Mullock’s Vintage Fishing Tackle Auction Results

. July 29, 2008

Over 700 lots of vintage and collectable fishing tackle went under the hammer on July 5th at Mullock’s established Ludlow racecourse venue.

Worldwide interest in the Pryce-Tannatt fly collection was strong with bidders in the room, on 4 telephones, using Bid-live and having left commission bids, it was going to be an active sale.

Tannatts fly tying materials chest lot 400 sold at £1200; his fly wallet Lot 412 soared to £780. Individual flies were popular with collectors, single and double flies selling up to as much as lot 437 for £500, his own copy of How to Dress Salmon flies with hand written notations sold well over estimate at £2200 although we suspect the winning bidder was having this at any price.

Four lots of the above collection remain unsold and are being re offered in our November 22nd sale.

Other tackle, Allcock Aerials continue to be strong if they are rare or fine condition, lot 350 the alloy and ebonite Roller back Aerial sold at £3000 whilst a double ventilated aerial lot 345 sold for £1600, both to buyers in the room.

Cased fish are not popular at present, the market being flooded last year with a deceased estate, a buyers market but again with rare and unusual species still in demand.

Lot 177 the ebonite Hardy Ocean reel sailed away at twice estimate £920. Lot 123 the Hardy HJS Tournament selling well over estimate at £1400.

A collection of modern special edition Hardy reels and sets were popular Lots 272 and 273, Hardy Perfect 3 sets sold at £1200 and £1320 respectively.

In general, the market is strong for fine Hardy reels, Allcock Aerials, early flies and fly tying materials and good short fly rods.

Mullock’s next vintage fishing tackle sale on November 22nd already has a fine early threadline spinning reel collection including the only known example of a Dingley Fixed spool Patent spinning reel with full bale arm.

Also rare Hardy reels, in.c St George Junior 3 screw model etc,

Entries are being accepted now,

(All above prices subject to 16% commission plus vat.)

Tel: 07816 674044

Auction info www.mullocksauctions.co.uk

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