Hi I own 3 pierret stencils. this particular one is a professional alto engraved with Invictor, Paul Cavour. its in good shape with no dents and one or two tiny dings, and is from the late 1920 to early 1930's. It has nearly all its silver plate in tact and plays better than my SELMER mark VI. the action is similar to the selmer cigar cutter. A Friend of a friend has offered me close to £700. For it. thats about $1200. Im reluctant to let it go but i need the cash. :-( any suggestions?