Ever wonder what your boat looked like brand new being delivered? Well, it’s tough since are passion is a pre Photo phone universe. And people were not capturing every little thing. And if they did, it was in BW, so color photos are rare, and even better are slides, which seem to hold up better than on paper.
And on eBay a seller has found and is selling a slew of cool photos of a truck delivery back in 1956
Now. one thing you will notice, other than the extreme packing and rope stuff that Chris Craft did, is that the seller wants $40 plus for these slides. EACH! Now this begs the larger question. Is it worth it? now wait, I am not trying to disparage the price here. It is what it is, and the seller can ask whatever he or she wants. But, there are some items out in the universe like this recently, and the question of value is burning a hole in my pea brain.
You have just seen this image, does it have value, other than publishing rights, which could be an issue, because no one knows who took the photo? So? Are these images best for the archives of the Chris Craft Club? Mariners Museum? Like the ebay stuff that was found in a storage shed in Florida, 99% of it all belongs in a museum, not all sold off. Some brochures are fine, flags etc, but one off rare images are valueless, unless seen.
Now, if you are the owner of one of these boats, it’s a gold mine. I mean WOW! Not sure how to tell. But if you have a 1956, or maybe 57 one of these, look over these with a fine tooth comb. Blue interior? Delivered by Kenosha Auto Transport K.A.T. Truck This was taken somewhere near the border of Illinois and Wisconsin. If you are so inclined to own these, and I do get it,YOU CAN SEE THEM HERE ON eBay!
Just look at the other items at the bottom of the seller page and you will see the other slides. Hopefully one of them is your boat.