Meacham (Albany, NY) Drum Stolen on eBay for $578
Sold by eBayer the_internet_auctioneer1( 2277) as item no. 290316702761 to an astute and avid collector for a steal price of only $578, and described as:
Genuine Decorated Civil War Drum Meacham Albany
This beautiful Civil War drum is in original, untouched conditon with no alterations or repairs. The drum measures approx 15.5" tall by 16.75" in diameter and features a unique stylized painted tulip decoration within the brass tacks. I have only seen this type of decoration on one other example. The original maker's label is still intact on the inside. The original calf skins are intact as well however the top skin is well torn as pictured.
Congratulations Yankee Drummer.