Antique minature signed painted paddle from Peterborough Canoe Museum

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Oct 22, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House

Up for auction, fresh from the estate and private collection of Kirk Wipper, the founder of the Canoe museum in Peterborough is this hand painted and signed minature paddle. It measures 24 inches in length and is signed R. Honey.

This paddle came out of the estate of the private collection of Kirk Wipper the founder of the Canadian Canoe Museum.

It was originally founded as the Kanawa Museum , which was also called the Kanawa International Collection of Canoes, Kayaks and Rowing Craft ,[ 1] in 1957 by Kirk Wipper at Camp Kandalore , north of Minden, Ontario , when a friend presented Professor Wipper with a dugout made circa 1890. Over the years, the collection grew. It was housed inadequately in wooden buildings at Kandalore, and by the late 1980s it was becoming clear that a new home would be needed. Wipper transferred control of his historic collection in 1994 to the organization now called the Canadian Canoe Museum. The museum now holds the largest collection of its kind, with more than 600 canoes and kayaks, as well as a thousand related artifacts. The museum opened its doors to the public at its new location on Canada Day in 1997.

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