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Fine Art & Antiques Sale

Successful inaugural Fine Art sale

We report an extremely successful inaugural sale of Fine Art and Antiques at Ludlow Racecourse on 27th March....

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HARDY WOOD CARVED 45LB SALMON ROD AND FLIES: A fine and rare Hardy ¾ block carved wood salmon of 45lbs naturalistically painted mounted on original wood backboard Hardy Bros ivorine makers plaque to front lower left further plaque to lower right reads “Stepping Stone Pole Inver awe River Awe June9th 1934 Weight 45 lbs length 48 inches Girth 33 inches” back board measures 54” x19” Formerly the property of Mr Charles Herbert Rush (1900-1982) and includes 5 shadow glazed frames containing a selection of mounted gut and steel eyes salmon flies in single and double hook patterns sizes 1” –2.75” each frame hand written to rear “Salmon Flies by Hardy Bros-used by the late Charles rush 1900-1982” and further a P.D. Malloch of Perth 15’ 3 piece with spare tip greenheart salmon fly rod whipped green snake guides brass fittings ferrules and engraved butt cap fine with makers original cloth bag. Note: Few ¾ block Hardy carved wood salmon ever seen this 45 lb fish with the related ephemera makes an excellent investment for the collector.

Guide Price: £6000.00 - £8000.00

This product went to auction on 28th June 2011 but did not sell.

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