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Hi my grandfather got the Milners safe during British rule in burma.
I don't know which year it was made.

It is wardrobe size about 5'length×6'high×3'width. Outer layer rusty iron. Inside bronze. 2 doorS on left and right open. 2 handles(bronze),  2 turnable to open handle(bronze). 2 big logo bronze (upper door).
He would like to sell. How much can it fetch?

THANKS A LOT ANDREW

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I am afraid that I have to tell you that you will have to pay a fair amount to have it scrapped - despite its size and weight there is probably a lot of non metallic filling which further affects its scrap value, but there is no collectable or security value to it.
A large angle grinder and a lot of work will make it a bit easier and thus cheaper to have removed.

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Tom Gordon

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UK lock, physical security and safes with worldclass collections of safe plaques and Chatwood items. I do NOT have expert knowledge of American safes.

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25 years as a master locksmith, giving training around the UK and Eire to ALOI and MLA members.

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COLTI

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DIY Week, COLTI, ALOI, MLA

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In the eighties and nineties I took every course that I could in the UK and the USA at ALOA

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Locksmith of The Year 2010 Locks & Security Monthly (UK)

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