Monday, March 10, 2008

Unremarkable Alleged "Civil War" Drum Sells for $285.13 in Quiet eBay Auction



The eBay Auction:
Not much interest shown in this little beauty. Only three bidders throwing money at this one. slick-58 (664; a Civil War collector) hung in from the start after opening with an automatic bid that went all the way home. Valiant efforts by m***m (115; a Civil War collector) were insufficient to stave off slick-58's check-mate opening. One last test of the water by 1***s (467; an art collector) six hours before bidding ended, and slick-58 was the winner.

Seller's Description:
"THIS IS A GREAT OLD ANTIQUE SNARE DRUM I KNOW WAS PAST DOWN TO THERE GENERATIONS, I WAS TOLD DRUM WAS AROUND 150 YEARS OLD! AND COULD HAVE BEEN USED, IN THE CIVIL WAR, OTHER CIVIL WAR ITEMS WERE FOUND WITH IT.THE STCKS WERE ALSO FOUND IN BOX WITH DRUM. THERE ARE STARS ON THE LEATHER PIECES ON THE ROPES, HARD TO SEE BUT THERE, STORED VERY WELL FOR ALL THESE YEARS IN SUPER NICE ORIGINAL CONDITION, LIGHT DUST ONLY! DRUM HAS NOT BEEN CLEANED MEASURES, 8 1/2'' DEEP, TOP MEASURES, 14'' ACROSS TOP."







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