I happened upon this blog entry and read about a lost — and I’m assuming now stolen — oboe. Keep your eyes open, oboe world. See if someone can locate this somewhere! Unfortunately we don’t have a lot of information. Here’s the conversation I had with the blogger (she’s in Canada):

oboeinsight.com said…
I just read this blog entry; if you like I can post the information at my oboe blog and people can look out for it. I’d need brand, serial number and anything else you have. SO sorry to read about this!
DECEMBER 8, 2010 2:29 PM

Becca said…
Really?! That would be great!!! It is a buffet crampon. I am not too sure about the serial number.. I THINK it’s BC4051.
Thank you so much!
DECEMBER 8, 2010 10:23 PM

Becca said…
also.. it was lost saturday evening Dec. 4th in lethbridge.
DECEMBER 8, 2010 10:24 PM

Gentle reminder: record the serial numbers of all of your instruments!

If you happen to see a Buffet Crampon oboe on eBay or at a pawn shop … ask for verification of ownership I guess … not sure if the serial number is helpful since she’s not positive about that. (If I get verification that she IS certain of it I’ll update this!)

And share this info, please.

Update I think the number above may be the model number rather than the serial number. I’ve asked the oboist and will post the serial number if she can provide it.


  1. Hi! Today I was checking ebay for oboes. I recently had read your post about the missing/stolen buffet crampton obe. Anyways I saw one in a red case with a serial number of: BC4052. Could it have been yours. Hurry the thing ends in like six minutes. If it isn’t your oboe I hope that you find it. Why would anyone steal something like that? That is awful!

  2. Thanks. I’ll notify the person whose oboe was stolen: this wasn’t mine. I just post these things when I hear about them.