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MadisonBoats 02-26-2012 05:59 PM

Antique Looking Fishing Pole J. L. Sage No. 2
 
I am sure the Goodwill Employees never realized what kind of gem this rod and reel was when they posted it on their auction website.:rolleyes: I would expect this to sell for around $5,000 by the time it ends.

http://www.shopgoodwill.com/viewItem.asp?ItemID=9464116

Antique Looking Fishing Pole J. L. Sage No. 2

Currently $1,724.00 USD

duckypaddler 02-26-2012 09:19 PM

Can you help educate me?
 
What makes the rod so special? :confused:

I know there is a big market for antique rods, but there must be something extra special to fetch such prices. I saw the KY manufacturer. Is it just super rare, or just such extraordinary engineering?

And thanks for the response about the anchor. I will be happy to pay you, and need to find a time I can head your way.

Thanks on advance
James Locke

Knothead 02-27-2012 02:22 PM

About the same reason a Stutz Bearcat, Duesenberg, '65 Mustang, or a '62 Corvette command a lot of money at the auctions. Classic, rare, or outstanding quality are the marks of a classic. If I had kept my '66 Corvette, I could sell it now and pay off my house.

Corbo 02-28-2012 12:19 AM

Thanks for heads up Shawn but I already have two of them.

MadisonBoats 02-28-2012 10:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by duckypaddler (Post 98990)
What makes the rod so special? :confused:

I know there is a big market for antique rods, but there must be something extra special to fetch such prices. I saw the KY manufacturer. Is it just super rare, or just such extraordinary engineering?

And thanks for the response about the anchor. I will be happy to pay you, and need to find a time I can head your way.

Thanks on advance
James Locke

This is considered to be one of the first modern reels. The Kentucky Reel paved the way for most of our modern-day reel designs. Also; these reels were made famous by the World's Fair and few famous fishing books back in the day.

MadisonBoats 03-17-2012 04:06 PM

Ended up selling for $5,001.00 USD...I was off by $1...:biggrin:

imnohero 05-15-2014 04:21 PM

Lucky some lucky person didnt buy it for 50 cents.

MadisonBoats 05-16-2014 07:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by imnohero (Post 110713)
Lucky some lucky person didnt buy it for 50 cents.

True, the thing is most non-fishermen would not realize its value and historical significance. I never find fly fishing stuff at Goodwill except for some 1990s clothing.:smile:


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