Re: Value of a sax
I've seen a couple True Tone tenors that were exceptionally nice. One of them, a 1925 that looked like new, had all new pads, corks, etc. sold for $2850. A 1923 tenor in similar condition sold for $2700. True Tone tenors usually bring more money than altos. The nicest True Tone alto I've seen, which had been cleaned, polished and completely overhauled (new corks, pads, felt, springs, etc.) and looked like new sold for $1475.
To give you a better idea.
Horn for parts, pieces missing, etc. $50-$100
Dings, dents, scratches, but complete $75-$150
Action free, complete, needs overhaul $150-$350
Average condition, complete, but needs some attention $350-$500
Better than average, playable but needs some work $500-$700
Good condition, complete and playable, needs little more than some adjusting and fine-tuning $700-$900
Exceptional condition, nice finish, nearly new pads, corks, etc. $900-$1200
Near mint condition, exceptional finish, new pads, corks, etc. $1200-$1500
Sounds like yours may even fall into the exceptional catagory $900-$1200