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Oboe/oboe played in 1948 army band


My aunt recently showed me an oboe that my late uncle played in the U.S.Army Band, around 1948. It's a Rolhert and Sons 246-001.  Any suggestions on how to find the value of this instrument? Thanks!

Thank you for your note. I believe the brand to be Kolhert and Sons.. The oboe would have primarily sentimental value, it is not an oboe that is used currently.  A collector may be interested in the oboe for a few hundred dollars or less depending on its condition. Please let me know if you have any additional questions.


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I have the expertise to answer questions about all brands and models of oboes and English Horns. I will assist in providing information about the process of purchasing and selling an instrument. I know reputable oboe specialist repairmen to recommend. I give guidance on oboe and English Horn reeds. I offer guidance on maintenance and handling of oboes and English Horns and help owners troubleshoot instrument issues.


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