I picked up a Holton Revelation Llewellyn model Saturday in the saddest case you ever saw. I drove it directly to the shop and they refused the case. It was full of Brown Recluse carcasses (but no live spiders that I could tell). The guy I got it from said his father-in-law was an antique dealer who held onto the horn for years thinking it was something special.
Upon reflection I think some of the damage to the horn was it geting squezed while in the case (brace was pushed into the bell). I'm hoping it comes out OK.