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We Alibi’s have a very intimate relationship with music and today is Violin Day! I dedicate this post to my Opa and family violin player, O.R. Alibi…

The Lady Blunt Stradivarius violin of 1721 is named after its first known owner Lady Anne Blunt, granddaughter of Lord Byron.

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The Lady Blunt is one of the two best-preserved Stradivarius violins in existence and was sold by The Nippon Music Foundation at Tarisio Auctions for £9.8 million (US$15.9 million) on June 20, 2011 in an online auction. The Nippon Music Foundation have pledged the entire proceeds of the sale to The Nippon Foundation’s Northeastern Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund in order to assist in the recovery efforts after the damage sustained during an March  11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami caused the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster . tarisio.com/theladyblunt

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