Concord Stage Coach Auction

An Early Concord Stage Coach, will be on the auction block at Martin’s Annual Fall Auction of Carriages, Sleighs and Antiques on Friday, October 17. This coach is one of over 400 horse-drawn vehicles and several thousand lots of coaching and driving appointments, equine items and collectibles.

The Concord Coach has been housed in the Joseph Allen Skinner Museum located at the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum in South Haley, Massachusetts. The serial number located on the coach indicates the body was built by L. Downing & Sons after 1847, possibly making this coach the earliest coach known to be in existence. Mr. Downing purportedly started building stage coaches around 1827 which later became Abbott & Downing, a well known stage coach building company in the late 1800’s.? Paul Z. Martin, Jr., President of Martin Auctioneers, Incorporated, states, “This is a great piece of Americana and a rare opportunity to be an owner of such an early Concord Coach.”

Also being offered to coaching and driving enthusiasts is a fabulous collection of approximately 40 coaches, carriages and sleighs from the collection of the late Clarkson Addis, Sr., a local southeastern Pennsylvania coachman and fox hunter in his day. This collection includes three (3) private coaches. The private coaches were owned by the wealthy families and pulled by four horses. This collection also includes other popular carriages made by Brewster and Company of New York, a premier carriage building firm started in the early 1800’s.

The Annual Fall Carriage Auction is one of three annual carriage auctions conducted in the USA by Martin Auctioneers, Incorporated and includes many other unusual and special antiques, such as: Several cast-iron jockeys, perambulators, brass coach house coal box, original “Wagner Coaster” child’s pull wagon, antique sleigh bells, to name a few of the thousand lots of equine equipment, antiques and collectibles.

For additional information regarding this huge two-day event, please contact Martin Auctioneers, Incorporated at 717-354-6671 or email: [email protected]

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