|Title:||Drumsticks from 1912|
|Description:||These are ebony wooden drumsticks date back to 1912 which is engraved on the BRASS CAPS of these beuties. The Sticks also list the name of perhaps the drummer? The engraving lists J. Link and on the top edging of the cap J.R. 20. These are dated to 1912, but they are not Civil War drumsticks because of the condition and the method of survival. They are in excellent condition and the top knubs remained in stable condition, but might need to be oiled.|
|Condition:||MINT, with a few dents from use but NO CRACKS or BREAKS. Brass is a little tarnished from age but nothing beyond wear.|
|Origin:||Given as gift from the Northeast region of the United States.|
|Provenance:||NEVER SOLD to my knowledge.|
|Appraised By:||Rachael Goldman|
|Appraiser Comments:||Hello, this is Rachael Goldman from New Jersey. Your request for an appraisal has been referred to me for reply. I have closely examined the information you submitted. Drumsticks and other older military band paraphenalia is difficult to find because they don't survive in wide demand. Since you are reselling them also the value will have to start out lower, like $500.00 Wooden items of this type often come up at auctions such as www.sothebys.com and the musical instruments department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a wealth of information. Keep in mind that the values listed below can vary depending upon how and where marketed, locale, and may vary across different collecting disciplines. If you are satisfied with the services I have rendered, I would be most grateful if you would take the time to leave some positive feedback. Kindest regards, Rachael Goldman, MA Ph.D. Candidate in Art History CUNY-GC Senior Certified Member Appraisers Association of America Assumptions and Limiting Conditions. This certificate of appraisal is given subject to the terms and conditions hereinafter set forth, all of which are a part hereof unless expressly set aside in writing either on the pages of this certificate or by writing attached to the certificate signed by all parties concerned. It is important to note that interesting and exciting discoveries can be found out about your piece after the appraisal. The field of antiques is like a treasure hunt and while I can do my best to research your piece, it may be possible that you will learn even more about your piece afterwards. The appraiser, Rachael Goldman, is not responsible for any discoveries or additional research made after this limited appraisal from other sources.|
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