Lot 58 1948 Thanet Silverlight

Sold for: £2,400.00

1948 Thanet Silverlight

23″ Frame

27 x 1 1/4″ Wheels

Frame No SL 1326

Item condition: Used

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The Thanet Silverlight is one of the most iconic bicycles of its era due to its unorthodox frame design. It was also the first bicycle manufactured with silver brazing. The overwhelming majority of postwar lightweight bicycles have been restored, many in the 1950s and even more of them in recent years. This example is not only in superb condition but it retains its original paintwork and transfers (decals). I can’t find much to criticise on it. It has been in dry storage for many years so it could do with a polish and shine, and there are a few minor things to attend to such as removing the masking tape that has been used to secure the ends of the handlebar tape. I’ll leave that to the lucky enthusiast who buys it – I’ve not prepared it for display; I’m simply advertising it straight out of storage for the family of Tony Palmer, a collector from Essex with excellent taste in bicycles who passed away recently. The Silverlight was the pride of Tony’s collection. I think it’s the nicest unrestored example in the world, and it’s ready to ride.

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.

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Product sold for buy now price: £2,400.00

January 2, 2024 12:00 amAuction started
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