Yes, I know it's not a Bundy Special, but some sort of earlier Buescher-made Bundy made prior to the 1963 buyout. I once owned one of these horns and they have Selmer Bundy on the bell with elaborate filigree SBA-style engraving. I think mine dated from the 50's, and I suspect Shorter's did, too. However, his seems to have the earlier Aristocrat design with the small bell flare, whereas mine was clearly a 156 stencil, with the wider 400-like bell flare.
I have always wondered how to date these earlier pre-Selmer-Buyout Bundy's. I have never been able to find a Bundy serial number chart on the web for anything earlier than 1963. Thus I was unable to date the horn mentioned above, which I have since sold. Does anyone know how you can date these earlier horns?
I don't have access to my Shorter biography right now, where the picture above originated from, but as soon as I locate it I will post a larger scan.