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Sold on eBay: Harley Davidson Cycle Champ Jacket in Horsehide for $2,500

This great Harley jacket sold on eBay way back on April 7th. It’s rare to see a Cycle Champ in this sizing and the final sale price confirms that. From the listing:

“Selling an early 40s Harley Davidson Cycle Champ D pocket jacket that I got from the original owners family. It was given to him by harley with the purchase of his knucklehead in the 40s. The jacket is in INCREDIBLE condition for its age with original tag, lining and even leather tassels on the zippers!

The jacket actually fits unlike most tiny d pockets from back then!

All zippers and buttons function perfectly.

The sergeant strap on the shoulder has a couple stitches that have fallen out and the owner also replaced the belt loops when the others failed. The jacket measures roughly 18″ shoulder to shoulder, 22.5″ under the arm pits and 25″ arm length.

Its a jacket I will probably regret selling!”

Here are the auction details: 

HARLEY DAVIDSON CYCLE CHAMP JACKET D POCKET HORSEHIDE

Seller: infernal6majesty / Santa Monica, CA
Price : $2,500
Label : Harley Davidson
Condition : “used” but great vintage condition
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Sold on eBay: RARE Original WW2 B-17 Painted A2 Leather Flight Jacket for $2,600

I love amazing WW2 apparel and the classic A2 leather flight jacket is right at the top of that list. Usually you don’t see beautifully painted A2 jackets like this one in this good of condition. The painting is bright and bold. It sold way back in June but deserves to be noted.

Aero Leather Clothing Company produced these jackets from the state of New York for the WW2 effort. (The Vintage Leather Jacket Blog put together a short little history on them here) From the contract number, this one was commissioned in May of 1942.

From the listing:

“This is a rare original WW2 B-17 Painted Leather Type A-2 Flight Jacket .. Manufactured by Aero Leather Clothing Co. , Beacon , New York .. Size 38 .. British whistle attached to collar hook .. Nice leather and lining .. Waistband has a couple of small holes and the back of cuffs are worn .. Overall condition for a jacket this age is very nice .. The jacket belonged to Victor J. Acampa , a B-17 flight engineer from New Jersey .. I purchased the jacket many years ago from Mr. Acampa’s nephew and this was the only info he had .. It’s been in my collection for many years and it’s now time to let someone else enjoy it”

Here are the auction details:

Rare Original WW2 B-17 Painted Leather A-2 Flight Jacket – French Dressing

Seller: vintage-wings / Hampden, MA
Price: $2,600
Label: Aero Leather Clothing Company . 38
Condition: “Nice Condition”

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Sold on eBay: 1927 Panoramic Harley Davidson Motorcycle Club Photo

Some of my favorite finds are the old panoramic shots from the early part of the century through the 1940’s. The beautiful settings, the level of quality detail, the fashion trends – all make these excellent slices of Americana at it’s finest. 

This photograph comes from a motorcycle club meeting outside Grider Cycle Shop in 1927. It sold on eBay by way of best offer. It was listed at $385. I wish I would have bought it because it’s a great photograph of classic motorcycle culture.

Here are the details:

1927 PANORAMIC HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLE CLUB PHOTO

Seller: miamisunshine / Miami, FL
Price: $385 : Best Offer
Condition: “very good condition”

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Sold on eBay: Vintage Ray Ban Woodies Wayfarer Sunglasses

Here’s an excellent example of the 1980’s vintage Ray Ban Woodies made back when Bausch & Lomb was calling the shots. Certainly unique and crafted right here in the US of A. Check out other classic Ray Bans here and here. More information from the seller’s listing:

“Up for sale is an amazing pair of vintage Ray Ban Woodies! These sunglasses are in NOS (New Old Stock) condition, and have never been worn. the Woodies were made in the late 80’s by B&L Ray-Ban, and only 500 exist, according to them… So finding a pair in this condition is very rare!”

And here are the auction details:

VINTAGE BAUSCH & LOMB RAY-BAN WOODIES 5022 WAYFARER WOOD SUNGLASSES NOS W/CASE

Seller: sunglassesboy10 / Lawrenceville, GA
Price:$406
Label: Bausch & Lomb Ray Ban
Condition: Deadstock

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Sold on eBay: 1940’s CHIPPEWA Engineer Boots Logger Heel Size 8

Stellar pair of Chippewa engineer boots sold earlier this month with some gorgeous patina. From the listing:

“This is a very nice pair of Chippewa engineer boots and I think they are the 1940 model with a logger heel. They are very dark tobacco brown almost black. I took them to get conditioned and the repairman polished them brown even though I made a point of saying I wanted them black. I might have said a few million curse words. Anyway…. upside is they will match those great brown horsehide jackets and they are a one of a kind color. The horsehide leather is supple and solid, the straps are strong, buckles are good and the heels have a full horseshoe steel tap customized for throwing maximum sparks off the asphalt… I had the steel shanks re-sewn into the back seams and it looks good. These boots can probably be back to the original black again without too much trouble by a competent shoe repairman if you want them to be; but the rich brown black color has grown on me and they are a beautiful pair of boots with tons of original character.”

The brown color, while also being a consequence of the “incompetent” shoe polishing, comes from years of wear. These horeshide boots started out a black color and naturally took on a deep brown color. They are beautiful. Here are the auction details:

VTG 1940 CHIPPEWA MOTORCYCLE ENGINEER LOGGER HEEL BOOTS 8 dark brown

Seller: Stacy-4-11 / Seattle, WA
Price: $1,200
Label: Chippewa
Condition: “good”

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Sold on eBay: Original 1940’s Wrangler Blue Bell Denim Western Shirt

This amazing Wrangler Blue Bell denim shirt sold on eBay several days back. It’s another fine example of the denim western shirts that have been killing the eBay market over the last several months. The color and the condition really set this piece off – it’s hardly worn! From the listing:

“Fantastic original vintage 1940’s Wrangler Blue Bell Denim western Cowboy Shirt
All original in excellent condition
This shirt is NOT a Reproduction
Denim still very dark, washed a couple times only
All Snaps are excellent
No stains or holes.”

Here are the auction details:

Vintage Original 1940’s WRANGLER BLUE BELL Dark DENIM Western COWBOY SHIRT

Seller: planet_archives
Price: $1,525.00 (29 bids)
Label: Wrangler Blue Bell / Sz. 14.5-33
Condition: Near Deadstock – hardly worn!

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Sold on eBay: Vintage US Air Force Tee Shirt from Minter Field, CA

Here’s an excellent vintage US Air Force tee shirt from the post World War 2 era. Looks to be in great shape too. $212 seemed like a lower selling price than I would have expected. Either way, it’s a great shirt. Here are the auction details:

Vintage US Air Force Military Training Tee T-Shirt Minter Field California

 

Seller: hopscotch2211 / Phoenix, AZ

Price: $212.50

Label: Still intact. Unable to read.

Condition: Looks to be in really great shape.

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Sold on eBay: Vintage Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses from the 1940’s

These vintage Ray Ban Aviator sunglasses are my personal favorites. I don’t think you can purchase a better pair of shades for this upcoming summer season then the 12k gold filled, made in America version of the Ray Ban Aviators. Here’s a quick history of B&L Ray Ban from Men’s Health:

“The history of the Ray-Ban aviator dates back to 1929 when General John MacCready, a US army Air Corps lieutenant, commissioned a team of technical design experts to create army pilot goggles that would stop his men suffering headaches and nausea caused by glare at altitude.Originally known as ‘Anti-Glare’, the glasses were soon rebranded to emphasise how this new accessory could effectively block (Ban) sun rays (Ray). With foresight, the company saw an opportunity to bring their frames to the masses, and in 1937 the Ray-Ban Aviator was born, becoming an instant classic. A status they’ve retained ever since..”

In 1999 Ray Ban was sold to Luxxxx……..ugh. Nevermind. I’m begging you – buy vintage Ray Ban’s.

Here are the sale detals:

Vintage (1940’s) 1950’s B&L Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses 1/10 12k GF 58mm RB-3 Lenses

Seller: jhern10010 / Homestead, FL

Price: $279.95

Label: Bausch & Lomb Ray Ban

Condition: Excellent vintage condition!

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