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I have an oboe that I want to find out how old it is. It is a Normandy oboe and has a number on it (7106). I want to sell it but I don't know how old it is.

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Adam, thank you for your note. Normandy oboes have very little value for resale.  If the oboe is in excellent condition, it may be worth $100 to $200 but not much more.

I appreciate you writing me. Craig's list or Ebay might be a good venue for selling the oboe. It is difficult to determine the age of the oboe because the serial numbers are not posted. Best wishes, hannah

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Hannah Selznick

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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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I have been an instructor of oboe and instrumental music for almost 40 years. I have taught all grade levels from preschool music to college oboe (double reed specialist)instruction. I perform with a professional symphony in the Phoenix area. I also have an active teaching studio. I love what I do, especially in regards to educating future generations of musicians.

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International Double Reed Society

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BS.ED (Music) University of Missouri MM in Oboe Performance University of Tulsa Post Graduate Work in Oboe at Catholic University of America

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Who's Who in America

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I have public and private educational institutions as clients; as well as a national referral base of studio teachers and oboe instructors.

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