Martin "Imperial" trumpet

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costa mesa USA
Description from user:

serial number 121646 stamped on #2 valve

Purchased at estate sale.. deceased was a musician - practitioner/teacher/band leader. All instruments were top of line, I went for Selmer sax, it was gone, bought this w/ no knowledge of trumpets

Answered within 4 days
By Trey
Feb 27, 18:58 UTC
Fair Market Value
$750 - $1,000 USD
Insurance Value $0 USD
What does this mean?

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry. Based on the photographs and description provided, the subject of this appraisal is a Martin Handcraft Imperial trumpet, circa 1937.

According to the current owner, the piece was acquired via estate sale. The piece features a serial number of 121646. The piece's composition is brass and includes what appears to be its original case. The condition of the piece is assumed good with no dents or dings noted in the photographs examined and some presumably original lacquer left. Playing condition of the piece is unknown but for appraisal purposes is assumed to be in working order.

Based on recent sales of similar era Martin Imperial trumpets from the era on second-hand resellers such as, a Fair Market Value (pre-auction estimate) of this piece would be estimated at $750 to $1,000.

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