Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Harry James Personally Owned Selmer Trumpet (circa 1939). Bearing a partially indistinct stamped serial number "2025". This beautifully engraved Harry James model trumpet from Selmer is engraved with a detailed floral design, with engraved inscription reading "Harry James". This floral engraved instrument is said to have been owned and played by Harry James himself. The trumpet comes in a hard shell double case. Minor dents and scratches are present but nothing to severe. Mouthpiece is a "H. James" model by "J. Parduba & Son, Double-cup". Accompanied by a letter of provenance from long-time employee of James, confirming the trumpet was owned by the great bandleader.

    COA from Heritage Auctions.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    March, 2019
    16th-17th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 795

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $300,000 (minimum $49), plus 20% of any amount between $300,000 and $3,000,000, plus 12.5% of any amount over $3,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 36 days left to consign to the 2020 July 14 The Concession Residences by Tui Pranich Real Estate Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    This was all very much appreciated and an ongoing testament of how good Heritage Auctions are.
    Vanessa H.,
    Brackley, United Kingdom
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search