Hawaiian Tiger lad, I think it's a tobacco pouch..? Scroll up the page a tad, and you'll see a couple of girls with it all on show, and you can plainly see their Baccie pouch. Don't know where they keep the papers..? Perhaps they've just set the points on the bike, and then had a smoke..
Looking at old Betty and Annette makes me recall how I got back into Brit Bikes some 12-15 years ago. I accidently ran into a guy who'd had a bike shop out in the country while looking for a new shop for myself. While checking out the closed building the owner just happened to be there and he let me in.
What I found myself looking at was maybe 120 bikes. One room had the British stuff. Mentioned he was having an auction soon and I of course offered to buy the Brit stuff before then. What happened was that for $1500 paid out over a month I got two BSA's and 6 or 7 Triumphs and alot of parts in boxes and hanging on the walls. I never knew why he let it go that cheap but the auction came and went and it wasn't even advertised in the local papers. Alot of my buddies got a bunch of Jap and other stuff dirt cheap. A few years passed and in running down what I thought was a 68 Bonny ( ended up being a trashed 70 but...)from a friend of his I found out where they had all come from. And here's where Betty and Annette come in.
The shop guy had passed away by this time but his wife was still around. Sort of a skinny wiry type. So the friend tells me that years ago she had been a topless dancer in clubs around the area. Had got breast augmentations and they had gone bad ! A suit against the company won a large settlement which they spent on motorcycles and shall we say..recreational pharmacutical products. They never really ran a very tight business and when I happened by they were liquidating to afford more drugs. So bless Betty and Annette cause I'm thinking theirs were real !
Bunch of 60s Bonnies (mostly in pieces), a 46/48 T100 project, a 73 Commando Interstate, 58 Cub, 68 Norton P11 project and one barely started slimline/pre unit Triton