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i have a silver and gold plated saxophone manufactured by J.H. Troup Music House and i was wondering about the history on it as well as possible value.

It's impossible to know what type of sax or how old without a picture and some sort of serial number reference.  I will say that the horn is most likely NOT gold and silver plated - but probably a combination of gold an silver lacquer.

There are however some nice historical records of the J.H. Troup Music House in Pennsylvania (and may even still be in existence).

The horn is what is called A 'STENCIL' - probably made by a familiar manufacturer like Conn or Buescher and then stamped/etched or 'stenciled' with the Troup label for sale in their store.

Send a picture and I may be able to tell you more (like value) or look for the serial number on the back bottom of the horn below the thumb rest - or perhaps numbers below the Troup info.

Hope this helps a little!


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Eugene Cantera


I have been a music educator for over 25 years and have taught on many levels from young children and school agers on through to college level, professional players and senior citizens. My main areas of expertise are saxophone(s) though I have taught many instruments including, guitar, bass, piano, oboe and drums to name a few. I have also done research on horns both vintage and new.


I have been in music education for 25 years and I have written and published in the subject of professional music education.

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Bachelor of Music Education, Hartt School of Music - The University of Hartford.

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