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  • Matthew Thornton, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, Lot of Two Signed Documents Including 1767 ADS and 1769 Partially Printed DS
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    $1,500 - $2,500
    Lot 1

    Matthew Thornton, Signer of the Declaration of Independ...

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    $1,500 - $2,500
  • Charles Carroll of Carrollton, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, ALS, Plus
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    $700 - $1,000
    Lot 2

    Charles Carroll of Carrollton, Signer of the Declaratio...

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    $700 - $1,000
  • Colonial America and the British Mercantile System of Economics Discussed in The Boston Evening Post, 1765
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    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 3

    Colonial America and the British Mercantile System of E...

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    $800 - $1,200
  • Benjamin Franklin's Daughter, Sarah "Sally" Franklin's Marriage Covered in The Pennsylvania Chronicle, and Universal Advertiser, 1767
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    $1,000 - $1,500
    Lot 4

    Benjamin Franklin's Daughter, Sarah "Sally" Franklin's ...

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    $1,000 - $1,500
  • John Dickinson, "Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania," First Printing in Any Form of Letter III
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    $1,500 - $2,500
    Lot 5

    John Dickinson, "Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania,...

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    $1,500 - $2,500
  • Pre-Revolutionary War Events Covered in the Massachusetts Gazette and the Boston Weekly News-Letter, 1770
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    $900 - $1,200
    Lot 6

    Pre-Revolutionary War Events Covered in the Massachuset...

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    $900 - $1,200
  • Rivington's New-York Gazetteer,  Rare Colonial American Newspaper with Reactions to the Intolerable Acts, April 1774
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    $2,000 - $3,000
    Lot 7

    Rivington's New-York Gazetteer, Rare Colonial American...

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    $2,000 - $3,000
  • Early Coverage of the Revolutionary War Reported in Rivington's New-York Gazetteer, October 1775
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    $2,000 - $3,000
    Lot 8

    Early Coverage of the Revolutionary War Reported in Riv...

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    $2,000 - $3,000
  • General Cornwallis' Surrender to George Washington at Yorktown, First "Breaking News" Reported in Pennsylvania Gazette and Weekly Advertiser, 1781
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    $1,000 - $1,500
    Lot 9

    General Cornwallis' Surrender to George Washington at Y...

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    $1,000 - $1,500
  • Battle of Yorktown and General Cornwallis' Surrender Covered in the Pennsylvania Gazette and Weekly Advertiser, 1781
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    $1,000 - $1,500
    Lot 10

    Battle of Yorktown and General Cornwallis' Surrender Co...

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    $1,000 - $1,500
  • Revolutionary War Wooden Relic from Benedict Arnold's Gunboat Sunk During the Battle of Valcour Island at Lake Champlain
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    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 11

    Revolutionary War Wooden Relic from Benedict Arnold's G...

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    $800 - $1,200
  • Significant Libertas Americana Medal
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    $6,000 - $8,000
    Lot 12

    Significant Libertas Americana Medal

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    $6,000 - $8,000
  • Rare Hand-Colored Engraving of War of 1812 Engagement Between American Forces and Tecumseh
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    $600 - $800
    Lot 13

    Rare Hand-Colored Engraving of War of 1812 Engagement B...

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    $600 - $800
  • Battle of Tippecanoe Relic Axe
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    $1,500 - $2,500
    Lot 14

    Battle of Tippecanoe Relic Axe

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    $1,500 - $2,500
  • War of 1812 and Seminole War Veteran, Captain John Culbertson, Correspondence Incl. Zachary Taylor Letter Written from Fort Snelling, 1828
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    $3,000 - $5,000
    Lot 15

    War of 1812 and Seminole War Veteran, Captain John Culb...

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    $3,000 - $5,000
  • Connecticut Land Company Archive
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    $1,000 - $2,000
    Lot 16

    Connecticut Land Company Archive

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    $1,000 - $2,000
  • Sixth Plate Daguerreotype of Winfield Scott, Ca 1844, One of the Earliest Known Portraits of the Famed American General
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    $5,000 - $7,000
    Lot 17

    Sixth Plate Daguerreotype of Winfield Scott, Ca 1844, O...

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    $5,000 - $7,000
  • Major Michael Schmitt, Independent Battalion New York Infantry, Civil War Collection Featuring Full Plate Ambrotype, Albumen Photographs, Insignia, an
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    $5,500 - $7,500
    Lot 18

    Major Michael Schmitt, Independent Battalion New York I...

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    $5,500 - $7,500
  • Civil War and Indian War Officer William H. Keeling, 13th US Infantry, Archive Featuring Photographs, Field Binoculars, and More
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    $1,000 - $1,500
    Lot 19

    Civil War and Indian War Officer William H. Keeling, 13...

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    $1,000 - $1,500
  • Exceptionally Clear Quarter Plate Tintype of a Triple-Armed Union Soldier, Possibly Massachusetts
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    $500 - $700
    Lot 20

    Exceptionally Clear Quarter Plate Tintype of a Triple-A...

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    $500 - $700
  • Quarter Plate Tintype of Union Private Holding a Colt Navy Pistol
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    $500 - $700
    Lot 21

    Quarter Plate Tintype of Union Private Holding a Colt N...

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    $500 - $700
  • Three Quarter Plate Tintypes of Armed Civil War Soldiers
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    $500 - $700
    Lot 22

    Three Quarter Plate Tintypes of Armed Civil War Soldier...

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    $500 - $700
  • Sixth Plate Tintype of a Double-Armed Dandy Posed with a Colt and Bowie Knife
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    $500 - $700
    Lot 23

    Sixth Plate Tintype of a Double-Armed Dandy Posed with ...

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    $500 - $700
  • Private Jonas Shattuck, 26th Massachusetts Infantry, Five Tintypes Incl. Civil War-Date Portraits
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    $500 - $700
    Lot 24

    Private Jonas Shattuck, 26th Massachusetts Infantry, Fi...

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    $500 - $700
  • Sixth Plate Tintype of Possible American Indian Private in Federal Uniform
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    $500 - $700
    Lot 25

    Sixth Plate Tintype of Possible American Indian Private...

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    $500 - $700
  • Sixth Plate Civil War Tintype of an Armed Zouave
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    $400 - $600
    Lot 26

    Sixth Plate Civil War Tintype of an Armed Zouave

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    $400 - $600
  • Three Sixth Plate Tintypes of Soldiers Armed with Pistols and Sword, One Displaying a Rare Bacon Percussion Revolver
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    $500 - $700
    Lot 27

    Three Sixth Plate Tintypes of Soldiers Armed with Pisto...

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    $500 - $700
  • Two Sixth Plate Civil War Tintypes Featuring Armed Young Soldiers
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    $300 - $500
    Lot 28

    Two Sixth Plate Civil War Tintypes Featuring Armed Youn...

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    $300 - $500
  • Ohio 3rd Volunteer Cavalry, Large Collection of Tintypes, CDVs, Ribbons, Medals, and More
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    $1,000 - $1,500
    Lot 29

    Ohio 3rd Volunteer Cavalry, Large Collection of Tintype...

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    $1,000 - $1,500
  • Civil War CDV Album of Union Generals, Most by Brady/Anthony
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    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 30

    Civil War CDV Album of Union Generals, Most by Brady/An...

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    $800 - $1,200
  • Captain James E. Moore, 17th Connecticut Regiment, KIA Gettysburg, Civil War CDV
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    $600 - $800
    Lot 31

    Captain James E. Moore, 17th Connecticut Regiment, KIA ...

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    $600 - $800
  • Johnny Clem CDV with Clipped Signature as Major General
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    $800 - $1,000
    Lot 32

    Johnny Clem CDV with Clipped Signature as Major General...

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    $800 - $1,000
  • Pair of Civil War CDVs of Frances Clayton by S. Masury, Boston
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    $1,500 - $2,500
    Lot 33

    Pair of Civil War CDVs of Frances Clayton by S. Masury,...

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    $1,500 - $2,500
  • Massachusetts 49th Infantry at Port Hudson, Louisiana, Civil War CDV
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    $300 - $500
    Lot 34

    Massachusetts 49th Infantry at Port Hudson, Louisiana, ...

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    $300 - $500
  • McPherson & Oliver, Two Civil War CDVs of the Baton Rouge Arsenal
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    $400 - $600
    Lot 35

    McPherson & Oliver, Two Civil War CDVs of the Baton Rou...

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    $400 - $600
  • Two Civil War CDVs of Union and Confederate Batteries at Vicksburg, MS
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    $500 - $700
    Lot 36

    Two Civil War CDVs of Union and Confederate Batteries a...

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    $500 - $700
  • McPherson & Oliver, Civil War CDV of Steamboat Natchez, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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    $300 - $500
    Lot 37

    McPherson & Oliver, Civil War CDV of Steamboat Natchez,...

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    $300 - $500
  • Civil War Military Execution Stereoview, The Hanging of Private William Johnson, 23rd US Colored Troops
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    $500 - $700
    Lot 38

    Civil War Military Execution Stereoview, The Hanging of...

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    $500 - $700
  • E. & H.T. Anthony and Taylor & Huntington Civil War Stereoviews, Incl. the Grand Review
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    $500 - $700
    Lot 39

    E. & H.T. Anthony and Taylor & Huntington Civil War Ste...

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    $500 - $700
  • George A. Custer with Sheridan and his Staff, Photograph Printed and Signed by Moses P. Rice
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    $2,000 - $4,000
    Lot 40

    George A. Custer with Sheridan and his Staff, Photograp...

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    $2,000 - $4,000
  • Generals of the Cavalry Corps, Including Sheridan and Custer, Albumen Photograph
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    $1,500 - $2,500
    Lot 41

    Generals of the Cavalry Corps, Including Sheridan and C...

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    $1,500 - $2,500
  • Pach Brothers, Photograph of Eight Union Commanders at Long Branch, New Jersey, Incl. Admiral Farragut
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    $500 - $700
    Lot 42

    Pach Brothers, Photograph of Eight Union Commanders at ...

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    $500 - $700
  • Mammoth Albumen Photograph of James A. Garfield as Major General, by Alexander Gardner, October 1863
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    $3,000 - $5,000
    Lot 43

    Mammoth Albumen Photograph of James A. Garfield as Majo...

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    $3,000 - $5,000
  • Civil War Hand-Tinted Albumen Photograph of Possible 76th Pennsylvania Zouave
    Estimate
    $500 - $700
    Lot 44

    Civil War Hand-Tinted Albumen Photograph of Possible 76...

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    $500 - $700
  • Civil War Albumen Photograph of the Guard Tent at Saratoga, 1863
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    $500 - $700
    Lot 45

    Civil War Albumen Photograph of the Guard Tent at Sarat...

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    $500 - $700
  • Civil War Albumen Photograph of the 7th Delaware Battery Defending Washington, DC, 1863
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    $500 - $700
    Lot 46

    Civil War Albumen Photograph of the 7th Delaware Batter...

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    $500 - $700
  • Timothy O'Sullivan Civil War Albumen Photograph, Detachment 50th NYV Engineers, Camp Scene at Rappahannock Station, Virginia
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 47

    Timothy O'Sullivan Civil War Albumen Photograph, Detach...

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    $800 - $1,200
  • Gettysburg Reunion Photograph Collection Identified to Lieutenant George K. Collins, 149th New York Infantry, Twice WIA
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $4,000
    Lot 48

    Gettysburg Reunion Photograph Collection Identified to ...

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    $2,000 - $4,000

Auction Description

American History: Premier Auction by Cowan's Auctions
On June 21, Cowan’s Auctions will be offering a remarkable selection of historic photography, letters, documents, flags, political ephemera, and more representing the Revolutionary War-period through the Civil War, Indian Wars, and beyond, as well as the American West. We are delighted to present an Exceptional Album Containing Large Format Photographs of Sioux Involved in the 1862 Minnesota Uprising Taken by Joel Whitney; material from William Henry Harrison's 1840 Presidential Campaign, including a Great Harrison BBQ Folk Art Campaign Banner; the Civil War Collection of Captain George Washington Cable, 8th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Featuring Exquisite Cavalry Guidon, Commission, Swords, and Belt Plate; a Rare Photograph of Fugitive Slaves Posed with Abolitionists Levi Coffin and Jonathan Cable; World War War II Archive of Russell E. Gackenbach, Navigator of Necessary Evil, Incl. Camera and Photograph of the Bombing of Hiroshima; and so much more. Read more
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Buyers are required to pay for all packing, shipping and insurance charges. Overseas duty charges are the responsibility of the successful Bidder. Be aware that for larger and/or valuable items, shipping charges can be substantial. - If there is no shipping amount on listed your invoice, you will need to make arrangements to pick up or ship your purchase through an alternative shipping company. Our shipping department can be contacted at 513.871.1670 (ext. 219) or email shipping@cowans.com. - Shipping charges include insurance for your order while in transit. If you have private insurance we will adjust your charge to include only packing and shipping. - Please allow 14 – 21 days after payment to package and ship your purchase as carefully as possible. Read more

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Upon the fall of the hammer, title to the offered lot shall pass to the buyer and the buyer immediately (a) assumes full risk and responsibility for the lot, including liability for loss or damage and (b) is liable for payment of the Purchase Price (as defined below) to Cowan’s. It is the buyer’s responsibility to ask specific questions on condition related concerns prior to the auction. Cowan’s will not rescind sales with buyers that have disputes regarding firearm’s bore condition. 14) PURCHASE PRICE AND PAYMENT. The “Purchase Price” for each lot shall equal the hammer price, buyer’s premium, sales tax and, if applicable, all packing, handling, insurance and shipping costs. Buyers who are present at the auction must pay the full Purchase Price at the time of the sale. Buyers who bid by telephone, by internet, or who are absentee Bidders will be invoiced within 5 days after the close of the auction and must pay the full Purchase Price for each purchased lot within 14 days after the date of the auction. No property will be released by Cowan’s unless the Purchase Price has been paid in full and the payment has cleared. Payments must be made with cash, personal or traveler’s check or credit card or wire transfers. Bidders from outside the continental United States are required to pay via wire transfer unless previously known to Cowan’s. For Fine Jewelry, Coin and Currency, and Fine Silver auctions, Bidders previously unknown to Cowan’s may purchase up to $1,000 via credit card with the remaining balance settled via cash, personal or traveler’s check or credit card or wire transfers. PLEASE NOTE: A surcharge of 3% will be assessed to all credit card transactions. This surcharge is not greater than our cost of acceptance. 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ADVICE TO INTERNATIONAL BUYERS. Cowan’s will not ship any package containing a firearm to any location other than within the United States. Buyers outside the United States must make their own shipping arrangements taking full risk for the transportation of any firearm. Property made of or containing certain plant or animal materials, such as coral, crocodile, ivory, whalebone, baleen, tortoiseshell, etc., may require a license or certificate before exportation from the United States and importation to another country. If a purchase contains these materials, the Buyer must check the government wildlife import requirements in the countries from which and to which the item is being shipped prior to bidding. Since the export and import licenses are independently issued by the countries of origin and destination, obtaining one does not guarantee that you can obtain the other. Purchasers are responsible for making timely payments on items won at auction, even if a license is delayed or denied. 17) SHIPPING CHARGES. Buyers are required to pay for all packing, shipping and insurance charges. Overseas duty charges are the responsibility of the successful Bidder. Be aware that for larger and/or valuable items, shipping charges can be substantial. 18) REMOVAL AND STORAGE OF PROPERTY AND CANCELLATION OF SALE. It is the responsibility of the Buyer to remove purchased property. If purchased property has not been removed, or Cowan’s has not received shipping instructions within 90 days after the auction date, Cowan’s may, at its option, cancel the sale, retaining as liquidated damages any payments made by the buyer, and/or resell the property at auction or by any other commercially reasonable means, for the account and at the risk of the buyer, and in such event, buyer shall be liable for the payment of all deficiencies plus all of Cowan’s costs, including but not limited to storage and costs of both sales. This right of cancellation is in addition to any and all other remedies available to Cowan’s. Copyright © 2018 Cowan’s Auctions