Trumpet Related Help - Valuations or Info?

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  1. Rusk

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    Hello All.

    I'm brand new and clueless and on the lookout for help or advice.

    I have been given a load of old stuff, included within which, was this trumpet:

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    It says on it; "Olds Ambassador Fullerton Calif"

    Also, similar, is this trombone, which also says "Olds Ambassador" on it.




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    And this trombone that says nothing on it.

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    Anyone got any ideas on value, or shall I just keep them as fun ornaments?

    Many thanks in advance. :D
     
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  2. gmonady

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    It does not become of any value until you add the Olds Bb Trumpet to the set... Then you've hit the Olds Ambassador Trifecta!
     
  3. Rusk

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    Imagine a confused looking man, nodding slowly, with a sense of visible confusion and fear running through his very being.

    That's me.

    :shock:
     
  4. gmonady

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    OK... You've just described me to a T. How about you?
     
  5. Ed Lee

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    FYI, what you stated was a trumpet is NOT. It is a cornet! To play, the fingering is the same as that for a trumpet. For us here on TM even to begin evaluation we would need much clearer imaging on both sides, bell standing upright showing name engraving, serial first three alpha -numbers as should appear on left side of second valve casing on the cornet. Also pictures of outside of cases, top and latch area.
     
  6. Rusk

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    I'm a mirror of our former selves.
     
  7. Rusk

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    I can try to take some better photographs at the weekend.

    I've made a massive error in the trumpet department, but I did tell everyone I was clueless (!)

    The number stamped on the left side of the second valve casing is: A33252
     
  8. gmonady

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    You are indeed, a handsome man!
     
  9. Vulgano Brother

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    Welcome to TM, Rusk! Your instruments might have been considered student ones back in the day, but we do have some dedicated fans here. What is common is that we have love for the instrument, if not a lot of money. If you want to sell the cornet this would be a great place to do it, but there are also a bunch of us that think if you can find a kid who can't afford a cornet, get to know them and give it to them, that is among the most valuable things any human could do.

    We're an altruistic and greedy lot here, combining passion and reality in a weird and wonderful way. I hope you take the time to get to know our community.
     
  10. Buck with a Bach

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    That may be one of the A6 Ambassadors. Somewhat rare as far as Ambassadors go, plus it seems to be brass lacquered. Most of the A6's I've seen( not many) were plated.:roll::oops::cool:
     

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