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Unidentified Wooden Canoe???

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Phil Dixon, Sep 28, 2017.

  1. Phil Dixon

    Phil Dixon New Member

    I was given a wooden canoe in 2005 and I rarely use it. It does not have any real logos or labels. It does not have ribs and is just varnished...no canvas. It has wicker seats. I would like to sell it but I don't know where to
    price it.
     

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  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome, my guess is that this was home made and is covered with fiberglass inside and out. These are generally know as 'stripper' or 'strip built' canoes since the process of building them starts with long thin strips of wood. A similar one at http://www.ebay.com/itm/253069315152 sold for $599 recently on eBay. The classifieds at http://www.wcha.org/classifieds are often the fastest way to find a good new home for something like this. The wood and canvas canoe valuation guide at http://www.wcha.org/forums/index.php?threads/57/ may help. Many of the principles will still apply to your canoe although the price ranges will be much lower. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions. Good luck with the sale,

    Benson
     
  3. Dan Lindberg

    Dan Lindberg Ex Wood Hoarder

    There are a some problems selling strippers,
    "most" folks who want one want to build their own, not buy one,
    the model is often unknown,
    and the build quality is often unknown.

    That said, if you were to clean it up and give it fresh coat of varnish, here in MN it might sell for between $500 and $1000.
    This assumes it's in good condition with no damage, and you have time to wait for the right buyer.
    Without the fresh varnish, $500 tops.

    Dan
     
  4. Roger Young

    Roger Young display sample collector

    FWIW, I would agree 100% with Dan's values, just above. He has covered my thoughts exactly, and would apply here (ON), as well. Also support Benson's overall view of origin and market.
    Cheers,
    Roger
     

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