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This may or may not matter depending on the price point and putative maker of the violin in question.If the violin is an old German violin from an obscure maker and the price being asked is in the low to mid four digits, I suppose the label probably does help, and it certainly doesn't matter.
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I have recently purchased a 1740 Antonio Pandolfi and would like to have more information on the maker and the value of the instrument. For the future benefit of the OP and any lurkers, some things to know about buying violins:1. I myself am in the middle of taking a bath on a violin that I had every reason to believe was in fact what I thought I was paying for. Sorry, labels only mean nothing if they're fake, in the less common instance where they are real and belong to the violin, they not only add a lot to the value, the add a lot to the sale-ability of the violin.
Instead, I ask people to keep records of their bank transactions, which are verifiable through the bank, and would be much harder to fake.
When it comes to contemporary makers: If you can show a money trail from your bank account to that of the maker, furnished by the bank, I think that would be pretty hard to beat. I know of someone who owns a Strad and has had it for many years. But no one will apparently give it a certificate, even though everyone knows it's a Strad.