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Tom Greene

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Tom Greene's personal collection 2014

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Note: these reels are, for the most part, in 'as found' condition.  Some have been cleaned by previous owners.  The photos speak for themselves. 

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Reel #       Description  
390

Ambassador, 5000c, Deluxe, sn. 11563, orig. box with spare parts.  Box damaged upper right corner.

 

P.O.R

 

  Ambassador, 5000c, Deluxe,
391

Ambassador, 5000, Deluxe, sn. 2760, orig. wood box with spare parts.

P.O.R

 

  Ambassador, 5000, Deluxe,
392

Pflueger Redifor, sn. 6679, in orig. box with papers, no oiler tip, and gold emblem on box

 

$400

   Pflueger Redifor
393

Hardy Bros, Zane Grey, 7 in. diameter, Big Game reel, with huge orig. leather case (stitching broken), includes leader with hook marked 'Zane Grey' hook.  Two crests on handle side plate.  MIN CONDITION

 

$12,600

Hardy Bros, Zane Grey, 7 in. diameter, Big game reel     Hardy Bros, Zane Grey, 7 in. diameter, Big game reel  
394

Seamaster, 'Salmon', fly reel, no numbers

 

P.O.R

 

395

Seamaster, 'Salmon', fly reel, no numbers, in orig. box, Abercrombie & Finch price sticker

 

P.O.R

 

 
396

Seamaster, S handle Tarpon fly reel, unmarked, orig. box

 

P.O.R

 

397

Ambassador, 5000, Deluxe, sn. 8237, orig. wood box with spare parts.  100% unfished, all papers, including packing box (broken joints) 

 

P.O.R

 

Ambassador, 5000, Deluxe
398 Hardy Bros, assorted original Hardy flies, orig. leather case, marked 'A.W.H.' , stickered as from A & F, NY, extensive photos of all flies in their wood trays. There is a list of all flies in the lid of the box, but it has gotten wet at some point and I decided to not open it to avoid damage.

 (Owner: A. W. (Alfred William) Hoyt, an engineer and investor in the Federal Union Mining Company and author of "Over the Plains to Colorado" written in 1867. Hoyt owned a large estate on Long Island "Red Maples" and was married to General William Tecumseh Sherman's niece.)

SOLD

Hardy Bros, assorted original Hardy flies, orig. leather case    Hardy Bros, assorted original Hardy flies, orig. leather case Hardy Bros, assorted original Hardy flies, orig. leather case
399

Fin-Nor, two layer 'Wedding Cakes', No. 1, 2, 3, matched set all brand new in wood box, un-fished, sn. 594, sn. 94, sn. 832, with papers

 

$5,900

 

  Fin-Nor 'wedding cakes', No. 1, 2, 3, matched set
400

Ambassador, 4000D, copper colored, in orig. cardboard box and leather case, model code is 07820, sn. 731100

 

 

P.O.R

 

Ambassador, 4000D, copper colored  
401 Oscar Flasher's one-of-a-kind Big Game reel.  Flasher worked at Tycoon Corp, which made Fin-Nor reels.  Unmarked, no numbers. This is a one-only project by Flasher.  Front plate is 7 in., spool is 6 in. rim to rim.

 

$5,100

Oscar Flasher's one-of-a-kind Big game reel.   Oscar Flasher's one-of-a-kind Big game reel.  
402

Edward vom Hofe, 621, size 9-0, Big Game reel. Pat. '02, pair of custom made harness lugs

 

P.O.R

 

Edward vom Hofe, 621, size 9-0  
403

Edward vom Hofe, 722, size 10-0, Big Game reel 'Commander Ross', no sn.,  Pat. '02, bad handle knob, extra large star drag, wide spool, note the image shown to compare #403 to reel #381 for width, a #381 is a narrow spool

 

P.O.R

Edward vom Hofe, 722, size 10-0, Big game reel 'Commander Ross',  

The 722  'Commander Ross' has the rim mounted free spool with a Star drag and shoulder harness attachment, spring ball oiler.  The 721 was discontinued in 1934, and the 722 was made early in only 10/0 and 12/0, and later in 14/0, and 16/0. (M. Duma)

404

Edward vom Hofe, 722, size 12-0 'Commander Ross' Big Game reel, 3rd model, sn. 46,  Pat. '02

  SOLD

Edward vom Hofe, 722, size 12-0 'Commander Ross' Big game ree
405

B.F. Meek & Sons, Louisville, Ky., size 10, Big Game reel, 'Tarpon & Tuna' reel, sn. 1089, sold by J.R. Crook & Co., NY, paperwork, orig. leather case with logo 'B.F. Meek & Sons' / size 10 / Louisville, Ky.', sold by name of company that sold the reel.  Paperwork is four sided in color.

 

  SOLD

B.F. Meek & Sons, Louisville, Ky., size 10, Big game reel, 'Tarpon & Tuna' reel      
406 Carter-Heddon, made by James Heddon's Son's, Dowagiac, Michigan, No. 30

Marked: Schmelrers, Kansas City

 

SOLD

   Carter-Heddon, Schmelrers, Kansas

Heddon hired William Carter and Jack Welch to develop a line of reels to compete with the Meek reels. In 1917, they introduced their first Carter-built reels. They were the No's 30, 35, 40 and 45. They were available for only a couple of years. The No. 30 was the most costly and is very rare. (R. Gast)

407

James Heddon's Sons, Dowagiac, Michigan, model: 4-18, 'windshield wiper', red ball, no sn., unused condition, orig. cardboard box

 

SOLD

  

Heddon hired William Carter and Jack Welch to develop a line of reels to compete with the Meek reels. In 1917, they introduced their first Carter-built reels. The great windshield wiper design reels were sold in 1922 as a No. 4-15 and in 1923 and 1924 as a No. 4-18.  (R. Gast)

408

Edward vom Hofe, 'Peerless' fly reel, 355, rare later size 1, sn. R359, sliding oil cap is marked EDWARD vom HOFE / Maker, N.Y. / Pat. July 14, 96

P.O.R

 

 

The first of these trout reels, the #355, a reel with a two-tone clicker mechanism system, that can be activated as additional drag force, with a patent date of 1883, was joined around 1896 by the model  #360, equipped with an "adjustable, automatic silent tension drag" system. To distinguish the two different models, later versions of the #355 were designated as the "Peerless" and #360 became the "Perfection."  (Wikipedia)

409

B. C. Milam, No. 4, sn. 8012, half handle at 6:00

 

$2,350

 
410

Talbot Mfg. Co., K. C. Mo., 'Tomahawk'  Vim, Chicago, sn. 10999

 

SOLD

  Talbot Mfg. Co., K. C. Mo., 'Tomahawk'
411

B. C. Milam, Frankfort, Ky.,  'horse shoe' logo, No. 3, half handle, silver drag and click button, sn. 8372

 

P.O.R

 

B. C. Milam, horse shoe, No. 3  
412

James Heddon's Sons No. 4-15, 'windshield wiper', no red ball, sn. 388

 

SOLD

 
413

Talbot, 'Lotus 2', K.C. Mo., sold by 'Schmelzer Arms Co., Mo.', sn. 7525

 

SOLD

Talbot, 'Lotus 2  
414

Leonard-Mills, raised pillar, midget size trout reel, alum. & GS

 

  SOLD

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