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1mortician
12-24-2011, 09:34 AM
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Mt. Vernon Bell with unique stamp from 1961

bachloyalist
12-24-2011, 11:57 AM
What is the serial number? Have a suspicion of what this trumpet is...

1mortician
12-25-2011, 05:52 AM
220221

21398 I'm anxious to hear your thoughts.

Merry Christmas

bachloyalist
12-26-2011, 08:18 AM
I've not seen of the engravings on such an early Strad. I've seen these one more recent models, but not on a Mt. Vernon. From the photo, it also looks like it was stamped, similar to the normal Stradivarius marking. Very unusual...

Anyone else seen this on a Mt. Vernon Stradivarius?

1mortician
12-26-2011, 08:26 AM
It is a stamp, not engraved, I know that for sure. It was intentionally put there as well, because the regular stamp is lower on the bell than normal.

The only guess I can make is that it is some form of an Anniversary edition, later Ann. models have the same stamp but it is affixed to the bell as a medallion.

I was very disappointed when the shop card did not indicate anything to why it was there.

Bests!