tim denler wrote at 2011-07-22 22:11:27
They do have a serial numbered list for trumpet and trombone looking at the serial number you have I would say that was probably made in 1936 the serial number was says trumpet but if you go by the shell number list for trombone it's pretty much the same. I feel that $500 is a very low estimate

wilhelm wrote at 2014-01-03 22:11:24
Hi Colin and Thomas,

i have a selmer bolero trombone. According to the serial no, i got from paris the info, that the trombone was made in oct, 1963.

it is a very fine instrument


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