Museum-quality Prairie Schooner Conestoga wagon brings $12,500

Prairie Schooner conestoga wagon.JPGBidders from nine states and Quebec, Canada, descended on Garner Auctioneers‘ May 27-28 auction of Americana, wrenches, walking plows and horse drawn equipment and carriages. The Carrollton, Ohio, firm said the auction required three rings selling at the same time on both days. The May 27 sale featured one ring devoted entirely to Winchester and Keen Cutter collections.

The collection was from Robert W. Lozier estate of Carrollton, Ohio.  Lozier was an avid collector of items from the 1800s and in the 1970s and 80s owned the President McKinley farm and museum in Minerva,
Ohio. For more than 60 years, he traveled far and wide looking for these
items. Now, many others in America are enjoying his work.

All prices from the May 27-28 sale feature a 10 percent buyer’s premium.

  • An original museum quality Prairie Schooner (shown above) sold for $12,500
  • A hearse made by Crane & Breed Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio, sold for $11,750
  • A walking plow, a No. 9 patent from 1865, sold for $600
  • A stationary thrasher brought $575
  • A Conestoga wagon jack went for $360 and the tar buckets for the Conestoga wagons sold for $150 each
  • Wagon seats with names on them sold up to $500 each
  • A pair of Winchester spurs sold for $450 
  • Set of old handcuffs brought $190
  • A pair of signed Studebaker Carriage lamps lit up at $500
  • Old equipment signs were in great demand, with an Oliver dealership sign selling for $700.

The second part of the sale, held June 5, included Lozier’s firearm collection with a Winchester 94 Colt Commemorative set, selling for $4,100; a Winchester 94 John Wayne Commemorative 32-40 with box, which bringing $1,250 and a Winchester 12ga lever action from 1886, selling for $1,175. The full firearms sales results may be found on Garner’s Proxibid page.

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