1/30/2020 - American Historical Ephemera and Photography: Timed Auction - ends 2/10

Past Auction

January 30, 2020 12:00 PM EST Cincinnati


Auction Launches
Thursday, January 30, 2020 

Auction Begins Closing
Monday, February 10, 2020 at 12:00 pm ET (extended bidding available) 

Cowan's January 30 – February 10 American Historical Ephemera and Photography: Timed Online Auction features a vast assortment of historical material including manuscripts, documents, photographs, textiles, and other artifacts representing some of the most important events and eras in American History, from the Colonial Period to the 20th Century. As always, this auction is comprised of an abundance of early photography, including some fine daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, and union cases from the Marvin Lieber Collection of Early Photographica; an array of Civil War material, including soldiers’ letters, printed documents, and artistic representations of battles on paper and silver; and a wide variety of political and patriotic ephemera, including flags, campaign ribbons and buttons, presidential signatures, and a bounty of beautifully framed engravings and lithographs of Abraham Lincoln from the Mr. and Mrs. Jack L. Smith Collection of Lincolniana. Individual highlights include Lot 39, Major Robert Anderson, Early Civil War-Date ALS from Cincinnati, OH, May 1861, Plus CDV; Lot 64, Flag Raising at Iwo Jima, Photograph Signed by Ira Hayes, John Bradley, and Rene Gagnon; Lot 92, 34-Star Civil War-Era Flag with Interesting Star Pattern; Lot 257, [Literature - Italy - 16th C. Printing of Dante] Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy, Printed in Venice by Bernardino Stagnino, 1536; and Lot 280, Charles Gatewood Signed Document as First Lieutenant, 6th Cavalry, Dec. 26, 1888. 

Timed Auction

Special Collections items are available for absentee bidding only. You can browse the catalog and place bids at any time.

Absentee Bidding
This platform operates using the "proxibid" method - you may place a high bid and the system will bid on your behalf up to that limit.

5-Minute Closing Rule
Starting at 12:00 PM (Noon) on the Final Date, all lots will close starting with lot #1. There will be a 1 minute period between each item until all items close.

Extended Bidding
Any bids placed within 5 minutes of the closing time will extend bidding by another 15 minutes. This rule will apply continuously until no bids are placed within the 5 minute period.

Email Notification
You will receive an email notification:
-each time you place a bid
-when you are outbid on any lot
-at the close of the auction if you are the high bidder

End of the Auction
You will receive an invoice detailing the hammer price, a buyer's premium charge, sales tax (for Ohio residents) and a shipping quote. To schedule a payment, contact us at payment@cowans.com, or call our office at 513-871-1670.

There will be a Buyer's Premium charge of 25% added to the final price of each item sold in this auction.

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Katie Horstman