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Fair Price For Lachenal English?

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#1 Tom Ryan

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Posted 03 September 2003 - 03:26 PM

I have a Lachenal English concertina which I wish to sell, but I have no idea what a fair asking price would be. Can anyone help me? The concertina dates from the late 19th or early 20th century (according to Steve Dickinson) and is a 48-key treble with rosewood ends and bone( I guess?) buttons.

This concertina was completely refurbished by Steve Dickinson in the late 1970s. He replaced the bellows with a six-fold one, with attractive bellows papers and replaced springs, reeds, pads, etc. Since then, I have hardly played it (I have a Wheatsone 56-key tenor-treble which I play all the time), so it is in great condition. Steve also made a new box, which is brown leather.

I'd appreciate any help anyone can give regarding a fair asking price. Could you indicate whether you're talking US or Canadian dollars (I live in Canada).

My e-mail is theryans@vianet.ca

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Posted 04 September 2003 - 01:04 AM

Why not have a chat with Frank Edgeley (contact info in the Concertina FAQ). He's in Canada and has more experience than most in these matters.

Speaking for myself, I should have thought perhaps 800 UKPounds, but I feel somewhat uncertain about that.


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Posted 04 September 2003 - 07:07 AM

Thanks, Chris. Will do.


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