Steam figured prominently in the leading prices from the Owl's Head Transportation Museum's auction held in July 1983.
A winning bidder paid $2800 for a 19th century apprentice's model steam engine. Other high prices paid for steam items included: A Stuart 'Swan' Twin-Cylinder Marine Steam Engine, $2100; an early Beam steam engine model, $2000; a 10' gauge live steam French locomotive and tender (52' long), $2000.
One of the interesting lots in the sale was a Creators improved special Model D horse-drawn popcorn wagon, built in 1932, reported to be of museum quality. Apparently the bids weren't high enough, because it was passed.
The Owl's Head auction is an annual event, and next year's is planned for Sunday, July 22. The Transportation Museum is located at Route 73, Knox County Airport, Owls Head, Maine.