3 Things to Know Before Moving Your Antique Piano

antique-pianoCertainly, a piano is could be a great antique and shouldn’t be taken into account the same as any old furniture within the house. Moving grand, and heavy upsize pianos can be extremely hectic and arduous particularly if you attempt to handle them personally with no expert assistance. To begin with, you ought to select a piano that is best for you. Moving an antique piano can be disaster for injuries and damage your houses.

While hiring the help of piano movers, it is extremely critical to check whether they are wholly licensed and insured companies. A company like Rick’s will look after all that. The company is going to help in managing the transition and offer necessary support as and when required. Some management companies have units which are available for a brief term lease. Most companies are extremely helpful in regards to supplying relocation assistance to new employees. Consequently, if you intend to move or relocate locally then you ought to get in touch with the very best local company inside your region. If so, then you ought to contact local moving company who’s providing the moving services inside your region.

In all seriousness, if you’re going to move your antique piano, always ask for a good estimate and make sure they are insured. I even recommend that you have them come take a look, the movers that is and also have a professional piano dealer come give you a price on that antique piano. Again just because a piano is old doesn’t mean it has much value. It takes a piano dealer who knows the make of pianos and construction to really be able to give you a detailed price. In all honestly, if it really is a great antique piano, using a regular moving company is not recommended. Most piano dealers have specifically trained piano movers who knows how to move a piano. It’s not just about brute force. Aside from the cost of piano, they will ask some other basic questions as well.

1. How far of a distance does the piano have to travel?
2. Are there any stairs involved at either location?
3. Are you looking to store your piano for any length of time?
4. How quickly do you need to move a piano?
5. How big is the actual piano, upright, baby grand, concert grant piano?

Again, these are all things that will be factored into the cost of a piano.

Contributed by C-Town Piano Movers

C-Town Piano Movers
1803 W. 95th Street, Unit #518
Chicago, IL 60643

Best Places to Visit for Antiquing

Antiques not only can give us a sense of wonder on how it survived all through these years but also the curiosity as it became part of our history at some point or another. Another adventure that collecting antiques offers us is the joy of searching through different shops and meeting different people as you search for your coveted piece.

Now, you might have searched through your whole town and still, you fail to see your antique piece and you’re starting to get discouraged that your collection will not grow bigger as you have imagined it the first time you bought your first piece for collection. If you’re starting to lose hope, read on. We bring you the best cities all over the country where to best shop for antiques.

Wiscasset, Maine

wiscassetmaineSituated near Sheepscot River, Wiscasset village will give you a picturesque village where you can find several antique shops that are worth- visiting. You can get art antique pieces from Wiscasset Bay Gallery and Michale Dunn Antiques. If you’re looking for fine china and porcelain antiques, better head to Patricia Stauble Antiques for assorted antique items, Water Street Antiques is your best bet.


Millerton, New York

millertonnewyorkMillerton is located near the border of New York and Connecticut. This two- hour- away- north- of- New- York- City little town has an antique town market called Millerton Antiques Center where 35 antique dealers convene every day for the whole week to give a whole lot selection of antique arts, rugs, pottery and other specialty stores. There are also other shops in town that you can visit such as B.W.’s Eagle Eye and Hunter Bee.

Galena, Illinois

galenaillinoisThis quaint little village offers a lot of vintage toys, novelty and cameras through All That’s Vintage antique store while jewelries and precious stones can be found at Rustic River Finds and Gustafon & Grey. Also, Peace of the Past prides itself with vintage books while Tin- Pan Alley Antique Mall offers vintage clothes and fashion.

Walnut, Iowa

walnutiowaThis town in Iowa is known as the Antique City of Iowa due to its handful of antique stores in its malls, streets and markets. Once a year, Walnut town holds antique fair where 300 dealers from different states come together every June. They also take ride on their unique antique shop called The Barn Mall which is actually 2- story barn that houses 34 antique dealers an vast display of vintage chairs.



Clinton, Tennessee

clintontennesseeClinton offers a whole lot of antiquing experience as their antique market offers almost everything from European and American home furniture, decors which can be found at Burrville Antiques. You can antique collectibles in a 1900s building of The Antique Market. Other than these two, you can visit the other 12 antique shops that has a lot of different items and collectibles.

Try your luck in one of these shops and you might find your treasure in one of them. If not, never lose hope as there are still a lot of shops that you can check and visit to expand your antique collection.

Things You Need to Know before Starting your Antique Collection

antiquearmsAntiques are things that are generally a hundred years of age and most commonly collected by its enthusiasts. Others see antique collecting as a hobby or a past time while others treat it more seriously and turn their hobbies into business. Antique hunters spend most of their time on the road as they search for stores, yard sales or auctions just to find what they’re looking for. It may be hard and quite intimidating especially if you don’t know where you’ll start.

Whatever is your cup of tea, you’re in the right place as we’ll give you the basic tips on how to start collecting antiques for hobby or for a business.

First, determine which kind of antiques do you want to collect or to have business with.

Is it antique musical instruments? Or furniture? Shoes or cars? A good collector or antique dealer specializes which item he or she wants to get. It will also narrow down your search as you’ll be more inclined to find a specific place that sells the item you have chosen. Also, it will be much easier for you as you’ll meet like- minded people or better yet, those who are collecting the same thing. Yes, it might be a bit of a competition but you’ll always find good eggs along the way. Which will turn us to our second tip;

Be friendly

Most of the information you’ll get on where to find your antique item will come from your fellow collectors or business owners. It’s important that you leave a very good impression and don’t come across as someone who will steal their item. Be friendly and they might even give way for you to get that 250- year- old jewelry box in that shelves.

Get help from printed guides

Find a book that is related to what your collecting or looking for. Also, these books can help and teach you on how to look for signs and markers to make sure that the item you’re going to buy is authentique (did you get it? Okay, I’m sorry that’s my last). It will save you a lot of time, money and heartbreak if you’ll know how to tell if it’s true or not.

Make sure that your chosen collectible is not common

Research first if the manufacturer had stopped making those items that you’re collecting. Of course, rarity will surely increase the value of your collection and the manufacturer is your number one enemy.

Get the best

Always make sure that the item you’re paying for, despite of its antiquity, is still in top condition. If the seller has presented you two identical item only one of it is missing a lid, always take the other. Incomplete or broken item will and always depreciate its value and we don’t want that with our collection, do we?

Store it the proper way

Know the correct way of taking care of your item. Is your storage area can be hit by direct sunlight? Will it affect the quality of your items? Do you have shelves where it can be protected from dust? Doing a bit of research on how to properly handle your antique items will surely help you in preserving it for next decades.


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