Trumpet/Lost Trumpet


Hello - my father's trumpet (was inscribed and given to him in 1954 by his parents)was lost years ago (by me, I played it in school, went to pick it up from music room after school had ended for the summer and it was gone)-- as in, 1982?
Do you think there is any possible chance it could be found?

Not optimistic but holding out hope...

Thank you for your time,
Ann Elizabeth

Ann Elizabeth, Anything is possible, but I don't hold much hope for finding it. Chances are that after 30 years it is collecting dust somewhere in a pawn shop, or in someones closet. I hope you reported it stolen and had the serial number to give to the police when it happened. Without that serial number it would be hard to locate it at all.


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Mike Pawul


I am familiar with most trumpets, cornets, and flugelhorns. I can answer most questions about playing and musicality. Best of all, if I can't answer it directly I play regularly in several bands and have many "old timers" that are familiar with most things that I am not. I collect, repair, and refinish old and new horns and have sold over 1700 with more than 900 on ebay


I have played since 1965 and studied with many directors and trumpeters. I have been collecting since 2002 and have over 150 horns in my personal collection. I have done repair and refinsh since 2003 and have done work on over 2500 horns.

Kosair Shrine Brass Band and Dance Band, The Notables, The New Tones, Bourbon City Brass Band, River Cities Concert Band, Derby City Brass Band, University of Louisville Community Band, Member of Trumpet Players International Network (TPIN), Bugles Across America (BAA), Member of the National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians (NAPBIRT)

I played at Brunswick High School. I played through college and have a BS in Business Administration from Trinity College. Of course, I am still learning from all my friends that play and work on trumpets around the world.

Awards and Honors
Without being vain, numerous awards and have played in several honor bands.

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