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baileyb
08-05-2011, 08:06 PM
I'm glad I stumbled on this site! I am the proud recipient of my great-grandfather's "cornet" - a Holton Clarke serial #50142. It's actually in pretty good shape and although I never learned trumpet (I was a flute player) I was able to get a pretty good sounding scale out of it!

It's still got it's case and lots of extra valves, music holder, etc. I think from reading your website that with that serial number, it's dated to around 1921. Is this correct?

Lastly, although I am not interested in selling it, I would like to know the worth (perhaps for insurance purposes).

Thank you so much! :)

p.s. what was the difference between a "cornet" and a trumpet?

holtonloyalist
08-06-2011, 08:29 PM
Yes, that would be the approx. age of your cornet.

If you scroll down to the bottom of this link, you'll examples of this cornet.

http://www.holtonloyalist.com/trumpets.htm

The value is highly dependent on the condition, but would guess somewhere between $500-$750...