The horn was in great condition- 100% silver plate and the gold plated bell was 100% too, no damage, nothing seized, 3 or 4 light ping marks on back of bell, original pads & springs, I think. About as good as it gets for a 90 year old horn.
It sold [ I was seriously out-bid
for hammer price £3800
= £4598 including commission & tax
that's US $7,313
Buescher Bargain !