Rare Vintage Harley Davidson Jersey | A Wonderful Display Piece | Circa 1940-1960

Vintage Harley Davidson Jersey
Vintage Harley Davidson Jersey
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Vintage Harley Davidson Jersey
Vintage Harley Davidson Jersey
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Rare Vintage Harley Davidson Jersey | A Wonderful Display Piece | Circa 1940-1960

2,450.00

Frame Size (H x L): 37” x 44”
Jersey Size (H x L): 26” x 33”

Offered is a vintage Harley Davidson racing jersey, dating to between 1940 and 1960.  The center portion of the jersey is white and includes a block style “HARLEY DAVIDSON” overprint. The sleeves are light black, and the wrist bands are white.  The turtleneck style collar is also light black and includes a Prentice zipper.  The tag is a Champion “Running Man” tag, and it states that this jersey is a size small (and thus it displays particularly well).

The description for this jersey, from a 1950s Harley Davidson catalog, is the following:

Most attractive sweaters on the track.  A Stand-out on any track.  Novices, Amateurs, Experts, all wear the Harley-Davidson competition sweater.  This black and white sweater is a great favorite with all motorcycle riders interested in racing, hill climbs, TT events and all competitive sports.  100% virgin wool, knit in baby shaker stitch, 2” longer than standard to allow for “tuck-in.”  Collar when open makes a “V” … When zippered closed, a turtle neck.      

Conservation Process: This jersey was hand sewn to cotton fabric, and both were hand sewn to a mounting board.  To prevent the black dye in the cotton fabric from seeping into the jersey, it was first washed in a standard wash and then in a dye setting wash.  The jersey is positioned behind a UV resistant acrylic, and spaced apart therefrom using spacers. 

Frame: This offering is in our Large Black and Gold Frame.

Condition Report: This jersey has some minor black and brown stains throughout its center white portion.  The arms and the collar exhibit some staining and fading.  The “HARLEY DAVIDSON” overprint exhibits some fading and cracking.  These condition related notes are age appropriate and add to the character of this wonderful piece of Americana.       

Collectability Level: The Great – Perfect for Rising Collectors    
Date of Origin: 1940-1960 

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