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I have a chance to get one for not all that much $$ - fair condition - the case is a bit beat up...

Are they any good? Do they have intrinsic (sp?) vintage value?

I'm an electric bass guy and don't know that much about alto saxohphones.

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As far as I know they are a Conn stencil. I have an alto hanging at the wall. Got it for 20$ 10 years ago. I don´t think they are of great value.
 

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Many are indeed Conn stencils, and as such might make a very nice sounding/playing horn if it is in, or can be put in good playing condition for little money.

As far as monetary worth as a Collectible/Classic, they aren't worth a great deal, but that works in your favor if all you want is a "player".
What condition is it in, and how much can you get it for?
A few pictures would make positive identification very possible.
 

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I've got a Carl Fischer tenor that is a mid-1930s Buescher stencil, acoustically the same as my New Aristocrat and is a top player.

Carl Fischer used a number of manufacturers over the years.
 

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Also, if the horn is cheap enough, it may have value as a neck donor. With so many necks lost, a Conn stencil may have a neck worth over $100.
 
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