[CR] Substantial Racing Items for Sale: Coppi, Merckx, Anquetil, Bobet, etc.

Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2005 16:06:20 -0800 (PST)
From: Brett Horton <bretthorton@thehortoncollection.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR] Substantial Racing Items for Sale: Coppi, Merckx, Anquetil, Bobet, etc.

Earlier this week, I obtained a very large collection of racing memorabilia from a collector in Europe. I will be taking the majority of it with me when I return to San Francisco after the conclusion of the Gent six-day races at the end of this month. Basically, I had to buy the entire collection to get the 39 items I really wanted to keep for myself. There is a total of 3 pallets of swag. I will be selling original vintage photographs, race worn jerseys, autographed items, trophies, original posters, magazines, manufactures literature, and a whole lot more. (No components or other bike parts in this collection)

I will have the first round of stuff ready for sale on or about December 12. Everything will be at fixed prices and will be sold first come first serve. The items will range from a few dollars to several thousand each. The majority of the original photos are from the "golden era" from post WWII to 1975. (Fausto Coppi to Eddy Merckx) The jerseys run from the mid-1960's through the late 1970's. Some great paper from the late 1800's to the early 1980's.

Here's the deal. I don't want to fill the CR list with endless bandwidth as there are hundreds of items. I will first offer the items to anyone on the list that asks to be directly notified. (If you want to be notified, please email me off-list with your name and email address). In addition to getting first crack, you will receive a code good for seven days that will give you an additional discount of 10%. Everything ordered by 12/16 will ship in time for Christmas.

48 hours after the initial notification, I will send notice about the sale to the rest of the folks in my cycling collector roldex.

This is some good stuff. If my garage wasn't already stuffed to the gills, I would keep it all.

Brett Horton San Francisco, CA