King Trumpet

What is a century old King trumpet worth?

I have the opportunity to buy an H.N. White King "master model" trumpet for $600. It has a silver finish, and is cosmetically perfect. The serial number of 15,349 should date it between 1905-1910. I have not tried it yet, but assuming it is in good playing order is $600 a good buy? How do King trumpets compare to others?

Thanks, Patrick.

I cannot speak with any authority about the horn's monetary value or reputation among trumpeters, but there is a discrepancy borne out by the H.N. White archives: your serial number is from the production run between 1905-1910 as you state, but per this link http://www.hnwhite.com/Trumpet%20Page.htm#Master it cannot be a "Master model" because that did not go into production until 1916. It could be a "Small Bore model" according to the same link- that model became the later known as the "Master model".
I've not known many trumpet player who played King trumpets of that vintage, but I have heard more than one King trumpet from the '50's and '60's, most notably the "Silver Flair" which is made in conventional and flared bell (a la Dizzy Gillespie) models with a bore of .462". As a saxophonist myself, I know I have dug the sound that came out of these, but I have no way of knowing to what degree I'm digging the horn or the skills of the one playing it.

Find King Trumpet On eBay Below:

HNWhite KING SUPER 20 S1 Trumpet 1947 Vintage Used Rare W Hard Case
HNWhite KING SUPER 20 S1 Trumpet 1947 Vintage Used Rare W Hard Case
$1,970.00
H N White Co Cleveland King Liberty Trumpet
H N White Co Cleveland King Liberty Trumpet
$450.00
Genuine King Tune Up Kit 600 601 1117 2055T Trumpets Built after 1985 NEW
Genuine King Tune Up Kit 600 601 1117 2055T Trumpets Built after 1985 NEW
$25.99
Genuine Bach Conn King Trumpet and Cornet 3rd Valve Water Key NEW S13
Genuine Bach Conn King Trumpet and Cornet 3rd Valve Water Key NEW S13
$15.99
King 2055 Silver Flair Series Bb Trumpet 2055T Silver 1st Valve Thumb Trigger
King 2055 Silver Flair Series Bb Trumpet 2055T Silver 1st Valve Thumb Trigger
$1,299.00
Genuine Bach King Trumpet Brace Bell to Inlet Front Silver Plated NEW S8
Genuine Bach King Trumpet Brace Bell to Inlet Front Silver Plated NEW S8
$23.99
Trumpet Embouchure Enhancement Exercise Play Higher Fast stomvi PDF king
Trumpet Embouchure Enhancement Exercise Play Higher Fast stomvi PDF king
$4.99
Genuine Bach Conn King Trumpet and Cornet Finger Ring Holder Silver Plated NEW
Genuine Bach Conn King Trumpet and Cornet Finger Ring Holder Silver Plated NEW
$51.51
1960s KING MASTERS TRUMPET WITH TRAVEL CASE  MUTES ETC VERY NICE
1960s KING MASTERS TRUMPET WITH TRAVEL CASE MUTES ETC VERY NICE
$333.00
4 Rubber Slide Bumper o ring Trumpet cornet GetzenKingsBachJupiterConn oring
4 Rubber Slide Bumper o ring Trumpet cornet GetzenKingsBachJupiterConn oring
$6.99
Estate Vtg 1935 1936 White Co King Liberty Trumpet Silver Plate Case
Estate Vtg 1935 1936 White Co King Liberty Trumpet Silver Plate Case
$152.50
King 601 Trumpet With Original Hard case + EXTRAS FIRE SALE
King 601 Trumpet With Original Hard case + EXTRAS FIRE SALE
$349.00
NOT REFURBISHED read description 1940s King Liberty trumpet Make OFFER
NOT REFURBISHED read description 1940s King Liberty trumpet Make OFFER
$1,550.00
King H N White 2B Liberty Model Trumpet One Piece Bell Original Silver Plating
King H N White 2B Liberty Model Trumpet One Piece Bell Original Silver Plating
$1,825.00
Conn King Silver Flair Trumpet  many others Water Key Corks Set of 2
Conn King Silver Flair Trumpet many others Water Key Corks Set of 2
$6.99
VINTAGE KING CLEVELAND MODEL 602 TRUMPET
VINTAGE KING CLEVELAND MODEL 602 TRUMPET
$14.00
King 601 Beginner Student Trumpet
King 601 Beginner Student Trumpet
$110.00
Vintage King H N White Super 20 Trumpet Large Bore One Piece Bell Wow
Vintage King H N White Super 20 Trumpet Large Bore One Piece Bell Wow
$1,700.00
3 Valve Piston Guides Trumpet Cornethorn King60060160260360460511172220
3 Valve Piston Guides Trumpet Cornethorn King60060160260360460511172220
$9.99
King Ultimate Pro Model 1117SP Marching Trumpet MINT CONDITION
King Ultimate Pro Model 1117SP Marching Trumpet MINT CONDITION
$1,315.00
Trumpet Tuning 3rd Slide Water Key Spit Valve screwcorkspringKing 600Conn ++
Trumpet Tuning 3rd Slide Water Key Spit Valve screwcorkspringKing 600Conn ++
$10.99
King 2055TLA Silver Flair Series Bb Trumpet in Lacquer BRAND NEW
King 2055TLA Silver Flair Series Bb Trumpet in Lacquer BRAND NEW
$1,199.00
KING 601 TRUMPET FANTASTIC FOR BEGINNERS FANTASTIC CONDITION WITH CASE
KING 601 TRUMPET FANTASTIC FOR BEGINNERS FANTASTIC CONDITION WITH CASE
$157.50
Vintage Antique King HN White Single Valve Bugle Trumpet  Case Gold Brass
Vintage Antique King HN White Single Valve Bugle Trumpet Case Gold Brass
$350.00
King SBTP1 System Blue trumpet mouthpiece
King SBTP1 System Blue trumpet mouthpiece
$33.00
Vintage King M18 Trumpet Mouthpiece
Vintage King M18 Trumpet Mouthpiece
$1.00
1941 Vintage King Cornet Cleveland 602 Coronet Silver Trumpet Musical Instrument
1941 Vintage King Cornet Cleveland 602 Coronet Silver Trumpet Musical Instrument
$59.99
New King Trumpet Cornet Bottom Valve Cap Nickel Finish for 600 Series Models
New King Trumpet Cornet Bottom Valve Cap Nickel Finish for 600 Series Models
$14.95
King 2065 SilverSonic Bb Trumpet
King 2065 SilverSonic Bb Trumpet
$2,199.00
Trumpet Long Kick out Push Rod 3rd slide Finger RingKing 600602
Trumpet Long Kick out Push Rod 3rd slide Finger RingKing 600602
$19.99
BULK 25 Corks water key slide valve TromboneTrumpetTubaSousaphoneKingConn
BULK 25 Corks water key slide valve TromboneTrumpetTubaSousaphoneKingConn
$28.99
King Silver Flair Trumpet Water Key Spring  2 Corks
King Silver Flair Trumpet Water Key Spring 2 Corks
$8.99


Recently Purchased King Trumpet:


vintage king h n white super 20 trumpet large bore one piece bell cleveland oh, king silver flair trumpet with casemouthpiece and cleaning kit, king tempo 600 usa vintage trumpet wnice horn w extra mouth piece, vintage king mc cornettrumpet horn mouthpieceno reserve, trumpetkingbrasshard case includedno mouthpiece, king tempo 600 usa vintage trumpet w hardcase king nice horn mouth piece , king 600 usa trumpet, vintage hn white co king cleveland american standard bb trumpet, king 1m trumpet mouithpiece, king cleveland 600 trumpet kmi 1967 with original case mouthpiece and lyre, vintage 1950s cleveland toreador trumpet by king hn white co, student line king trumpet mouthpiece and case, king tempo 600 bb trumpet, king tempo silver amp; gold color trumpetlt;gt; needs a little tlc, vintage king cleveland model 602 trumpet, vintage king cleveland 600 usa trumpet with case benge 7c mouthpiece, king tempo 600 usa trumpet, trumpet king 600, king cleveland 600 trumpet, vintage king super 20 silversonic symphony trumpet one piece sterling bell, king 600 trumpet with case, vintage king 600 trumpet w case cleveland ohio usa student school band conn 7c, vintage king h n white co liberty trumpet w case cleveland ohio usa student, king tempo ii 601 trumpet w hard case, beauty 1946 hnwhite liberty silvertone balanced model trumpet gamonbrass, king sbtp1 system blue trumpet mouthpiece, king super 20 symphony silver sonic trumpet by hn white co cleveland oh , 1960s king cleveland model 600 trumpet w case usa okay but bell crease, king liberty trumpet, hn white co equatru trumpet mouthpiece 11 equally true tone intonation ease , king liberty model professional trumpet 117xxx late 1920s, king by hn white 191525 silver plated liberty model trumpet serial 65994, vintage king m18 trumpet mouthpiecelt;gt;great player , refurbished king 601 bb student trumpet made in the usa, king trumpet model 600 exc condition and finish beautiful and ready to play , king silver flair trumpet preowned, king 2065 silversonic bb trumpet, vintage king m18 trumpet mouthpiece, king 600 trumpet with carrying case, king 601 trumpet fantastic for beginners fantastic condition with case, refurbished king 600 bb student trumpet made in the usa, king 2055s model silver flair professional trumpet brand new, king 601 beginnerstudent trumpet, vintage king tempo trumpet, king cleveland 600 usa student trumpet great shape blessing case, king 601 trumpet with original hard case extras fire sale, h n white co trumpet t vintage mouthpiece, vintage king 600 usa trumpet w mouthpiece amp; case serial 797569, estate vtg 19351936 white co king liberty trumpet silver plate case , king 600 usa trumpet in hard case, king cleveland 600 trumpet , king liberty bb professional trumpet by h n white co, vintage hn white t trumpet mouthpiece king free shipping in us nice cond, h n white co cleveland king liberty trumpet, silver gold meg 5c size metal trumpet mouthpiece for yamaha or bach conn king t, vintage king cleveland 600 trumpet hard case vincent bach mouth piece needs work, vintage king hn white silver flair trumpet professional made in cleveland, king 605 goldtone trumpet with denis wick london mouthpiece, 1941 vintage king cornet cleveland 602 coronet silver trumpet musical instrument, king model 1117sp silver marching trumpet sale $reduced from $95000 to $850oo, cleveland superior trumpet by king, used king trumpet case good condition casesbuychris, king super 20 trumpet stock802039, hnwhite king super 20 s1 trumpet 1947 vintage used rare whard case



Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.