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I was given this piano today which i have absolutely no room for,would like to sell it on to someone who wants it but dont know if it,s even worth a fiver. I apologize in advance for my ignorance in your subject

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Hi Jacqueline:

So...I'm guessing by a "fiver" you mean a five pound note.

Of course it is...in furniture value alone.

Metzler kept no records of serial numbers of which I am aware, so dating it will be impossible.

This was made in London.

But by the looks of it, I would say late 1800's to early 1900's.

Of course I can't tell its viability from here...but instead of asking for a "fiver"...I would post it for 500 Euro and see where that goes!

I bet someone will want it for its furniture value alone!

And no apologies...I didn't know what a fiver was!

Good luck!

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