headbadge rarity


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greenephantom

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Jul 29, 2009
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#41
I'm knocking together a page on my site that will be an alphabetical compilation of pictures of all known Schwinn headbadges. Because, heck, why not?
http://greenephantom.com/schwinn_badges_mostly_pre-war

I've already pulled images from current and completed eBay auctions, and from this thread. Figured it would be neat eye candy and well as a useful resource. If you have pics of interesting oddball Schwinn badges, add them to this thread or email them to me and I'll add them as time permits.

JPG files work best.

Cheers, Geoff
 
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greenephantom

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#44
Very cool badge. But I'm not after rarity for rarity's sake. Should be quite enough to try and track down images of the majority of Schwinn badges. Though now that I think about it, it would be neat to try and compile a photo of every known pre-1970 bike badge. Ah, things to do.

Cheers, Geoff
 

Xcelsior

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Apr 1, 2009
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#45
Northwest patrol

I'm noticing that there is a blurring between rare and desirable. many of the badges shown aren't terribly rare, though they are desirable.
I've seen a few Northwest Patrol badges in person, and I've never even been to one of the big shows. so which ones are truly rare, and not just desirable?
Are the smaller oval northwest patrol badge rarer or just plain rare?
 
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ozzmonaut

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#46
I'm glad that this thread kind of lead to something. We seem to have pulled out some great info and pics, and now a new resource for all of us to use. Awesome. I don't have any rare badges to contribute, but I wish I did.
 

greenephantom

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#52
Many thanks for all the great posts and pictures. I should have some time to edit and add more pics to the page this weekend.
Cheers, Geoff
 

sm2501

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#56
The teen's giant, and I mean really big, "World badge" is probably the rarest.
I have only seen one in all the years I've been doing this.
As for badges being on more deluxe bikes, etc, Schwinn is a hard company to say that about.
I have a badge for the Omaha 30's/40's dealer, a Maurice Frank badge.
Mr. Frank sold every type of Schwinn available and put his badge on them.
To me and what I have seen, Huffman and Westfield were the only companies to use different badges on their top bikes.
Are you referring to this badge Bob?

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Adamtinkerer

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#58
In reverse, you see a lot of the Ludwig badges on ebay (or did, a few years ago), but rarely see one on a bike! And, I suppose they sourced the blanks from the same supplier to CWC- it's the same shape as their Road Master badge, upside down.
 

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