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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)
    2016 Colnago C60 in MHWH 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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