New Record Set for World’s Most Expensive Violin Case

A 1887 W.E. Hill & Sons violin case has been sold for $17,220 - making it the highest price ever paid on record for a violin case.

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A 1887 W.E. Hill & Sons violin case has been sold by Skinners Auctions, in Boston for US $17,220 – making it the highest price ever paid on record for a violin case.

The case, commissioned specifically to house Stradivarius violins is believed to be one of only twelve known ‘Apostles’ – crafted from exotic woods, fine paper lining and brass hardware.

It was originally listed with an estimated value of US $6000-8000.

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