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Hello Thomas, I'd be grateful for you advice. My son was given a trumpet to learn from, a Weltklang trumpet made for Rudall Carte & Co #104789 in GDR with a Boosey and Co  mouthpiece with  the initials B & S  2/3. We have no idea of its value, and no idea of it's age or anything about it. What do people pay for a trumpet like this? Thank you for your help. Jane

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The short answer to the question is "not very much."

Rudall Carte was a musical instrument company from the mid-1800s through 1955, when it was bought by Boosey and Hawkes. The German Democratic Republic was formed in 1949, so there is a small window when that trumpet was likely made.

The Weltklang instruments do not have a good reputation and are not sought after. I would be surprised if it sold for as much as $100.

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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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