Bicycle Auction: Pedaling History Bicycle Museum Session II
April 20, 2013 at 10 AM (EST)
We are honored to be offering you the contents of The Pedaling History Museum Collection.
We were deeply saddened by the passing of Carl Burgwardt and our hearts go out to his family and all who knew him. His contribution to the hobby is both significant & acklowledged. He will be greatly missed.
Thursday April 18, 11-5 PM – Friday April 19, 11-5 PM – Saturday April 20, 9-10 AM
Featured Lots:LOT 267.
Rare 1911 Pierce four cylinder motorcycle. Running condition, never plated or painted. The Pierce Motorcycle Company was founded in 1909 by Percy Pierce, son of George Pierce, the legendary car and bicycle manufacturer. Debuted at the 1909 show at Madison Square Garden, Pierce offered the first four cylinder American Motorcycle. Gasoline and oil are contained in a tubular frame, having shaft drive, sprung fork, and pressure oiling. The first Pierce motorcycles have direct drive and single speed. In subsequent years a clutch and two speed transmission was added. These elegant expensive machines cost more to produce than the market would bear and in 1914, production ceased. This two speed example, in unrestored condition has been in long-term protected ownership, and is among the best known original examples. Only tires and hand grips have been replaced. All other components are correct and original. Ownership history is unknown, it bears a first year issue 1914 Pennsylvania enamel license plate, and includes a Pierce logo tool set. Although complete and in running condition, dissasembly and inspection is recommended before road use.
Sold Price: $166,750
Very rare C. 1889 King 48" high wheel (ordinary) safety bicycle, King Wheel C. N.Y.C. 1886-1890. Ratchet drive made by Ames Mfg. Co., Chicopee Mass., 1 of 16 known and only 30 made. Good restored condition. Pedaling History Museum Collection.
Sold Price: $184,000
1937 Elgin Bluebird in optional 'gunmetal' gray color with original plating and painted surfaces. This revolutionary iconic design featured integrated speedometer, tank and lighting, with streamlined pedals, stem and fenders. All components, with the exception of the fender ornament and tires are period original. It is highly unusual to find a seventy-six year old bicycle in this unmolested condition.
Sold Price: $17,250
Military Bicycle #2 Columbia Tandem Model 43, circa 1896, restored, rifle, guns, etc. Good condition. Pedaling History Museum Collection.
Sold Price: $11,500
Rare c. 1898 Cygnet "Swan"ladies pneumatic safety bicycle, Stoddard MFG., Co. Dayton, OH. Advertised as a looped frame, considered an advantage over the diamond design. One of the most stunning bicycles ever made, less than 10 examples are known to exist. excellent restored condition. Pedaling History Museum Collection.
Sold Price: $24,150
Elliott Hickory C hard tire safety bicycle, Newton Mass. C. 1892
Sold Price: $18,400
"Famous Fox Flyer" Companion bicycle, Lake View Cycle Co., Chicago C. 1898, restored, rideable, wood handlebars with bell. Good restored condition. Pedaling History Museum Collection.
Sold Price: $9,488
1869 Velocipede with Michaux label, with step for mounting, 38" front wheel, 28" rear wheel. Considered one of the first bicycle manufacturers. Michaux worked in Paris. Pedaling History Museum Collection.
Sold Price: $6,900
Scarce C. 1895 Victor Bicycle Poster in the Art Nouveau style by noted artist Will H. Bradley. Shows some folds, minor losses, generally good condition. Site 40 1/4" x 13". Pedaling History Museum Collection.
Sold Price: $3,738