Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Ben Wright's Spinning Reel Report (Summer 2009)

BEN WRIGHT'S SPIN REEL EBAY REPORT
                              FOR
THE THIRD QUARTER 2009

              
JULY-----AUGUST------SEPTEMBER   
 
WORD HAS IT THAT MANY COLLECTABLES ARE WAY DOWN IN VALUE !!!
NOT SO WITH SPINNING REELS !!!
 
A WILD AND WACKY QUARTER AS YOU WILL SEE-----
 
WACKY------------
Ever wonder where some sellers get their information? I do
 
A Herters model 63 exc.+, seller was told that it was possibly made by Alcedo (of Italy) funny thing was that the large medallion on the reel was marked "JAPAN" it sold @26.00
 
Now here is a good one---- listed as an antique 1950 Cardinal fishing reel Don't know if it was Abu or Zebco?
was listed as NIB never used with an extra spool. (no model number given?) seller also stated that one of these without the box all sratched up sold @600.00 on the bay in Aug. and that there were only 300 made B/4 the Factory abruptly closed for good (SAY WHAT?) fact is the the Abu Cardinal series was first intoduced in 1965 and the Zebco series was introduced in 1967. did I email the seller with this info? heck no!!!! first listing started @275.00 with no bids was listed again with no bids and is listed again with a starting price of 169.00
 
A RANDOM LIST OF REELS WITH SOME "WILD" PRICES
 
A French SK with large spool exc @ 4,271.71 holy moly
an early Mepps Vamp exc- @2,873.37
A Lasso w/single handle knob e-wb  @719.83
A Garcia Mitchell 408DL NIB @ 1,291.00
A German Triplex Elite 11 exc- @ 229.48
A Hardy Altex no.1 MkV NIB @ 610.00
A Spanish Centurion w/mpu exc  @ 1,124.06
A Hardy Exalta mk11 e+wb @ 444.00
An Abu Cardinal 54 NIB @  325.82
A Mepps Baby Vamp first version e-wb @ 323.51
An Illingworth no 3 e+w/case @761.00 gold band on spool?
An Abu Garcia Suveran S3000M NIB gold Box @ 412.57
these sold new in 1999 @ 199.00
Abu Cardinal 44 re-issue re-pro nib @ 309.00
A Cargem mignon 33 with both reg and clear plastic side plates ewb @ 307.00
A WHITE Crack 400 exc @ 356.78
A common Alcedo 2C/S e+wb @ 200.00
An Abu Garcia Cardinal 33CDL Repro NIB @ 356.99
A Box ONLY for a Garcia Mitchell 300X @ 282.00
A Penn 706Z NIB @  315.00
And A Zebco model 33XBL CF marked with number 1484
exc. @ 247.17 WHY so much? per Dick Braun THAT -ZEBCO-GUY The reels that have a silver plate with black letters and are also marked with a number were from the first day, first production run. all reels after the first day have a black plate with silver lettters and have no Number marked on them. Thanks Dick for this most interesting information.
 
WHAT'S UP WITH DAM-QUICK AGAIN ?
check out some of these prices---------------
Early Junior w/FB exc- @ 529.26
Super w/line counter paint wear w/box @ 136.72
model 1000 nib @ 159.20
Super 270 w/MPU (MPU was sold as a field conversion kit) exc+ @ 625.42
model 1001 nib @ 294.45
model 220-N nib @ 147.25
model 110-N nib @ 147.25
model 5000 nib @ 368.61
model 441-N was listed as a model 141-n nib @ 335.67
model 1000 nib @ 346.48
model 330 nib @ 144.95
Finessa 280 nib @ 174.99
and a 220-N nib @ 144.99
 
A RANDOM LIST OF MORE REELS--------------
Cargem 44 super dark green exc- @ 325.00
Zebco Cardinal 4 6th version ewb @ 172.49
Torino 11 by Zangi paint wear @ 325.00
Hardy Altex no1 mk 4 exc-w/case @ 280.32
Olympic 85 exc- @ 96.10
Abu Cardinal 55 nib @ 171.44
Ted Williams 500 nib @ 77.00
Penn 710 green e+wb @ 71.00
Alcedo micron bent leg e+wb @ 157.50
Flo-Line with papers exc- @ 152.50
Penn 704 second version ewb @ 87.00
Fin Nor no 3 nib w/case @ 475.00
Alcedo Micron later version w/curved leg nib @ 225.00
Zebco Cardinal 3 second version nib @ 321.00
and a Seamartin Monarch ewb @ 92.00
Bache Brown Luxor A3 e-wb @ 202.50
Abu Cardinal 4 Tan/black second version exc @ 240.00
common Garcia Mitchell 300 nib @ 162.50
French Takerfish e-wb @ 244.00
Zangi Audax exc- @ 414.00
Penn 706Z nib with custom drilled cup @ 277.00
and a book- Mitchell Collectors Reference Guide By Dennis Roberts # 246 @ 169.50

REEL DEALS--------------------
Kinda rare Abu Garcia Cardinal C33 exc+ @ 32.50
early Line caster exc @ 27.34
Penn 430 special CF exc+ @ 40.05
Acme Tool (same as Feurer Bro's flip reel 202exc @18.50
Black Penn 710 exc @ 71.00
 
A most interesting Quarter ----------------GO YANKEES

-- Ben Wright

1 comment:

Calvin said...

What do you think of a Bache Brown Spinster no model number