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Harley Davidson

From its humble beginnings in a Milwaukee wood shed in 1903, the Harley-Davidson motorcycle has gone from a couple test models to a publicly traded corporation worth billions of dollars. Commonly called “Harleys” and “Hogs,” Harley-Davidson motorcycles are American icons known for their patented, choppy-sounding engines and cruising potential.

Harley-Davidson was incorporated in 1907, and began selling motorcycles to the public and to police departments that same year. The company experienced steady growth, and later made cycles for the U.S. military during World War I. Despite sales and production dropping severely during the Great Depression, Harley-Davidson was one of two U.S. motorcycle manufacturers to survive the economic downturn. By the 1940s, the company resumed sales to the U.S. Army for the nation’s World War II efforts and subsequently grew its consumer sales again.

A myriad of motorcycles, parts, clothing, novelty goods, and accessories are available today, and can be purchased online or at swap meets, dealers, and aftermarket suppliers. Vintage items from the 20th century typically bring the highest prices, as well as anything created as an anniversary edition.


Quick Facts

  • The 1907 Harley-Davidson "Strap Tank" Single motorcycle is considered one of the most rare and expensive motorcycles in existence. In March 2015, one model sold at a Las Vegas auction for $650,000
  • The Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin houses over 450 motorcycles and artifacts
  • Harley-Davidson once tried to gain trademark protection for the “thump, thump, thump” sound of its motorcycles, but dropped its application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, citing cost and agency opposition to be factors in the decision

Recommended Items at Auction

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QUART OIL CAN HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLE
Apr 22, 6:00 PM CDT
QUART OIL CAN HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLE
by Millers Auction Co.
Est: $0- $0
$1255 Bids
Vintage Harley Davidson Motorcycles leather cap with AMA pins
Apr 19, 10:00 AM EDT
Vintage Harley Davidson Motorcycles leather cap with AMA pins
by Schultz Auctioneers
Est: $100- $200
$1254 Bids
QUART OIL CAN HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLE
Apr 22, 6:00 PM CDT
QUART OIL CAN HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLE
by Millers Auction Co.
Est: $0- $0
$1504 Bids
QUART OIL CAN HARLEY DAVIDSON PRELUXE MOTORCYLE
Apr 22, 6:00 PM CDT
QUART OIL CAN HARLEY DAVIDSON PRELUXE MOTORCYLE
by Millers Auction Co.
Est: $0- $0
$1254 Bids
FULL 16OZ OIL CAN AMF HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLE
Apr 22, 6:00 PM CDT
FULL 16OZ OIL CAN AMF HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLE
by Millers Auction Co.
Est: $0- $0
$202 Bids
FULL 16OZ OIL CAN AMF HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLE
Apr 22, 6:00 PM CDT
FULL 16OZ OIL CAN AMF HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLE
by Millers Auction Co.
Est: $0- $0
$202 Bids
Vintage Harley Davidson Pocket Watch Fob
Apr 20, 9:00 AM CDT
Vintage Harley Davidson Pocket Watch Fob
by Matthew Bullock Auctioneers
Est: $30- $300
$202 Bids
Bike Helmet, Marked Harley-Davidson
Apr 27, 2:00 PM AEST
Bike Helmet, Marked Harley-Davidson
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD202 Bids
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Harley Davidson Steel & Sterling Silver Black Band Ring
Apr 30, 2:00 PM EDT
Harley Davidson Steel & Sterling Silver Black Band Ring
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$152 Bids
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10K TRI-GOLD HARLEY DAVIDSON RING & EARRINGS
Apr 20, 1:00 PM EDT
10K TRI-GOLD HARLEY DAVIDSON RING & EARRINGS
by Florida Estate Sales Inc.
Est: $175- $10,000
$162 Bids
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10K TRI-GOLD HARLEY DAVIDSON PENDANT & EARRINGS
Apr 20, 1:00 PM EDT
10K TRI-GOLD HARLEY DAVIDSON PENDANT & EARRINGS
by Florida Estate Sales Inc.
Est: $125- $10,000
$202 Bids
Genuine HARLEY-DAVIDSON Pocket Watch Stand & Chain
Apr 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Genuine HARLEY-DAVIDSON Pocket Watch Stand & Chain
by South Florida Auction & Estate Sale Services
Est: $6- $1,000
$122 Bids
Genuine HARLEY-DAVIDSON Pocket Watch Stand & Chain
Apr 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Genuine HARLEY-DAVIDSON Pocket Watch Stand & Chain
by South Florida Auction & Estate Sale Services
Est: $6- $1,000
$122 Bids
Genuine HARLEY-DAVIDSON Pocket Watch Stand & Chain
Apr 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Genuine HARLEY-DAVIDSON Pocket Watch Stand & Chain
by South Florida Auction & Estate Sale Services
Est: $6- $1,000
$152 Bids
Arthur and Harley Davidson Motorcycles RP Photograph
Apr 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Arthur and Harley Davidson Motorcycles RP Photograph
by South Florida Auction & Estate Sale Services
Est: $6- $1,000
$92 Bids
Harley-Davidson Hill City Switchback Riding Jacket
Apr 27, 10:00 AM EDT
Harley-Davidson Hill City Switchback Riding Jacket
by Atlanta Auction Gallery, ltd
Est: $100- $150
$501 Bid
COMPOSITE QUART OIL CAN HARLEY DAVIDSON PRE LUXE
Apr 22, 6:00 PM CDT
COMPOSITE QUART OIL CAN HARLEY DAVIDSON PRE LUXE
by Millers Auction Co.
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
FULL COMPOSITE QUART OIL CAN HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLE
Apr 22, 6:00 PM CDT
FULL COMPOSITE QUART OIL CAN HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLE
by Millers Auction Co.
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
FULL COMPOSITE QUART OIL CAN HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLE
Apr 22, 6:00 PM CDT
FULL COMPOSITE QUART OIL CAN HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLE
by Millers Auction Co.
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
Sealed - 1994 Skybox Harley Davidson Motorcycles 90 Card Set
Apr 20, 9:30 AM CDT
Sealed - 1994 Skybox Harley Davidson Motorcycles 90 Card Set
by Sports Collectibles
Est: $10- $30
$51 Bid
Group of early Harley Davidson, Indian and more motorcycle photos
Apr 19, 10:00 AM EDT
Group of early Harley Davidson, Indian and more motorcycle photos
by Schultz Auctioneers
Est: $100- $200
$501 Bid
1964 Harley Davidson Framed Advertisement
Apr 20, 10:00 AM CDT
1964 Harley Davidson Framed Advertisement
by Donley Auction Services
Est: $50- $100
$251 Bid
2003 HARLEY DAVIDSON DYNA GLIDE CUSTOM MOTORCYCLE
Apr 29, 5:00 PM EDT
2003 HARLEY DAVIDSON DYNA GLIDE CUSTOM MOTORCYCLE
by DejaVu Estate Sales & Auctions
Est: $8,000- $10,000
$2,0001 Bid

Sellers Who Sell Harley Davidson


Weatherham Estate Treasures

Weatherham Estate Treasures

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Millers Auction Co.

Atlanta Auction Gallery, ltd

Atlanta Auction Gallery, ltd