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Posted 4 years ago

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KaitGriffin
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This JC Higgin's bike has been in my parents' garage for years. I'm wondering what model and year it is (someone suggested 1950). We're trying to figure out the value. Thanks!

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  1. YardSaleDave, 4 years ago
    These old Tank bikes are a hot ticket item right now, big demand. In mint or restored condition it would be worth $700 to a grand. Yours looks to be in very good condition, although not mint. I would expect it to fetch between $250 and $400 at auction.
  2. Schwinndian, 4 years ago
    Pre WWII. The skip-tooth sprocket. Those are rare because most of the pre WWII bikes got melted down to make arms for the war.
  3. Thomas , 4 years ago
    Hi - this is a great "Original" JC Higgins late 1950's boys bike .... they were sold originally thru Sears ... I have owned several "Originals" and had several I restored to Mint / Show condition, they get a lot of attention when restored and dailed in - but yours is too nice of an Original too go down the restoration Path - leave it as is !!!!!! - This bike is medium average when it comes to collector appeal .... but don't take any less than $1,000 dollars for it , if you do sell it - no matter what anyone tells you !!!! They will flip it all day long for $1500 to $2500 or more ( sorry Guy's on TV, Love you Guys and the Shows - but I've been doing this for over forty years and the internet effects nothing when it comes to an items value - only access to it .... !!!! )..... Trust me collectors are tricky little people, they Will come up with the Cash if they want something bad enough !!! ......and if they tell you value is less because you can find others on the internet for less - tell them to go buy those bikes !!!! If you don't need to sell it hang on to it - it is a Cool example of Americana and what We used to Pridefully make in the USA !!! Thanks for sharing it !!!! Happy New Year . T Mac - Colorado ( if you want to sell it be patient - get your price - it is worth it !!! )
  4. KaitGriffin, 4 years ago
    Ooh, found the original paperwork on it. It's stock number 4584 and model number 501.267. Does this help anyone put a bettwe value on it?
  5. KaitGriffin, 4 years ago
    Oops, "better" value on it. And does having the original paperwork increase its value?
  6. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 4 years ago
    KaitGriffin, found this for you, it's not the very same model but very close just google: GUNKER'S RECYCLED BICYCLE CO.
    Refurbished J.C. Higgins Bicycles from the 1950's . . . and custom built cruisers
    Main | Custom Bikes | J.C. Higgins Bikes | Parts | Reference Photos | Contact | Links | Back to KEVZOART
    The 1950 J.C. Higgins Equipped bicycle . . .You'll want to be the first in the neighborhood to have one of these beautiful new J.C. Higgins Equipped Bikes. You get smart new styling and many features of the De luxe at and economical price. New massive tank with 3 exhaust rings and push button electric horn. Torpedo headlight/ Jet tube luggage carrirer . . . two jet tubes and with red reflector ends. Extra wide deep crescent fenders. Comfortable troxel saddle with double action springs , flexible nose. Full length streamlined chain guard. Big red Stimsonite safety reflector on rear fender. Rubber tread pedals with ball bearing action. Chrome-plated handlebars, stem sprocket, truss rods. Cadmium plated steel kick-up parking stand. 26-inch Allstate tires and tubes. Welded tubular steel frame specially brazed and reinforced points of strain. Special undercoating protects frame. MOS-P • MOD 502 271 • SERIAL# 41542
  7. Dick, 4 years ago
    Hi, i have the same bike ,drive bij the NY popartartst James Rizzi and is signd by him self, ther is a picture(his gread book) of him self on this bice 1979 i can send you if you want, bay by DICK
  8. elaine, 4 years ago
    I have a jc huggins bike that is in mint condition anyone know the value?
  9. T Powers, 4 years ago
    That's a beautiful bike. I had a J.C. Higgins bicycle in the 60's and rode it forever. It was the best Christmas present I ever had. It was not nearly as fancy as the one you have pictured. I wish your bicycle could talk. I know it would be able to tell you many beautiful stories about your family. They kept it for a reason.

    Good luck on finding more information about it!
  10. c risen, 3 years ago
    Thomas,you have to stop smoking that stuff! Years have passed since your addiction started! Come into the new century! This bike is 600 tops to a novice collector.400 to a seasoned one. flipping for 1500 to 2500? Please! A full dressed higgins colorflow in 9 condition might bring 1800 on a very lucky day. Next to rollfast and columbia higgins is the least valuable to collectors. This is no rare model.And yes the internet has driven down prices! Supply and demand. Theres thousands of bikes coming out of the woodwork on ebay daily. Before the internet this would be a rare bike. Not any more. Theres more sellers than buyers.And to Schwinndian ,get a clue! Skiptooth doesn't automatically mean prewar! This is a post war bike with original sprocket. Explain that? Never has there been a prewar JC higgins! Elgin was the sears brand name in prewar.
  11. Joe Ellsworth, 3 years ago
    Anyone know where I can locate/purchase a JC Higgins 3 speed from the early 60s?
  12. DENNIS kuter, 3 years ago
    HI I HAVE THE SAME BIKE , CAN U TELL ME THE COLOR OF THE TOP OF THE BACK RACK , LOOKS LIKE GRAY ON THE UNDER SIDE, WHITE ON THE SIDE , CANT SEE THE TOP IF U COULD SEND A PIC OR TELL ME WHAT THE PAINT COLOR OF THE TOP SIDE IS I WOULD BE GRATEFUL. THANKS DENNIS
  13. laura, 3 years ago
    I have a 1950ish J C Higgins girls bike, my uncle gave me. Although I'm not a collector it appears to have all original parts, in very good condition & obvious sentimental value to me . i would like to know true date of issue and actual monetary value
  14. terryculter, 3 years ago
    looks like about 8.000 usd
  15. Dick, 3 years ago
    If you want I cann a Foto send to you or to J.C.Higgins Fan,s its no fake !

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