The photos in your OP are not on the ebay site, looks like it might be a different horn. Were your photos from the same seller?
The seller is right I think in that £2000 was a bit optimistic.
Am I the only one that sees a different number on the bell? i suspect that 5958 is not a serial number, but a part number.
No, I saw that on the first photo in the OP, then the earlier number in the photo on the ebay site, hence the confusion over whether it's a super (12xxx) or a Model 26 (5xxx). Maybe the bell is a different model to the body ????
My Adolphe had the serial number on the bell, I then had a Model 22, which may also have had the serial number on the bell.
Not for me Pete but .....is it a good purchase at the price? Or because it may have a different bell.....?
I read somewhere the other day that the sax serial number is on the bell and the Selmer serial number by the D key. Hence I messaged him to ask for the D number. The 12xxx number would make it an Adolphe Sax, which it isn't.
I thought 12xxx would make it a Super (Radio Improved or Cigar Cutter) NB: Cigar Cutter is not a model name, it's a nickname due to the hole in the octave mech.