Re: "BRAND NEW" 1967 Selmer Paris Mark VI Tenor
I've played some tenors from 1967 that were absolutely fantastic. If its "new old stock" it will fetch a top dollar price. You're correct in that it will need pads if the ultimate goal for the buyer is to play it and that would factor into the selling price. But, it won't factor in as heavily as the mint horns bring a premium regardless of pads.
I would be happy to help you appraise your saxophone. I've been a music instrument appraiser for Antiques Road Show/Trash for Treasure events in the St. Louis area for several years and I own Saxquest, a business that specializes in vintage and professional saxophones. Give us a call on Monday if you're interested in talking more (314) 664-1234.