In case you missed it and were wondering, the most recent 4' Old Town Canoe Co. display sample (aka 'salesman's sample') was sold yesterday (7-28-15) at public auction (Guyette & Deeter decoy sale, Portsmouth, NH) for a hammer price of $24,000, plus 15% buyer's premium (total: $27,600). This represents the second highest known sale at auction for an Old Town model, the current auction record being $29,900, set several years ago at a Black & White auction, in Middleboro, MA. The model sold yesterday likely dated to the 1920's, and appeared to be in excellent, condition; it previously sold in a Guyette auction back in 2002 for $16,500 plus 10% (total $18,100). The one which sold at the Black and White auction was likely a decade or more older, probably from the teens, or earlier, and has been described as being in "wonderful condition with appealing yellow paint". Photos of each are below. The overall auction sales record for a sample model still belongs to the J H Rushton skiff sold at a W. A. Smith, NH, auction for a total of $41,250. At least one private sale of an Old Town model is known to have occurred at the $30,000 level, and numerous others in the $20K plus range. The market does not seem to have softened, as with other commodities.