POLAND — A unique collection of antique horse-drawn buggies and sleighs is hitting the auction block in Maine next week.

Poland auctioneer Jody McMorrow says he’s never seen a collection quite like it.

The more than 40 sleighs and buggies from the 1800s and early 1900s were collected by Carl Huston Sr., a Lisbon Falls contractor who died last summer at age 77.

McMorrow says many of the items need work, but many show a craftsmanship not often seen these days.

They range in value from about $50 to several thousand dollars.

Huston’s son tells the Sun Journal the collection is being sold because the family has no place to store it. Carl Huston Jr. says he thinks the collection helped his father connect to his youth on a farm.