I watch the vintage Selmer market for fun and knowledge..I just saw a few VII Altos on EBay, prices are going UP..
holy cow..a gorgeous Silver-plate is asking $4200, damn 4 yrs ago I sold my French engraved beater Hi-Ho silverplate for less than $2500. Even the lowly Lacquer jobs are creeping over 3K.
My current Lacq'd and American engraved VII Alto I swiped 3 yrs back for a measly $1800.
I see Quinn has a couple of VII's under 3K but they probably won't last long.