French horn

Feb 10, 2021. 13:05 UTC
French Horn
Frank
United States of America

Acquired from
Inherited

For sale
Yes
Description

Antique French horn in case. Great condition. Inscribed with U.S. on it. See photo for serial number and inscription.

Provenance

Unknown

Answered within 3 days
Feb 13, 17:28 UTC
By Trey

Fair Market Value

$250 - $500 USD

Insurance Value

$750 USD
What does this mean?

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry. Based on the photographs and description provided, the subject of this appraisal is a Holton French Horn, serial number 200546, circa 1949 with case. This single French Horn has piston valves. According to the current owner, the piece was acquired via inheritance. The piece is inscribed with "U.S." Condition of the piece is good.

Comparables for similar piston valve single French Horns from Holton from the era are sparce, and while rare, are not as desirable as horns with rotary valves or double French Horns. The nearest comparable sold in 2015 for $100 via JMW Auction Service, but had condition issues that are not present on this piece. Based on that data point and considering other pieces observed from the era that have sold via online resellers, a Fair Market Value (pre-auction estimate) of this piece would be estimated at $250 to $500.

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