Violin/violin 1856

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Hello, I have a violin signed in original ink by john r kirk from 1856. It is in decent condition with a case as well. No strings on it though. Was wondering if you had any idea on what it is worth? trying to figure out the best option. thank you

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Hi
It seems that he was an eccentric violin maker who thought he could improve on the great Italian Violins. Generally regarded as a weirdo...I don't think his instruments have any significant value unfortunately.He was also known for his ads in the newspaper.
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I can answer almost any question regarding the classical violin.Both playing and history. Also repertoire.

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