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by MikeMoLang
(1 post)
1 year ago

Please help me understand what I have

Hi folks.  I was recently given a suitcase of sheet music, mouthpieces, ligatures, and caps, and I would like to know more about them.

 

I intend to use them as parts for robots that I like to create.  (artsy electr-mechanical animated creations, made of vintage "stuff").  But before I start hacking it up, I figured I might ask some experts for their opinion.

 

You can see pictures here:

 

http://sdrv.ms/14sCGfw

 

Thanks!

Mike

 

 

 

 

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  1. by GFC
    (341 posts)

    1 year ago

    Re: Please help me understand what I have

    For saxophone players, the Selmer flexible ligature definitely has value. http://davidvaldez.blogspot.com/2011/11/original-patent-for-adjustable-selmer.html You could probably sell the Meliphone mouthpiece to an interested player. It's a 1940s to early 1950s vintage piece that gets good press and it looks in good condition. Don't know about the other mouthpiece with the plate lig; you'll have to do some research to identify it and it shows some wear. Throw in the caps with the mouthpiece sales. The adjustable clarinet barrel might have value depending on condition. You could definitely sell the lyre. The binder of sheet music probably has value as memorabilia. The rest is sculpture material.

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