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Lot 172
Correspondence and photographs dated 1984 showing The New Swedish record-breaking Carp and capture,

Sold for £ 94 (US$ 126) inc. premium

The Angling Sale

15 Oct 2004, 11:00 BST

Honiton

Correspondence and photographs dated 1984 showing The New Swedish record-breaking Carp and capture,
Mr. Anders Thelander Weight 34lbs 12ozs mentioning the Rodcraft rod during text, together with correspondence from Buckingham Palace and The Princes Trust with a newspaper cutting showing two young boys as recipients of Rodcraft of Redditch rods. These were originally offered to The Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer as wedding gifts but declined and donated to the recipients through The Princes Trust. Together with two carbon rod butts from Rodcraft 13’ match rods showing silhouettes in gold of Charles and Diana within a blue circular border with crown. A Company seal, the stamp mark reads: Fishing Tackle Optima Limited, a Leather bound fly book containing some gut eyed flies (some moth) a box of dry flies various, possibly samples, a quantity of rod rings some with agate linings, a pair of Hardy car rod clamps, an alloy tailor and related items.
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