Chopin's customs problems
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13. Chopin's customs problems
When Chopin visited Majorca, he had trouble bringing his precious piano along with him. The piano, made by the famous Pleyel et Cie company, was held up by customs from 20 December 1838 until 4 Jan 1839. Eventually George Sands agreed to pay 300 francs to have the instrument released.