This week’s news in the world of pianos has proved to be particularly interesting. The best bit of piano news to hit the headlines has been the story of treasure being discovered inside an old piano.
Treasure Discovered inside Piano
No fewer than 913 gold sovereigns and half sovereigns have been discovered in Shropshire hidden underneath the keyboard of a 1906 Broadwood and Sons of London upright piano. The coins were stitched into both packets made out of cloth, and a drawstring purse and have stayed hidden away for decades until a tuner unearthed them while tuning the piano. It is a wonder than such a hoard of treasure sitting under the keys of the piano didn’t change the sound of the instrument enough for someone to look and see what was causing the undoubtedly unusual noise.
Piano Money Declared Treasure
Despite fifty people coming forward to the local authorities to lay claim to the coins, they were ultimately declared to be treasure. The coins in the hoard date from 1847 to 1915 and the Saffron Walden Museum in North-West Essex is now raising funds with which it can acquire a selection of the coins alongside the piano. Once target funds have been raised, the piano and coins will be used to create a special display piece for school children.
Buy Your Own Piano
If you would like to purchase your own brand new piano then consider a digital instrument. While there is no chance of finding any hidden treasure beneath the keys of your new electric piano, you will find that it’s worth its weight in gold. There are many options available and Chase Direct offer a huge range of electronic pianos where there is something to suit everyone. Take a look at the Chase P-50 digital piano or the Chase CDP-345. Call the piano team for more help with your decision!