String Rotary Brass Cornet by "Issec Fiske Maker Woreester Mass" on Garland. Crack on Bell Bow. Loads of solder between 2nd and 3rd rotor. Very odd 3rd valve crook. It's all there, but will need cleanup and patches.
A gem of a horn, This Echo Bell by Riviere and Hawks is in Excellent condition with very few dings. Finish is 100%. Original case with "A" attachment and four lead pipe extensions for accurate tuning. What looks like original or period MP.
Add your prescription and monogram to this elegant antique Victorian Period tortoise shell lorgnette, comprising nicely grained and richly colored back and front tortoise panels, each side with a center silver oval design, no monogram, holding silver-tone metal framed, prescription glass spectacles, suspended on a hard-to-lose silver chain. Circa 1880. Measurements: 4 1/2" L x 1 1/8" W; Very good condition with minor surface scratches, chip on edge of one glass lens, easily replaced...
An unnamed String rotary Cornet in "A" or "Bb" with a turning valve to change key. It needs re-stringing and one valve center screw. Dents in two slides. Overall good condition. Early MP.
Bb LP Albert system marked Carl Fischer, who was the importer of Buffet. Since the keys have the typical Buffet rivet, I will present this as a possible Buffet in super condition. Returnable.
Very unusual solid silver (tested 850- 925 silver), most likely, ceremonial tableware for a Jewish Holiday. The item is hand made of several elements: a base of two bowl containers with gild interiors made separately and soldered together, joined by four square wires twisted in a rope pattern with a smaller container on the top engraved with a Hebrew inscription. The base is stamped with a very small round silver hallmark which makes it impossible to identify...
Spectacular Victorian 14K solid multicolor gold Illinois pocket watch, circa 1884, comprising a yellow gold 6 Size Hunter Case, the front engraved with a pink/rose gold monogrammed shield surrounded with intricate green gold flowers. The case back decorated with a highly detailed bee hive scene design, scrolled, textured border. Inside: White porcelain dial, black Roman numerals, blued steel hands, marked ILLINOIS WATCH COMPANY, SPRINGFIELD,1145370...
A string rotary Bb Cornet by L. Schriber. Damaged string connector is shown in photo #4. This is the earliest Water Key I have ever seen, using a rotary valve to express moisture. Some dings at bell edge. No case.
A two valve Cornopean Signed "AUGth COURTOIS AINE BREVERTE A PARIS S.G.D.G." This horn is in excellent condition, although there is no case. Lead pipe is marked "SOL". MOP Valve caps.
An Echo bell Cornet by Keefer, #682.I have not attempted to polish the silver plate, which seems to be evenly distributed. This horn is hand engrave all over, including the echo bell. Valves are powerful and respond well. What appears to be original MP and lead pipe. There are some dings on the top of the bell joint near the 1st valve, and of course it has those distinctive Keefer valve caps.
An early No Name Vienna Valve Trumpet with original "SI" lead pipe and MP. Damages are as follows; a connector from the 1st "Key" to the valve section is absent, there is denting on a small portion of the bell, a small portion of the Key support is unsoldered. This horn is played in inverted position. No case.
A six key Bugle, possibly English, in playing condition. 2 cork pads absent. Two professionally done patches. Original pig tail and MP. Strong response on all springs. No makers mark.
An 8 Keyed Bugle by "Bobinson Russell & Co. 7 West Moreland St. Dublin. #1603" as seen on the bell. Completely overhauled and in perfect playing condition EXCEPT for pads.
A rotary Valve Bass Trumpet by The Boston Musical Instrument Mfg. Co. Very good condition and playable. Patch on bell edge. No case or MP.
A three coil hunting horn, full rapped, by Gautrot, Paris in excellent condition. No MP. 10 1/2 inch bell.
A single French by Guiseppe Pelitti, Milan from around 1850. Decent condition and easily restorable to playing condition. Just needs surface work. Minimal denting, and valves move.
Single French Horn with mechanical rotary valves by Leopold Uhlmann, Vienna (on garland) mid 1800s. No case. Condition is good to very good.
A very rare Hurdy Gurdy Banjo. Small handle turns an inside rod upon which is a circle of plectra which brush against a single Banjo, string which responds off of the skin by means of in improvised bridge. Every part is original with th the exception of the bridge, which I carefully adjusted. Some plectra need to be replaced. Notice the Shield brackets..