Let me start by saying that I know nothing about flugelhorns, other than that they have a beautiful sound. Last Saturday, I found one in a local antique store for $135.00, an early 1970's Getzen Eterna. The plating is intact with some brass showing through the bell around the valves from handling; the bell had a slight crease in it and the leadpipe nibs were in a bag accompanying the horn but there are no other dents or dings. (It is now with the local tech for repair.) It is in the original case which is in good condition. The seller explained that his father bought the horn used for $250.00 many years ago to aggravate he and his sister, to "get them out of bed in the morning before school." Otherwise, it wasn't played.
I cleaned and oiled it and everything works smoothly, valves, amados, slides, leadpipe are all free and were well maintained. After tarnish removal, it looks beautiful. Did I get a good deal?