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7 hours ago, Casper said:

... Lachenal and Co 57 key Mcann layout concertina.
Serial no is 2092
Can you give me indication of year of manufacture?
Would like to know approx value as well.


The date estimate is early in 1901.


The value depends very much on the model (a photograph would help in establishing that), and the condition of the instrument.


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5 hours ago, Casper said:

Anyone here who can give me an indicatioin of market value if I want to sell?


I've been meaning to get back to you with more information about what the instrument is, and valuation guidance.


Your Maccann duet is a high quality Lachenal "New Model" instrument - but I've counted the buttons twice and have made it only 55 both times, which is a lot less desirable than a (relatively rare) 57-key.


The condition of it looks extremely good on the outside, virtually new and unused - but, after 121 years, it will almost certainly need a service and tuning to our present-day pitch standard of A=440.


The downside is that demand for duet concertinas is limited, so prices are relatively low. Here's a link to the Duet Concertinas page on the website of (leading UK concertina dealers) Barleycorn Concertinas, to give you some indication of retail prices for restored instruments: https://concertina.co.uk/stock-selection/duet-concertinas/

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