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I have a brass bugnle, with marks 1.) a squared "8" and 2.)

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I have a brass bugnle, with marks 1.) a squared "8" and 2.) a crown, both very small, and up near the mouthpiece. Do you know more?
JA: I always love having an appraiser look at my stuff. Sometimes its turned out to be surprisingly valuable. Tell us what else you do know and the Antiques Appraiser will be able to better assist you.
Customer: It has one valve, the complete mouthpiece, original wool rope and tassel(sp?), and two loops. I'm not good with the terms...
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Antiques Appraiser should know?
Customer: I think the marks are most important. I'd like to know where and by whom it was made. I was told it's Civil war?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
Expert:  Nora replied 6 months ago.


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Expert:  Nora replied 6 months ago.


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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I really do know how to spell bugle. I just can't type...
Expert:  Nora replied 6 months ago.

No worries :) Thank you for the images. Please allow me some time to look these over for you. ~Nora

Expert:  Nora replied 6 months ago.

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Expert:  Wayne replied 6 months ago.

My name is***** have been dealing in and appraising Musical Instruments for over 40 years, and I can help you with this. This is

an army bugle Japanese WWIi, it appears to be in excellent condition. This would sell for $150-250 at auction.

Thank you,


Please click on the Stars*****When you read this answer

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