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Old 07-14-12, 05:43 PM   #1
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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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Old 07-14-12, 05:56 PM   #2
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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
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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.
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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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