bushrat

Ontario, Canada

Personal Website: antiquemodelcanoes.com

Collector of antique model canoes and kayaks from around the world, especially US and Can. factory 'salesman samples' c. 1870-1930. Also miniature sample paddles, viCollector of antique model canoes and kayaks from around the world, especially US and Can. factory 'salesman samples' c. 1870-1930. Also miniature sample paddles, vintage hunting decoys, some Native art and older furniture. (Read more)

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recent "barn find" - Outdoor Sportsin Outdoor Sports
7 ' Chestnut Canoe Co. store display sample model, c. 1910 - Advertisingin Advertising
c. 1924 Kennebec Canoe Co. factory display model (aka 'salesman's sample') - Advertisingin Advertising
Four nice little Northwest Coast Native American paddles - Native Americanin Native American
Factory display ("salesman's sample") Carleton Canoe Co. model, c. 1910-15 - Advertisingin Advertising
Extremely rare 42" model of an Alaskan 4-hole baidarka, c. 1900 - Native Americanin Native American
'One-of-a-kind' salesman sample canoe model, Old Town Canoe Co. 1940's - Advertisingin Advertising
what NOT to buy when thinking of collecting  'salesman's sample', 'factory display' or Native American canoe models - Advertisingin Advertising
little things that make a collector's day worthwhile - Native Americanin Native American
antique model canoe, kayak and miniature paddle displays - Outdoor Sportsin Outdoor Sports

Comments

  1. cindyjune: You can find a list of excellent canoe restoration/repair people on the pages of the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association: http://www.wcha.org/buildsupply/repairrestore.php. At least two of t...
  2. cindyjune: I also have an 18' Old Town HW (heavy water) AA grade 1949 sailing canoe with sponsons - virtually impossible to tip or to sink. Great fun, but much too heavy to go out often. In beautiful...
  3. Thanks to all for the kind comments. Over the years of collecting things, I have found that it is not just the 'stuff' I find, but the truly interesting, wonderful folks I encounter along the way, and...
  4. LOL Bootson. I always warn folks who want to buy/display a canoe or kayak model for their collection to think in terms of a 30" cut-off limit. It's fairly easy to find a shelf, desk or small table on ...
  5. ho2cultcha: sorry to have overlooked your question way back when. I took a much closer look at the medals; they may not be exactly from a boy's camp. There is an inscription around the edge which read...
  6. Thanks to all who have loved and appreciated this old gal; she's a truly wonderful example from the 'roaring 20's'.
  7. Thanks ho2cultcha, mrmajestic1, vetraio50, walksoftly.
  8. Thanks for the love: officialfuel, ho2cultcha, toolate2, vetraio50, walksoftly. much appreciated.
  9. Thanks much: musikchoo, ho2cultcha, officialfuel, vetraio50, walksoftly, cwork.
  10. Hi brad and musikchoo. Thanks for the question. I have this on consignment from the current owner, in whose family it has been since 1979. It is currently on display at the show, looking for a new hom...
  11. Thanks buflogar and mikelikesigns2. I'm currently at the Midwest Decoy Show, and there have been a number of folks looking at this piece, for whom it evokes fond memories of youthful adventures. our t...
  12. Thanks to mrmajestic, ttomtucker, officialfuel and BELLIN for the kind support.
  13. Thanks officialfuel for the love, and Tlynnie for the supportive comment. What I really hope is that potential buyers will find and read my 'guide' before they bid or buy something, and avoid getting ...
  14. Scott: Many of the "red flags" are outlined in the buyer's guide on eBay under my name - roger-y. See: "antique salesman sample canoes - tips on avoiding fakes". It is quite extensive and, I'm please...
  15. many thanks Bellin
  16. Thanks Bellin
  17. Thanks Bellin
  18. Thanks Bellin; much appreciated
  19. Thanks, sayer, I'm pleased that you have enjoyed seeing.
  20. sayer, first of all, thanks for the kind support. Now, as to your question, I have the feeling that whatever I say will find both detractors as well as supporters. It's a very difficult one to answer ...
  21. Thanks knifeguy and Bigskybob
  22. Thanks stepback, packrat and walksoftly
  23. Thanks stepback
  24. Thanks Gatekeeper, walksoftly and officialfuel
  25. Thanks officialfuel
  26. Thanks walksoftly and Gatekeeper.
  27. Thanks packrat.
  28. Thanks ttom and AmberRose
  29. Neat; hard work does really pay off.
  30. Thanks AR8Jason and walksoftly
  31. Thanks BELLIN and walksoftly
  32. Go Pepsi!!! I'd take this over the best Coke sign anyday.
  33. Thanks leighannrn
  34. Thanks, Knifeguy
  35. Thanks Knifeguy and bratjdd
  36. Thanks, Knifeguy.
  37. Thanks to AmberRose for the loving support.
  38. Thanks for the kind support Bellin, ttomtrucker and kerry.
  39. Thanks, Knifeguy. Nice 'hawk you posted.
  40. Thanks also to Knifeguy, cwork and bratjdd.
  41. Thanks, Tlynnie
  42. Thanks, Tlynnie
  43. hey, Knifeguy, many thanks.
  44. Thanks Knifeguy.
  45. Thanks to kerry, bratjdd, Knifeguy and AR8Jason for your kind support.
  46. Thanks, Tlynnie. I bought these originally because of their canoe-related styles, when that part of my collection was expanding. Right now, it's headed in another direction.
  47. thanks very much, Tlynnie; glad you like it
  48. Interesting piece. Argillite is a black, slate-like stone found only in the Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia, Canada. All the deposits belong only to the Haida natives (Haida Gwai). If it is ...
  49. Nice!!! Kinda reminds me of one I saw back in 1970, when traveling around Europe with the 'flower child' generation. Met an American couple in Oslo, Norway on a brand new Norton they'd bought in Engla...
  50. Love it!! Takes me back to the days of my youth; even looks about how I feel some mornings. When I was 14, there were a couple of Whizzers down the street from where I lived. Wanted one, but needed to...
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Anvil Made From Old Railroad Track Pepsi Cola..28" Tin Sign...Stout Sign Co. 1931 Countertop 1 cent baseball game. 1974 Norton Commando Whizzer motor bike Suited Stained Glass Windows WW1 Sopwith Triplane Trench Art Late 1700's antique Brass Tack Trunk Two boys one dad and two birds Pinball on a Wall Extremely rare quill knife with guillotine C1810/20 Rodgers, William 4th or Geo 4th, and a few others from my collection Vintage Pedal Scooter Marx and Wyandotte Tin Reijmyre Sweden artdeco vaseline lion head dish Evans Ten Strike Arcade Game 6FT Wright Brothers Glider Plane

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Odd find at the goodwill store.

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