Monday, May 24, 2010

Pre-Civil War Militia Snare Drum


Appearing in Cowan's auction "2010, American History, Including the Civil War, June 11":

A pre-Civil War regimental militia drum with painted patriotic eagle and inscription E. Pluribus Unum on body, interior of drum features maker's label Binney & Ellis / Umbrella, Parasol, and Cane Manufacturers / Boston, which also includes a list of the various instruments Binney & Ellis manufacture; 16.5 in. dia., 17.5 in. tall.

Condition: Tear in bottom head; expected wear to surface; top and bottom rims have shifted.

(EST $3000-$4000)

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