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    1920s Bike Rack Value Help

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone has any info on the value of this rack. Its most likely from the teens or early 20s. I know its very hard to find one of these. Double faced, blue and white, enameled on iron. (18" x 24") I wish I was rich so I could keep it but I'm not and could use the extra cash. Here is a picture and a picture of the rack in use! Thanks for the help.




    Can you spot the bicycle rack and sign? San Francisco, May, 1933.

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    I don't know what the value is but the picture makes it worth appreciably more - and like ANY antique, so too would any additional information you might have on its provenance - Especially to interested persons on the West Coast: Eg;

    The story of the Postal Telegraph company.

    You might even contact the Western Union Company to see if they would be intersted in it for their historical archives:
    http://historywired.si.edu/detail.cfm?ID=324
    - Auchen

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    The guys at American Pickers bought one at a recent episode. Mike (the former bike rider and shop owner) said that it was worth quite a bit.
    My current stable:

    1989 SLX Bottecchia (Campy Athena 11s)
    1999 Cannondale F400 mountain bike
    2012 Bianchi Infinito (Campy Record 11s)
    2012 Colnago C59 in PR99 color scheme (Campy Record 11s)

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    I did watch the episode. I remember Mike saying he only saw one before and Frank saying he never saw one. They been picking for 30+ years and really never saw one before?? Seems strange.. Thanks alot for the links.

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