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Antique flutes

We do not give appraisals, valuations, or advice about antique flutes, nor do we buy and sell old flutes.

The first stop for information on historic woodwind instrument makers and their work is the New Langwill Index, edited by William Waterhouse (London: Tony Bingham, 1992), available in most large libraries and online at

Museums with musical instrument collections often have staff whose job description includes answering inquiries about old flutes. There's a list of such institutions here.

For valuations and other dealer services you might contact the antique flute dealers David and Nina Shorey, or visit their website.

If you have an instrument or something else for sale you could post to the earlyflute list or auction it on ebay or the like.

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