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Offline midman

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Douglas Motorcycles at Mecum Auction
« on: 04 Jan 2019 at 17:24 »
There are at least 4 Douglas bikes going to auction in Las Vegas USA at the end of January.
All early models.
Iíve never seen that many together in the USA

www.mecum.com

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Re: Douglas Motorcycles at Mecum Auction
« Reply #1 on: 05 Jan 2019 at 09:53 »

What a collection of bikes - no wonder the sale takes place over several days.

The Douglases (quite a few more than four) are OK, if (along with all the Swedish bikes) a little lost, and some of the other bikes are fabulous - like the one-off Velocette roarer.

I wonder how many people can spot the numerous fakes? Some are declared as such, others have descriptions which hint at their not-altogether-as-expected origins, but some appear to be very far from how they are described.

The "1930 Rudge TT Racer" https://www.mecum.com/lots/LV0119-362457/1930-rudge-tt-racer/ is the usual hotted-up "Special", not even based on the sports "Ulster", but I wonder what the experts think of the 90 Plus Douglas? https://www.mecum.com/lots/LV0119-362468/1951-douglas-90-racer/ ? Looks like a much better prospect than the Rudge?

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