Olds Recording on Ebay UK

Discussion in 'Vintage Trumpets / Cornets' started by alanbach, Jun 22, 2004.

  1. alanbach

    alanbach Pianissimo User

    Dec 10, 2003
    South Wales U.K.

    MUSICandCHARACTER Forte User

    Jan 31, 2004
    Newburgh, Indiana
    It looked and was described to be in great condition. For a 1959 horn, that horn was very nice. I don't know what they sold for new in 1959 .... but that price had to be close to higher than the original price even if inflation is accounted for.

    Very nice horn .....

  3. Still Trying

    Still Trying Pianissimo User

    Nov 23, 2003
    Lake Jackson, TX USA
    My Dad bought me a rose brass bell Olds Recording in lacquer for $289 in 1959. In today's dollars that's between $1700-$1800. I still own the horn and have plans to have it refurbished in a few months. It doesn't have any dints, but it has a few little dings from bumping it on music stands through the years, and the lacquer is about gone. It still plays great.
  4. djm6701

    djm6701 Pianissimo User

    For comparison, I just bought a near-mint 1952 L.A. Recording (unrefurbished) with the more usual lacquer finish for $1000, which given the condition of the horn, I thought was a fair price (and boy what a great horn it is). I see in US dollars that UK one went for about $1440. I haven't ever seen one go higher.
  5. MagnumLungs

    MagnumLungs New Friend

    Nov 12, 2003
    The Olds horns have generally sold for higher prices on eBay UK as there are fewer of them available over here. I sold the following (all refurbished by Leigh!) on eBay UK last year.

    Ambassador Cornet (Early 60's) £255 (US$455)
    Ambassador Trumpet (70's) £210 (US$385)
    Super Trumpet (50's) £450 (US$825)

    As you can see they are all well above the prices they would fetch in the US.


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