Tricycles for the ages

As sellers of antiques let’s face it, we like to move stuff; after all shops simply don’t survive if they don’t make money. And while admittedly we do get a rush out of selling our antiques to the highest bidder, the greatest pleasure is in knowing that the items we sell go to a good home. A perfect example: a set of super rare antique tricycles from the 1860s that rolled their way out of our doors only days after we had purchased them. The buyer? A fellow by the name of Roger Tupper, who just so happens to be The Captain (President) of the Canadian Chapter of The Wheelmen. The Wheelmen are a national, non-profit organization dedicated to keeping alive the heritage of North American cycling, promoting the restoration and riding of early cycles manufactured prior to 1918, and encouraging cycling as part of modern living. For more information on the Wheelmen you can contact Roger directly at r.tupper@shaw.ca or check out their webpage at http://www.thewheelmen.org/

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