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Lot 230: LARGE COLLECTION OF CAST IRON AND DIECAST MOTORCYCLES 20TH CENTURY

Est: $3,000 USD - $5,000 USDSold:
Sotheby'sDecember 17, 2010New York, NY, US

Item Overview

Description

LARGE COLLECTION OF CAST IRON AND DIECAST MOTORCYCLES 20TH CENTURY Includes a Vindex Excelsior-Henderson PDQ motorcycle package car with hinged top sidecar, several examples by Hubley including two red cycles with sidecars, with uniformed driver and passenger, a green parcel post, Harley Davidson hill climber, a 4-inch speed racer, a light blue Harley with later driver, Indian Motorcycle with side car with silver passenger and no driver, Champion cycles include three 7 inch and two 4 ½ inch. The group also includes a welded sculpture. Die-cast selection includes Tekno and Tootsie Toy. Also included in this collection are pin backs and pins including one Indian motorcycle trademark man flanked by wings, a pin back depicting an early Excelsior Cycle, and a pin back marked "Corona: the Fastest Speedway September 9, 1913." With a selection of various motorcycle parts. Lengths between 2 and 11 inches

Literature

For an example of a similar Vindex motorcycle, see Lillian Gottschalk, American Motortoys, p. 177

Auction Details

The Malcolm Forbes Toy Collection

by
Sotheby's
December 17, 2010, 12:00 PM EST

1334 York Avenue, New York, NY, 10021, US