recently lost Theremin

Posted: 10/31/2013 2:18:28 PM
Debbi Schwarz

Joined: 10/31/2013

Hello, I joined this site many years ago and can't seem to find my registration. I had an old theremin, it was at least 70 years old.?  It was numbered and I registered it with this site.  I recently lost it in a fire and I have no idea how much to tell the insurance people.  I also lost a musical saw that was also my dads-any ideas on that?

Posted: 10/31/2013 10:28:37 PM
Chobbs

From: Brooklyn,NY

Joined: 12/1/2009

Gasp!  Debbie- I hope that this is a halloween prank.  Please dont tell us that another RCA was lost!

Posted: 10/31/2013 10:30:11 PM
Chobbs

From: Brooklyn,NY

Joined: 12/1/2009

Depending on condition, and based on recent auctions, Id say it was worth from $5,000 to $15,000.

Posted: 11/1/2013 11:41:04 PM
Debbi Schwarz

Joined: 10/31/2013

Thank you, I wish it was a prank.  I'm still in shock from the fire damage.  I sifted through the debris to find the metal rods and found parts of the curved one. I think it got broken by the firefighters but they saved my house and no one was hurt.

Posted: 11/2/2013 4:04:39 AM
mikebuffington

From: AZ

Joined: 11/25/2005

Hi Debbi. The RCA Theremin registry was moved to www.rcatheremin.com. You RCA is on our site here: http://www.rcatheremin.com/registry.php#!2 in the unregistered section since we never got the full serial number, just the cabinet number. I guess we will need to make a category on our site for recently destroyed RCAs—something we haven't had to do yet. Please get in touch with us at our email address: experts (at) rcatheremin.com to talk about this further, including a proper valuation of the instrument. There may be some options to salvage what remains, if anything.

Thanks, Mike. 

Posted: 11/3/2013 5:11:34 AM
gtc

Joined: 3/30/2012

Sorry to hear about your fire and the loss.

I trust the fire wasn't caused by the theremin itself?

 

You must be logged in to post a reply. Please log in or register for a new account.