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Auctioneer Apsley Auctions 705-656-9467
Auction Date May 21 Auction
Time 09:30AM
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SUNDAY May 21 9:30 AM / preview 8:30

featuring original annotated 1870's photographs of the surveying of Canadian Pacific Railway, 19th century ephemera (Newcastle), stunning photographs by Franz Johnston from his son's housekeeper, (all photos detailed below),sculpture by Florence Wyle 2 cedar strip canoes & 3 original porcelain Red Indian Aviation oil signs,antique tools

ANTIQUES: c. 1910-20 woven, handpainted Tlingit hat w/ glass beading, antique brass miner's lamp made byThomas and Williams, Wales, 19th century bisque figurine vase man in front of fountain, antique cartes de visite from Bowmanville & area, 1911 invitation to the opening of parliament, framed newpaper article about William Murdoch, the inventor of gas lighting and the steam locomotive (1754-1839), 8 x 10" (including frame) framed oil painting of young girl w/ orig. tintype photos used as models, tintypes and gold framed photos on glass, 9 locket with hair and photo of 1st William Murdoch, wooden bellows, candy dish, yellow glass footed dish, flash cranberry vase, antique display case w/ mirrored back, prayer key, sterling button hook and clothes brush, antique wooden butter press, 3 cant hooks, 4 broad head axes, steel wheels, wooden spoked wheels, antique brass sextant in box, counter scale, enamel coffeepot

COLLECTIBLES/VINTAGE: advertising to include 3 rare original 2-sided porcelain Red Indian Aviation Oil signs, vintage toboggan w/ 7up cushion, Canada Dry thermometer, Benson & Hedges, vintage push-button payphone, vintage dial desk phone, full-sized reproduction hand carved wooden carousel horse w/ horsehair tail on brass pole & wooden stand, large stamp collection to include 7 albums full of stamps & bags of loose stamps, modern display cabinet 7' tall x 4' wide, lighted interior, side door access, vintage inkwell, brass figurines, zebra skin, vintage Louisville Slugger hockey stick, limited edition "The Goal of the Century" hockey stick, signed by Paul Henderson, #374/1972, vintage regulator clock, art glass bowl, ephemera related to Paul Rodrik and Frank Johnston, art books to include The McMichael Collection, 3 Robert Bateman books

OUTDOORS: Heritage cedar strip canoe, Peterborough cedar strip canoe, wooden oars & paddles to include Aviron Clement racing paddle, Mackenzie paddle (Bancroft), Kimpex & more, 2 prs. Huron-Wendat snowshoes, 1 MIP, bear paw snowshoes, Kabir Kouba snowshoes, vintage fishing tackle to include rods, nets, 2 tackleboxes full of tackle, lg. Williams Wobbler MIP, car roof rack, pr. candle lanterns, decoys & duck carvings

ART: antique watercolour painting 'Collision of the Burgoine and Cromartyshire July 4, 1898' , signed A. Ogden

16 1/2 x 13 1/2" oil on board painting of 4 men 1935 I. Dutharn(?) w/ frame

#11/500 25 x 22" L.E. print of bald eagle with fish Greenfeather artist Mr. Fred Green,

Florence Wyle 23 1/2 x 31 1/2" sculpture wall plaque in plaster "Indian Mother" exhibited at the Imperial Gallery of Art, London UK, 110 Glenrose (from Franz Johnston estate)

48 x 28" unsigned oil on board of marsh and cliffs (Paul Rodrik/Franz Johnson?)

19 x 24" acrylic on birchbark signed on back Jon Weir Apsley

22 3/4 x 19" Franz Johnson reproduction oil painting on board, forest scene

ANTIQUE PHOTOS & IMAGES: with annotations in quotes including Hudson Bay Co. forts, teepees, trestle contruction, mining, etc. Many of these photographs were taken by Charles Horetsky, (Horetzky) photographer on the C.P.R. surveying crew.These photos were obtained by a housekeeper from the Murdoch estate in Bowmanville.


1. 4 5/8 x 7 1/2" photo of Cree Nehiyaw camp near Vermillion, watermarked 'Horetsky C.P.R. S'

2. 7 1/2 x 6" photo of buffalo skin lodge and Red River carts, man with flintlock rifle, watermarked 'C.P.R.S'

3. 7 1/4 x 5 1/4" photo of crew & Indigenous men with rifles, chief holding a totem, no mark

4. 7 x 4 1/2" photo of HBC fort

  1. 7 x 5" photo of wooden train trestle being constructed 'Trestle at Red Sucker Cove R.G. Reids contract CPR length 1600 ft. Height 110 ft."

  2. 6. 7 x 5 photo of trestle construction at Little Pic Trestle R.G. Reids contract length 1000 height 97 feet"

7. 5 3/4 x4 3/4" b/w photo of "M23 vein MOUNTAIN LAKE NEAR JACKFISH L.B."

  1. "Devil's Cabin, Mountain Lake"

  2. 5 3/4 x 4 3/4" b/w photo of river

10. Mountain Lake Near Jackfish. L.B.

#11-15. surveyor's top mounted albumen prints photographs on cards, c. 1874, each measure 5 1/2 x 4 3/4" on cards of winter scenery

16. 9 1/4 x 7 1/4" framed photo of surveying crew annotated with names and hometowns of crew, dated 1874

17. 12 x 10" (Incl. Frame) oval Charles Horetsky photo in frame of "Indian Suspension Bridge over Tomaqua River , B.C. Presented by William Murdoch"

#18-28, series of 7 7/8 x 5 3/4" (image) black and white photos, full size is 14x 10 1/2" on board

18. photo of "Fort Edmonton in winter"

19. photo of "Fort Edmonton , Saskatchewan R."

20. photo of "19th Century Hudson Bay post Dunvegan on Peace River about 70 miles from Mt."

21. "Travelling on Athabasca River"

22. "View in Jasper Valley"

23. "Athabasca River near Jasper House"

  1. " At Jasper House"

  2. "Dunvegan Looking Up"

  3. "Athabaska River near Jasper House " 5,000 over river. I about four miles dist. December"

  4. Tepees and a Red River cart near Fort Carleton, N.W.T. 1871.

  5. "Cree camp"

29. 15 1/2 x 12 1/2" framed & matted photo of dog sled team and sled and cariole at Fort Edmonton

# 30-33 Series of ship photos 10 x 8", all mounted on heavy card, all relating to the building and opening of the Kingston dry dock in 1892

30. 10 x 8" top mounted albumen print "The first steamship docked in Kingston by William Murdoch. Seymour in charge for inspection by governance regulations"

- 10 x 8" top mounted albumen print "Last stone laid on chimney at Kingston Dry Dock on Power House"

(signed by) William Murdoch

31. 10 x 8" top mounted albumen print "Dock with customs officer"

32. 10 x 8" top mounted albumen print Navy men on ships's deck engaged in opening ceremony

33. 10 x 8" top mounted albumen print Navy men on ship's deck with cannon / opening ceremony

34. 12 x 10" top mounted albumen print South Side Winze Beaver Mine

35. 12 x 10" top mounted albumen print(without frame) Beaver Mine

36. 3 x 5" photo on postcard of soldiers and bear "This is a picture of Henry the Mascot of the 19th battalion", mailed during WWI to Mrs. Murdoch in Bowmanville

37. 14 x 11" framed montage of 9 Murdoch family photos in frame c. 19th century

  1. 5 x 10" photo of William Murdoch

  2. 9 3/4 x 7 3/4| photo Athabaska Survey Party Near Jasper House, Alberta, 1871 (Charles Horetzky)

  3. 11 3/8 x 9 1/4" Piegan Indians outside Rocky Mountain House with missionary, 1871 (Horetsky)

  4. 12 3/4 x 6 3/4" photo (captioned) "Lord Lansdowne's Visit to Port Arthur & area, 1885" , Kakabeka Falls framed w/photo of William Murdoch.

  5. 7 5/8 x 5 5/8" Photo of wooden railway trestle, captioned 'Blackbird Trestle R.G. Reids, Jackfish Contract CPR Length 1,400 ft, height 85 ft. Port Arthur"

  6. 7 1/8 x 5 5/8" photo of Lake of the Woods

  7. 10 x 8 1/4" photo of "Porcupine Mine Upper Drift" w/ out frame

  8. oval photo of official ship /handmade brass frame

  9. 9 3/4 x 7 5/8" b/w photo Sailors on deck with pistols


  11. pr. b/w photos of Franz Johnston in parka 4 1/2x3"

  12. 3 images of Franz Johnston painting (3 1/2 x 3 1/2"b/w photo, 4 5/8 x 2 7/8")

  13. 3 1/2 x 4 1/4" with 9 faces named Eldorado Pipe Dream clockwisefrom top right 10%, Bill D. , E. j., Pat, Archie, Butch, Jack B., McD.

  14. 9 7/8 x 8" b/w photo of Frank Johnston skiing

  15. 8 x 6 1/8" b/w photo by Franz Johnston of 'French Canadian Guides Shooting the White Water on Lake Clair',

  16. 14 x 11" b/w photo by Franz Johnston of horse pulling a log

  17. 14x11" b/w photo by Franz Johnston "January 12, 1952. 12 x 16 The Golden Leaf 20 x14 Eternal Morning"

  18. 7 3/4 x 10" b/w photograph of First Nations mother and child (att.Franz Johnson)

  19. . 6 7/8 x 11" b/w photo " Asuekau Valley property of Frank H. Johnston, A.R.C.A." (damage at bottom)

  20. . 9 3/4 x 6 7/8"b/w photograph captioned on back "Indians by Franz Johston Great Bear Lake"

  21. 9 7/8 x 7" b/w photograph of dogsled

  22. 10 x 8" b/w photo of log cabin in winter

  23. 8 x 10" b/w photo of lumberjack stamped "Province of Ontario Official Photograph

  24. 7 5/8 x 9 5/8" b/w photo entitled "Stalwarts" by Franz Johnston, April 30/40" photography details on reverse

  25. . 2 - 11 x 15" prints from 'Western Sketch Book 1924 by Franz Johnston.

  26. . 2 - 11 x 15" prints from 'Western Sketch Book 1924 by Franz Johnston.

  27. - 7 negatives w/ photos of First Nations man wearing 7 different costumes


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