Trumpet/buescher trumpet

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Question
I have a buescher trumpet. I think the serial number is 235509. It is in excellent condition, has the design on the bell. I bought it from a pawn shop over 20 years ago and I'm just trying to get a price on its worth now. Thanks.

Answer
That trumpet is about 1928.  On the bottom of the second valve slide is stamped the model number, common is 9, 10, 10-22, or 11.

They're not sought after nor are they particularly valuable unless both mouthpieces, the mute, cleaning rod, slide grease, etc, are included.

You might get a couple hundred, depending on condition.

Good luck in your sale!

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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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