Avro Arrow Collection sells for $36,800

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A collection of memorabilia once owned by a A. V. Roe employee was sold by auction today to an undisclosed private buyer. Story

Containing company documents, photos, telegrams and models, the collection was purchased by a Canadian who said,

“This is a collection that belongs in Canada. All items will remain in
Canada. In due time, after study and inspection, interested
parties (reporters, historians) will be contacted.”

At least one museum was expected to take part in the bidding, possibly the Toronto Aerospace Museum where I work part-time. The artifacts would have made a nice display alongside our full-size replica.

 Avro Arrow Replica

From my collection, here’s a shot of the first Arrow in flight over Toronto.

Avro CF-105 Arrow

It’s great news that this collection will stay in Canada.