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Canoes Selling on “BAT” Car Auction Site

Discussion in 'Open Forum' started by graycenphil, Aug 3, 2020.

  1. graycenphil

    graycenphil New Member

    There is this popular car site called “Bring A Trailer”, where interesting vehicles sell, usually for very high prices. Someone recently sold this canoe on it, for $9,000. And now there is another one listed on there too. Who woulda thought?

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1920-kennebec-canoe/


    My apologies if this has already been discussed. I did try to find it...
     
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

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  3. OP
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    graycenphil

    graycenphil New Member

    Thank you Benson; that’s amazing information.

    The new owner says he does plan to use the canoe other than to display it in his home. It will be interesting to see what the other one sells for. Sometimes the prices are quite astounding.
     
  4. 1905Gerrish

    1905Gerrish LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Has any full size Kennebec ever sold for 9K? Wowww!
     
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    graycenphil

    graycenphil New Member

    Good question Gerrish. Prior to BAT, had any Ford Bronco (a perfectly nice vehicle) sold for $100,000? It seems now they regularly do.
     
  6. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The buyer has responded in the comments section saying "My top bid went from 5k to 9K. Not sure how that happened" so this may not really reflect the current market.

    Benson
     
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2020
  7. Dan Lindberg

    Dan Lindberg Ex Wood Hoarder

    WOW, clearly there are some folks with money these days, I am surprised.

    And how did/have I never heard of this site before? This could be dangerous. :)

    Or maybe not.
     
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2020
  8. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    A couple of comments.

    If this is aimed for the car-collector or mahogany-and-varnish crowds, many of them don't know the canoe market, or maybe just don't care. Just ask some of our members who have been approached at higher-end shows.

    The other thing is that this was a fundraiser for the Tahoe Maritime Museum, whose supporters have deep pockets, and again may not care about the canoe market when its something they want and they feel good about where the money goes. Happens at the Antique Boat Museum and others as well.
     
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    graycenphil

    graycenphil New Member

    Looks like the second one sold for $700.
     

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