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kccomet

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Mar 23, 2009
786
1,030
Independence, United States
#1
cool Indian collectibles on ebay. I don't know how to post the link but the sellers dwagwacer. I don't think I'm letting anything out of the bag here. I think you will pay up to own most of these items
 
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stoney

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jul 19, 2013
3,096
2,651
64
Fuquay Varina, NC, United States
#6
I'm in on a couple of the items. Not on the badges.
 

LuckyArt

'Lil Knee Scuffer
Sep 3, 2018
23
27
68
Foothills, Ca.
#7
The face on the Hendee badge looks different than the originals I’ve seen here. No nostril hole, no bent nose, mouth different and just no complete face. I’m new to this, am I right to think these are repos? What I don’t know, is the back relieved where the writing, etc on the front is raised? This one appears to be smooth on the back. By the way, I am looking for a Hendee badge for the barn find Indian I got and shared with you all recently.
 

OldSkipTooth

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Aug 6, 2015
2,902
3,323
Sebastopol, United States
#9
I would look closely at many of the items here, I am suspect of the graphics on the leather skull cap for one, and the backing on the metal sign has to be wrong, any cardboard from 1940 is going to have oxidation and be brittle, even stored out of light.
 
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Kansan

Look Ma, No Hands!
Jul 14, 2015
90
22
Wichita, United States
#12
The back of the tall one is smooth. It should look lust like the front. The small one has some detail on the back, but not enough. Look very close.
Yeah, tall one is missing the embossing characteristics on the back side. And the small one is missing the screw holes, the paint in the cursive lettering and lack of to nonexistent embossing on the back, just looks fake...
 

Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
Jul 14, 2009
16,447
17,856
Evans, GA
#14
Both of those badges brought good money. Somebody is in for a bad surprise! V/r Shawn
 

47jchiggins

I live for the CABE
Sep 15, 2013
1,349
1,820
Virginia Beach, 23451
#15
There is a Hendee script badge listed, I would be taking a real close look at that one as well............
 

Archie Sturmer

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jun 13, 2018
589
485
Los Angeles, CA, USA
#16
Sometimes, I hope to get a "deal" or discount on a cheap reproduction item, versus the less obtainable.
It does not help, when others, either have the same idea, or worser, bid-up prices, perhaps thinking the items are not fake.
 

OldSkipTooth

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Aug 6, 2015
2,902
3,323
Sebastopol, United States
#17
Sometimes, I hope to get a "deal" or discount on a cheap reproduction item, versus the less obtainable.
It does not help, when others, either have the same idea, or worser, bid-up prices, perhaps thinking the items are not fake.
True. I buy at auctions all the time, and what i see often is a group or lot of items where some of it is legit, but it's watered down with repros, some obvious, but some not so obvious, with the hopes of generating bids. It has become stagecraft at certain auction houses and now, on Ebay all the time.
 

ccmerz

Finally riding a big boys bike
May 1, 2009
429
580
Belleville, Canada
#18
I am grateful that my badge (fake) was given to me! You move forward on projects, what ever it takes to get it done, that's what matters!
 

stoney

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jul 19, 2013
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2,651
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Fuquay Varina, NC, United States
#19
If anyone is interested on the items he has on Ebay now, as questions. I was going to be in on the green Indian 4 cast iron toy he has. At that point there were no bids. I noticed a rear fender brace broken he did not mention. When I asked about it he said " I just looked at it and yes indeed it is broken" I thanked him. I have been watching it and it is now over $800 and still no mention of the broken part. Be careful.
 

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