|Title:||Henri Selmer Trumpet|
|Description:||A Henri Selmer Trumpet, 24 Bb. Serial number is 15925. I believe it isn't a K-modified, at least the horn doesn't say so.|
|Condition:||Good condition. Only 1-2 minor scuffs, and 1 small dent. The garnish looks great.|
|Origin:||Made in France, originally. I recieved trumpet 20 years ago as a gift from my father. He purchased the trumpet from a professional musician for $400.|
|Provenance:||No, not that I know of.|
|Appraised By:||Lynda Hobby|
|Appraiser Comments:||Hello: Henri Selmer came from a musical family. His brother played first clarinet for the Boston Symphony, and he also played clarinet graduating from the Paris Conservatory of Music in 1880 at the age of 22. Shortly thereafter joined the Republican Guard Orchestra where he played first Clarinet as well. Then in 1885 he started the Henri Selmer company in Paris which is still in business today as a publically run company although the family is still involved and hold executive positions. Even though musical instruments are not one of my appraisal "specialities", I knew I could still get the correct information for you since I knew someone that could help on that subject. The following information is what I have found out about your trumpet. There were some K-Modified's that were not labeled as such and there were some Balanced models that were also not labeled either. So I forwarded my source the photos of your trumpet, along with the serial number, and they have determined that your trumpet is in fact NOT a Balanced model, but IS an unlabeled K modified. My source is an expert in the field of trumpets and specifically Henri Selmer made trumpets. The Balanced model had the valves farther from the player than is typical for trumpets, so it is easily identified. Your trumpet seems to be in relatively good condition. Not excellant, but still very good. Below you will find the appraised value for your trumpet. Please be advised that many factors go into determining value any of which can and do change at a moments notice. I have to assume here for the purpose of valuation, that even though I cannot personally inspect this trumpet, it is an authentic 1955 Henri Selmer Trumpet. Thank you for choosing this site for your appraisal needs. And don't forget to appraise the appraiser.|
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