Peerless and Western Flyer

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Hello,
I found these two bikes in a antique mall.
Interested what's the year of fabrication, they look to be prewar. The owner said the Peerless is as early as 1917...1920, but I think is around 37...40's.
The ladies WF looks same age or newer.
What's your opinion?
And what is the value?
As I can see these old bikes doesn't sell anymore now, but I think that they will be again in sales.
And both bikes have original paint which is good.
Any input matters. Thank you

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The Peerless looks to be a Snyder bike. The girls is a CWC bike. The serial numbers on both bbs will give you an idea of the years. Probably 40's and 50's like you said.
 
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Me too. The frame looks like it was made minus the second top bar, or what ever it's called. Rear facing dropouts are pre 1945. The paint is very similar to this postwar Rollfast:
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I'd think $200 on the Peerless and $100 on the WF. And keep in mind, balloon tires weren't available on US bikes until 1933. Everything prior would be glued on 1 1/2" tires.
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The curved down tube indicates a 1942 or later model for Rollfast motorbike lines, including Peerless; assume the same for single top bar bicycles. Production of 1942 models may have commenced in 1941.
 
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