Haverford Cycle Company (Specimen)

Haverford Cycle Company (Specimen)
Item# 4125

The Haverford Cycle Company was founded in Philadelphia in 1896 by Max Sladkin.

The company’s most famous product was the Black Beauty (which is proudly displayed on the vignette of this piece). Per a 1919 advertisement, the Black Beauty came stock with a stand, repair kit and tool case and was surely hard to resist once a boy read the glowing description: "It's the most sensational wheel in the world. Built for the chap who wants the best and won't take anything less! You never saw such graceful lines, such fascinating color combinations, such magnificent steel construction."

Certificate: Common Stock, specimen, early 1900’s

Printer: Security Bank Note Company

Dimensions: 8 3/4” (h) x 11 1/2” (w)

State: PA-Pennsylvania

Subject Matter: Sports and Entertainment | Sports and Related | Specimen Pieces

Vignette Topic(s): Unique Theme

Condition: No fold lines, punch hole and stamp cancels in the signature areas and body. Wrinkling and a ¾” tear at the lower right side margin (no paper loss, please review scan), toning from age.

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