I have just signed on to this group, regrettably not because I am still a trumpet player, but because I am 81 years old, live in a very nice LTC facility, and have a pristine 1957 Selmer K-Modified trumpet in a zippered hard case that I dare not play lest the old ladies get all over my case. I would appreciate thoughts as to its value and how best to sell it. Daughter suggests donating it to a needy, talented high school student. That's what she did with my guitars. Here is its history:
Bought in 1957
Played 1957 - 1958 as senior at Kilgore, TX, High School
Played 1958 - 1959 as freshman at Rice University
Played 1972 at Easter church service
Took to Oman 1992 to play in company club brass band (hadn't existed for years)
Completely refurbished 1994 by Oman Royal Air Force Band instrument technician
Never played after refurb.