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Unregistered
01-30-2012, 04:29 PM
I have an old holton trumpet with the serial number 82843. It says "Made by Frank Holton Elkhorn Wis" on the bell and has an "LP" engraved on the lead pipe/receiver. I am trying to get as much information on this horn as possible, including worth.

Thanks for your help,

Nick

holtonloyalist
01-30-2012, 09:09 PM
mfg. in 1929/1930 time frame. LP = Low Pitch (normal to what is used today as a Bb trumpet).

Any other unique markings on the bell or on the lead pipe where the mouthpiece is inserted?

chhstbone1
01-31-2012, 11:47 AM
http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/319949_200488736683272_187061028026043_536636_7625 90979_n.jpgIt has some red accents on the engraving.

holtonloyalist
01-31-2012, 05:35 PM
Thanks for the image, this would have been a special edition model. Would guess this was semi-professional trumpet, and from this limited photo would guess it could be worth ~ $300-500 to the right collector of older Holton trumpets.

Hope this helps -

chhstbone1
01-31-2012, 10:05 PM
Thank you a bunch here is another picture, if it is of any help.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=200488703349942&set=a.187069211358558.50527.187061028026043&type=3&theater