Auction Launches
Thursday, June 13, 2019 

Auction Begins Closing
Monday, June 24, 2019 at 12:00 pm ET (extended bidding available) 

Cowan's June 13-24 American History Timed Online Auction offers a plentitude of historical items including an abundance of early photography, a unique collection of political textiles, important manuscripts, original artwork, and more from major eras in American History spanning from the Revolutionary Period through the 20th Century. Highlights from this auction include a collection of Marquis de Lafayette Engravings, Lithographs, Sheet Music, and Ephemera from European Artists and Publishers, offered as Lot 1, a Beautiful Collection of Hand-Colored Japanese Photographs by F. Beato & Co., offered as Lot 134; a James G. Blaine 1884 Campaign Parade Flag, offered as Lot 176; and a group of W. H. Jackson Albumen Photographs of Identified Cheyenne Chiefs, offered as Lot 275.

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.