Harry James Autograph

Harry Haag James (March 15, 1916 – July 5, 1983) was an American musician who is best known as a trumpet-playing band leader who led a big band from 1939 to 1946. He broke up his band for a short period in 1947, but shortly after he reorganized and was active again with his band from then until his death in 1983. He was especially known among musicians for his technical proficiency as well as his tone, and was influential on new trumpet players from the late 1930s into the 1940s. He was also an actor in a number of films that usually featured his band. More about Harry James

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Current items with a signature of Harry James

These are the most current items with a signature of Harry James that were listed on eBay and on other online stores - click here for more items.

Picture Item Title Price Store
thumbnail1940s Hand Signed JOHNNY MCAFEE Fan Photograph Harry James Swing Band Musician$9.99logo
thumbnailHARRY JAMES - INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED$260.00logo
thumbnailHarry James Musician Big Band Leader Signed 8x10 Photo with JSA COA$69.99logo
thumbnailHarry James Signed Autographed 5.25 x 4.25 Album Page JSA Cert Big Band Leader$99.99logo
thumbnailHARRY JAMES Signed Book Photo / Autographed Trumpet Big Band Leader$18.99logo
thumbnailHarry James Signed Check Framed$199.00logo
thumbnailTrumpeter Harry James Owned & Used Clarintrompete 'Hunting Horn' + Signed Card$7300.00logo
Harry James was born in Albany, Georgia, United States, the son of Everett Robert James, a bandleader in a traveling circus, the Mighty Haag Circus, and Myrtle Maybelle (Stewart), an acrobat and horseback rider. He started performing with the circus at an early age, first as a contortionist at the age of four, then playing the snare drum in the band from about the age of six. It was at this age that James was almost trampled by the circus trick horses after he wandered onto the circus track as they were performing their stunts, but he was protected by his mother's pet horse, who stood over him until the other horses rushed by.

James started taking trumpet lessons from his father at age eight, and by age twelve he was leading the second band in the Christy Brothers Circus, for which his family was then working. James's father placed him on a strict daily practice schedule. At each session he was given several pages to learn from the Arban's book and was not allowed to pursue any other pastime until he had learned them. While still a student at Dick Dowling Junior High School, he participated as a regular member of Beaumont High School's Royal Purple Band, and in May 1931 he took first place as trumpet soloist at the Texas Band Teacher's Association's Annual Eastern Division contest held in Temple, Texas. Read even more about Harry James at Wikipedia

Traded items with a signature of Harry James

In total, we tracked 232 items since 01/01/2008. The chart below shows the trade volume over time.

The most expensive item with a signature of Harry James (Extremely Rare! ORIGINAL signed contract by Benny Goodman and Harry James ) was sold in April 2021 for $425.00 while the cheapest item (Harry James stamped signed photo autograph Big Band) found a new owner for $0.99 in September 2010. The month with the most items sold (8) was August 2021 with an average selling price of $24.49 for an autographed item of Harry James. Sold items reached their highest average selling price in September 2017 with $199.97 and the month that saw the lowest prices with $0.99 was June 2009. In average, an autographed item from Harry James is worth $15.44.

Most recently, these items with a signature of Harry James were sold on eBay - click here for more items.

Picture Item Title Price Store
thumbnail1940s HARRY JAMES JAZZ MUSICIAN AUTOGRAPHED CHESTERFIELD CIGARETTES PHOTO Z4163G$28.99logo
thumbnail7 Harry James Chesterfield Music Makers 5 x 7 Photos Hand Signed Best Wishes$42.00logo
thumbnailHarry James - Trumpet Big Band Legend - Autographed 1976 Check w/ PSA COA$10.50logo
thumbnailHarry James - Trumpet Big Band Legend - Autographed 1976 Check w/ PSA COA$6.50logo
thumbnailHarry James - Trumpet Big Band Legend - Autographed 1976 Check w/ PSA COA$28.76logo
thumbnailHarry James - Trumpet Big Band Legend - Autographed 1976 Check w/ PSA COA$23.50logo
thumbnailHarry James - Trumpet Big Band Legend - Autographed 1976 Check w/ PSA COA$52.51logo
thumbnailHarry James - Trumpet Big Band Legend - Autographed 1976 Check w/ PSA COA$8.50logo
thumbnailHarry James autograph$50.00logo
thumbnailHarry James SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED USN Naval Aid Auxiliary Card$69.00logo

Latest News about Harry James

Louise Tobin, Jazz Vocalist Who Put Her Career on Hold, Dies at 104 (11/27/22): She stopped performing to raise children, at the request of her first husband, the bandleader Harry James. After remarrying, she resumed singing decades later.