Serial Number Request

Brian Hard

New Member
I have a sixteen foot old town with the serial number 147427. I was also wondering, it has original canvas and is in fairly good shape, what is a ballpark figure for the worth of a canoe like that

Old Town number 147427 was assigned to a 17' HW model in CS (Common Sense) grade It had a keel installed and was painted with design #37. It was shipped on March 17, 1947 to Thief River Falls, MN. A subsequent contact with Old Town showed it to be owned by someone in International Falls, MN in 1972. The build record and design 37 are attached.

It it impossible to give an accurate, sight unseen estimate of value. For information on the worth of the canoe see the following discussion

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It is also possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if this description doesn't match your canoe. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.


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