Whatever you fancy you're likely to find it at the Great Fall Auction and Flea Market this weekend. From experience and travel packages for destinations near and far to antiques, power tools, hand tools, housewares, furniture, collectibles, a brand new Fisher Xtreme V Plow, an 8-foot Avon inflatable boat, high-end kitchen wares, rugs, collectible dishware, artwork and gift certificates galore, we're discovering new treasures constantly as we prepare for this enormous, multi-faceted sale. With a flea market, a silent auction and a live auction all rolled into one weekend (see schedule below), this is truly a bargain-packed weekend featuring a cornucopia of items to entice just about everyone. You never know what you'll find, but we bet you won't leave empty handed! A sampling of auction items can be viewed on our website, owlshead.org, but the breadth and diversity of our inventory is truly staggering. We've included a smattering of photos depicting some auction inventory just to give you an idea. Remember, these are just some of the physical items, we have tons of gift certificates for goods and services ranging from heating oil to magazine subscriptions and nearly everything in between.
Do you have your eye on an all-inclusive stay at the luxurious Divi Aruba resort, a house rental in France, the brand new Fisher plow or the two exceptionally collectible original 1923 Yankee Stadium seats slated to be sold at auction? Maybe it's the 8-ft Avon inflatable boat or the 1995 Dodge pickup that has piqued your interest. The exciting aforementioned lots and the balance of the larger-ticket items are slated to cross the block around noon on Sunday, Nov. 2.
With free admission all weekend, there's no excuse not to check out this fabulously fun annual fundraising event! Don't want to miss even a minute of the auction action? You don't have to! Delicious refreshments by French and Brawn Catering and Marketplace will be available for purchase during the auction on Sunday, Nov. 2.
Midcoast Maine residents (and likely many who have driven through Rockland to visit OHTM) will recognize this historic building which presently houses two wonderful local businesses: Terra Optima Market and Trillium Soaps. Did you know that it once housed the notorious Stone Choppers custom motorcycle repair shop? This photo, courtesy of Ground Vehicle Conservator Warren Kincaid, depicts the iconic motorcycle shop in 1975. Turns out choppers weren't just a West Coast craze! Custom motorcycle culture was alive and well on the East Coast, even right down the road from our museum in the little city of Rockland, Maine. The chopper depicted in the glam photo is a modified Sportster with custom paint by local legend Bob Ellis. Because the bike in the photo has both a kick and electric start Warren dates it to the mid-60s, which is when Harley-Davidson transitioned from kick start to electric and both features were present for several years.
Do you have a transportation-related photo from the past taken in Maine, particularly Knox County? We'd love to see them! Please feel free to email your photos to Public Relations Director Jenna Lookner at firstname.lastname@example.org with all of the details you can provide. Your photo and story could be featured in a future Owls Head Transportation Museum Facebook post or an edition of Strut & Axle!
The Great Fall Auction and Flea Market are just days away! We're busy sorting massive inventory and preparing for a great event. Don't miss this multifaceted opportunity to find some great items at extraordinary prices. Check out an ever-growing sampling of the items on offer by visiting our website!
We're always fascinated by the wonderful stories and photos shared on The Old Motor. Today's post is an especially intriguing one featuring the amazing Ruth Law of the Ruth Law Flying Circus and an early Duesenberg race car.
Love antique race cars? Be sure to check out Faster: The Quest for Speed featuring antique racing vehicles of all kinds including a 1915 Duesenberg Benedict Special! Additionally you can see an original Curtiss Jenny and a Curtiss Pusher reproduction, both proudly on display as part of the OHTM aircraft collection. The Museum is open seven days a week, year-round.
We've been telling you all about some of the fabulous items we'll be offering for sale at our Great Fall Auction and Flea Market on Nov. 1 (flea market) and Nov. 2 (auction). One of our biggest draws every year is our selection of travel packages. This year travel opportunities include not one but TWO stays at wonderful, Medieval homes in Seillans, France as well as many other vacation opportunities near and far. Check out owlshead.org for more information.