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gbalke 09-02-13 06:24 AM

Does anyone recognize this decal?
 
This decal is on the rear fender of a Hercules Roadster I was given by Frank the Welder. I am unable to determine if it is an actual Herc decal or possibly some type of registration decal/sticker issued by some city/town. Anybody have clue or an opinion?

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2825/9...5f6520e1_z.jpg

cb400bill 09-02-13 06:27 AM

It seems to have a too decorative shape to be a registration sticker.

gbalke 09-02-13 06:39 AM


Originally Posted by cb400bill (Post 16022199)
It seems to have a too decorative shape to be a registration sticker.

Originally I thought it was a sunburst shaped decal, but the more I looked at it the more it looks like something was peeled away; the "decorative shape" is not symmetrical at all and must just be adhesive residue. Look close towards the bottom left and you see what appears to be a rounded corner. Maybe a sticker placed on another sticker?

rhm 09-03-13 09:22 AM

It looks familiar but i can't place it.

The center of the design appears to be a large triangle, point downward, with an arc segment sticking out from the top. This is placed over a rectangle or shield shape, so the point of the triangle sticks out just beyond the bottom of the rectangle, or coincides with a point at the bottom of the shield. Rays or flames stick out from the upper edges. There seem to be three colors. I suspect there was a crown at the top, with two rounded shapes (letters?) below that. And then there's a trapezoid with the number 1353 in the center. I think there were two or three lines of writing below that.

I suspect we'd see more in a high resolution photo.

gbalke 09-03-13 02:20 PM


Originally Posted by rhm (Post 16026076)
It looks familiar but i can't place it.

The center of the design appears to be a large triangle, point downward, with an arc segment sticking out from the top. This is placed over a rectangle or shield shape, so the point of the triangle sticks out just beyond the bottom of the rectangle, or coincides with a point at the bottom of the shield. Rays or flames stick out from the upper edges. There seem to be three colors. I suspect there was a crown at the top, with two rounded shapes (letters?) below that. And then there's a trapezoid with the number 1353 in the center. I think there were two or three lines of writing below that.

I suspect we'd see more in a high resolution photo.

Here's a link to my Flickr page showing this decal in a larger format. See if it helps:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stl914/9640166814/sizes/o/

rhm 09-04-13 09:40 AM

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Huh, well, that's better, but I still can't make out much. I've sent you a sketch by email.

Interesting that the decal is not placed perfectly, but a little lopsided within the box lining of the fender.

The design is a pair of triangles, one superimposed over the other, both pointing downward; in the upper part is a crown over what might be a stylized E. In the middle a ribbon goes over the whole thing, with the number 1353 on it. Two lines of text at the bottom. http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=338548

16Victor 09-04-13 09:46 AM

The 1353 makes me think it's a registration sticker for some locality...

gbalke 08-09-14 05:52 PM

Another member started a thread that clearly shows what this decal looks like:

http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...l#post17021374

Chombi 08-09-14 05:58 PM

1953 Queen Elizabeth Coronation Commemorative decal

rando_couche 08-09-14 10:01 PM

Might it have looked like this once?
http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...606730&thumb=1

Found it in this thread: http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/964926-name-british-maker.html

SP
OC, OR

gbalke 08-10-14 06:59 AM


Originally Posted by rando_couche (Post 17022091)

That's actually the same thread I mentioned in post # 8 above.


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