Collectors International (HCI) was created to support harmonica collectors and
promote harmonica collecting. It is the mission of HCI to provide a forum for
individual collectors to communicate with other members, as well as to gather
and spread the body of knowledge about
harmonicas, their makers, trademarks, and how the instruments have evolved
since their invention in the early nineteenth century. It promotes
collecting by publishing member-written articles that describe interesting and
unique discoveries, as well as articles and reprints from other sources.
These articles are featured in HCI’s quarterly
publication, The Trumpet Call. HCI directly supports collectors by
offering copies of old harmonica catalogs to its members either as inserts in The
Trumpet Call or on request for only the cost to photocopy and ship the
documents. HCI maintains contact with the largest harmonica makers and
harmonica museums, primarily in
As far as we're concerned, a collection is anything more than 2 harmonicas, so feel comfortable in joining, as HCI welcomes collectors, musicians, as well as harmonica enthusiasts.