V & E Simonetti Historic Tuba Collection
1825 Chapel Hill Road,
Durham, NC 27707
Owner: Vincent Simonetti, firstname.lastname@example.org
Business phone number: (919) 402-0864 (during business hours only) Phone contact not during business hours is 919-599-3791
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*Visits to the collection during non-visiting hours are possible, but are subject to availability and require an appointment and a minimum donation of $25. To request an appointment, contact Vincent Simonetti directly at (919) 599-3791.*
I have a Couesnon & Co., Paris Eb Tuba
Serial number 9, located on the 2nd valve.
The horn has been overhauled and replated with silver plating.
Are you interested in aquiring the horn?
Please send pictures of the full front, full back, valve section, and engraving on the bell. Also include the bell diameter and the overall height of the instrument in an email to email@example.com.
Michael KAY said:
I appear to have a piece exactly like your “Pan American, EE flat tuba, 3 piston, c.1935” but a little tarnished and a couple of small dents, any hints on value? just a approximate is OK.
Please send pictures of the full front, full back, engraving on the bell, close up of valve section, and a close up of any damage. Please also include measurements of the bell diameter. Include this in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Joseph Johnston said:
I have a Buescher Miraphone (Eb) that is a wrap-around type horn. Silver plated, complete, all 3 values springy. Silver plated. Found 1903 date on one of the valve pieces. I used to play this when I was a boy (bought from a Wichita Kansas antique shop in the late 1960s). Complete with minor dents and needs a polish. Bell marked ‘The Buescher’ Elkhart Ind. Moving and I need to part with it. Email me at email@example.com
We’re interested in acquiring your horn! Please send images of the front, back, engraving on bell, close up of valve section, and a picture of the “1903” date on the valve piece. Email these to firstname.lastname@example.org. Can’t wait to see it!
JEFETE VIEIRA said:
i´m tuba hawkes son class a picadilli circus number 31211 what year of manufacture please
Sorry for the late response, Jefete! The serial number you gave shows that it was manufactured in 1905 according to this list from Horn-u-Copia. Hope this helps!
Bernie Lynch said:
where do I obtain information on a R.WUNDERLICH MAKER, CHICAGO french horn…it’s older than I am…it looks like early 1900s
Hi Bernie! To get more information on the maker of your French horn, you could look up the maker in the Langwill Index (check your local library) or try to find more information around on the internet (specifically through forums that cater to brass instruments, maybe TubeNet?). We do not collect French horns so we do not have much information on them. I’m sorry! Best of luck in finding out more about your horn!
Margaret Squires said:
We are trying to determine a value of my dad’s helicon. He passed last year. We have a buyer for it. But have no idea what it is worth. The bell says “Royal Artist, Bruno, NY”. It’s BBb. Needs a valve job and several braces soldered. Other than that, it’s in great shape. Can you give us an idea as to what to ask? Or maybe where else we can look to find out? Thank you so much for your time.
We can see what we can do. If you can send pictures off the front, back, bell engraving, valve section and a close up of any serial numbers on the valve section to email@example.com we can see what we can find out for you. Thank you!