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Chris - The older ones are worth a fortune, but they kept being produced through the 1980s and I am guessing those later ones are the ones on C-List. Still, surprising to see them in the US; I don't think they were ever imported.
rhm - This one was made in 1986, though it is a bit of a "Frankenbike" and contains parts from older bicycles.
A traditional Dutch bike handles differently from an English Roadster, in that the former was predominantly designed as a transport bike, meant to carry heavy loads, whereas the latter was designed as a long-distance traveler. A Dutch bike will have a higher headtube and higher handlebar positioning, it will be heavier, and it will be slower to accelerate. An English Roadster will have the handlebars more at level with the saddle, will be lighter, and easier to accelerate - sometimes to surprisingly great speeds.
"so beautiful I almost stole it" is a great compliment : ))
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