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Old 08-13-2004, 11:14 AM
angry fish angry fish is offline
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Seamaster Mark III for sale

Seamaster Mark III, (circa mid 1970s according to Seamaster President, Robbie Janson), with no markings whatsoever. None. I have had this reel for years, and knew that it was a real, honest-to-goodness, Seamaster, but have just had RJ verify this fact. Robbie told me that he had seen "a couple" over the years and added that he remembered the Seamaster client whom I got the reel from. Chances were that Mac had simply handed the client the reel, (who was likely in a rush to get fishing), with the caveat that when he was done fishing, he return it for engraving. Obviously, this never happened and thankfully, from a collector's view, it has some added value. While he was at it, it was refurbished, (but honestly, I cannot tell the difference (except on my AMEX statement), as it was already in very good condition. It does have two minor dings on the "off" side, exterior ridge and I am certain that under magnification, more can be found. Overall, however, it is substantially in exceptional condition. It is a four pillar model with the standard gold frame over jet-black spool. I had had several of the most noteworthy rare-reel guys look at it and none of them had ever seen one previously. Having said that, they all made offers, pretty good ones too, but I had a pretty good idea that they were going to do the very same thing I can do just as well. Nevertheless, it is for real and now for sale. Granted, it ain't cheap, but you may not ever see another.

$4500.
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Old 08-16-2004, 12:39 PM
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I'd post this in the "For Sale" heading and also think about posting it on reeltime dot com, fishcane dot com, and contacting Jim Williams at just reels dot com.

A great piece and I wish you luck--

Joe
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