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Question
After my mothers recent passing my husband and I found a trumpet that was in a
pillow case in the garage of her home. It looks antique, but we are not sure.
The trumpet has Huller on it, we think that is the name of the company and the
word "custom" under it. We are just trying to find out something about it. The u
in huller has two dots above it- so we think it might be german.Can you give us
any idea how old it mightbe and the value of it?

Answer
Debbie, Most likely it is a Huttel that was made in Germany. They made brass from the early 1900's to about 1970 and had many different models. Without a serial number and condition on the horn I can't give you much more info. It could be worth $20, or $200, but it depends on the model age and condition.

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Mike Pawul

Expertise

I am familiar with most trumpets, cornets, and flugelhorns. I can answer most questions about playing and musicality. Best of all, if I can't answer it directly I play regularly in several bands and have many "old timers" that are familiar with most things that I am not. I collect, repair, and refinish old and new horns and have sold over 1700 with more than 900 on ebay

Experience

I have played since 1965 and studied with many directors and trumpeters. I have been collecting since 2002 and have over 150 horns in my personal collection. I have done repair and refinsh since 2003 and have done work on over 2500 horns.

Organizations
Kosair Shrine Brass Band and Dance Band, The Notables, The New Tones, Bourbon City Brass Band, River Cities Concert Band, Derby City Brass Band, University of Louisville Community Band, Member of Trumpet Players International Network (TPIN), Bugles Across America (BAA), Member of the National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians (NAPBIRT)

Education/Credentials
I played at Brunswick High School. I played through college and have a BS in Business Administration from Trinity College. Of course, I am still learning from all my friends that play and work on trumpets around the world.

Awards and Honors
Without being vain, numerous awards and have played in several honor bands.

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