When I first saw this Le Meilleur Du Monde alto on eBay, I was surprised because it was the first, 2 tone Hammerschmidt that I had come across. It is one of their later models, since it has the metal key guards. This sax has obviously had a hard life, as is evidenced by the obvious wear and dents. The other thing that is obvious is that the sax is missing one of its right palm keys. Specifically, it appears that the high E key is absent.
Because the of the size of the various vintage saxophone galleries on my site—and the lack of their searchability—I have created a separate area of my site called Bassic Sax Pix. Bassic Sax Pix allows you to find what you’re looking for quickly and easily. I have therefore stopped updating the individual Hammerschmidt and Hammerschmidt Stencil galleries here, and have copied all of the information already contained in these galleries over to the Hammerschmidt galleries at Bassic Sax Pix.
New Hammerschmidt and Hammerschmidt stencil horn images continue to be added regularly to the galleries at Bassic Sax Pix. If you are looking for photos of Hammerschmidt stencil horns, I recommend you jump to the bigger, and more searchable galleries. Fear not however, I will continue to add more stencil names to this list as I find them. They will just link to the new galleries.