Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Kirk Wipper Estate Auction Paddles

Fellow bloggers Fiona of Badger Paddles, Mike O of Reflections..., and Bryan S of ColdSpringPaddling have posted about the upcoming estate sale of paddling legend, the late Kirk Wipper. Wipper, a recipient of the Order of Canada and founder of the Canadian Canoe Museum, had an extensive private collection of canoe related objects. The estate sale is being held on July 29th in Peterborough, Ontario by Rusland's Auction. More info in the flyer ad below:

There are quite a few paddles in this unique collection for those who want to browse through the photo collection gallery. Here are a few that caught my eye...

Item 155 - Caption says it is Haida / Algonquin...looks more like an East Coast style paddle to me...

Item 157 - Etched paddled grip...looks similar to the design of item 155

Item 164 - Decorated Paddle by famous paddler and artist Hap Wilson
Item 164 - Close up of Grey Owl etching on blade 

The event looks like a wonderful way to honour Wipper's legacy and own some very unique pieces...

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