Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Ben Wright's Spinning Reel Report for August, 2015

AUGUST 2015

SUMMER WINDS DOWN WHILE EBAY WIND UP !!!!

MORE GOOD, BAD AND THE UGLY --------------

The Good------------
An Abu 507 scf second version nib sold @ 282.76
A Garcia Mitchell 300DL nib (wood box)  sold @ 1,300.00
A book Mitchell Collector's Reference  Guide #295 BY Dennis Roberts exc-
sold @ 387.00

The Bad-----
Abu Garcia 3X nib buy-it-now @ 1,000.00 NO BIDS
Horrocks-Ibbotson model 1945 listed by seller as a one of a kind
prototype with a starting price @500.00
funny thing is that these were made by Shakespeare and the same as their
model 2052 NO BIDS !!!
How about a Penn 707 nib with a buy-it-now @ 1,199.99  NO BIDS
A shakespeare 2110 silver standard exc+ made in Korea buy-it-now @300.00
No Bids

The Ugly-----------
A Zebco Cardinal 4 RE-paint olive green missing medallion, wrong handle
knob glued spool ? beat !!!!
per seller-good condition cleaned and lubed starting @ 35.00 NO BIDS me
thinks seller should buy some glasses !!

More Reels-----
Abu:
444A second version nib @ 158.08
Cardinal 66X exc @ 137.36

Airex:
Vagabond ewb @ 35.99

Dam Quick:
110N nib @ 113.61
110N nib @ 255.00 wow

English:
The Bowell 1/2 bail e-wb @ 155.98
Hardy
    Altex no 2 mk 5 e+wb @335.55
    Exalta some wear @ 127.99
Helical Twin Super ewb @ 151.30

French:
Crack 100 fb nib @ 81.00
Crack 400 nib @ 108.19

Heddon:
270 e+wb @ 18.27

Italian:
Alcedo Micron curved leg slight wear @ 122.50
Cargem 402 Silver Fish nib @ 152.50
Coptes-----------
  Pelican 50 dark green/cream exc @ 278.00
    Pelican 75 dark green/cream slight chrome wear on Handle @ 358.00
Zangi----
Holliday 30 e+wb @ 180.49
      "      60 L/H retrieve e+wb @ 326.00

Japan:
Brandie Trig-Matic S410 e-wb @ 39.99

Mitchell:
second version few paint chips buy now @ 844.00 NO BIDS
Tournament with two tier spool exc- start @ 1,999.00 NO BIDS
300DL w/Box some wear on gold parts @ 620.87

Penn:
704 second version nib @ 202.50
716 exc @ 152.50
9500SS some wear @ 152.50

Shakespeare:
1795 cf slight wear @ 32.26
2091 e+wb @ 55.99

South Bend:
23 cf paint wear @ 51.00

Swiss:
Blasi Blue Flash exc @ 95.00
Fix 1/2 bail slight wear @ 14.50

Zebco:
Neat Display rack 12ft long X 32" high complete with 65 reels was
designed by Johnny Garland and
shown at the 2013 FATC show. started @ 2,750.00 NO BIDS
33 Spinner cut-a-way SS slight wear @ 150.00
Cardinals---
  3 second version exc+ @ 150.00
  6 3rd version ewb @ 97.00

there were some reels that did sell when sellers accepted best offers
sure wish we could see what they sold for !!
maybe some day Ebay will get their act together !!!???
Ben

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