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« Reply #20 on: Feb 17, 2018, 12:18PM »

Wasn't Dillons trying to sell Arthur Pryor's trombone for $200k at one time?

250K IIRC.
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« Reply #21 on: Feb 17, 2018, 12:50PM »

Tried... but what did it actually sell for? Or did it even sell?
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« Reply #22 on: Feb 17, 2018, 01:34PM »

I don't think that's what he paid for it.

I don't think that's what he could get at auction.

I don't think he actually expects to sell it.

While we revere Arthur Pryor as a trombone master, virtually nobody outside our community knows who he was.

A trombone owned by Tommy Dorsey would have more name recognition.  But it's a lot more limited than, say, a Les Paul guitar.

There is no market for antique trombones.

Besides, as brass ages it gets brittle and doesn't play as well (I'm talking LONG time periods here).
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« Reply #23 on: Feb 17, 2018, 11:06PM »

Tried... but what did it actually sell for? Or did it even sell?
AFAIK, it never sold. I don't think Steve Dillon ever expected it would; it was more of an attention-getter than anything else. Of course, if someone had come along with a quarter of a million dollars...
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« Reply #24 on: Feb 18, 2018, 08:00AM »

The time it was up for sale also coincided with the release/recording of the Alessi album where he played on that horn.
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