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  • Slave Bill of Sale, Washington DC, 1830
    Estimate
    $200 - $400
    Lot 1

    Slave Bill of Sale, Washington DC, 1830

    Est.
    $200 - $400
  • Letter Offering $100.00 Reward for Return of Missing Slave
    Estimate
    $100 - $200
    Lot 2

    Letter Offering $100.00 Reward for Return of Missing Sl...

    Est.
    $100 - $200
  • 1857 Tax Receipt Printed at the Crusader of Freedom Office, Doniphan, Kansas
    Estimate
    $200 - $400
    Lot 3

    1857 Tax Receipt Printed at the Crusader of Freedom Off...

    Est.
    $200 - $400
  • Frederick Douglass CDV by Fassett, circa 1864
    Estimate
    $4,000 - $5,000
    Lot 4

    Frederick Douglass CDV by Fassett, circa 1864

    Est.
    $4,000 - $5,000
  • Sojourner Truth CDV, 1864
    Estimate
    $3,000 - $4,000
    Lot 5

    Sojourner Truth CDV, 1864

    Est.
    $3,000 - $4,000
  • Slave Pen at Alexandria, circa 1864
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $3,000
    Lot 6

    Slave Pen at Alexandria, circa 1864

    Est.
    $2,000 - $3,000
  • Joseph Taylor, 108th USCT CDV, Rock Island, Illinois, circa 1863
    Estimate
    $3,000 - $5,000
    Lot 7

    Joseph Taylor, 108th USCT CDV, Rock Island, Illinois, c...

    Est.
    $3,000 - $5,000
  • Anderson Ruffin Abbott Pair of CDVs, Incl. Brady, circa 1863-1865
    Estimate
    $3,000 - $5,000
    Lot 8

    Anderson Ruffin Abbott Pair of CDVs, Incl. Brady, circa...

    Est.
    $3,000 - $5,000
  • Major Martin Delany CDV, circa 1864
    Estimate
    $6,000 - $8,000
    Lot 9

    Major Martin Delany CDV, circa 1864

    Est.
    $6,000 - $8,000
  • Corps d'Afrique Recruitment Card, circa 1865
    Estimate
    $1,500 - $2,500
    Lot 10

    Corps d'Afrique Recruitment Card, circa 1865

    Est.
    $1,500 - $2,500
  • 3rd USCT Banner CDV by D.B. Bowser, Philadelphia, circa 1865
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $3,000
    Lot 11

    3rd USCT Banner CDV by D.B. Bowser, Philadelphia, circa...

    Est.
    $2,000 - $3,000
  • CDV of Seated African American Boy Wearing a Kepi by J.W. Black, Boston, circa 1865
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $3,000
    Lot 12

    CDV of Seated African American Boy Wearing a Kepi by J....

    Est.
    $2,000 - $3,000
  • Veterans Toasting Cabinet Card, Reading, Pennsylvania, circa 1880
    Estimate
    $500 - $750
    Lot 13

    Veterans Toasting Cabinet Card, Reading, Pennsylvania, ...

    Est.
    $500 - $750
  • African American Civil War Veteran Cabinet Card, Boston, circa 1882
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 14

    African American Civil War Veteran Cabinet Card, Boston...

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
  • GAR Card, Free S. Bowley, 30th USCT Veteran, San Francisco, circa 1880
    Estimate
    $250 - $350
    Lot 15

    GAR Card, Free S. Bowley, 30th USCT Veteran, San Franci...

    Est.
    $250 - $350
  • John Brown Semi-Centennial Celebration of the Battle of Osawatomie, Pinback, 1906
    Estimate
    $600 - $800
    Lot 16

    John Brown Semi-Centennial Celebration of the Battle of...

    Est.
    $600 - $800
  • Buffalo Soldier Cabinet Card by O.S. Goff, Fort Custer, Montana, circa 1880s
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $3,000
    Lot 17

    Buffalo Soldier Cabinet Card by O.S. Goff, Fort Custer,...

    Est.
    $2,000 - $3,000
  • Ninth Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers, Lot of 2 Tintypes
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $3,000
    Lot 18

    Ninth Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers, Lot of 2 Tintypes

    Est.
    $2,000 - $3,000
  • Tintype of Sergeant Thomas Polk, Fort Sill, Indian Territory, circa 1885
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $3,000
    Lot 19

    Tintype of Sergeant Thomas Polk, Fort Sill, Indian Terr...

    Est.
    $2,000 - $3,000
  • Buffalo Soldier CDV by Cross, Niobrara, Nebraska, circa 1880s
    Estimate
    $1,500 - $2,500
    Lot 20

    Buffalo Soldier CDV by Cross, Niobrara, Nebraska, circa...

    Est.
    $1,500 - $2,500
  • CDV of Buffalo Soldier with Saber by Cramer, St. Louis, circa 1880
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 21

    CDV of Buffalo Soldier with Saber by Cramer, St. Louis,...

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
  • C.S. Fly Cabinet Card of 24th Infantryman, Tombstone, Arizona Territory, circa 1882
    Estimate
    $8,000 - $10,000
    Lot 22

    C.S. Fly Cabinet Card of 24th Infantryman, Tombstone, A...

    Est.
    $8,000 - $10,000
  • Band of Ute Indians Boudoir Card Featuring John Taylor by Hook, Colorado Springs, circa 1890
    Estimate
    $3,000 - $4,000
    Lot 23

    Band of Ute Indians Boudoir Card Featuring John Taylor ...

    Est.
    $3,000 - $4,000
  • Glass, "Chief of Scouts," and Wife, Apache, Ariz., circa 1886-1887, Lot of 2 Cabinet Cards
    Estimate
    $3,000 - $4,000
    Lot 24

    Glass, "Chief of Scouts," and Wife, Apache, Ariz., circ...

    Est.
    $3,000 - $4,000
  • Navajo Warrior & Negro Cavalry, Arizona, circa 1887
    Estimate
    $3,000 - $4,000
    Lot 25

    Navajo Warrior & Negro Cavalry, Arizona, circa 1887

    Est.
    $3,000 - $4,000
  • Scouts Capturing Boomers Large Format Photograph, Purcell, Oklahoma Territory, circa 1883-1885
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Lot 26

    Scouts Capturing Boomers Large Format Photograph, Purce...

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
  • Issuing Clothing to Apache Indians, San Carlos, Ariz. Cabinet Card, circa 1890
    Estimate
    $1,500 - $2,500
    Lot 27

    Issuing Clothing to Apache Indians, San Carlos, Ariz. C...

    Est.
    $1,500 - $2,500
  • Rare 10th Cavalry Guidon, circa 1889
    Estimate
    $5,000 - $7,000
    Lot 28

    Rare 10th Cavalry Guidon, circa 1889

    Est.
    $5,000 - $7,000
  • Officer's Quarters at Ft. Robinson, Neb. Boudoir Card, circa 1887
    Estimate
    $1,200 - $1,800
    Lot 29

    Officer's Quarters at Ft. Robinson, Neb. Boudoir Card, ...

    Est.
    $1,200 - $1,800
  • 25th Infantry, Company A,  Grabill Oversize Photograph, Sturgis, Dakota Territory, circa 1887
    Estimate
    $4,000 - $5,000
    Lot 30

    25th Infantry, Company A, Grabill Oversize Photograph,...

    Est.
    $4,000 - $5,000
  • US Military Academy at West Point Graduating Class of 1889 Featuring Charles Young, 1889
    Estimate
    $1,500 - $2,500
    Lot 31

    US Military Academy at West Point Graduating Class of 1...

    Est.
    $1,500 - $2,500
  • A.H. Adams Ninth Cavalry, Troop H Cabinet Card by McBride, Crawford, Nebraska, circa 1894
    Estimate
    $1,500 - $2,500
    Lot 32

    A.H. Adams Ninth Cavalry, Troop H Cabinet Card by McBri...

    Est.
    $1,500 - $2,500
  • Tenth Cavalryman with White Gloves Cabinet Card by O.S. Goff, Dickinson, North Dakota, circa 1891
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $3,000
    Lot 33

    Tenth Cavalryman with White Gloves Cabinet Card by O.S....

    Est.
    $2,000 - $3,000
  • Tenth Cavalry Camp, Chloride Creek, New Mexico, circa 1890
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $3,000
    Lot 34

    Tenth Cavalry Camp, Chloride Creek, New Mexico, circa 1...

    Est.
    $2,000 - $3,000
  • Ninth Cavalry Buffalo Soldier Cabinet Card, Lander, Wyoming, ca 1891
    Estimate
    $3,000 - $4,000
    Lot 35

    Ninth Cavalry Buffalo Soldier Cabinet Card, Lander, Wyo...

    Est.
    $3,000 - $4,000
  • Group of Officers and Ladies, Fort Grant, Arizona Boudoir Card, 1892
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 36

    Group of Officers and Ladies, Fort Grant, Arizona Boudo...

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
  • Charles Young Cabinet Card, Xenia, Ohio, circa 1894 with Inscription by William Sanders Scarborough
    Estimate
    $3,000 - $4,000
    Lot 37

    Charles Young Cabinet Card, Xenia, Ohio, circa 1894 wit...

    Est.
    $3,000 - $4,000
  • Cabinet Card Vignette of CSU's First African American Graduate and US Army Second Lieutenant Grafton Norman, Fort Collins, Colorado, circa 1896
    Estimate
    $600 - $800
    Lot 38

    Cabinet Card Vignette of CSU's First African American G...

    Est.
    $600 - $800
  • Cabinet Card of 2 Buffalo Soldiers by Stein, San Antonio, Texas, circa 1898
    Estimate
    $600 - $800
    Lot 39

    Cabinet Card of 2 Buffalo Soldiers by Stein, San Antoni...

    Est.
    $600 - $800
  • Buffalo Soldier William H. Ross, 24th Infantry, Cabinet Card, Fort Douglas, Utah, 1899
    Estimate
    $1,500 - $2,500
    Lot 40

    Buffalo Soldier William H. Ross, 24th Infantry, Cabinet...

    Est.
    $1,500 - $2,500
  • Henry O. Flipper Engraved Cabinet Card with Inscription by William S. Scarborough, circa 1899
    Estimate
    $500 - $700
    Lot 41

    Henry O. Flipper Engraved Cabinet Card with Inscription...

    Est.
    $500 - $700
  • Buffalo Soldier Stereoviews, circa 1899-1900
    Estimate
    $300 - $350
    Lot 42

    Buffalo Soldier Stereoviews, circa 1899-1900

    Est.
    $300 - $350
  • Charlie Smart, Tenth Cavalry Real Photo Postcard, Plus
    Estimate
    $250 - $450
    Lot 43

    Charlie Smart, Tenth Cavalry Real Photo Postcard, Plus

    Est.
    $250 - $450
  • Buffalo Soldier Baseball Teams, Circa 1910 Oversize Photograph and 1907 Mirror
    Estimate
    $1,600 - $2,400
    Lot 44

    Buffalo Soldier Baseball Teams, Circa 1910 Oversize Pho...

    Est.
    $1,600 - $2,400
  • African American Soldiers in Mexico, circa 1910-1916
    Estimate
    $400 - $600
    Lot 45

    African American Soldiers in Mexico, circa 1910-1916

    Est.
    $400 - $600
  • History of the Tenth Cavalry 1866-1921 with 10th Cavalry Provenance
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,000
    Lot 46

    History of the Tenth Cavalry 1866-1921 with 10th Cavalr...

    Est.
    $800 - $1,000
  • The Twenty Fourth Infantry Past and Present, 1922 with 24th Infantry Provenance
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 47

    The Twenty Fourth Infantry Past and Present, 1922 with ...

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
  • WWI African American Veteran Amputee with Prosthetic Legs, circa 1918
    Estimate
    $600 - $800
    Lot 48

    WWI African American Veteran Amputee with Prosthetic Le...

    Est.
    $600 - $800

Auction Description

The Road West: The Steve Turner Collection of African Americana, Part II by Cowan's Auctions
Cowan’s Auctions is pleased to be offering Part II of the Steve Turner Collection of African Americana for sale on December 3, 2020. Comprised of over 240 lots, this remarkable collection tells the history of African Americans, especially their role in settling the western frontier in the 19th and early 20th century. Items include photographs, broadsides, rare books, manuscripts, pinbacks, and more. The subjects range from civic leaders to ordinary citizens to the Black liberation movement of the 1960s and 70s. Especially noteworthy is an exceptional selection of early photography including an outstanding cabinet card of a 24th Infantryman by C.S. Fly (Lot 22), a CDV of Major Martin Delany (Lot 9), portraits of other Black Civil War soldiers and veterans (Lot 7-Lot 8, Lot 23-Lot 14, Lot 87), and extraordinary images of Buffalo Soldiers (Lot 17-Lot 27, Lot 29-45). The collection also includes photographs by groundbreaking African American photographers including James P. Ball (Lot 53-Lot 56), Daniel Freeman (Lot 75), and James Latimer Allen (Lot 201). All of this in addition to exceedingly scarce and difficult to obtain images of African Americans in the frontier west. Other highlights include a rare 10th Cavalry Guidon (Lot 28) and a 1940 Los Angeles directory of Central Avenue District (Lot 143). Other rare imprints include an early memoir of a Black hairdresser, A Hairdresser’s Experience in High Life by Eliza Potter (Lot 125), the 1782 first edition of Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, An African (Lot 227), the extremely scarce first issue of Bessie Coleman Aero News signed by William J. Powell (Lot 139), and issue #1 of All-Negro Comics (Lot 235). Also featured is a noteworthy collection of sports and boxing items with several significant photographs, postcards, and more related to the landmark careers of Joe Gans (Lot 207-Lot 210), Jack Johnson (Lot 211-Lot 219), Joe Louis (Lot 221-Lot 223), Henry Armstrong (Lot 220), and Muhammad Ali (Lot 224), and much more. Cowan’s cannot guarantee items paid for after November 25 will arrive before December 25. For expedited shipping, we recommend using a third-party shipper. Contact Danielle Linn daniellelinn@hindmanauctions.com 513-871-1670 x244 Auction Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 10:00 am Read more
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Institutional billing may be available, and should be arranged prior to the auction. Cowan’s may impose late charges of 1.5% per month (or the highest interest rate allowed) on any amount owed to Cowan’s that remains unpaid after 30 days. Buyer shall be liable for any collection costs or attorney’s fees incurred by Cowan’s to collect payment, to the extent permitted by law. 15) SALES TAX. Buyers are required to pay any applicable state and local sales tax. 16) SHIPPING. At the request of the buyer, Cowan’s will authorize the shipment of purchased items usually within two weeks after payment has been received. Shipment is generally made via UPS or Fed-Ex Ground. Unless buyer gives special instructions, the shipping method shall be at the sole discretion Cowan’s Auctions. Cowan’s is in no way responsible for the acts or omissions of independent handlers, packers or shippers of purchased items or for any loss, damage or delay from the packing or shipping of any property. 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