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Old 02-26-2012, 05:59 PM
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Post 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. I would expect this to sell for around $5,000 by the time it ends.

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

Currently $1,724.00 USD
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:19 PM
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Smile Can you help educate me?

What makes the rod so special?

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.

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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.
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Thanks for heads up Shawn but I already have two of them.
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:50 AM
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What makes the rod so special?

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.
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Ended up selling for $5,001.00 USD...I was off by $1...
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Lucky some lucky person didnt buy it for 50 cents.
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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.
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