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Old 02-16-13, 10:01 PM   #1
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Vintage Head Badges

I have quite a few "vintage" head badges from France that I'd like to start selling, but wonder where I might do some research as to what I should ask in price. Can any of you guide me to a resource that would help?
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Hundreds are for sale on ebay at any one time (over 1000 right now), just look at completed auctions (sellers can ask any crazy price, but that does not mean they get it).
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I've seen some relatively obscure head badges go for peanuts at swap meets (like three and five bucks) - no where near the asking prices of some eBay listings - so I'm not sure there is a definitive resource at the moment. There's a good pictorial resource over on Flickr so maybe some of the avid collectors might be contacted and cajoled for advice?
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The thing to do is find the guy who paid $10 for bike that is complete but for the badge, and sell him the badge for $100.
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I'm interested in one of the really old school Peugeot headbadges if you come across one of those.
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Stella headbadge?
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ill throw my headbadge into the mix. cand decide if i should try to repaint the headbadge with a paintpen or a small brush with some acrylic paint (or is there a certain paint i should use instead).
or do i just remount it in the vintage state on my newly painted frame: (frame can be seen here: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...-sekine!/page2 )
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Maybe we should set up a stickie for trading head badges? Thoughts, anyone?
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I'm interested in one of the really old school Peugeot headbadges if you come across one of those.
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Stella headbadge?
i look through them to see if I have one of these.

EDIT: Here is what I have (the number behind the name is how many I have of that name). I recognize a few of the names (iike Mercier and Gitane), but most I do not:

Roold
Terrot 3
Ruet
Good Steel
A. Remy
Milford
Metro Pole
All Right
Antaria
Gitane 2
Stella 2
Moon
Emay
Rhonson 2
Talbot 2
The Royal Wolty
Solidor
Griffer
Dilecta 7
Continental 4
Pierre Meyes
Arrow 5
Liber
Broune
Mercier 3
Gergovia
Hispano
Courlis
Speicher 4
Peugeot 4
Boreal
Alceida
Regulus 2
Norten 2
Glorius 2
As
Rowa
Becon
Roler’s
Alcyon
Araok
Griffer 2
Javic Champion
Lovely
La Perle
Andre Le Duco
Sparting 2
Bourotte
Genial 2
Cazenave 2
Helyett 3
Cresler 5
Stered
Furania
Atania
Le Blanc
Solidor
Aquitania
Gallium
La France
Aumon
Atlantide 3
Griffon
Regor
Pruney
Warrior 5
Hirondelle
Syphax
Burton
Ballis
Favor
Alleluia 2
Emeraude
Rene Le Greves
Belfo
Renov
Ideal Star
Royal-Kellner
Falor
Origan
D’Armes & Cycles Saint-Etienne
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Rochet 2
Royal-Ion
Sparta
Marceau
Nora
Roger Marie
Loire
Norvell
Er Cor
Cagol
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i look through them to see if I have one of these.
Quite a collection. I'd be interested in seeing a pic and hearing a price for the Stella.
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Quite a collection. I'd be interested in seeing a pic and hearing a price for the Stella.
I found two Stella badges. I just took pictures and can email them to you (PM me with your address). Once you see them you can tell me what they are worth to you. I saw one online for about 5 Euros (badge plus shipping). I really don't know how much they are worth (less than $10 my guess) and I'm not thinking they are worth a mint. Like to get them into good hands for some restorations maybe.
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I could upload them after all.
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Hi
I was looking through you list of head badges and I saw you have a AUMON badge. I am currently restoring a AUMON tricycle circa 1909 model and the head badge enamelling is in poor condition, I have located a business that does enamel repairs but I am not sure if all the colours are present.
Could you describe the colours to me or post a photograph.
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did you say head bandage ?....


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Copake Auction does appraisals. They might be able to give you some idea of the value of your collection.
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Any pics of the Sparta?
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Hi
I was looking through you list of head badges and I saw you have a AUMON badge. I am currently restoring a AUMON tricycle circa 1909 model and the head badge enamelling is in poor condition, I have located a business that does enamel repairs but I am not sure if all the colours are present.
Could you describe the colours to me or post a photograph.

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How much for the "The Royal Wolty"?
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Maybe we should set up a stickie for trading head badges? Thoughts, anyone?
After seeing the interest and knowing that I've got a couple of vintage headbadges in my shop, perhaps this is the next hot idea! I've got some Raleigh badges if anyone is looking.

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After seeing the interest and knowing that I've got a couple of vintage headbadges in my shop, perhaps this is the next hot idea! I've got some Raleigh badges if anyone is looking.

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Awright, we DEFINITELY need a head badge stickie!

Pics of the Raleighs, please?
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i look through them to see if I have one of these.
Pics of the Rochet's please!

With that list, I think you could just sit here and get them all sold!
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Velobase is always fun. VeloBase.com - Head Badge Gallery
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Just saw some of the responses and sorry to not have replied. I sold one badge to a gentleman in Japan and I'm sure he appreciated that, but the effort was pretty big to get it out (of course Japan made that more difficult) and multiply that by 100+ badges. I then showed them to my local shop owner who was building my Velo Orange and we struck a very worthwhile deal for both of us. So, he has them and plans to create a cool display with them (along with bikes he also sells old vinyl records - cool shop).
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Just saw some of the responses and sorry to not have replied. I sold one badge to a gentleman in Japan and I'm sure he appreciated that, but the effort was pretty big to get it out (of course Japan made that more difficult) and multiply that by 100+ badges. I then showed them to my local shop owner who was building my Velo Orange and we struck a very worthwhile deal for both of us. So, he has them and plans to create a cool display with them (along with bikes he also sells old vinyl records - cool shop).
That's a great place to have them, many will be able to enjoy, and you can visit anytime you want.
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