Lot Number: 8370
Closing: 02 August 2016
- Guide price (GBP): 800 - 1000
- Currency guide (USD): 1048 - 1310
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UNITED STATES - BICYCLES - 19TH CENTURY COVERS 1880s-1890s. The development of the "Safety Bicycle" was an important change in the history of the bicycle, it became an everyday transport tool for men and women of all ages. Companies that had previously made Carriages, Buggies, Farm Machinery, Hardware, Cutlery & Guns, turned to producing bicycles. We see a lavishly illustrated collection of American covers bearing advertising for Bicycles & Bike components available from companies across the United States, including CS Hobbie of Hampton, Iowa, Overman Wheel Co of Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts, The Eclipse Bicycle Co Elmira, NY, Kingman & Co Kansas, Spalding Bros NYC, The Perpetual Pedal Co Chicago, Keidel & Co Baltimore, Gormully & Jeffery Chicago, Great Falls Cycle Co Montana, Pope Manufacturing Co Chicago, Progress MFG Co Indianapolis, Keating Wheel Co Massachusetts, Haskell & Mullen of St Louis, American Machine Co Michigan, a delightful cover depicting an Indian with Headdress riding away from his recently deceased horse (Gormully & Jeffery of Washington), Crawford MFG Co Maryland, Gump & Co of Dayton Ohio, Lovell Diamond Cycles of Baltimore, Eastern Rubber Co New Jersey, Globe Steam Heater Co Pennsylvania, J C Combs Tennessee & many more, most covers bearing 1c Franklin or 2c Washington issues tied by clearly legible Town & City cds. A fascinating collection from the beginning of the "Golden Age" of cycling. Recommended (48 items)