Journallive.co.uk is reporting of a sale of the Triumph Tina scooter used in photos for the Oasis interview CD “Be Somewhere Else Now”. The photo included in the story shows something close, but not quite exactly like one in a photo retrieved from an online sale of the CD in question. There is different letter placement and a horn in the ‘O’ on the bike pictured for auction. Who cares? Maybe someone buying for the purposes of provenance. I was just disappointed to find it wasn’t a Velocifero (see page 18/19).
The winner of the auction, Mark Watson, contacted us to explain:
I bought the Oasis Triumph at the Boldon auction. It came with various documents, including the certificate of authenticity. The letters on the fairing where put on the cd case using a computer. The actual stickers on the bike were put on later while the bike was displayed as an exhibit.
Ah, that all makes sense (and digital color adjustment would explain the color. Mark also explains the horn in the comments below.
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My apologies to anyone expecting a Larry Crowne tie-in of some sort.
The rip in the seat, that looks the same. Unless they all rip there.
Hi there i have just bought the Oasis triumph at the boldon auction it come with various documents including the Certificate of authenticity. The letters on the fairing where put on the cd case using a computer. The actual stickers on the bike were put on later while the bike was displayed as an exhibit, as for the rest of the bike all scratches on CD cases correspond with them on the bike. I am intending to publicly display the bike at classic car and bike shows.
I thought the same on the seat tear, Bosco.
But now we appear to have some corroboration. Was the horn added later? Or is that a horn at all in the ‘O’? Or was it airbrushed out before the lettering added?
Send us a photo from a future show!
Iif you look at the rear of the CD case you will see that the horn is on the back of the fairing on the bike and that it was airbrushed out before the lettering was added. I am hoping to get it running and take it to a show next month!
When will Mr. Noise reprint more 5×7 screened patches?
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