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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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10K Yellow Gold Harley Davidson Diamond Band
Jun 23, 10:00 AM EDT
10K Yellow Gold Harley Davidson Diamond Band
by Paul Arsenault Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$10010 Bids
Limited Gibson Harley-Davidson Acoustic Guitar
Jun 21, 10:00 AM CDT
Limited Gibson Harley-Davidson Acoustic Guitar
by Kraft Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$8508 Bids
1970's Harley-Davidson Oil Slick Operator T-Shirt
Jun 21, 10:00 AM CDT
1970's Harley-Davidson Oil Slick Operator T-Shirt
by Kraft Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$605 Bids
Mark Reuben 1910 Harley-Davidson Photo Print
Jun 21, 10:00 AM CDT
Mark Reuben 1910 Harley-Davidson Photo Print
by Kraft Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$804 Bids
NIB 1999 McDermott Harley-Davidson Pool Cue & Case
Jun 21, 10:00 AM CDT
NIB 1999 McDermott Harley-Davidson Pool Cue & Case
by Kraft Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$302 Bids
3 Pc Snap-On Harley-Davidson 90th Anni Tool Box
Jun 22, 10:00 AM CDT
3 Pc Snap-On Harley-Davidson 90th Anni Tool Box
by Kraft Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$1102 Bids
Custom Harley-Davidson Exposed Neon Clock
Jun 21, 10:00 AM CDT
Custom Harley-Davidson Exposed Neon Clock
by Kraft Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$402 Bids
1916-23 Harley-Davidson JD Motorcyle Tank OG Paint
Jun 21, 10:00 AM CDT
1916-23 Harley-Davidson JD Motorcyle Tank OG Paint
by Kraft Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$302 Bids
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10K YELLOW GOLD HARLEY DAVIDSON MATCHING SET
Jun 22, 1:00 PM EDT
10K YELLOW GOLD HARLEY DAVIDSON MATCHING SET
by Florida Estate Sales Inc.
Est: $375- $10,000
$122 Bids
1916-23 Harley-Davidson JD Motorcyle Tank OG Paint
Jun 21, 10:00 AM CDT
1916-23 Harley-Davidson JD Motorcyle Tank OG Paint
by Kraft Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$252 Bids
9CT Yellow Gold Harley-Davidson Diamond Pendant. Total 192.4 Grams
Jun 23, 7:00 PM AEST
9CT Yellow Gold Harley-Davidson Diamond Pendant. Total 192.4 Grams
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD252 Bids
1950's Harley-Davidson Sales Corp Champion Sweater
Jun 21, 10:00 AM CDT
1950's Harley-Davidson Sales Corp Champion Sweater
by Kraft Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$302 Bids
1940's-50's Harley-Davidson Black Leather Jacket
Jun 21, 10:00 AM CDT
1940's-50's Harley-Davidson Black Leather Jacket
by Kraft Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$251 Bid
NOS Vintage Harley-Davidson Dealer Window Sticker
Jun 21, 10:00 AM CDT
NOS Vintage Harley-Davidson Dealer Window Sticker
by Kraft Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$251 Bid
(2) 1950's Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Pins
Jun 21, 10:00 AM CDT
(2) 1950's Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Pins
by Kraft Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$251 Bid
Vtg Harley-Davidson Motorcycles Watch Fobs & Pins
Jun 21, 10:00 AM CDT
Vtg Harley-Davidson Motorcycles Watch Fobs & Pins
by Kraft Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$251 Bid
(6) 1950's-60's Harley-Davidson Ashtrays
Jun 21, 10:00 AM CDT
(6) 1950's-60's Harley-Davidson Ashtrays
by Kraft Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$251 Bid
1950's Harley-Davidson Brand Jersey Shirt
Jun 21, 10:00 AM CDT
1950's Harley-Davidson Brand Jersey Shirt
by Kraft Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$251 Bid
Solid Brass Harley-Davidson Dealer Display Plaque
Jun 21, 10:00 AM CDT
Solid Brass Harley-Davidson Dealer Display Plaque
by Kraft Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$251 Bid
1996 01 & 02 Harley-Davidson Dealer Meeting Medals
Jun 21, 10:00 AM CDT
1996 01 & 02 Harley-Davidson Dealer Meeting Medals
by Kraft Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$251 Bid
Vtg Harley-Davidson Prototype Adv Thermometer
Jun 21, 10:00 AM CDT
Vtg Harley-Davidson Prototype Adv Thermometer
by Kraft Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$251 Bid
(29) 1930s-50s Harley-Davidson Advertising Books
Jun 21, 10:00 AM CDT
(29) 1930s-50s Harley-Davidson Advertising Books
by Kraft Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$251 Bid
Scott Jacobs Harley-Davidson "Reno Nights" Print
Jun 21, 10:00 AM CDT
Scott Jacobs Harley-Davidson "Reno Nights" Print
by Kraft Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$251 Bid
Scott Jacobs Harley-Davidson "Pumping Iron" Print
Jun 21, 10:00 AM CDT
Scott Jacobs Harley-Davidson "Pumping Iron" Print
by Kraft Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$251 Bid

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