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Any Harley fans in the house? 535

Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,085 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Any Harley fans in the house?
« on: July 23, 2018, 04:58:15 PM »
I know, this is an odd one, but I am going through some stuff, cleaning out things I haven't looked at in years and I thought I would give you guys first crack at it.  If you are a Harley Davidson guy, you may be quite interested in this ring.



Cat's paw not included.   :facepalm:





It's your typical HD logo with wraparound wings in solid silver, so you'd think it wasn't anything that exciting- sure the silver is nicer than the pot metal you get most HD rings in, but there's a lot more to this one.  For example:



That stamp, in case you can't read it, says HBC, which is short for the Hudson's Bay Company, a Canadian retailer founded in 1670 as an outfitter/fur trading post and has become an upscale retailer   I bought this when I worked there in the mid 90's.  It was the only Harley Davidson ring (at least at the time) commissioned by HBC.  If there have been any since then, I don't know about them, but this would still have the distinction of being the first.



As you can see, it is broken, but that isn't a huge deal as you'd probably want it sized anyway, and this is where it would be cut to do that anyway.  In fact, I believe the break is along a previous sizing break.  And yeah, you would want it sized because it barely fits my pinky and I have tiny fingers.





That's pretty much it- it's a solid silver and ultra rare ring.  I'll be listing it on eBay for $200, but I'll let it go here for $150 USD plus shipping if anyone here wants it.  I'm leaving on Friday for a week, and if no one has claimed it when I get back it'll go to auction.  I'd like to see it go to a real HD fan, especially if that fan happens to be a member here.  I like this ring a lot, but I don't ride, may never ride again and haven't worn or even looked at it in years which is why it needs a new home. :D

Def

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Re: Any Harley fans in the house?
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2018, 05:01:51 PM »
Cool ring.

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Re: Any Harley fans in the house?
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2018, 06:50:31 PM »
nice find. I was actually thinking at first that you were showing off some tin ring, but silver..

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,085 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Any Harley fans in the house?
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2018, 08:34:07 PM »
No tin crap here!

I think it is about a third of an ounce, which by today's silver prices means it has a scrap value of approximately $5.  The rest, as they say is paying for the name.  :D

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,085 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Any Harley fans in the house?
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2018, 08:36:12 PM »
Oh, and I am just guessing on pricing based on similar types of things and the history behind this one.  I have been searching for a while but I cannot find any info on it, nor any others like it, so this is kind of a stab in the dark.  If anyone wants to make an offer, please feel free to PM me.

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
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Re: Any Harley fans in the house?
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2018, 09:02:44 PM »
I’ll ask my friend Nick. He has a beast of a Harley




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Re: Any Harley fans in the house?
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2018, 09:38:22 PM »

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