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Minerva Carving Well Exceeds Estimate

An 18th Century Wood Carved Relief of the Goddess Minerva well exceeded estimates at Cowan’s auction over the weekend. Estimated at $300-500, bidders for the carving blew the price past that, finally arriving at $58,750. This finely carved relief depicts Minerva standing on a plinth, surrounded by foliage, all housed in a glass frame with

Abraham Lincoln Funeral Photograph Album Realizes $27,025

An album of carte de visite photographs of Abraham Lincoln’s funeral procession was the top-selling lot at Cowan’s December 9, nearly tripling its $8/10,000 estimate by selling for $27,025. Comprised of 97 CDVs, the album featured images of three of the nine cities on the funeral route— Columbus, Ohio, and Chicago and Springfield, Illinois. While