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Henri Vaillancourt birch bark canoe at auction

Discussion in 'Birchbarks, Dugouts and Primitive Craft' started by Roger Young, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. Roger Young

    Roger Young display sample collector

    In case you may have missed it, a very nice 13-1/2' birch bark canoe built by Henri Vaillancourt in 1980, and still in excellent condition by all appearances, has just sold at auction: The reported hammer price is $2,200. Rather surprising to me, given that I would have thought the end result could well have been two or three times that price. However, the pre-sale estimate was quoted at $1,000 - $2,000. Still, that's an awesome buy, since purchasing a new one from Henri today would no doubt be far, far costlier.

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