A Swift Cycle [Bicycle Advertisement]
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A Swift Cycle [Bicycle Advertisement]

c1897-1899. Two-colour line block with letterpress, signed in image lower left, 22.5 x 15.5cm. Slight stains to lower right portion of image, minor tears to lower left edge.

Text includes “is an ever-welcome present, even to the most fastidious. Our stock of the famous ‘Swift’ machines includes all the latest models of these superb cycles which we are selling at prices from £17 10s. to £27. The Austral Cycle Agency Pty Ltd, 305-307 Little Flinders St, Melbourne.” There is an advertisement for “Messageries Maritimes” shipping line verso.

Between 1897 and 1899 Blamire Young worked as the art advertising manager of the Austral Cycle Agency, whose advertisements appeared in Cycling News, Sportsman, and The Bulletin. Ref: La Trobe Journal, 1998; ADB.

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Item #CL194-83

Price (AUD): $1,250.00  Other currencies

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