A Gentleman’s Collection of Fine Saxophones

On 3rd March 2020, Anderson and Garland Auctioneers sold one of the finest collections of rare and desirable saxophones that had come to auction in recent years. It comprised thirteen of the best saxophone models and all surpassed expectations on the day. Thanks to our targeted marketing and live online bidding platform, the auction attracted huge international interest. Telephone lines were booked; internet bidders  logged on; and people travelled the length and breadth of the country to bid on these fabulous instruments.


The highest selling lot, a 1949 Selmer Paris super balanced action tenor saxophone, sold for £5,100 hammer. This was secured by a bidder in the room, who had travelled from the other side of the country to be in with a chance of buying this lot. As the leading Auction House in the North Of England and Scottish Borders, our specialist auctions feature many collections. The bigger and better the collection, the greater the number of collectors and enthusiasts that are drawn to the sale via our internet marketing, many of whom then travel to view the items. This is why we can guarantee the best possible prices for our vendors.

Overall, the Selmer Saxophones performed the best. Established by Henri Selmer in Paris, this company has always made the best quality instruments, reeds and mouthpieces. See below for the other saxophone highlights or Music Auction to see the auction results.



                          1949 Selmer Paris super balanced action tenor saxophone

1949 Selmer Paris super balanced action tenor saxophone

Sold £5,100



1960 Selmer VI saxophone, with original lacquer,

1960 Selmer VI saxophone, with original lacquer

Sold £4,700


A 1962 Selmer VI tenor saxophone, with original lacquer

A 1962 Selmer VI tenor saxophone, with original lacquer

Sold £4,600


1965 King Super 20 Silver Sonic Tenor saxophone,

Sold £2,900

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