Trumpet/1938 York trumpet

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I have a York trumpet #121179 I believe it's from 1938 it's in good condition. What is it worth?

Answer
A standard-pattern York trumpet of that era is probably worth about $100, perhaps more if it is in better than average condition.

However!

If it is an Airflow trumpet or cornet, then it is worth some money. An Airflow is very rare and desired.

This link shows an Airflow:

http://www.horn-u-copia.net/instruments/York/York-trumpet-1212xx.jpg

The worth of an Airflow is dependent entirely upon condition, and I couldn't guess what it might sell for, too many variables.

Good luck!

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Thomas Krueger

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I can answer your questions about Buescher trumpets and cornets. I have been playing Buescher for 35 years and collecting for 7.

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I first started playing my grandfather's Buescher 400 trumpet in 1975. Since then I have done a lot of research, including original catalogs and advertisements that I own, correspondence with other Buescher owners, and obtaining my own Buescher collection, including six trumpets and three cornets.

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I am a technical writer with 15 years experience. I have also been playing trumpet since 1975 and collecting Buescher for the past 7 years.

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