Many say that the Cooperman Drum Company's products are excellent. This 2005 drum with sticks and sling originally sold for $1,208 (including packaging, shipping and handling). It sold recently on eBay used for $925, the reserve price. Chances are good that had the reserve been set higher, one or both of the two "must have this" buyers would have gone there.
eBay seller "getmorestuff1909 (1079) had this to say about the drum:
Beautiful Cooperman Rope Tension Civil War Field Snare Drum. This drum is immaculate in MINT condition. Looks just like the day it was handcrafted by Cooperman Drum Company in 2005.
This is a 16x16 Ash shell that measures 19 x 16 with the hoops. Cooperman seal inside the shell, drum #2534 brass plate. The ears are standard Liberty ears, standard strainer and calf skin heads. I am a Colonial Williamburg Fife and Drum Alumni and this was my personal drum, but just do not need it any more and want to pass it on.
I was and am attracted to the drum because of the unbelievable eagle artwork on the shell. It reads "24th Mich. Regt.. U.S. Infantry" The artist is V. Wilkos.
This snare has a beautiful tone, one of the best sounding rope drums I have played, it's all pulled up and ready to go.
Civil war style sling and sticks are included.
Original receipt in picture #12, originally sold for $1208.00 shipped