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Modern Pockets: In the course of doing my informal research on currently available pocket trumpets, I often acquire perfectly good instruments that I don’t need to keep long-term.  Vintage Pockets: Occasionally I will find a better example of a vintage instrument, and opt to sell the first horn. Please read the descriptions closely, and note that the price is the best indication of either the playability and quality (if a fairly new horn), or collectibility (if vintage).  Please do not email me and ask how one plays compared to another, as it’s too subjective. Again, the price will be your best guide. 

TERMS: All sales are final.  I will not accept any returns.  Payment via Paypal only, and shiping will be in addition, via UPS. Foreign buyers MUST contact me first to make sure I can easily ship to that country, and accept payment via Paypal.  I will not falsify any customs documents, so please do not ask.

TO PURCHASE: Email me first to confirm availability and obtain shipping estimate so that payment can me made.

POCKET CORNETS & TRUMPETS (email for photos and more information)

Gautrot Pocket Cornet, marked Aine & Co. for Claxton, Toronto. Restored, including valves, raw brass, original Bb shank and mpc. 1880s-90s. No case. (one of the pockets photographed for my book!)  $1450.00

D. Calicchio Pocket Trumpet #2967. Silver plated, original factory leather gig bag. Around 1980. $2,250.00

Alexander Pocket Cornet (1960s), complete outfit in neat case. Nice original. (one of the pockets photographed for my book!)  $450.00

AMATI Pocket Cornet (1960s), complete outfit in nice original case -- excellent original condition. (one of the pockets photographed for my book!)  $495.00

Imperial Creations "Tiny Pocket Trumpet" -- made in Taiwan, early 70's.   Ads featured endorsement by Bobby Hackett.   One of the trumpets that kindled the pocket trumpet craze. Lacquered, good condition, original vinyl gig bag.   (one of the pockets photographed for my book!)  $175.00

Benge Pocket Trumpet #43231. Los Angeles, restored, new lacquer.   Valves could benefit from a visit to your tech. Nice original hard case. $900.00 SOLD

Carol Pocket Trumpet.   Rose brass bell, lacquered, original hard case. Played for review purposes only, excellent.   $475.00  SOLD

Miraphone Pocket Cornet, unrestored, raw brass, no case. 1960s?    SOLD  $295.00



F.E. Olds “THE OLDS” (“Standard” wrap), # 2665 (mid-1930s).  Rare original silver plate, with decorative engraving on bell.  Ready to play, some wear-through to brass. Takes Olds large shank mpc.  No case, no mpc. (more photos upon request) $675.00

F.E. Olds “THE OLDS” (“Standard” wrap), # 4620.  Raw brass, has had some repair work, ready to play, or with some “finnesse” work, could be relacquered for full restoration.  Takes Olds large shank mpc. No case, no mpc. (more photos upon request)  $475.00

Conn Perfected Wonder #104641. Very good condition, original outfit, gone over in my shop.   $450.00

Conn New Wonder # 140359.   Model better known as Victor.   Complete outfit, gone over in my shop. $675.00

Harry B. Jay Columbia €¯ Cornet-Trumpet #2528. Silver plate, gone over in my shop.   Nearly complete outfit, but cornet mouthpipe only. Model played by Louis Armstong in the 1920 €™s.   Very nice conditin, but valves a bit leaky. $650.00

Missenharter, N.Y. Bb cornet  #6058.   Silver plated, fancy engraving and decorative ferrules.   Repairs by Rich Ita.   Original A shank shortened to play in Bb. Missenharter mpc. No case. Needs valve overhaul.   $495.00

Hall & Quinby Rotary Bb Cornet.   Nickel Silver, in coffin case.   Original A shank and suitable Bb shank, with mpc. Gone over in my ship and ready to play.  1875c Hall & Quinby (Boston) Bb/A Rotary     Hall & Quinby was among the most respected makers in Boston.   Perfect for Civil War era brass bands. High Pitch.    High res photos on request.$1750.00  SOLD

Geoorge McFadden, Syracuse, NY.   #1215.   Very early, 1870s.   Silver plated, nice engraving with awards, etc.   Leaky valves. No case.  SOLD  $475.00

Geoorge McFadden, Syracuse, NY.   #1257.   Very early, 1870s.   Nickel plated brass, in very nice original walnut coffin case, with shank and McFadden mpc.    SOLD  $850.00

Martin Troubador Trumpet, #100045. Gold plated "peashooter" design, original case, nice full-length engraving.   Mouthpipe replaced in my shop and spot plated to match. Martin mpc and accessories.   $750.00  SOLD

Meredith "Open Tone" Cornet #3859. Rare, cool "compensating" design, very good condition. Silver plated. Gone over in my shop.   First stage of mouthpipe a reproduction, matching original design.   Meredith mpc (shank wear) included, but no case.   $750.00 SOLD

F.E. Olds "Mendez" Trumpet #339402.    Top-of-the-line for Olds. Really nice original outfit including pro case. Original lacquer in great shape except for area at top of tuning slide and short portion of leadpipe.   The rest is so nice, I felt best to leave as-is.   Dual trigger mechanisms complete and working. $975.00  SOLD

King "Master" Cornet 161476.   Gold Plated, outfit.   Gone over in my shop, repairs carefully gold plated to match.   Slimline case, very cool.    $750.00  SOLD

York "Trench" Bugle, World War One.   Brass, good condition.    SOLD  $50.00

J.W. York "Wizard" Cornet #10061.   Rare, unique "continuous conical bore" design by Couturier. Outfit, excellent condition, with neat eagle engraving.   Terrific matte/burnished silver plating. One finger button a carefully machined matching reproduction.  SOLD $800.00

Getzen Eterna "Copperna" Cornet   G33315. Custom horn. Fairly new cornet, mated to a new gold brass mouthpipe, and "new old stock" gold brass Eterna bell (old style valve stamping), then copper plated and clear lacquered (done by Metzler Brass Repair).   Regular style waterkeys (same part Getzen now uses). One very cool looking Eterna cornet!   $1150.00  SOLD

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