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hello,

I have a old trumpet henri Selmer paris  and i don't if it's worth to restore it.

  Henri Selmer Paris
       Déposé
    Grands Prix
Geneve 1927 barcelone 1929
     Liege 1930

 4 place dancourt
      Paris
  made in france

   Balanced  
L. Armstrong

valves 15-14-13
    895

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Stefan, It is a pro model and looks to be in pretty good shape. The Armstrong balanced is pretty rare and very worthy of restoration. If you are looking to sell it, and not keep it to play, then don't restore it because most collectors want the horn in original condition.

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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)

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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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