Lot 02 1949 Teddy Toy Folding

Winning Bid: £150.00

This is a juvenile bicycle version of WW2 paratroopers Welbike

1949 Teddy Toy Bicycle (Juvenile version of the WW2 paratroopers’ Welbike)

Monocoque construction. Folding handlebars

Wheels 9.5″

LENGTH: 38″

HEIGHT: 29″ (with Handlebars Up)

Item condition: Used

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During WW2, toy manufacturers turned their factories over to war production. Teddy Toy Co made leather ‘bayonet frogs’ and helmet liners (marked with their company initials TTC, above). Bayonet frogs were also made by Marks & Spencer, among others. After WW2, many companies who had helped with war production received backing to make bicycles for export. Presumably that’s how Teddy Toy Co ended up making this bicycle. The company ceased trading in 1950.

It would be a simple task to fettle this lovely old relic into a rideable child’s bicycle. It needs a saddle, and the broken (solid) front tyre needs replacing or wiring back together. Nothing is seized, but ample squirts of WD40 aimed at the brake cable, chainwheel and the folding handlebar mechanism should ensure smooth operation, and some wet and dry applied to the handlebar would remove any peeling chrome.

BICYCLE COLLECTORS CURATED ONLINE AUCTION, Xmas 2023

This Timed Auction is live from 24th December @ 2-30pm to 1st January, 2024. Highest bid wins.

NO BUYERS or SELLERS PREMIUM.

THE RESERVE IS THE START PRICE + BUY-IT-NOW OPTION.

INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY: NO PACKING FEES.

BIDDING INCREMENTS: Up to £1000 = £10. Over £1000 = £50. Over £2000 = £100

IT’S A CURATED AUCTION – Colin is the auctioneer and is available to chat to you personally during the auction (or before) by email, text message, phonecall,  Facebook Messenger or Whatsapp.

Auction History

Auction has finished

Highest bidder was: S**********r

Date Bid User Auto
December 31, 2023 3:22 pm£150.00S**********r
December 24, 2023 2:00 pmAuction started
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