The Selmer Trumpet has quite a unique and long history, if not a bit confusing. On the auction pages at the very bottom, you will find the original Selmer Trumpet know as Selmer-Paris. Selmer-Paris today, I believe, is mostly a saxophone maker, but the Selmer Trumpet is built under many names. Today's Selmer Trumpets are called Conn-Selmer and the company includes the popular brands Bach, Holton, King, LeBlanc, and many more band instruments. Selmer-Conn is an instruments manufacturer of many divisions. My first familiarity with Selmer trumpets was that my very first trumpet teacher in elementary school played one. He was a classical player and had a very warm and delicate sound. So, for some reason, when I think Selmer, I think Maurice Andre.
So, if you want a true Selmer Trumpet, you probably want the Selmer Paris which they stopped making years ago. Under the New Bach and Conn trumpets below, you will find eBay auctions with the historic and highly sought-after Selmer-Paris Trumpets. Good luck finding what you want.
Conn and Bach Trumpets under the Selmer Trumpet Name
Selmer Trumpet on Auction
Selmer Paris Concept TT Pro Bb Trumpet - Matte Finish - One Owner - Great Shape!
Time Remaining: 24d 7h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $1,500.00
Bundy Trumpet' Vincent Bach /The Selmer Company Used 1965-70 Era
Time Remaining: 17d 8h 19m
Buy It Now for only: $135.00
Gorgeous Selmer balanced 24A Bb trumpet.100% original silver.Louis Armstrong.
Time Remaining: 18d 22h 31m
Buy It Now for only: $1,960.00
Prelude By Conn-Selmer TR711 Student Bb Trumpet
Time Remaining: 1d 2h 9m
SUPERB SELMER (PARIS) C TRUMPET WITH Bb EXTENSION
Time Remaining: 13d 1h 26m
Buy It Now for only: $1,295.00
1974 Selmer Radial Trumpet -Refurbished - Silver w/24k Gold Trim
Time Remaining: 12d 18h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $930.75
Selmer K Modified Bb Trumpet Custom Gold (and Rose Gold) Plated Nearly Mint
Time Remaining: 20d 2h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $2,320.00
$ALE $A£€ $2095 RARE OPTION TT M USED SELMER CONCEPT TRUMPET & ORIGCASE BACH MP
Time Remaining: 2d 57m
Buy It Now for only: $2,095.00
SUPERB H.SELMER-PARIS COMBINATION C/Bb TRUMPET, MINT CONDITION!
Time Remaining: 26d 5h 31m
Buy It Now for only: $1,375.00
SELMER 24B K-MODIFIED Bb TRUMPET, Made in France-VERY GOOD CONDITION/PLAYS GREAT
Time Remaining: 2d 3h 32m
Buy It Now for only: $799.00
Are you looking for for another brand of horn under the Selmer name, perhaps? Try Bach, King, Holton, Bundy.
The Demise of Selmer-Paris
Selmer-Paris trumpets were very popular at one time and considered premium instruments since 1933. From 1933 - 1977, these trumpets can be recognized under the model names Armstrong/Balanced, K-Modified, Deville, Radial 2, Serial 700. The Armstrong are the very earliest trumpets from 1933, the K-Modified from 1954, Devill from 1962, Radial 2 1968, and the Serial 700 from 1977. These trumpets are considered rare today and you will have to shop the eBay auctions above to find them. I still remember my trumpet instructor's Selmer had flared Valve Caps on it. I wonder if he had a K-Modified, Deville, or Radial 2? From all accounts it looks as though the last Selmer-Paris trumpet was made in 1977. You can check for Selmer serial numbers and dates here: Selmer-Paris Serial Numbers