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Bid on a Trumpet Designed, Played by Miles Davis

The horn will be up for auction on Oct. 29 in New York

Miles Davis in 1986
Miles Davis in 1986 (photo: Ken Franckling)

Miles Davis fans have a chance to bid on a trumpet the legend designed and played when the instrument goes up for auction at Christie’s next month.

Davis commissioned the trumpet, which features a decorative pattern of crescent moons and stars, in 1980 from the Martin Company. Right now, the auction house is valuing the trumpet between $70,000 and $100,000. It will be featured in “The Exceptional Sale” at Christie’s in New York on October 29.

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