Oboe/Just acquired Oboe


I recently bought a used Oboe. I'd like to know the age of the oboe and perhaps a value range.  It's a F Loree A Paris, K11 63.  It looks beautiful.  That's the extend of what I know about it or any oboe.

Thank you for your time.

Dear Patricia

An old Loree sounds a good acquisition!

If you could send me a couple of pictures I could have a better idea of how old it is and perhaps a ball park figure of value.

Would you also manage a photo of the serial number please in close up?

Send pictures to:


I'll be back swiftly after that.

Best wishes



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Geoffrey Bridge


Professional oboist with many years experience. Former pupil of Leon Goossens. Solo artist for Arts Council of Great Britain. Freelance recitalist/broadcasting/orchestras. Former Head of woodwind teaching in Hampshire, England. Questions on repertoire, playing styles, reeds, cane selection and processing.


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