Distinguished SOTW Member, Forum Contributor 2015-
Bart,But how can I verify this is the real thing?
Any tips or advice?
The seller is located 1 hour driving away, so I would go over to see the sax.
If you are intent on buying a Selmer Mk VI tenor, it is best to do your homework and save up your money BEFORE you consider buying a horn. There have been many threads here about identifying a Mk VI, as well as the other considerations that go into value (and price).
Given that you are new to the vintage Selmer game, I suggest you buy from a reputable dealer rather than gamble on a horn.
G'luck with your quest.