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Hi,
I need help finding out the production year of a Couesnon alto. On the bell, it says Couesnon Paris Monopole Conservatoire. Underneath the inscription is a picture of what appears to be to chicken heads with an axe between and above the two.

I found the serial number around the F key; it is #9743. Everywhere I looked has had no information on the production year of this serial number.

Does anyone know the year for this sax and serial number?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Hi,
I need help finding out the production year of a Couesnon alto. On the bell, it says Couesnon Paris Monopole Conservatoire. Underneath the inscription is a picture of what appears to be to chicken heads with an axe between and above the two.

I found the serial number around the F key; it is #9743. Everywhere I looked has had no information on the production year of this serial number.

Does anyone know the year for this sax and serial number?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Some earlier couesnons had a circle with a flame above ( a flaming grenade ) with a 2 digit number inside these were the year of manufacture e.g 28 = 1928
 

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The Couesnon factory burned and all the serial records were lost. It gets worse since the serials are not necessarily sequential. They started over once or twice. Assuming that the address on the bell is 105 Rue Lafayette, yours is probably from the 50s or 60s.
 

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There's no flaming grenade. And there's no address on the bell. I've scoured this sax looking for any kind of clue to help me date it. I'm planning on selling it, so I need to know how old it is to get an appropriate selling price for it.
 

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Is there any engraving on the bell? What finish is it? Does it have rolled tone holes? Can you post some pictures?
 
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