Hi Guys and gals.
Right first off i know nothing about instruments atall. I am looking for some advise and a valuation if possible
I got this trumpet/cornet after my Grandad died as it was his and he played it a lot round the Hastings area.
I know its either a trumpet or a cornet but that's about it.
I have polished it up but there are some marks on it as it has had a lot of use over the decades.I think it is quite old as the box is a bit battered and inside was a invite to a concert in 1961.
The trumpet has written on it
Hawkes & Son
I can't make out some of the letters so the names might be slightly out.
The mouth peice says on it:
Made in england
And the stand is 'notenstander' which was made in western Germany so old to before 1989(berlin wall,east and west)
Anyway heres the pictures .
I really just wondering if it holds any value or should i just keep it.
Any reply would be appreciated.