Hi there, I am new to this forum. I recently went through my basement in a purging effort. I found the two saxaphones I played ~20 years ago. I am trying to access one's value to give a fair price. I did a little research and I think the alto is a 1953 sba Paris. It has the (silver, high F# key ,serial 55177). The neck appears original. There seems to be no re-pairs and no dents. Tough part is weather it is truly silver or not. The finish is pretty worn, almost looks like gold/brass like and underneath silver...? It doesn't seem to be re-finshed though. Instead it just seems worn and pitted abit. The resonators are plastic. I think I had this re-padded 20 years ago. Anyway, I see alot of high prices for pristine ones. I purchased this from a sax dealer 20 years ago in oakland ca. I heard the tones should be rounded. What I remember of this was it had a fairly bright tone for this model.
Thanks for any advice. I can send pictures.