A 7 1/4 Inch Gauge Model Steam Engine of The Great Western Railway
4-6-0 Locomotive and Tender Brings $15,340 at Auction
Wheels in motion appealed to bidders on Day 2 of Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.’s back-
to-back online auctions held Sept. 11-12. Day 1 featured the Bryan Beatty collection;
Day 2 featured the Scott Vanner breweriana collection – 895 lots in all across the two
New Hamburg, ON, Canada, September 21, 2021 -- Wheels in motion appealed to bidders
on Day 2 of Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.’s back-to-back online auctions held Sept. 11th-12th, as a
7 ¼ inch gauge model steam locomotive of the Great Western Railway 4-6-0 locomotive and
tender No. 1011 rolled away for $15,340, while an 1869 French style Boneshaker bicycle sped off
All prices quoted here are in Canadian dollars and include an 18 percent buyer’s premium.
The Saturday, September 11th event was a Toys & Nostalgia sale, featuring the Bryan Beatty
collection of toys and communication-related memorabilia, including a well-rounded offering of
cast iron and tin litho toys from the Victorian to the Atomic era. Mr. Beatty’s collection also
included many radios, microphones and typewriters, with examples spanning the 20th century.
The Sunday, September 12th sale was an Advertising & Historic Objects auction, featuring
the Scott Vanner breweriana collection. The finely engineered 7 ¼ inch gauge steam locomotive
was the expected Day 2 headliner and was the auction’s top lot. It was rebuilt and reboilered by F.
West and Lee Green and came with a brazed superheated copper boiler with fittings and gauges.
The 1869 French style Boneshaker bicycle featured a painted iron frame, wood rims and restored
wheels, and had a rear brake that was activated by twisting the handlebars forward. It nearly
tripled its $3,500 high estimate. Also, a Canadian 1897 Brantford Bicycle Company (Brantford,
Ontario), fully restored mechanically and cosmetically, with original wood rims, handle bars and
seat, a custom-made solid wood display st