Olds Trumpets and Cornets on eBay Feb-Mar 2002
 
The following information was obtained from eBay between January 28 and March 31, 2002. It represents the selling prices, excluding shipping, handling and insurance for genuine Olds trumpets and cornets. The horns included in the data were all deemed to be and in good or better condition and not requiring any obvious major repairs. In general, the prices are representative of the perceived condition of the horn, although there are times when prices seems either excessively low or excessively high, with no apparent justification. Pre-1950 horns and horns in truly excellent condition do command higher prices. Of course, what cannot truly be determined from the photos and descriptions is the condition of the valves.
 
Horns for which the reserve price was not met were excluded. Olds trumpets and cornets which were made after the sale of the Olds factory and name were specifically excluded. Horns for which photos were not provided were excluded, as were horns for which the photo provided was not of the actual horn for sale. Also omitted were horns that had been substantially modified from their original design.
 
Among my observations during this period was that the same names keep showing as up as buyers and seller of Olds horns. An important observation is that auctions which end on holiday weekends tend to have lower selling prices than auctions which do not end on holiday weekends.
 

TRUMPETS






Qty

Low

Average

High

Ambassador

78

35

104

205

Super

12

124

398

750

Special

9

148

231

350

Studio

4

184

251

291

Recording

4

360

606

900

Opera

3

650

724

800

Mendez

7

610

948

1200

Super Star

4

287

395

612

Herald

1


432


Custom Bb

1


450


Custom Eb/D

1


510












CORNETS






Qty

Low

Average

High

Ambassador

40

41

92

156

Super

8

128

318

484

Special

9

75

173

261

Studio

4

239

333

450

Recording

5

363

580

700


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