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A Great Find at a Dutch Flea Market Posted by on Jan 3, 2012 in News

Hello everyone and a very happy New Year to you!  I hope 2012 is already shaping up to be a great year for all of you.

In Arnhem, things are looking very positive for one man who visited a flea market in Den Bosch.  While at the flea market, the man, named Adolph Tata Mirando, spotted a violin that he just had to have, especially as the price was unbelievable.  The violin that he found and bought was being sold by a lady who had several violins from the collection of her deceased husband.

She was only asking 50 Euros for the violin but Adolph, a pianist in the Tata Mirando orchestra and a violin builder himself recognised the value.  The violin, a Giuseppe Guadagnini dating from 1801 included a certificate of authenticity and is thought to be worth 75,000 Euros or more.

In case you would like to read the article, which featured on Nu.nl, in full and in Dutch, I have included it below.  There is also a video on Zie.nl about the story.  You can watch it here.

Have you had anything “lucky” happen to you in 2012 yet?

From Nu.nl:

Een man in Arnhem heeft een goede koop gedaan op de rommelmarkt in Den Bosch: hij kocht voor 50 euro een viool die mogelijk 1,5 ton euro waard is.

Dit meldt De Gelderlander dinsdag. De man, Adolf Weis Mirando, is leider en pianist van het orkest Tata Mirando, en is zelf violenbouwer.

Op de markt in Den Bosch kocht hij de viool van een vrouw die verschillende violen verkocht uit de collectie van haar overleden man.

Bij de viool was een echtheidscertificaat bijgevoegd. “De viool, een Giuseppe Guadagnini, stamt uit 1801. Ik heb een kruisteken geslagen, God bedankt”, zo vertelt hij aan de krant.  Mirando denkt dat het instrument 75.000 euro tot 1,5 ton waard is.

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  1. rommelmarkt vandaag:

    Nice article! Ive been to most of these markets and the Belgium flea market is the most impressive display of fabulous merchandise.