The American History: Timed Online Auction features an eclectic array of material including manuscripts, autographs, early photography, textiles, artwork, and more from a wide variety of chapters in American History, spanning from the Revolutionary Period through the 20th Century. Special highlights in this auction include a a 19th Century Surgical and Amputation Kit, featured as Lot 29; a 19th Century Patriotic Belt Buckle, Circa Mexican War to California Gold Rush-Era, featured as Lot 76; a 13-Star American Flag, featured as Lot 77; The Latest (and Last) Photograph of Abraham Lincoln, Albumen Photograph by H.F. Warren, featured as Lot 220; and The Life of Buffalo Bill in 3 Reels, Poster, featured as Lot 327. 

Auction Launches
Thursday, March 7, 2019 

Auction Begins Closing
Monday, March 18, 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
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.