Vintage Harley-Davidson memorabilia highlights Matthews Auctions

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2015-06-26 13:22:31

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Vintage Harley-Davidson memorabilia highlights Matthews Auctions

A huge collection of vintage Harley-Davidson memorabilia is led by $15,000 Servi-Cars

A huge assortment of vintage Harley-Davidson memorabilia is set to sell in a dedicated sale from Matthews Auctions on August 28 in Iowa.

Harley Davidson Servi-CarThe Servi-Car was originally intended for use by mobile mechanics, but was later adopted by police

The sale stars three Harley-Davidson Servi-Cars, which were three-wheelers produced in the 1950s and 1960s, often used as police vehicles. Each is valued at $15,000, with each in fully operational condition.

Also featuring is a rare 1916 Harley-Davidson cardboard sign, which has been rated 9+ for condition. Reading "J.D Dickenson, Rural Home", it is expected to sell for $4,000-5,000.

The sign comes with additional documentation on Harley-Davison letterhead paper that shows the company owed the recipient 10c, and was hoping to square up its debt with two 5c coins that are attached to the letter.

Both items have been professionally framed with archival glass.

Also selling is a "Sales and Service" Harley-Davidson advertising sign, bearing the company's iconic bat and shield logo, which was made from embossed tin during the 1920s or 1930s.

It will sell with a $3,000-4,000 estimate, while a similar double-sided flange sign is expected to make $4,000-5,000.

As well as advertising signs, the auction also includes Harley-Davidson accessories, such as a rare mini windsock, which has been given a $3,000-4,000 estimate.

It is joined by a combination motorcycle grip and lighter ($1,000-1,200) and a brass fender mount fixture of a spread-winged eagle with the bar and shield logo ($1,500-2,000).

On October 20, Bonhams will sell two iconic Royal Enfield motorcycles once owned by Bill Lomas as part of its sale in Stafford, UK.

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