PM at camp site at Fiddlers Grove Festival. Noticed missing around 1 PM on 5/26.

    Description and Notable features

    http://www.sgmcviolins.com/SG_violin_03.html In black soft shell case with two bows.

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    Aaron Ratcliffe

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    Posted 27 May 2013
  • stolen/missing: peter greiner, stamp Guarneri

    15 May 2013 - 15.25 - berlin mitte - Germany

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    Description and Notable features

    a beatiful old looking Violin, the bridge has little wood-pads under the legs. also there were two bows by T. Gerbeht, a Pecatte copy and a baroque bow made of snake wood with ivory frog.

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    sergey malov
    00491781329436

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    Posted 20 May 2013
  • stolen/missing: Full size violin made by Breton

    03 Jan 2012 - Enfield, london - United Kingdom

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    Description and Notable features

    Breton violin & bow in green case from central london violin shop in Whydam street. Stolen from a locked cupboard in a house in enfield by a tenant. Could have been stolen & sold anytime since November 2011.

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    Joanna Smyth

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    Posted 22 Apr 2013
  • stolen/missing: 3/4 violin in hard case with blue bow

    15 Mar 2013 - Afternoon - Walthamstow, East London - United Kingdom

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    Stolen by the owner of the property I was renting after she entered without permission. She refuses to give it back and has made numerous excuses about who supposedly has it. Police can't help.

    Description and Notable features

    It's a Lark violin. Worth very little in cash terms but I loved playing it so much and am upset to lose it. Violin is 7/8 size, no distinguishing marks. Kept in a hard case with mint-green lining. Bow is blue, full-size. Archetto brand. Case also contains rosin cake, mute, digital tuner and shoulder sponge pad.

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    Heather Barton
    07952300943

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    Posted 03 Apr 2013
  • stolen/missing: Stolen 2 violins, English c.1830 and c,1780

    26 Feb 0015 - 3.30pm - Chewton Mendip, near Wells - United Kingdom

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    Description and Notable features

    Both violins stolen near Wells, Somerset on 26 Feb. 2013 in double case. The circa 1730 violin has a one piece back and one piece front and is covered in a fairly thick orange/brown varnish, possibly by a member of the Fendt family. The c.1780 violin also has a one piece back and is highly arched. The violin is covered with a golden brown varnish of fine texture. Reminiscent of the work of Lockey Hill or John Johnson. Both violins are unlabelled and were in an old black double case with red interior

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    Anthony Gale
    441934713366

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    Posted 18 Mar 2013
  • stolen/missing: 1999 Roman Teller, two bows, various accessories, black rectangular case

    16 Feb 2013 - 11pm-12:15am - Bluebird Nightclub, 216 N Walnut St Bloomington IN - United States

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    Description and Notable features

    1999 roman teller violin with l.r. baggs pickup (attached to bridge). serial number F1S3710. two bows: silver mounted heiko wunderlich, and carbon fiber musicary rosin, shoulder rest, extra strings, music books, $40 cash, pencils, etc black rectangular case with a sunshine patch pinned on and colorful plastic keyrings where the strap is attached. please call corinna at 734-476-0352 with any information. a monetary reward for info leading to its return can be negotiated. THANK YOU for helping spread the word! this instrument has been my voice since i was 14 years old and i am devastated at its loss. i appreciate any help you are able to give!!

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    Corinna Smith
    7344760352

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    Posted 20 Feb 2013
  • stolen/missing: Violin with a black,hard case

    31 Jan 2013 - Silver Spring, Maryland - United States

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    Description and Notable features

    The case is chipped on the top and bottom, revealing a yellow undercoat. There is a bulge in the side of the violin with the brand name Glesel on it. It is 3/4 size violin with blue fabric inside that us soft. It would been found in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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    Akayla Gardner
    3013840205

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    Posted 09 Feb 2013
  • stolen/missing: French made violin circa 1750

    20 Nov 2010 - 25 Tarbell st. Bedford, Oh - United States

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    The Violin was taken to a violin shop in Bedford Oh. to be cleaned by my mother and I. When it was ready my sister picked it up, so the switch wasn't noticed for a while. It had been replaced with a much cheaper quality eastern european violin. I know the man who stole it, he is in jail on an unrelated crime. I would just like to get it back.

    Description and Notable features

    Full size violin made by Stradivari student, stolen and sold by a violin dealer in Bedford ohio, USA.

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    Thomas Gowan

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    Posted 06 Feb 2013
  • stolen/missing: violon 7/8 " Luigi Auciello" de 1937

    06 Oct 2012 - Theux (polleur) - Belgium

    Information

    Instrument volé a mon domicile le 06/10/2012 (enquête en cours). Généralement, les instruments volés en Belgique transitent en Allemagne ou en Hollande et passent par un ou deux receleurs avant d'être revendu soit a des luthiers ou des écoles de musique ou quelques fois a des particuliers. Dans mon cas, l'instrument n'a pas une grande valeur marchande car il n'est pas signé mais a une grande valeur sentimentale car il appartenait a mon père et je l'avais fait restaurer pour ma fille qui étudie l'instrument au conservatoire de Verviers (Belgique). Pour ce, j'offrirai une prime a la personne qui me le retrouvera. En cas de proposition, vous pouvez envoyer une photo. Je reconnaîtrai l'instrument au premier coup d'oeil. Contact e-mail:voo308372481@live.fr ou conservatoire de Verviers Tel:0032087394989 D'avance Merci.

    Description and Notable features

    Violon 7/8 provenant de l'atelier de lutherie "Luigi Auciello" Milano. l'instrument date de 1937. La date ne figure pas sur l'étiquette de l'instrument et il n'est pas signé. Le violon a été "détablé" il y a 2 ans pour la restauration. La mentonnière et le chevalet sont neufs. des retouches de vernis ont été refaite. Le verni est de couleur brun clair tendant vers le bordeaux. Il y a une tache plus foncée sur le dos vers le coté supérieur de la table harmonique. Les ouies sont décalées de plus ou moins 4mm par rapport au normes standard ce qui était typique de ce luthier. Il y avait de's gommettes de couleur sur le manche. Au moment du vol, l'instrument était dans un étui type coque noire rigide ancien modèle. La garniture interne est en tissu type velours gris clair. Il y avait un archet ainsi qu'une colophane et deux sourdines dans le compartiment. Je ne possède pas de photo a diffuser mais le reconnaîtrai en cas de proposition. Une prime sera versé a qui me le retrouvera

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    TASSAN DANIEL

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    Posted 01 Feb 2013
  • stolen/missing: A violin by Carlo Ferdinando Landolfi, Milan, 1759

    21 Dec 2012 - ca. 24:00 - in the train near Hanover (Nethersaxony, Germany) - Germany

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    I forgot my violin in the train! We immediately phoned the Deutsche Bahn, but when the train-driver went throgh the whole train in order to find it only three stops later, it was already picked! I alarmed all the lost-property-offices but until now - nothing! The case is a red GEWA idea 2.2 (?) and includes also two bows, colophone, black handwarmers and a Kun shoulder rest, as well as a lot of music by Mozart, Schumann and others.

    Description and Notable features

    A violin by Carlo Ferdinando Landolfi, Milan, 1759, bearing the label: Carlo Ferdinando Landolfi, 1759. One-piece back, lightly craquelled varnish of a red colour on a golden brown ground, length of body 356 mm (14 in.)

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    C Bodin

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    Posted 03 Jan 2013
  • stolen/missing: Sebastian Gotz, Gaspar da Salo copy

    - New Mexico State University - United States

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    Description and Notable features

    The violin is labeled "Sebastian Götz Copy Gaspar da Salo." The two-piece maple back is marked by a prominent medium width figure descending from the center joint. The ribs are of similar maple. The neck and scroll are of plainer maple. the two-piece spruce top has narrow width grain in the center, widening to the flanks. The top and back plates are double purfled. The varnish is red-brown on golden ground. The violin is red-brown, with worn varnish and was in a black plastic shaped case. It can be identified by two separate sets of purfling (the two thin black lines that run around the edges of the front and back), rather than the normal one set. The back side of the scroll is carved with a designed, the center of which is stamped "Gaspar da Salo". Measurements: body length: 14 3/16" upper bout: 6 6/16" middle bout: 4 1/4" lower bout: 7 7/8"

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    Posted 18 Dec 2012
  • stolen/missing: Ernst Reinhold Schmidt full size 4/4

    30 Sept 2012 - could have been stolen at this date until the move occured mid October 2012 - Albuquerque, NM - United States

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    Possibilities...or culprits, Ukrainian or Russian workers, Movers from American Van Lines or Trans United Movers English not spoken well

    Description and Notable features

    My Ernst Reinhold Schmidt Violin was stolen in late September/early October 2012. The label inside stated it was a Stradivarius copy made in 1920. Saxony. It was stolen with a rare Otto A. Hoyer Bow which had the inscription of Stramm. The other bow that was in the Gieb black leather case was a Conrad A Gotz bow with a 3 star designation. Also stolen was a red Godin SDXT, an AC50 Yorkville amplifier and a Couesnon cornet. We believe the contracted movers may have stolen them when the storage unit was opened to assess the move, for which we were not present.

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    Steve Gokool
    845-533-4755

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    Posted 25 Nov 2012
  • stolen/missing: Violin by Patrick Robin, 2 bows in a black shaped case

    15 Sept 2012 - Local airport to city train in Vienna - Austria

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    Description and Notable features

    violin is made by Patrick Robin, 2010. Here are the dimensions: length of the body : 354 mm width upper bout : 168 mm width middle bout : 110 mm width bottom bout : 207 mm Bow by Tubbs, silver mounted Bow by Malcolm Taylor, gold mounted They were in a simple black shaped case. Photos below are of a viola from the same tree and the same maker.

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    Emma West
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    Posted 26 Sept 2012
  • stolen/missing: 4/4 violin in black case left in Cab in Chongqing, China, labeled "Zoran Stilin, Tucson, Arizona"

    23 May 2012 - 2 pm - Chongqing, China - China

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    Description and Notable features

    I was on a concert tour of China in May of this year. My agent was supposed to transport my violin to my hotel, but he left it in a Taxi cab. This happend on May 23, approximately 2 pm, in Chongqing, China. It was in a black case with a green interior. The case contained the violin, two violin bows, a cello bow, and many accessories such as earplugs, a Korg metronome, a Kun shoulder rest and several other things. The violin has minimal to moderate wear.

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    Ben Nisbet

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    Posted 18 July 2012
  • stolen/missing: 7/8 Carlo Micelli 1922

    - Bar Harbor, Maine - United States

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    Description and Notable features

    Stolen in Bar Harbor, Maine, USA Description: One fine violin (7/8), of German craft, bearing the label of the maker: Carlo Micelli. Violin is crafted of medium grain spruce (top plate). Back plate is of moderately-figured single piece maple (back plate). Violin is varnished in a dark-amber color, fully antiqued. Violin is in pristine condition. Label: Carlo Micelli Anno 1922 Measurements: Rear center seam : 345mm Upper bout: 157mm C-bout: 105mm Lower bout: 191mm Also stolen was a 4/4 sized violin bow crafted in Brazil bearing the maker’s brand H. J. Buffon. Bow is crafted of Pernambuco wood of octagonal carve, mounted with nickel fittings on an ebony frog inlaid with a Parisian eye. Winder is of three pieces. Weight at time of sale (6/2006) was 60.5 grams.

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    Andrea Rhodes
    603-359-1657

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    Posted 24 Apr 2012
  • stolen/missing: a baroque violin and two baroque bows from C. Riché and a classical bow from S.Bigot

    27 Mar 2012 - 1:40 pm - Lyon train station Part-Dieu - France

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    the violin and the bows were in a carbon dark box BAM.

    Description and Notable features

    Orange-red baroque violin made in St-James by Charles Riché in 2011; little gold flowers in the center and on the corners. 2 baroque bows with his initials: CR -one 17th century modele and one 18th century modele. 1 classical bow made by S.Bigot with a ivory button and (increase?)

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    Paulet
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    Posted 28 Mar 2012
  • stolen/missing: VIOLIN by MATTEO GOFFRILLER, dated 1698 with a Sartory Bow

    29 Jan 2008 - between 12:25 and 14:40 - on the train from London Paddington to Taunton - United Kingdom

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    The Goffriller violin and Sartory bow were collected from Beare's in London. The person carrying the case put it on the rack on the 12.18 train from Paddington to Taunton. He got off at Bedwyn then realised that he hadn’t got the violin. The police reassured him that the staff would look after the violin when they checked the train at Taunton. It seems most likely that someone had taken it off the train either at Taunton before the staff arrived or at one of three stations en route after Bedwyn, namely Pewsey, Westbury, Castle Cary. The other possibility is that he was targeted and distracted which means that the Goffriller violin might have been taken off the train earlier at Slough, Reading or any one of the stations on the way west before Bedwyn. Promises that CCTV would be used to help find it were thwarted by failures and mistakes. A reward for £10,000 is on offer. I hope it will be recovered soon and that its beautiful tone can be heard in public again. Ruth

    Description and Notable features

    This is a Matteo Goffriller violin made more than 300 years ago. It has a two-piece back with the wood grain sloping gently almost like a reflection but with the darker parts staggered. The brown varnish has dark areas near the “f” holes and on the scroll with variations as shown in the photographs. The black crescent edge at base of neck is distinctive. When it was stolen the violin had rosewood pegs and tail piece. It was with a bow stamped “E Sartory” and both were in a rectangular case with a dark brown cover that has missing zip tags. The violin was due for attention by experts although it was basically in very good condition. The violin was bought by my late mother during WW2 and has a Goffriller label inside it dated 1698. The certificate was not stolen.

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    Ruth Self
    01524 770503

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    Posted 17 Oct 2011
  • stolen/missing: Violins and bows

    07 Oct 2011 - East London - United Kingdom

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    Violins · Francesco Guadagnini (Turin, 1888) · Ian Highfield (Birmingham, 1982) Bows · Malcolm Taylor (Gold-mounted, tortoiseshell) · R. Herbert Leicht · Matthew Coltman (Silver-mounted) · Carbon fibre bow (col legno)

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    020 8530 5228 / 07818 460077

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    Posted 07 Oct 2011

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