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    Antoine Courtois trumpet serial no 2646

    Hello,

    I am hoping someone can help me! I am clearing my parents' garage and my Dad has an Antoine Courtoist trumpet with the serial no. 2646. Can anyone tell me when this would date from please? He was bought it in 1954, but we know it was second hand then. It has lots of inscriptions that I have seen mentioned elsewhere. It is working, was originally lacquered but is now plain brass. I have a couple of photos - haven't figured out how to attach them!

    If we were to sell it is anyone able to tell me what would be a fair price?

    Many thanks,

    Caroline

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    Re: Antoine Courtois trumpet serial no 2646

    Quote Originally Posted by cbaker32 View Post
    Hello,

    I am hoping someone can help me! I am clearing my parents' garage and my Dad has an Antoine Courtoist trumpet with the serial no. 2646. Can anyone tell me when this would date from please? He was bought it in 1954, but we know it was second hand then. It has lots of inscriptions that I have seen mentioned elsewhere. It is working, was originally lacquered but is now plain brass. I have a couple of photos - haven't figured out how to attach them!

    If we were to sell it is anyone able to tell me what would be a fair price?

    Many thanks,

    Caroline
    The attachment feature has been broken for longer than anyone knows. To insert a picture, upload it to Flickr/etc. and embed it with that (or search out the source file in Flickr to insert). Based on your description, I'd sy this horn is worth maybe $200, but I can't say for certain without pics...sounds interesting, though!
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    Re: Antoine Courtois trumpet serial no 2646

    Howdy caroline, just picked up thread on courtois s-n 2646,doing research serial numbers,any further info. Thanks,keith.

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    Re: Antoine Courtois trumpet serial no 2646

    There is no serial number list out there for courtois (to my knowledge). You might be able to ask them directly (courtois-paris.com), but I don't know how much they keep that info.
    With the photos someone will probably be able to tell you what a fair price would be
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    Re: Antoine Courtois trumpet serial no 2646

    I know a friend who possesses a 2806 and it is a PreWar II trumpet. His is also raw brass, but plays great. He was asking way too much and only got about $350.00 bid on eBay. However his reserve was set higher and it didn't sell. It depends on its condition. Whether or not its valves or slides are frozen, or whether or not there is red rot in the brass. An expert would have to personally inspect it. They are desirable, but not as much as the PreWar Besson trumpets. Best Wishes.

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    Re: Antoine Courtois trumpet serial no 2646

    HOWDY, RE..S-N 2646 AND 2806,WAS JUST PICKING UP ON cbaker32 THREAD;BUT NO REPLY FROM CAROLINE,AS YET.patkins SENDS ANOTHER S-N 2806,KEEP THE S-N ROLLING IN,I'LL THINK ABOUT WHAT NEXT,A LITTLE LATER---------. MY AIM IS TO PUT A SERIAL NUMBERS LIST TOGETHER THE BEST I'M ABLE, ANY PICS. WOULD BE A PLUS,AND PURCHASES ANOTHER+, THANKS FOR THE THREADS, KEITH.

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    Re: Antoine Courtois trumpet serial no 2646

    [QUOTE=PLAYMOR;618138]HOWDY, RE..S-N 2646 AND 2806,WAS JUST PICKING UP ON cbaker32 THREAD;BUT NO REPLY FROM CAROLINE,AS YET.patkins SENDS ANOTHER S-N 2806,KEEP THE S-N ROLLING IN,I'LL THINK ABOUT WHAT NEXT,A LITTLE LATER---------. MY AIM IS TO PUT A SERIAL NUMBERS LIST TOGETHER THE BEST I'M ABLE, ANY PICS. WOULD BE A PLUS,AND PURCHASES ANOTHER+, THANKS FOR THE THREADS, KEITH.[/QUOT

    It is a good project. Thanks for your diligence.

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    Re: Antoine Courtois trumpet serial no 2646

    HOWDY patkins, THANKS, I'D SAY AT THIS STAGE THE HORN S-N 2806 WAS MANF. 1930's,THE COURTOIS FACTORY CLOSED FOR A FEW YEARS IN THE 30's, IS THE HORN STILL AVAILABLE? ADIOS, KEITH.

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    Re: Antoine Courtois trumpet serial no 2646

    Sorry Playmor, but the 2806 was a Selmer 20A. The Courtois was 3588. I posted earlier that I bought it. I couldn't resist. It was an original scratch brass finish. Great sound. It was dated to 1930. Sorry for earlier misinformation. Also bought the Selmer, Gold-plated with first valve trigger, Also irresitable!

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    Re: Antoine Courtois trumpet serial no 2646

    My Courtois flugel is 3500. I was told it was 70's, but I suspect it is at least 50's. Anybody know?

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