The board in question, being sold for almost $19,000 online. Screenshot
TORONTO – Got $19,000 (or $17,000 American) burning a hole in your bank account?
If so, you could use it to buy one of Stompin’ Tom Connors’ stompin’ boards.
Someone with the username johnnyd5493 from Toronto recently listed one such board on ebay.com.
The Journal Pioneer has not been able to independently verify the authenticity of the board.
In the item description, the seller claims to be the original owner of the item, though they don’t elaborate any further.
They also write that this particular board was used by Stompin’ Tom on the 1976 album “Gumboot Clogeroo.”
The board is signed, allegedly by the real artist, and dedicated to someone who’s name is artificially obscured, with thanks for that person’s work on the album.
The seller has labeled the item “the holy grail of Canadiana collectibles.”
Stompin’ Tom, who called Skinner’s Pond home, passed away last year. He got his moniker from the plywood boards he’d stomp with his boot during his performances.
The sale can be viewed here: http://ow.ly/u6b1b