Thursday, November 13, 2008

Civil War Grouping of Hiram F. Stover, Drummer

eBay seller heritageauctionsinc( 66) is auctioning a grouping (only the projection described below is shown here) of Civil War musician's items (eBay no. 260311304972) from its catalog "2008 NOV Signature Civil War Auction #6015":

57198: Civil War Grouping of Hiram F. Stover, Drummer

Civil War Grouping of Hiram F. Stover, Drummer, Co. C, 3rd Penna. Hvy. Arty. Stover enlisted on Feb. 11, 1864 and was mustered out Nov. 9, 1865. Great 2½" X 3½" tintype portrait of him in four button blouse and kepi with his drum, paint decorated with eagle and shield, suspended from a linen sling, sticks poised to play. Interestingly one of the sticks has clearly been broken and repaired. A few small abrasions at the top, otherwise excellent in the original walnut frame. Threaded spear point tip from a Civil War guidon/ flag pole top retaining 90% of the original gilt. A Civil War mother of pearl "sweetheart" pin, heart shaped, 7/8" X 15/16", with tiny neatly scratched letters "H. F. S./ Bat C/ 3rd Art/ Pa" filled in with ink and a red inked incised line around the edge. Early brass safety pin style back, pinned to a piece of sky blue uniform cloth, probably from an overcoat. Also a 16" X 20" post war "projection" image, obviously taken from the tintype, highlighted with water color and charcoal. Really one of the best of these we've ever seen. Interestingly it shows several modifications from the tintype including closing the coat, adding some buttons and a waist belt with rectangular buckle. Very nice Civil War musician's grouping.

Estimate: US $1,800.00 - US $2,200.00
[plus 20% buyer's premium]

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