Re: [CR]Provenance: the saddle

(Example: Production Builders:Teledyne)

Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2004 06:32:53 -0400
From: "Jamie Swan" <jswan@optonline.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Provenance: the saddle
In-reply-to: <4150E529.30908@erols.com>
To: HM & SS Sachs <sachs@erols.com>, Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>, nick zatezalo <nickzz@mindspring.com>



>
> Here is a more modest test, for gathering empirical data:
> I have a Genuine white Selle San Marco LeMond saddle. Narrow longitudinal
> color stripes in the center. I was told by the chap who sold it to me at a
> swap meet, for good cash money, that the Great LeMond himself had ridden this
> saddle on a lap (or part of a lap) of the CoreStates/Philly 1-day race course.
> I will sell it with a letter stating the above (but no more) for $176
> including US shipping. Condition is almost excellent. By purchasing this
> saddle, you are voting that provenance claims have value in the market.
> Unless, of course, it is actually worth more, regardless of provenance.
>
> harvey (hoping this thing is old enough to be on topic) sachs
> mcLean VA

This discussion of provenance seems to be focused on documenting that a particular bike or component was used buy a particular person in a particular event. What about the issue of documenting that a particular bike was made by a particular person?

Jamie Swan - Northport, N.Y.