The Treasures of the Civil War: Timed Online Auction features a diverse assortment of exciting Civil War material consisting of documents, broadsides, textiles, folk art, early photography, and more from the era. Highlights from the photography section of the auction include Slaves from New Orleans, Pair of CDVs Featuring Wilson Chinn, Rebecca, and Others, offered as Lot 3; a CDV of Johnny Clem, Drummer Boy of Chickamauga, offered as Lot 57; and a Rare Signed CDV of Confederate States Navy Captain Arthur Sinclair III, offered as Lot 89. Other important highlights include a collection of 39th USCT Muster Rolls, 31 Aug. - 31 Oct. 1864, offered as Lot 141; a Letter Archive of Josiah J. Brown, 2nd & 15th New Jersey Vol. Infantry, POW, WIA, offered as Lot 136; and a Folk Art Carved Civil War Pipe With a Decorated Band Inscribed Libby Prison 1863, offered as Lot 201


Auction Launches
Thursday, February 14, 2019 

Auction Begins Closing
Monday, February 25, 2019 at 12:00 pm ET (extended bidding available) 


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
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-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
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There will be a Buyer's Premium charge of 20% added to the final price of each item sold in this auction.