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AGE / VALUE:   Antique Raleigh bicycle sign- Porcelain posted by: Jeff on 2/9/2010 at 11:05:02 AM
Subject: Raleigh bicycle sign
Hi folks,
I am located in Colorado, USA. I acquired a vintage Raleigh bicycle sign in porcelain. I am trying to get information on age, origin, and value. I have exhausted hours of internet searches and contacts to no avail. I was hoping you folks may be able to offer some assistance. I have attached a photo of the sign. The dimensions are 35 ½ x 24. It is bordered by a ¾” black metal frame that appears to be factory installed. Porcelain is blue and black I would appreciate any help. Thanks


          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Antique Raleigh bicycle sign- Porcelainposted by Chris on 2/9/2010 at 4:31:00 PM
A famous and long running ad campaign. The company got letters when they tried to retire it and it was brought back. Pulling what I remember from memory from the book. There were two frames originally the lion chasing the guy was the first and then when the fellow had outrun the lion he takes a nap under a tree by a brook and the lion creeps up and takes the bike from him and the lion has a grin on his face. The lion wanted the bicycle, that is all.

There are valuable we see them offered from 2,000.00 to $4000.00 U.S. what it sells for often is less- it is hard to say exactly. Later on the African was given a pair of Khakhi long pants and a gold wrist watch and was dressed a bit more modern. A few versions and different variations of this theme appeared.

Take it to Antiques Roadshow!

I'm currious where you got it and what you paid for this.

These old signs always have wild riotous colors.

          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Antique Raleigh bicycle sign- Porcelainposted by Chris on 2/9/2010 at 4:46:46 PM
Translated into foreign languages too.

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