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Provenance

Postby andys » Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:15 pm

But at a price.
Not sure how you'd verify the authenticity of the claim but even if true, I'm not sure something that was used at such a sad time is so sought after

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3413299114

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Re: Provenance

Postby george baker » Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:31 pm

Hi
There was loads of TVs which is probably on the internet, freeze frame and check the registration?
Although it seems to me a bit odd to want to pay extra for a bike because of it's history
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Re: Provenance

Postby Mjolinor » Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:36 pm

Hi
There was loads of TVs which is probably on the internet, freeze frame and check the registration?
Although it seems to me a bit odd to want to pay extra for a bike because of it's history
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There are a few I wouldn't mind because of their history.

Lawrence of Arabia's Brough, Steve McQueen's Triumph to name a couple.

There are probably quite a lot more but for sure that is not one of them.

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Re: Provenance

Postby andys » Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:37 pm

Hi
There was loads of TVs which is probably on the internet, freeze frame and check the registration?
Although it seems to me a bit odd to want to pay extra for a bike because of it's history
G
I contacted the seller asking about the last three letters on the reg plate.
He replied with SEG confirming this bike is definitely genuine.
The Met police had these letters as the last three on all their special escort bikes standing for special escort group.
I think it's therefore fair to conclude that this bike was part of funeral procession, as due to the scale of the event, the SEG in its entirity would have been involved.
That said, a reminder of one of the most tragic event's in our recent history isn't something I'd pay such a huge premium for but you never know.
There maybe a Dianna memorabilia hoarder out there who'll snap it up.

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Re: Provenance

Postby Boxer11002198 » Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:10 am

To pay that sort of money for a machine, should I feel extra value was actually added by this type of history, I would require written evidence from the Police Force involved , to substantiate the claim. I believe this would be UNLIKELY to be forthcoming !!
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Re: Provenance

Postby Jockboxer » Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:29 pm

Get a pic of the event showing the bike's no plate. Or ... put the word out and try to pin down the cop who rode it. Get a wee statement from same. Then flog the plate. Some mug ... sorry, discerning Dianophile, will buy it.

Edit: just saw the price ... £10K!!!!!!!! :cherry:

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Re: Provenance

Postby Lurchio » Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:22 pm

Yes, it's a SEG bike.....but was it a spare? Off for service on the day? Accident repair? The Supervisors bike? One belonging to the particular team allocated to the event? It's a bloody big section!
Nope,for the money you would need to be sure....even if you were that interested. Also not sure SEG registration Mark's can be transferred.

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Re: Provenance

Postby Brian » Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:14 pm

I'm sure plenty would disagree with me, but to my way of thinking it's not much of a claim to fame at all, and as others have already pointed out, £10k for that is completely ludicrous. JMO!

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