This is nothing whatsoever to do with Granville Island Sportfishing Museum, Please feel free to contact them. This reel, along with others was auctioned in Japan in October 2009, but failed to meet the auctioneeers reserve of $5000 US, (500,000 yen) i'm no expert on vintage Hardy Reels, so I have done some research, and gathered as much information as possible from the internet, and from books to ensure that nobody "Steals" this valuable part of my grandfathers collection. So if some of the description is similar to other internet based or literature based descriptions, I apologise, but I'm sure no-body here, can say they know the full history of a 75+ year old reel without cross-reference of some sort.
So please, Dutch, Gotspeyed, Tweedside etc, please don't try to be judge Dread. If you cannot contact me on the phone number i gave you which was +66861572986, please check that you dialled the correct number and international dialling code. I'll try to simplify it for you. Thailand number 0861572986, country code +66, or 0066, then remove the first digit from my phone number, i.e "0". (please note USA is 12 hours behind, UK 6 hours so please no 3am phonecalls) If anyone wants the routing for the posts, my IP Address is 18.104.22.168, and Dutch, I never said I live in Laos, I live in Nongkhai, Thailand, on the banks of the mekong, admittedly only 1 mile accross the river from Laos.
Anybody wishing to pay via a Merchant, whether it be a BACS or ESCROW system is more than welcome to do so, I have Alertpay and Paypal accounts aswell, if this option is prefered.
PS. Speyducer tells me a reel like this is estimated to bring a hammer price of between 7000-10000GBP, so sorry gentlemen, the price has just gone up to $10,000 US Otherwise it's staying here as a family heirloom and appreciating asset.
Regards to all!