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by jazzpiano
(2 posts)
2 years ago

My father's Tenor, after Liberation from Auschwitz

My father upon being liberated from Auschwitz was in a band called the Happy Boys. (it's a long story). 
For various reasons, The National Holocaust Museum in Washington has been in touch re: my dad's original music which I will donate to the museum.

When they liberated these guys the US Army gave these musicians instruments. 
My father played many things but in this case, the sax is what I have from that period.

Before I donate the Silver Selmer Adolphe Sax (serial #1204) to the museum, I'd like to have some idea of what it might be worth. 
Maybe the forum here can help?
More detailed photos can be found here:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1HsTprNet16yrnJFHNgFRTTO5nQAAAPRX?usp=sharing 

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  1. by historicsaxwhisperer
    (506 posts)

    2 years ago

    Re: My father's Tenor, after Liberation from Auschwitz

    Nice Historical Saxophone.

    Selmer Paris France bought the Adolph Sax operation.

    This is an early instrument,

    I do not have the experience to value a collectable primitive horn from Selmer. so I will let others give their knowledge.

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    1. by jazzpiano
      (2 posts)

      2 years ago

      Re: My father's Tenor, after Liberation from Auschwitz

      Thanks so much...
      I will keep researching the instrument.
      Mark 

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    2. by historicsaxwhisperer
      (506 posts)

      2 years ago

      Re: My father's Tenor, after Liberation from Auschwitz

      https://www.saxophone.org/museum/saxophones/model/29

      This is what you got!

      I noticed yours had a front F, so I had to do some research.

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