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Buescher, Conn, Martin, King & Selmer Serial Numbers

There are quite a few saxophone serial number charts on the internet, these ones have mostly been adapted from existing manufacturers’ and saxophone enthusiasts’ charts.

I will be adding more soon, as well as checking for accuracy and updating these with more historical and instrument information.

BUESCHER

Serial Number Year of Manufacture

True Tone

5000 1905
11250 1910
25103 1915
61255 1920
175275 1925

Aristocrat

255250 1930
269000 1935

Big B & 400 Series

291000 1940
303000 1945
332000 1950
350000 1955
360000 1960
381000 1963

Company acquired by Selmer

408818 1965
520000 1970
630000 1975
785000 1980
875000 1983

CONN

Serial Number Year of Manufacture

Wonder

9600 1905
10800 1906
12000 1907
13000 1908
15400 1909
17800 1910
21200 1911
22500 1912
25000 1913
30000 1914
35000 1916
40000 1917
50000 1919
58000 1920
64000 1921
83000 1922
101775 1923
124600 1924

New Wonder (Chu Berry)

145400 1925
167900 1926
193450 1927
209250 1928
224600 1929
237800 1930

Transitional

244700 1931
249230 1932
256501 1933

M Series (Naked Lady

260000 1934
263500 1935
271000 1936
278000 1937

Connqueror

284000 1938
285000 1939
288300 1940
295250 1941
304500 1942
309250 1943
309300 1944
310200 1945
314000 1946
320000 1947

Connstellation – Rolled tone holes discontinued

327150 1948
332150 1949
337250 1950
341850 1951
341851 1952
354742 1953
359251 1954
500001 1955
571750 1956
652002 1957
718626 1958
779657 1959

Production moved to Mexico

834200 1960
898556 1961
949465 1962
C00501 1963
C73854 1964
E54106 1965
H31247 1966
K35274 1967
L20454 1968

MARTIN

Serial Number Serial Number Year
17221 1919
19482 1920
19933 1921
23781 1921
29942 1922
34838 1923
40644 1924
48489 152342 1925
54853
67852 162852 1926
172051
79254 1927
86687 1928
*192536 1027 1929
1st digit dropped
98324 2982 1930
101622 7119 1931
105096 1932
106546 1933
108301 1934
10758 111253 1935
14526 116551 1936
15396 118038 1937
18861 126998 1938
20563 132070 1939
23231 136040 1940
24572 140199 1941
26643 144455 1942
145322 1943
1944
145352 1945
154289 1946
161520 1947
165326 1948
170395 1949
172215 1950
172449 (first Imperial)
175140 1951
41693 179317 1952
45824 183125 1953
49586 187614 1954
193747 1955
56162 196213 1956
66719 203809 1957
66727 201917 1958
70988 205377 1959
76224 209089 1960
81885 211675 1961
87850 213999 1962
218855 1963

SELMER

Serial Number Year of Manufacture

Modele 22

750 1922

Modele 26

4450 1926
10000 1929

Cigar Cutter (Super Sax)

12000 1930
14000 1931
17000 1932
18000 1933

Radio Improved

19000 1934
20000 1935

Balanced Action

22000 1936
24000 1937
25000 1938
27000 1939
30000 1940
33000 1947

Super Action

35000 1948
37000 1949
40000 1950
43000 1951
46000 1952
50000 1953
52000 1954

Mark VI

57000 1955
62000 1956
66000 1957
71000 1958
76000 1959
81000 1960
90000 1961
94000 1962
103000 1963
110000 1964
120000 1965
129000 1966
137000 1967
149000 1968
160000 1969
171000 1970
182000 1971
192000 1972
204000 1973
218000 1974
231000 1975

Mark VII

243000 1976
256000 1977
272000 1978
282000 1979
300000 1980
327300 1981

Super Action 80

340200 1982
353800 1983
366400 1984
378800 1985
391000 1986

Super Action 80 II

406000 1987

KING

5000 1915
78500 1925
126000 1930
161000 1935
220000 1940
275000 1945
305000 1950
340000 1955
370000 1960
406500 1965
457500 1970
511500 1975
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