Farm Collector

HIGH PRICES PAID FOR STEAM AT OWL’S HEAD

By Staff

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.

  • Published on Mar 1, 1984
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