Saturday, May 31, 2008

Eagle Decorated Militia Snare Drum

Information from Cowan's Auction Website:
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium: $1,725.00
Auction: 2005, Historic Americana / Nov 16, 17 & 18

132. EAGLE DECORATED MILITIA SNARE DRUM, unlabeled Mexican War period or slightly earlier, bentwood construction with hemp roping and leather tighteners, all in original varnish with folksy polychrome painted spread-winged eagle standing atop a hemisphere with yellow scroll surround and 2 blue stars with yellow centers, with drum heads and snare; 16" diameter x 14" high. Snare & bottom head damaged, else VG+.

(EST $2000-$3000)
Price Realized: $1,725.00
Price includes buyer's premium.

Historic Americana Auction, Nov. 16-18, 2005
Cowan's Auctions, Inc.
6270 Este Ave
Cincinnati, OH United States 45232


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