Cowan's September 26 – October 7 American History Timed Online Auction features a wide array of important historical objects including manuscripts, documents, photographs, textiles, and other artifacts representing some of the most important events and eras in American History such as the Revolutionary Period, the War of 1812, the Civil War, Westward Expansion,  World War I and II, and more. As always, this auction is comprised of an abundance of early photography including plenty of remarkable Civil War images and a large collection of exceptional American Indian and Western photography. There are collections of Western scenery stereoviews, especially Yellowstone, Colorado, and California, by F.J. Haynes, W.G. Chamberlain, J. Thurlow, J. Collier, Gurnsey, W.E. Hook, Kilburn, Continent Stereoscopic Company, C.R. Savage, Forsyth, Cross, Bierstadt, Jackson, Illingworth, Bennett, Soule, Houseworth, Reilly, Taber, and more. There are several groups of Civil War stereoviews, as well. There are unusual tintypes, Union cases, and decorative cardboard frame with a tintype of American Indian, “Baptist Johnson.” A variety of Lincolniana includes a number of photos – tintype, cdvs, silver print – one of Ostendorf’s pen and ink drawings of Abraham and Mary, a Lincoln life mask and hands, mourning ribbons, and more.

Auction Launches
Thursday, September 26, 2019 

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

Katie Horstman
513-871-1670 x236


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.