Sell your violin. Violin Auctions

We hold three musical instrument auctions each year at our auction house in Newcastle and accept entries Monday to Friday 9am-5pm by appointment.

Our auctions contain a varied selection of stringed instruments to include violins, violas, cellos, basses and bows. We sell to collectors, professional players and dealers across the globe. 

Items of particular interest include:

Violins by: Vuillame, Gagliano and Lamy.

Quality pre-1940's English, French, German and Italian violins

Quality Stradivari and Amati style instruments

Quality Bows and Cases

Our specialists offer free, personal and friendly  pre-sale valuation advice, either at our offices, by email or by arranging a home visit. For higher value collections we travel throughout the UK.

Single objects through to whole collections welcome.

We also value items for probate and insurance


Recent violins sold at Anderson and Garland include:

French Mircourt violin by J. Thibouville-Lamy, Sold £950


Italian violin from the workshop of Giovanni Maria Ceruti, Cremona c.1923, Sold £2,200


Carlo Fernando Landolfi, Mediolani Gartiae, 1756, Sold £3,200


An octagonal violin bow, by William E. Hill & Sons, Sold £2,800

Auction is always the best way to realise the true value of your possessions. All of our auctions offer live online bidding which, together with our extensive worldwide database of collectors, dealers and enthusiasts, ensures that your items have every opportunity to obtain the best possible price. We act as your agent at all times and are here to maximise your return, for which we take a fixed percentage commission.

Please be wary of firms that recommend that you don't sell at auction, but instead, steer you towards selling privately, for a fixed price, to their 'awaiting buyers/collector's'.  They themselves are often the ones actually buying the items from you, at a less than generous price, to sell on for a large profit.



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Next Auction

The Music Auction
The Music Auction
26th Jun, 2024 10:00
Last consignment: 6th Jun, 2024