AUCTION RESULTS AT OWLS HEAD
If you're interested in steam, especially models and toys,
you'll want to know about the annual auction at the Owls Head
Transportation Museum in Maine.
The price key for the sale held in July 1984 gives you an
excellent idea of the way the sale went, and if you are attracted
you had better get ready for the 1985 auction.
Here are some sale prices, picked from the key:
#186, an early steam engine and boiler model, maker's plate
inscribed J. F. Werner, 62 Center St., N.Y., overall length 16
inches, height 9 inches, width 11 inches, $1,600.
#210, a Creators steam popcorn engine model, with fly ball
governor, as used on early Creators Popcorn Wagons to run the
peanut roaster, $800.
#219, a 6 HP vertical wine bottle steam engine, 60 inches high,
43 inches long, 21 inches wide, $400.
#257, a Weeden model 648 steam toy, electrically fired, overall
length 7 inches, width 6 inches, height 6 inches, $160.
#63, an early steam turbine toy, possibly Doll et Cie, $100.
#96, an early working steam launch model, hand carved hull,
#111, a large unidentified vertical steam toy, brass boiler with
side mounted steam engine, $2,000.
#133, a Linemar toy steam engine, with box, $100.
#140, a Weeden toy steam tractor, $375.
All sorts of collectible items went on the block, and we regret
that we cannot list them all in detail, with the prices that
bidders were willing to pay.
If you want to know more, write to Owls Head Transportation
Museum, Route 73, Knox County Airport, Owls Head, Maine 04854.