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Collectible Boomerangs

Some boomerangs are custom manufactured and collectable by aficionados in the sport.  Some boomerangs have sold for well over $1000. There was, for example, the "Freedom Boomerang" which symbolized freedom for boomerang throwers in East Germany as they threw the boomerang over the Berlin Wall and publicized it. Many boomerangs by crafters like the renowned Oscar Cuertas and Herb Smith are among the most revered in the world. There are very old boomerangs made by aboriginal crafters which sometimes are of value. Below are some of our historic boomerangs which we feel have collector value and are not currently for sale. They are displayed to give some examples of the range of shapes and styles which have been made historically.

John Koehler Fast Catch Boomerang

Manufacturer: Koehler, John  -  1991 World Champion

Item: Fast Catch

Origin: USA

Orientation: RH

Span: 14 cm

Weight: 34 gm

Description: This classic Koehler triblader Fast Catch made out of 5 mm Birch plywood and painted bright colors on upper surface. Signed with " '91 World Champ " on upper surface. Wear from use, but still in very nice condition. Fast. This is an example of extreme air foiling for faster turning. We can only speculate but maybe Mr. Koehler wanted to throw it almost as hard as he could to give him the minimum distance to qualify in competitions but the extreme air foil gave him a very tight turning rang to minimize time of flight per throw. These boomerangs scream around a tight flight distance of 20 meters and come back at you like a missile if thrown hard.

 

Neil Kalmanson 5 Bladed Boomerang

 

Manufacturer: Kalmanson, Neil

Item: 5 Blader

Origin: USA

Orientation: RH

Span: 11 cm

Weight: 21 gm

Description: A small 5 bladed art boomerang painted with Neil Kalmanson's mod art. I think this one is ambidextrous? A short range returner in new condition.

 

TW Smith Paradox Boomerang

Manufacturer: Smith, T.W. 

Item: Paradox

Origin: USA

Orientation: RH

Span: 31 cm 

Weight: 93 gm

Description: This is one of T.W.'s most famous closed form designs - a triangle with a large open center. Made out of 6.3 mm 10 ply Birch plywood. Signed and dated 1990. New condition.

 

Niskannen Heikki Snake Wizard Boomerang

Manufacturer Niskannen Heikki 

Item Snake Wizard

Origin: Finland

Hand Orientation: RH

Span: 16 cm

Weight: 54 gm

Description: An unusual 4 bladed Trick Catch boomerang made out of 4.3 mm Finnish Birch plywood and painted multicolors on the upper surface. Signed and dated 1996. Very fine original craftsmanship but a little black paint touch up would help.

 

Binghi Boomerangs Aussie V

Manufacturer: Byham, Peter & Joan

Item Aussie V

Origin: Australia

Hand Orientation: Right Handed

Span: 35 cm

Weight: 62 grams

Description: An Aussie sport V made by Peter Byham out of 6.5 mm Aussie plywood and nicely painted on the upper surface by Joan. Binghi boomerangs sticker on underside of elbow. New condition. From the Max Hoeben collection.

  

Brengulis Aivars Letter T ( Cross )

Manufacturer: Brengulis Aivars

Item Letter T

Origin: Latvia

Hand Orientation: RH

Span 15 cm

Weight 64 gm

Description: An unusual triblader with a large letter " T " at the hub. Made out of 5 mm plywood and selectively stained to accentuate the letter. New condition.

  

LMIFox Trionyx Boomerang - Carbon Fiber / Plastic Composite

Manufacturer: LMI  Fox

Item: Trionyx 

Origin: France

Orientation: RH

Span: 14 cm

Weight: 56 gm

Description: A triblader made out of 4 mm Carbon impregnated plastic (heavier for longer range). Design by Fabrice Puccetti. Very nice condition with small section missing in the art on one arm. Has the original rubber bands used to create drag.

 

Franke, Klause Tri Track - LH

Manufacturer: Franke, Klause

Item: Tri Track

Origin: Germany

Orientation: LH

Span: 13 cm

Weight: 30 gm

Description: A lefty triblader made out of 3 mm Birch plywood for sport throwing or the Endurance event. Beautiful air brush art on the upper surface depicting a salamander or lizard. New condition.

 

Klause Franke Gnomy Boomerang Left Handed

Manufacturer: Franke, Klause

Item: Gnomy

Origin: Germany

Orientation: LH

Span: 13 cm

Weight: 26 gm

Description: This light weight lefty triblader was made out of 3 mm Birch plywood for young throwers who do not have a lot of power in their throw. Nice air brush tiger paw and stripe pattern on the upper surface. New condition.

 

Winfried Gordy Tri - LH

Manufacturer: Gorny, Winfried

Item: TRI

Origin: Germany

Orientation: LH

Span: 12 cm

Weight: 20 gm

Description: This lefty triblader from the late 1980s (Bumerangprojekt Hamburg) was made out of 3 mm Birch plywood and it is nicely painted on the upper surface. A good Endurance boomerang with the arms bent down. Range = 20 metres. New condition.

 

Winfried Gordy Nick Nack Boomerang LH

Manufacturer: Gorny, Winfried

Item: Nick Nack

Origin: Germany

Orientation: LH

Span: 13

Weight: 20

Description: This lefty triblader from the late 1980s (Bumerangprojekt Hamburg) is made out of 3 mm Birch plywood and it is brightly painted on the upper surface. A very fast boomerang, like a fast catch, with the arms bent down. Range = 18 metres. New condition. 

Chris Kalfa Acrylic Boomerang

Manufacturer: Kalfa, Chris

Item: Medium Hook

Origin: USA

Orientation: RH

Span: 26 cm

Weight: 50 gm

Description: An unusual hook shape made in 2012 out of 3.81 mm Polycarbonate material and painted rainbow colors. Easy to throw and a great flyer with a flight range of 30+ metres. Excellent condition.

 

Chet Snouffer Omega Boomerang

Manufacturer: Snouffer, Chet

Item: Sport Omega

Origin: USA

Orientation: RH

Span: 34 cm 

Weight: 74 gm

Description: A sport omega made out of 5.5 mm Birch plywood and painted on the upper surface. Signed and dated 1990. A very nice sport boomerang in excellent condition.

 

 Veneered Beauty Boomerang

Manufacturer: Graham, Steven

Name: Veneered Beauty

Origin: USA

Orientation: RH

Span: 36 cm

Weight: 74 gm

Description:  A classic V shaped made out of Birch plywood and with veneers glued to upper surface to make thickness = 6.2 mm. Nice dark veneer and tips and elbow. Etched kangaroos on both blades. Signed and dated 2002. Excellent condition. Note: This is one of the most beautiful boomerangs in our collection. The lighter finish area where the Kangaroos are etched is so well done it looks like leather and the kangaroo etchings appear to be of better quality than any aboriginal would have been able to do with primitive equipment. It looks so nice we don't dare to throw it but it is an authentic airfoil which should return well.