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I have a Brua C Keefer Coronet. Mfg in Williamsport PA. It is an American Model Maker 5039. The only marking on valve casing is 'K'.

I would like to know when it was made and what it's value might be if considered in good condition.

Thank you
Alan

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We'll have to assume that your Keefer cornet's serial number is 5039. If so, it was made about 1915.

Value on old cornets is not high.  You might get $100 for it. You might not. To get real interest, it would need to look nearly new with all of its case, accessories, and so forth.

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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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