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Could anyone help ID this Brilhart mouthpiece?

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I am helping my father-in-law sell an item from his collection but would like to confirm the info we gathered on this piece. Based on the smaller Arial font style of the serial number, lack of ligature line and other attributes, I'm guessing this is a 1954-1966-era Carlsbad, California model of the Brilhart brand and the ligature appears to be the basic 3-banded design. There is no identifier/stamp on the ligature however. Does anybody concur with this information? I would like my description to be as accurate as possible. Also, any idea as to a fair asking price on the mouthpiece and ligature?

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I've never paid more than $150 for a Brilhart (white Carlsbad Personaline), but the prices have been going up lately, and Tonalin alto pieces tend to bring in a bit more $$$. Carlsbad-era pieces don't typically go for as much as Great Neck pieces. I'd say most likely under $200, but I'm sure some will disagree with me. Some retail shops and Ebay sellers ask up to $400-$500. They can keep them, too rich for my blood.

The ligature could probably go for $250-$300. I've seen some retail shops list them for more. Either way I'll stick to my Rovners.
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