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Advice On 'tina Requested

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Can anyone advise on the age/value of a Metzler 26 button anglo in C/G? It has a code of 55299. I've been offered it by a work mate and want to give him a fair price. It works fine and comes with a box.

cheers

 

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Hi Hilary,

If you can post a picure or two of your workmate's concertina you may get some advice.

 

A bit of research shows that METZLER was a music shop in London. Variously at 105 Wardour St & 37 Great Marlborough St. from the early years of the 19th century.

Go here for more detail - http://www.mcgee-flutes.com/Metzler.htm

 

So they were a general retailer of instruments not a maker.

 

Here is a picture of an Anglo sold by auction in 2011 -

 

 

 

Here is the catalogue description :-

 

"Description: A 19th century Metzler 21 button concertina with fretwork pierced octagonal ends and bone button, the green leather bellows with decorative paper mount and have manufacturers label and registration no 21769 with original fitted carrying box"

 

At a sale in April 2011 with an estimate of £180 - £250 it failed to sell.

It was relisted in May 2011 with an estimate of £60 - £80, no indication if it was sold or not.

 

(Again they get their OCTAGONAL mixed up with their HEXAGONAL!!!)

 

regards

Jake

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I'd say it's most likely a re-badged Lachenal - but yes, pictures would definitely help. Do you know if it's been restored in any way, or if it's been tuned to concert pitch? Those will affect the value.

 

Hi Hilary,

If you can post a picure or two of your workmate's concertina you may get some advice.

 

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