Secret treasure trove of motorbikes discovered after collector’s death

A beautiful Velocete Vogue from the 1950s is amongst the trove of treasure discovered after a collector's death in Kent

A COLLECTION of motorbikes and auto-cycles dating back to the 1940s is tipped to fetch up to £20,000 in auction after they were discovered secretly stashed in a shed of a deceased man.

The unnamed motorbike enthusiast from Medway in Kent was known to be a keen collector of motorbikes he’d restore, but even his family weren’t aware several remained on his premises behind hoards of items

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However, the Daily Mirror reports that after the retired HGV driver died, his family made discovery whilst sorting his possessions.

Pride of the collection was a Velocette Vogue [Main Image - Library], a well-preserved item that today could fetch a significant amount at auction when it goes under the hammer at National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull, West Midlands, next month.

With his collection also including various powered auto-cycles, as used by nurses in the 1940s and 1950s, Mark Bryan of auctioneers H&H said: “Even the unrestored projects were all carefully wrapped up to protect and preserve them.”

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