Yeah, I kind of questioned that. If not truly NOS, than very lightly used, or maybe displayed somewhere where little tots had access to occasionally try it out. Definitely wasn't stored away in it's original carton for 70 years like those Colsons that were on ebay before. That rear tire photo shows very little to no wear on the treads, so there couldn't have been much use at all. The three Velo Kings I've bought all had tires that were worn smooth.