Monday, October 10, 2016

October Listings of Antique Paddles

Once again, has posted an outstanding collection of vintage paddles and other canoe related items. Here are some choice items from this month's page of current selections...
Penobscot Canoe Paddle
This tall, hand-crafted, birch paddle has a traditional wide, flat handle and an elongated beaver tail blade. This is Native American made and likely used in Maine waters by the maker while guiding canoeing and fishing trips.
Circa 1900
6" w, 70.5" h

Model Paddles with Snow Snake Wall Hanging
This four-piece wall whimsy is carved from cedar. The model paddles' long handles have unique open centers and red painted notching along the edges. The blades have homemade six-rayed sunburst decals, perhaps representing the six nations of the Iroquois Confederacy. A delicate model snow snake is mounted between the paddles. 
Circa 1940-50
17" w, 7" h

Decorative Peterborough Canoe Paddles
These paddles with a pronounced center ridge were made by the Peterborough Canoe Company and retain vestiges of the company's decals on one side of the shafts. The red paint on the front and back of the blades were likely applied by their original owner.
Circa 1930
5" w, 63" h

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