i.d. help please

Discussion in 'Tricycles, Kids' Bicycles & Riding Toys' started by Ross, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. #1 Posted Jul 14, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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  2. #2 Posted Jul 14, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Circa 1910 - probably Colson Fairy or one if its contemporaries - I'll let others contemplate value.
     
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  3. #3 Posted Jul 14, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    As to value, I've seen these go in this condition anywhere from a few hundred to over one thousand dollars. Depends largely on who your buying audience is. I tried buying one years ago at a live auction in southern VA. I thought $300 would be enough to win it. The first bid was $500, so I was never in the running. It ended at $1,050. I was disappointed to lose out but rather the bid go way beyond what I could afford rather than miss it by a few dollars.
     
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  4. #4 Posted Jul 14, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Thanks both of you, I'm looking into it for a Buddy. He thinks it was his Mothers. Again, Thanks.
     
  5. #5 Posted Jul 17, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    I agree Colson Fairy though more likely 1920's.

    Also the tiller lever is not original, looks like tiller was made by someone. Tiller should look like photo below:

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    As to value they can be all over the map. Few hundred and beyond depending on who is buying/selling. I sold one in somewhat better condition than posted above a couple years ago and had a struggle getting $350 for it.