Saturday, May 31, 2008

Sempf Drum with Eagle Decal, Stenciled Hoops and Leather Sling

Information from Cowan's Auctions website:

Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium: $862.50
Auction: 2007, Winter Firearms Auction, Nov 7 & 8

272. CIVIL WAR DECORATED DRUM BY WILLIAM SEMPF, NY, ca. 1860. Worn decal with image of patriotic eagle and flag. 14 hooks with rope attached to drum, some with leather percussion mounts. Both top and bottom rims with ornate scrollwork in the wood. 8.75" height x 16" diameter. Interior with label that reads William Sempf Manufacturer of Base and Snare Drums 209 and 211 Grand Street New York. Complete with leather strap and one drumstick. Drum was allegedly owned by Frank George Horton. Mr. Horton was born in Cattaraugus County, New York ca. 1840 and settled in Illinois. He enlisted June 2, 1862 and was discharged September 27, 1862 at the age of 21. He was in the 57th Co. Regiment of Illinois Vols. Infantry. Ropes are a replacement. Decal is mostly faded. One 3.5" split in the drum head.

(EST $300-$500)
Price Realized: $862.50
Price includes buyer's premium.

Cowan's Auctions, Inc.
6270 Este Ave
Cincinnati, OH United States 45232

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