Kirkman Pianos

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Bill Kibby
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Post by Bill Kibby » 29 Mar 2004, 08:34

Kirkman (originally Kirckman) is one of the most famous and earliest London makers, but talk of the "high end" of the market implies that an 1864 piano can be judged by modern standards. Victorian pianos are difficult to accomodate in the UK, and if I had the space, I would have received a number of them as gifts this year, not because they are poor, or in poor condition, but simply because of a peculiar prejudice against victorian pianos. If it were a table, people would be pleased to have it! Don't buy it on the basis of what it might be like after major restoration. Spend on it if you want to, but don't imagine it is an investment. I can quote for printing a booklet on Kirkman, and...
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