Miller & Miller's Advertising & Historic Objects auction will be held Dec. 7th, online and in Canada
An Advertising & Historic Objects auction featuring the collection of John McKenty – the Canadian historian and author whose collection tells the story of the rise and fall of the Canada Cycle & Motor Company of Canada – will be held December 7th
By: Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.
"Canada Cycle & Motor Company was one of the most recognizable Canadian companies of the 20th century," said Ethan Miller of Miller & Miller Auctions. "When John McKenty stumbled across an old CCM catalogue while researching the history of a local hardware store, he was hooked. John has worked tirelessly to preserve a story that was in danger of being lost forever."
Miller called McKenty "Canada's foremost authority to the community that collects anything CCM related," adding, "Before the release of his 2011 book Canada Cycle & Motor: the CCM Story, the CCM story was a story untold. The book was praised in Maclean's, Canada's national news magazine. But he couldn't have told the story without his meticulously curated collection."
The John McKenty collection is a complete and extensive material history of the company. The bicycles, the exquisite advertising, historical sports objects, and his private cache of catalogues, brochures, photographs and paper ephemera all offer a glimpse into the history and early design of bicycles and other items. The collection – in its entirety – will be sold to the highest bidder.
The auction will also hold other treasures, including advertising and signs, automobilia, sports memorabilia and historical ephemera. It will be an eclectic sale, with items ranging from a 1976 Kawasaki KH400 3-cylinder motorcycle, purple, with 10,401 actual miles (est. $3,000-$5,000);
The 561-lot live auction has a start time of 9 am Eastern time. Online bidding will be provided by the platforms LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com, plus the Miller & Miller website, at www.millerandmillerauctions.com. Phone (519-662-4800)
Previews will be held December 6th and 7th. Folks can pre-bid live online at the Miller & Miller website: www.MillerandMillerAuctions.com.