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Offline JenB

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Re: Hoard of gold 'treasure' found hidden inside old piano in Shropshire.
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 16 March 17 16:46 GMT (UK) »
Latest news on this is that the gold actually consists of a quantity of full and half-sovereigns dating from 1847 to 1915.
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Re: Hoard of gold 'treasure' found hidden inside old piano in Shropshire.
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 16 March 17 17:31 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for the update JenB.

I am surprised they have released information regarding the actual content.  ::) 
The  BBC news reported 7 hours ago that:  "The objects will qualify as treasure and be the property of the Crown if the coroner finds they have been hidden with the intent of future recovery.  However, if the original owner or their heirs can establish their title to the find, the Crown's claim will be void.  The inquest will resume and conclude on 20 April".

Still time for me to rush over and try to convince them then...... ;)
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Re: Hoard of gold 'treasure' found hidden inside old piano in Shropshire.
« Reply #11 on: Friday 17 March 17 03:01 GMT (UK) »
I'm so curious to know the value.  :)

It is surprising that the released details - does that mean that a possible claimant has come forward?

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Re: Hoard of gold 'treasure' found hidden inside old piano in Shropshire.
« Reply #12 on: Friday 17 March 17 03:15 GMT (UK) »
I'm sure if you 'sleuths' can establish enough info. you will be able to direct them to the rightful heirs just as was done with the abandoned Teddy!!  ???

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Re: Hoard of gold 'treasure' found hidden inside old piano in Shropshire.
« Reply #13 on: Friday 17 March 17 08:16 GMT (UK) »
I'm sure if you 'sleuths' can establish enough info. you will be able to direct them to the rightful heirs just as was done with the abandoned Teddy!!  ???    Annie

Annie, that was my reason for alerting Rootschatters to the conundrum..... 

Ruskie, a sovereign is likely to sell for upwards of 212 at present, so it looks like there could be several thousand pounds in the pile.
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Re: Hoard of gold 'treasure' found hidden inside old piano in Shropshire.
« Reply #14 on: Friday 17 March 17 08:19 GMT (UK) »
Ruskie, a sovereign is likely to sell for upwards of 212 at present, so it looks like there could be several thousand pounds in the pile.

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Re: Hoard of gold 'treasure' found hidden inside old piano in Shropshire.
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 18 March 17 00:12 GMT (UK) »
My Mother  in Law  found something lovely in her old piano( none of the family played, it was just for show) . The cat had five gorgeous kittens  in the back. She had torn  open  the fabric which covered the back  .It was hilarious to see them when they felt afraid as  all ran behind and scrambled inside. My M in Law`s mother loved to watch them all playing on the hearth rug.
 The mother cat would wash them all in turn and when they wriggled and squirmed she would give a swift cuff with her paw, proving to grandma that a smack never did any harm to man or beast if deserved.
I hope the rightful owner is found. Viktoria.

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Re: Hoard of gold 'treasure' found hidden inside old piano in Shropshire.
« Reply #16 on: Saturday 18 March 17 06:59 GMT (UK) »
Viktoria.   :D
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Re: Hoard of gold 'treasure' found hidden inside old piano in Shropshire.
« Reply #17 on: Saturday 18 March 17 07:00 GMT (UK) »
Viktoria.  :D
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