Just down the road from you (and me!) so well worth a look, I would have thought?
I can find very little about this one:
in the plating, that is..;}
No, this time this is not a shop address.
Pereira was a genuine Portuguese musical instrument maker but they did sell (as it says in this article quoting an extract by the chamber of commerce of 1881) alongside their own instruments other instruments made in France and Germany and I suspect Italy too........
Always mindful of this scenario. No intention to buy this one. Just curious. It's not going to surpass my Buffet 400 I'm sure and as you say is unlikely to re-sell. Whereas the Grassi 2000 Pro Tenor on its way may be a step up from my current two.good luck, but, before you start buying less than known saxophones left, right and centre ask yourself what is that you want to achieve.
I know someone who for a few years bought everything he could lay his hands on that he could find for less than 150€.
He started repairing (badly) some of the horns but soon they became too many for him to repair so he ended up with a “ collection” of not so very desirable horns worth more or less what he paid for them but that were not really doing anything being kept in his house.