Saturday, May 31, 2008

Mexican War/Civil War Maple Snare Drum with Tacks

Information from Cowan's Auction Website:

Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium: $540.00
Auction: 2005, Historic Americana / Nov 16, 17 & 18

233. MEXICAN WAR/CIVIL WAR MAPLE SNARE DRUM W/TACKS, Original full size drum measuring 13" high and 15" in diameter. Plain maple body with an attractive, decorative brass tack design around ivory vent hole. Mellow red painted rims. Original heads with top head having 1.5" hole. Original leather snares and tightener. A label is visible through vent hole that reads, George Kilbourn, Albany. Many years ago, Craig Caba, author of U.S. Military Drums, suggested that this was probably a Mexican War period drum. Accompanying provenance indicates that this drum was purchased in September 1982 at a Hollywood auction from the personal memorabilia estate of famed director John Ford who directed so many classic John Wayne films.

(EST $800-$1000)
Provenance: Barry Auction Company, Los Angeles, Richard K. Tibbals
Price Realized: $540.00
Price includes buyer's premium.

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Cincinnati, OH United States 45232

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