20th Annual Bicycle Auction
April 16, 2011 at 10 AM (EST)
This auction featured a prominent collection of bicycles from Fresno California, a Northwest Coast collection of smalls and other consignments from all over the world.
Thursday April 14-15, 11-5pm, Saturday April 16, 9-10am.
C. 1883 Starley Adult Tricycle. 17" front, 44" rear wheels. Very complete, old restoration. Retains front fender, coaster pegs, recovered saddle, chain guard, rear "wheelie" strut, modified hand brake, good tires. Overall VG cond.
Sold Price: $6,500
C. 1885 "Pony" Star Bicycle, Mfg. by H. B. Smith Co., Smithville NJ. Featuring a 44" wheel, older restoration includes new front wheel. This example retains brakes, has proper solid rubber tires, restored saddle, pear grips. Stars have unique drive mechanisms and are considered America's first safety highwheel. They did very well in competition against other highwheel safeties. Pony's are considered the most comfortable riding machine in the Star safety series. Excellent rider, VG cond.
Sold Price: $5,500
c. 1892 Columbia Light Roadster 52" highwheel bicycle, serial #4463. Consignor consulted wheelmen Carey Williams and they think this is one of the latest production numbers known. Stunning restoration by Craig Allen, unridden since. Concours cond.
Sold Price: $6,200
The following lot has been donated by Bob Jameson to benefit St. Jude Children's Hospital. 1882, 52" Columbia Expert highwheel bicycle, serial NO.1798. Features: c. 1880's Columbia Evening Star Hub Lamp (Bob. J. reproduction), c. 1880's Hill & Tolman Cycle Alarm (Bob J. - Dan Gaier repro), c. 1880's Walker watch holder (Karl Edwards repro). with Waltham watch (runs but needs cleaning). 18" rear wheel, orig. ball bearing hub/rim, Buchannan S. S. double butted swaged spokes (They have been trouble free for 22 yrs), front and rear tiring from Dave Metz (Metz Museum, Freehold, NJ)- still ok (front has "gapped" and been filled). Grips by the late Art Hart, handle bars by Chuck Heslie, Troy. Striping by Tom Willis, Ohio. Lowell Kennedy plain bearing pedals, dust shield is accurate repro by Mike Poladna, Wis., saddle is leather of horse hair on orig. pan, saddle leaf spring is by Gary Hill, Ohio. Bike purchased in 1997 at auction in Troy, Ohio. Completely restored by Bob J. 1989. To preserve the patina, the bike is being offered in "as is" condition. It has been and still is a good and dependable rider. The stand and provenance included.
Sold Price: $10,283
c. 1928 "Lindy" bicycle, manufactured by the Shelby Bicycle Co., Shelby Ohio. This one owner example is a true survivor, always pampered and never abused. Tha patina can be described as used VG cond. Complete provenance from Mr. Harold H. Quickel includes letters about the bicycle and photos will be provided to the buyer. I spent some time with Mr. Quickel and he and I both look forward to getting his beloved bicycle to the next "caretaker". Missing propeller (Mr. Quickel couldn't stand the noise!) otherwise all original, includes an accessory rear rack.
Sold Price: $5,000
c. 1890 Victor Female Model C "Victoria" cushion tire safety bicycle. 20" frame, 29" wheels, older restoration. Incorrect handle bars, incomplete brake hardware, "Lohmann's Perfecta" head lamp, chain guard, front and rear fenders. Incorrect pedals, VG cond., needs work and TLC.
Sold Price: $5,250
1936 Elgin Skylark Girl's Bicycle. Sister to the Elgin Bluebird, retaining most original parts with reproduction pedal end caps and light buttons added. Presented in original non-faded red enamel with minimal touch up to painted surfaces. Correct Allstate white side tires and rare Milsco leaf sprung girl's saddle make this a desirable addition to any balloon tire bicycle collection.
Sold Price: $3,500
c. 1897 Reading "Vindex" track racer bicycle. Mfg. by Reading Cycle Co., Reading PA. Ex Claire Duckam collection. Originally restored by Lowell Kennedy. Note rare wooden rams horn handlebars. Recent stunning concourse condition. A GEM!
Sold Price: $4,750
C. 1896 Wolff American Sociable "Duplex" Tandem, retains front spoon brake, matching saddles, chain guards, handle bars, pedals and fenders. Exc. restored cond.
Sold Price: $3,300
Muscle Bike, Huffy "The Wheel III" (serial #9C242696). Very rare original Shimano 3 speed. Looks unridden, correct original condition. Front fork is bent. VG-Exc cond.
Sold Price: $1,800
c. 1940's BSA Paratrooper Bicycle, "War Grade" Michelin front and "Dunlop "War Grade" rear tires, BSA saddle, retains steering head decal, front and rear brakes, rear carrier, "BSA" cut out chain ring, orig. paint. No hand grips. Tires show deterioration, paint good, overal good cond.
Sold Price: $2,200