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    Harry James' Selmer for sale

    For the discerning collector of vintage trumpets with $20,000 burning a hole in his pocket, consider the Harry James' Model 26 Selmer at Heritage Aution Galleries - Beverly Hills:
    Harry James' Selmer Model 26 Trumpet.... (Total: 6 ) Music Memorabilia: Instruments

    Opening bid is a mere $10,000. Droooool.

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    Re: Harry James' Selmer for sale

    Pocket change.


    unfortunately, I have no pockets....
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    Re: Harry James' Selmer for sale

    Quote Originally Posted by edfitzvb View Post
    Pocket change.


    unfortunately, I have no pockets....



    Maybe a bunch of us (say a dozen) could get together and buy it, then pass it around ...... like a timeshare. You get 1 month out of the year with it .... plan you gigs accordingly. Looks like a nice one.

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    Re: Harry James' Selmer for sale

    Now if we could channel Harry's talent also..................mmmmmm. Reminds me of the Miles' Black Martin that sold at auction a few years ago for over $40k, I think. There should be archived threads here.
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    Re: Harry James' Selmer for sale

    Reminds me of the Miles' Black Martin that sold at auction a few years ago for over $40k, I think. There should be archived threads here.[/quote]


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    Re: Harry James' Selmer for sale

    I hope it goes for more than just 10K. Harry deserves more recognition than that. Although I believe his last horn was a King silver flair. CW

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    Re: Harry James' Selmer for sale

    Harry owned A LOT of horns...A LOT

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    Re: Harry James' Selmer for sale

    Unfortunately, all of the jazz that was in the horn had been drained off and recycled elsewhere. That horn is just a dead hunk of brass now.
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    Re: Harry James' Selmer for sale

    Harry's last horn was one of his King HJ models, balanced dual bore Symphony. I was with Harry 3 weeks before he died. That's what he was playing.
    I play a King Dual Bore Balanced Super 20/Symphony built by Chris Charvat at H.N. White Co.

    My mouthpiece is a gold-plated Parduba HJ 5 1/2.

    There is Harry James...then there is every other trumpet player!!

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    Re: Harry James' Selmer for sale

    Even if I had $20,000 to spare the horn would not make me sound like Harry James.

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