Saturday, May 31, 2008

John C. Haynes (Boston) Eagle Drum

Information from Cowan's Auctions Website:

Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium: $4,887.50
Auction: 2004 Spring Historical Americana, May 20, 21

473. CIVIL WAR ERA DRUM WITH EAGLE AND SHIELD, interior printed label from John C. Haynes & Co. Boston, beautifully hand painted with patinated blue ground with eagle in flight clutching ribbon banner in beak with E. Pluribus Unum and red, white and blue U.S. shield and cannon below with crescent of 27 gold 5-pointed stars surrounding; with original heads and leather wrapped hemp or jute cordage bindings; snare bands across bottom head intact; 17" diameter x 14" high. Fine patina with light crazing.

A few slight scratches and very slight paint loss to blue ground; paint is
98%; top head with short 4" split, bottom head with crack 3" long, VG+.

(EST $4000-$6000)
Price Realized: $4,887.50
Price includes buyer's premium.

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

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