Have a butcher’s at this vintage bike up for auction in Honiton
- Credit: Archant
A traditional butcher’s bike will go under the hammer in Honiton next month.
The vintage 1930s bike was once used by a family-run butcher's shop in Topsham to deliver order, before its practicality was made redundant with the advent of van deliveries in the 1950s.
People from a certain generation have fond memories of this style of bike, also known as a baker's bike, particularly from the much-loved Hovis bread advert of the 1970s.
The bike is being sold by Chilcotts Auctioneers in a single lot with three traditional-style large shop posters which are not frequently available to buy.
Liz Chilcott said: "The bike is a real gem of a collector's item and comes complete with its original wicker basket. I'm pleased to say there isn't an original string of sausages to go with it!"
You may also want to watch:
The bike and set of posters has an estimate of £100 - £150.
The auction commences at 10.30am at Chilcotts Silver Street sale room on Saturday, November 2.
- 1 Racist graffiti daubed on The Volunteer pub in Honiton
- 2 Honiton supermarket reopens bigger and better
- 3 Artists collaborate with council on next stage of town's art trail
- 4 Landscape firm wins award for work on new housing development
- 5 Nightingale hospital in running for top industry award
- 6 Honiton’s Julian Phillips wins Devon past Captains event
- 7 Festival fishing in Torbay and Lyme Regis
- 8 Violent thug jailed after violent attack in supermarket
- 9 Rogue builder jailed for ripping off Honiton customers
- 10 Honiton win Devon County Mixed Pairs