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I am in possession of a Nicolaus Amatus fecit violin.  The label inside has the year of 1664 with the last 2 digits (64) handwritten in black ink. The paper the label is on looks very old,  with one corner loose and starting to curl. The violin itself looks well used and I can't tell if any parts have been replaced.  I would appreciate any information you could provide re: date it was made,  value etc.
Thank you in advance for your assistance,
Judith

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Hi Judith,
there are literally hundreds of thousands of violins around with many makers labels in them. In order to try to help, I would like to see a couple of photos if possible. The front and back and scroll, as near as you can get to have clear detail. If it is a genuine Amati in good condition, then you are looking easily  at $1/2 million plus. Unfortunately, 99.999% aren't genuine. I look forward to seeing it.
Steve  

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