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In 1946, purchased new, Triple gold plated, Conn 22-, mother

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In 1946, purchased new, Triple gold plated, Conn 22-B, mother of Pearl valve tips. Immaculate condition. Ray **** **********@***.***

Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
Expert:  twinb1201 replied 4 months ago.

Hello Ray,

My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to help.

Has this trumpet had any restoration?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
No. It is in perfect condition. I am the only owner and user of this beautiful instrument
Expert:  twinb1201 replied 4 months ago.

At 71 years of age, any trumpet would at least need new pads; however, if you insist, I'll be happy to assume it is in perfect condition.

If it is in perfect cosmetic and musical condition, the current retail (replacement or insurance) value of your trumpet is approximately $1,500. If you were to sell it, you could expect to get the fair market (private sale or auction) value of approximately 40% of the retail amount or $600, depending on location and actual condition.

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Thank you so much!

Expert:  twinb1201 replied 4 months ago.

Hello Ray,

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