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I have the original bill of sale from 1926. (Finish #4)
Thanks for the clarification and very nice of you. Original post gave me the impression you were looking to acquire that specific horn.Well, I always enjoy learning the history of my stuff. If whoever owns this horn would like a copy of the original bill of sale, I'd be pleased to pass it on as well as what other info I might have about it.
It was purchased in 1926 together with the Martin Handcraft tenor I own. Not all that mysterious rite?
Or it was one that had just been stolen.Thanks for the clarification and very nice of you. Original post gave me the impression you were looking to acquire that specific horn.
That’s a beauty.here's a thread from a few years ago with a photo of the bill of sale.
So nice to see the nasatgia behind anything that is that old, definitely a rare find to be in possession of an invoice from 1926. And you're right MR. Squealer, that had to be quite a chunk of change back in the day. 20 down was probably a full weeks working pay...or more. The bill of sale pretty much says it all, but my curiosity is swirling around why he would have had the reeds taken off his invoice, one I'm sure we will never know the answer to. Must have been really good reeds too, @10% of the cost of the horn.That’s a beauty.
Bought on credit I’m assuming on a handshake? $328 was a good hunk of change. I wonder how many reeds the $3.25 bought you.
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I like this and have always passed anything like this along when I had a horn for sale with paperwork, pictures or history. A few years back I purchase a 26M that had some original paperwork with it, but also had a warranty card for a 30M and for a Conn clarinet that listed the serial numbers on the back of the card. This thread gives me some motivation to look at them again and to try and find a current owner to get these cards to them.Well, I always enjoy learning the history of my stuff. If whoever owns this horn would like a copy of the original bill of sale, I'd be pleased to pass it on as well as what other info I might have about it
I’ve bought several old horns that came along with the player’s entire gig rig, up to and including business cards and clip-on bow tie. It really is fascinating when you pick up something that’s like a player’s time capsule.Or it was one that had just been stolen.
What a cool piece of ephemera to have. I’m curious as heck to the prices shown. Do the cases show as a line item? Accessories ?
I have a 28 gold plate handcraft alto. It came in a doublers case.
Gosh to have a sales slip and a glimpse of its owner/journey would be so cool.