Thanks for the comments on my cell phone photos. I'll have to use my 35mm camera to try to get some better images, so please bear with me on that awhile; not too long, as we do have some unexposed rolls of film.
The saxophone does look remarkably untouched by time; so tarnish hardly seems too likely? The current mystery is certainly intriguing. The seller, not a musician, said the instrument was found at an estate sale; and also that it was once part of the jazz scene in Detroit, perhaps.
Glad no one dissed me about my literary efforts, which were done between 9:30 and 10:00 last night feeling tired. Folks are nice for being so kind..I'm often philosophical and can laugh at myself easily. Not having had to work for a living since September of 1984 does have advantages, I think.