Bicycle and Motorcycle Memorabilia



Authenticate your antique bicycle or motorcycle memorabilia collection with The Authentication Company.

We are among the top authenticators of antiques and memorabilia related to the bicycle/motorcycle collectible industry.

From metal signs and advertisements, to vintage collectors' guides and clothing, your bicycle signs or motorcycle sign collection deserve the seal of approval through expert authentication and tagging.

Matthews TAC members can access our certified collectibles and submit items for authentication. Check out examples of bicycle and motorcycle collectable items we have authenticated.

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What are bicycle/motorcycle collectibles collectibles?

Bicycle or motorcycle collectibles include anything that advertises motorcycles, motor scooters, mini bikes, bicycles and tricycles dealerships, or part stores. 

Dates: late 1800s to present day.

Notable Features:  Bicycle & Motorcycle collectibles are usually harder to find than petroliana and automobilia because there were fewer dealerships and these were not a high-cost item. So companies could not spend as much on advertising. Companies used a lot of metal, paper, cardboard, and plastic to create signs, which was cheaper than porcelain signs. Beware: there are a lot of reproduction and fantasy Indian & Harley Davidson signs and advertising. 

Fun Fact: Beyond signs, motorcycle collectibles include clothing, rabbits' feet and other accessories.

What to look for in an  bicycle/motorcycle a collectible:

Beware of lots of reproductions, especially with Harley-Davidson and Indian motorcycle advertising.

Average Value of a bicycle or motorcycle advertising:

Original: $500-$150,000

Reproduction: $25-$500


Authenticate Your Bicycle or Motorcycle Collections

Your bicycle/motorcycle collection deserves the seal of approval with expert authentication and tagging.

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Matthews TAC members can access our certified collectibles, see condition details, and average value. Become a member to see all the details.

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