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

Sotheby's

December 17, 2010
New York, NY, US

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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

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December 17, 2010, 12:00 PM EST

New York, NY, US