7/21/2016 - American History: Timed Online Auction - ends 8/1

Past Auction

July 21, 2016 12:00 PM EDT Cincinnati
Ends August 01, 2016


Cowan's American History: Timed Online Auction, from July 21st through August 1st, is comprised of a wide range of early photography, autographs, manuscripts, advertising, political ephemera and more.  Items range from the Revolutionary War period through the mid-20th Century.

Highlights of the auction includes over 20 lots from the John Painter Collection of American Indian & Western Photography; more than 100 Civil War-era lots featuring cased images, CDVs, documents and correspondence, medical equiptment and more; fine daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and tintyopes from several important private collections in early photography; and over 30 pieces of advertising for well-known products such as Coca-Cola and Jumbo Peanut Butter. 

Bidding Opens: July 21, 2016
Bidding Closes: August 1, 2016


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

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 from Cowan's home office, 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.