I've said for a few years now that I dont get why people are buying the blue jumbo javas for crazy money. (because theyre blue????)---how nuts! I MENTION THE ELEPHANT, BECAUSE THE BUYERS FOR THESE DONT WANT THE BLUE ONES WITHOUT THE ELEPHANT---WOULD YOU???... LOL)
In South Korea and Japan, the altos can go $600+. I saw a couple on ebay hit $800.
Its really nuts, but collectors buy things for reasons we wont understand as players. Some certain horns and mpcs just become the "in" thing, and the craziness begins.
The purple logo yamaha horns are creeping up in value. (because they have a purple logo???).
I have always thought that these blue vandorens, the vintage brilhart ligs, and now the miami florida d8 altos and sops are selling for numbers that really dont make much sense.
To each his own...