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Q:I have an upright piano dated 1878 in the keyboard lid. It's also marked, "Made in Germany, completed in Liverpool, England, William H. & G.H. Dreaper, patent 5128." Can you tell me more? And is it collectible?

A:William and G.H. Dreaper's piano business was located at 96 Bold St. in Liverpool from 1828 to 1902. Dreaper made some beautiful pianos, but the value of a piano depends more on its sound than its beauty.

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