Cowan's Historic Photography: Timed Auction is comprised of a wide range of early photography including daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and tintypes, as well as fine CDVs, cabinet cards, and large format photographs from several important private collections. 

Auction Launches
Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 12:00 pm ET 

Auction Begins Closing
*Monday, January 7, 2019 at 12:00 pm ET (extended bidding available)

*Note - Due to Christmas and New Years holidays, extended bidding will be available so that our Buyers and our Staff can enjoy the holiday. 


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 20% added to the final price of each item sold in this auction.