Saturday, May 31, 2008

Marietta, Ohio GAR Drum Corps Archival Property


Information from Cowan's Auction Website:

Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium: $690.00
Auction: 2003 Americana May 8-9.

408. ARCHIVE OF MARIETTA, OHIO GAR DRUM CORPS,lot of 8, includes illustrated broadside with printed photograph of the "Jewel Juvenile Drum Corps" performance at "J.C. Holdren's Lawn 207 Sacra Via", (a street address in Marietta), 12.5" x 19.2", (illustration clearly shows an older gentleman in GAR uniform in back row);

PLUS a printed handbill for same but at Riverside Park (probably also in Marietta), dated June 15th, 1904, 3.8" x 9.2";

PLUS a silver print of two child members of this drum corps in uniform and with drums, 2.2" x 3.3";

PLUS a bronze medal with pin-back hanger with "Marietta/Ohio" attached by chain to figural drum shaped medal with "Jewel Juveniles Drum Corps Organized, 1903" and reverse with presentation inscription "Presented / by / Thos. H. Sugden / Drummer / 63rd O.V.V.I.", 1.25" wide x 1.75" long;

PLUS a child's kepi with purple felt, black leather bill, gilt front braid mounted with harp embossed brass buttons, embroidered front with "J.J.D.C" above crossed batons, silk liner marked Pettibone Bros. Mfg. Co. / Cincinnati, O. / U.S.A.";

PLUS two wool jackets, child's is purple with red & white linen piping which covers buttons, the adults is army blue with piping to match child's and woven gilt metal oak leaves at collar, both are marked Pettibone Bros. Mfg. Co. Cincinnati, O.;

PLUS a snare drum, wood metal and hide, with snare attachment marked on interior "Lyon Healy Chicago"; AND a Childs sword modeled after M1872 cavalry saber, marked on ricasso "A Jacob & Sons Baltimore Md." with nickel plated scabbard, brass hilt with lacquered wood grip, total length 37". Lot also includes Sugden's soldier’s history & 63 O.V.I. histories from Civil War Research and Genealogical Database.

1st with folds at margins & light even toning, VG; 2nd short tear at top, not in text & light even toning, VG; 3rd EXC.; 4th EXC.; 5th leather liner band worn with some missing a few tiny moth holes and heat damage to finish of bill, still supple and VG; 6th & 7th, some fading and very slight soil, else VG.; 8th one head loose and finish scratched & worn; 9th very slight rust, else VG.

(EST $500-$700)
Provenance: found in Marietta, Ohio
Price includes buyer's premium.


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