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    Posted 11 years ago

    bushrat
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    4 different styles of wooden "Saggahew' brand salesman's sample skis from the late 1800's or early 1900's. 24" long by 7/8" wide. Lovely, old, crackled, alligator-like patina and original decals. The company that made and sold these operated in the southern New Hampshire area, and took the name from a local Native American tribe. All skis have a single groove on the bottom, while 3 have decorative grooves on the top side trimmed in a gilt paint; of these, two are jumping skis (at bottom, with arched profile), while the second from the top is a downhill model. The fourth example, a X-country style, is at top, with great carving detail and depth in the area of the foot pad and portion just before and behind it.

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    Comments

    1. bushrat bushrat, 11 years ago
      Thanks Robin; I probably wouldn't own some of this stuff if it wasn't for you pushing me to bid.
    2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 10 years ago
      my family has a pair of the full-sized ones which my pepere used to ski down mount sunapee on - after climbing the mountain in fresh snow w/ them on his back!

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