Friday, November 14, 2008

The John Henry Kurtz Collection

Randy Davis wrote:

The drums posted yesterday [Heritage Auction Galleries, Dallas, Texas, Catalog: 2008 NOV Signature Civil War Auction #6015] are from the John Henry Kurtz collection. John Henry of New York died last year I believe and tragically his collection, which he accumulated over the course of his life, is being parsed to the highest bidder, I understand by his surviving family members. Since, after looking at the beginning bids, this is the closest most of us will ever get to these things, I should add that there is a pan and zoom feature at the auction house website ... .

This should interest us poor, knowledge seeking musician types. I've already been through it in detail, and saved the images in my personal data archives with source descriptions.

Best,

Randy Davis

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