Just received what looks like a Conn NY Symphony Special that I bought on eBay. The N.Y. Symp. Special stamp is missing from the receiver, so maybe it's not a NY Symphony Special, or maybe the receiver was replaced at some point. The valves are pristine, compression excellent, and intonation is more solid through the middle and upper ranges than any of the other vintage 22Bs I've played. I paid about half what the NY Symphony Specials usually go for on eBay, so whatever it is I'm happy. The engraving, which runs the length of the bell, is as intricate as any I've seen on a Conn. The lacquer is about 60% but there's some corrosion/pitting, so I'll probably strip the lacquer and do some buffing (by hand around the engraving--should keep me occupied for the next 6 months!) Anyway, I thought the engraving was worth posting. If anybody else has seen a Conn that looks like this that isn't a NY Symphony Special I'd love to hear about it. The serial on this one is 3018xx. No model number stamped on the receiver (I'm thinking it probably was a replacement receiver).