The owner was initially was going to try eBay, however when he considered listing 95 items, taking approx. 500 good photographs, making a technical description, answering queries, packing and post 95 items (assuming they all sold) pay the eBay fees, refunding returns and possibly losing a few in the post, it all made perfect sense to sell to us as one collection.

I arrived at 9 am, deal done, payment made and gone by 10-30am, everybody happy, 700 mile round trip and back home.

The collection is very varied, so here’s a few of the interesting items in no particular order;

Hardy fishing reels

Hardy 7” Fortuna big game reel, hardy Jock Scott HJS multiplier, the Hardy match fisher reel made 1937- 28 only.

Then there are also various Silex reels including Super, Superba & Major, plus a wood Hardy Nottingham reel with line guide.

Lightweight reels include Silent Check, Multiplier and a green Princess with box, a rarely seen Featherweight multiplier reel in its case, a Hardy Perfect with line guide, Elarex, Hardex , Hardy Altex no 2, assorted St Andrews, Sovereigns, a Prince saltwater fly reel, Marquis Multipliers. Then there are standard models also such as the Eureka and Hardy Triumph trotting reels, Marquis Salmon No 3 Silent check, Uniqua 3”, Hardy Sunbeam, a rarely seen Hardy Decantelle reel, The Goodwin, JLH and Ultralite reels, Hardy Angel and Swift reels, Hardy Cascapedia & Bougle reels.

Hardy collectors fishing set

Then how about a Hardy The Complete Angler set and Hardy Centenary No. 54 reels and rods all unused with cases!

 A stunning collection with something for collectors, users and traditional anglers.

All these items will be coming to the Thomas Turner store soon but if you see anything you are particularly interested in then please drop us an email at office@thomasturner.com asap and let us know!

Don’t chuck it out, check it out!

So remember, for a hassle free deal contact us with any collection of vintage models or fine useable tackle you may have, it doesn’t have to be Hardy, just get in touch with me at john@thomasturner.com .

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