LOT OF 2 ADVERTISING PIECES, BOTH PRINTED ON VERSOS. TONING AND EDGEWEAR, THE RARE MERKEL MOTOR HAS SOME SOIL AND CREASING AND CORNER LOSS BUT DUE TO THE SCARCITY OF ANY MERKEL LITERATURE VERY DESIRABLE. #1 MERKEL MOTORMerkel Motor Cycles Approx. 6 ¾”x4 ¼” card with rounded
corners, some creases and closed tears.
Illustration of the side view of a Merkel Motor Cycle “Built by The Merkel Mfg. Co. Milwaukee Wis. Verso is the front view of the cycle with
features including single lever control, frame exhaust muffler, steel rear
pully, etc. Reliability Simplicity……
Mechanically Correct with special inducements to agents. I can’t be sure if this was an advertising
card only or part of a larger piece.
There is no evidence of a staple or string tie so likely a stand alone
card. I was unable to find much information regarding this company other than
confirming the existence from about 1903-1907 at the outside. One source said 1905-07 but I did find
earlier advertisements so I am extending it to longer time frame. Scarce illustration of this early short lived
motor cycle. #2 LOVELL DIAMOND CYCLES SMALL AD PROBABLY FROM A BOOK AS THERE IS A LISTING OF LOVELL'S LITERATURE SERIES ON THE VERSO. EVENLY TONED AND CLEAN UNDATED, BUT PROBABLY1890'S.
Nice vintage lot.Please see all photos as they are a part of the
description. I will be happy to answer any questions you might have regarding
condition or supply additional photos. Please inquire before offerding!
Please check my other
sales for other rare books, pamphlets and ephemera.
Please inquire if you
are interested in multiple sales, I may be able to combine shipping, but I
would need to send an invoice. Thanks!