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Lot No: 001

A scarce Hardy Perfect 4 ¼” salmon fly reel,

“Eunuch” model (no ball bearings) with ivorine handle, brass foot, milled rim tension screw and Mk.I check mechanism, milled nickel silver drum screw and faceplate stamped central circular logo, light wear from normal use only, circa 1917 (see illustration) £300-500

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Lot No: 002

A Hardy Perfect 3 ¾” salmon fly reel, ebonite handle,

ribbed brass foot, milled rim tension screw and Mk.II check mechanism, lacking drum locking screw, traced of war-time black painted finish, 1940’s £180-280

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Lot No: 003

A Hardy Perfect 4” salmon fly reel,

ebonite handle, brass foot, milled nickel silver rim tension screw and Mk.II check mechanism, drum with milled locking screw, light wear to lead finish, small corrosion pits to drum rim, circa 1930 £200-300

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Lot No: 004

A Hardy Perfect 4” salmon fly reel,

xylonite handle, alloy foot, milled rim tension screw and Mk.II check mechanism, milled nickel silver drum locking screw, faceplate stamped central circular logo, light wear from normal use only, circa 1920 £250-450

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Lot No: 005

A scarce Hardy Brass Faced Perfect 4” salmon fly reel,

ivorine handle, brass foot, strapped rim tension screw with Turk’s head locking nut and early calliper spring check mechanism, slightly dished drum with five rim cusps and milled nickel silver locking screw, faceplate stamped Rod in Hand trade mark, enclosed oval and straight line logo, light wear from normal use, circa 1900 (see illustration) £450-650

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Lot No: 006

A pair of Hardy L.R.H., Lightweight trout fly reels,

each with ebonite handle, alloy foot, two screw drum latch and rim tension adjuster, in zip cases and a pair of Orvis “HLS” 2 piece carbon trout fly rods, 9’, #6, in brass capped metal tubes (4)

£200-300

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Lot No: 007

A Hardy St. Aiden trout fly

ebonite handle, alloy foot, two screw drum latch, nickel silver “U” line guide and rim tension adjuster, in zip case, a Hardy Viscount 140 trout fly reel, in original card box, an Orvis “Advantage” 2 piece carbon trout fly rod, 9’3”, #7 and an Orvis “Reservoir” 2 piece carbon trout fly rod, 9’6”, #8, in bags and brass capped alloy tubes (4) £150-250

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Lot No: 008

A good Hardy “J.J.H. Triumph” 2 piece cane trout fly rod,

8’9”, #6, crimson/scarlet tipped silk wraps, alloy screw grip reel fitting, suction joint, 1967, excellent condition, in bag £150-250

 

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Lot No: 009

A fine Hardy “C.C. de France” 2 piece cane trout fly rod,

8’, tan silk inter-whipped, sliding alloy reel fitting, suction joint, 1958, only very light signs of use, in bag £200-300

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Lot No: 010

A good 19th Century Scottish brass 4 ¼” loch trolling winch,

tapered cow horn handle on straight crank winding arm with iron locking screw and set within an anti-foul rim, block foot, five raised drum pillars (two double roller), rear raised check housing and fixed check mechanism, reel retains much of the original dark bronze patina, circa 1880 (see illustration) £200-300

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Lot No: 011

A pair of Hardy St George 3 ¾” trout fly reels,

each with ebonite handle, alloy foot, two screw drum latch, white agate line guide (no cracks), rim tension screw and Mk.II check mechanism, light wear to finish from normal use and in original cream card trade boxes, 1950’s (2) £140-240

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Lot No: 012

A Hardy Neroda bakelite trout dry-fly box,

tortoiseshell finish, cream painted interior fitted 14 compartments below five sliding celluloid lids,, a Hardy Neroda waistcoat trout fly box, fitted chenille bars, another Hardy Neroda fly box, later foam lined interior and a Hardy bakelite Album cast case, 1950’s (4) £150-250

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Lot No: 013

A Hardy Flyweight trout fly reel,

ebonite handle, alloy foot, two screw drum latch, nickel silver “U” shaped two screw line guide, fixed Mk.II check mechanism, in original cream card box and a Hardy LRH Lightweight trout fly reel, similar design with adjustable check, in zip case and card box, wear from normal use only (2) £130-180

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Lot No: 014

A Hardy St John 3 7/8” trout/light salmon fly reel,

ebonite handle, alloy foot, two screw drum latch and adjustable Mk.II check mechanism, in original cream card box, wear to enamel finish and a Hardy “Perfection” 2 piece cane trout fly rod, 10’, crimson inter-whipped, screw grip alloy reel fitting, 1959, good condition, no bag (2)

£140-240

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Lot No: 015

A fine Hardy “J.J.H. Triumph” 3 piece (2 tips) cane trout fly rod,

8’9”, #6, crimson/scarlet tipped silk wraps, sliding alloy reel fitting, suction joints, 1979, little used condition, in bag £200-300

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Lot No: 016

A good Hardy “Halford Knockabout” 2 piece cane trout fly rod,

9’6”, #7, green/crimson tipped silk wraps, alloy screw grip reel fitting, reversible butt spear, lockfast joint, 1967, little used condition, in bag £140-240

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Lot No: 017

Two double sided beechwood fly boxes,

holding a selection of trout and salmon flies, a collection of various other flies and boxes, a quantity of fly dressing materials, a Hardy Hotspur line drier, four Hardy catalogues, various baits and other items (Q)

£90-130

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Lot No: 018

A pair of ABU Ambassadeur 6000 bait casting reels,

each with red finish, grooved rims, single counter-balanced handles, in original leather case and with accessories, an Abu 505 closed faced reel, as new, boxed and six various other reels (9) £100-150

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Lot No: 019

A scarce Hardy “L.R.H No.1 Spinning” 2 piece cane salmon spinning rod,

  9’6”, green/scarlet tipped wraps, green inter-whipped, alloy screw grip reel fitting, studlock joint, 1958, one ring re-whipped and a Hardy 1 piece (HJS?) cane bait casting rod, 6’, crimson whippings, detachable handle with sliding alloy screw grip reel fitting, 1956, in bags (2)

£100-150

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Lot No: 020

A rare Hardy Brass Faced Perfect 3 1/8” trout fly reel,

ivorine handle, brass foot, strapped rim tension screw and early calliper spring check mechanism. Contracted drum with four rim cusps and milled nickel silver locking screw, faceplate stamped Rod in hand trade mark, enclosed oval and straight line logos, wear from normal use only and a rarely seen size, circa 1900 (see illustration) £800-1200

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Lot No: 021

An Edwardian silver plated fish slice,

fiddle pattern handle and slice with pierced and engraved fish decoration within a moon and star running border, 12” long and an Indian brass “Medina” style reticulated fish, 10 ½” long (2) £80-120

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Lot No: 022

An early 19th century horn gentle chute

of curved form, wooden base and stopper, 6 ½” high, circa 1830 and an African carved boars tooth, relief decorated with a native figure and two fish, 5 ¼” high (2) £130-180

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Lot No: 023

A fine Malloch 4 ½” brass and ebonite salmon fly reel,

fat ivorine handle, German silver rims, bridge foot, quadruple pillared cage and fixed check mechanism, faceplate with raised central two screw boss and stamped shield logo, excellent overall condition and in brown card trade box (distressed), circa 1895 £130-180

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Lot No: 024

A Hardy St George 3 3/8” trout fly reel,

ebonite handle, ribbed brass foot, white agate line guide (2 hairline cracks), two screw drum latch and adjustable Mk.II check mechanism, finish worn and a Hardy Uniqua 2 7/8” trout fly reel, xylonite handle, brass foot, nickel silver horseshoe drum latch and fixed Mk.II check mechanism, circa 1918 (2) £130-180

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Lot No: 025

A fine and rare Edwardian sterling silver salmon priest/hip flask,

the hollow truncheon shaped flask with turned handle and milled screw butt cap, hall marked London 1918-19, makers mark indecipherable, 9 ¼” long (see illustration) £300-500

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Lot No: 026

A Hardy Perfect 3 ¾” salmon fly reel, ebonite handle,

ebonite handle, ribbed alloy foot,  milled rim tension screw and Mk.II check mechanism lacking spare spring and pawl, milled nickel silver drum locking screw, light wear to enamel finish and in zip case, circa 1960

£200-300

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Lot No: 027

A Hardy Perfect 3 1/8” trout fly reel,

ebonite handle, foot missing, white agate line guide, Mk.II check mechanism, in original card box, 1930’s and a Hardy Hydra 3 ¾” trout fly reel, two screw latch, fixed check mechanism (2) £80-120

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Lot No: 028

A good Hardy Practical line drier,

four folding alloy arms, one with ebonite winding knob, stancheon stamped makers name, rectangular oak base with sliding brass reel fittings, circa 1930 (see illustration) £150-250

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Lot No: 029

A 19th Century salmon line winder,

twin alloy winding arms with turned treen handle, further baluster turned wooden handle with shaped brass line guide, circa 1880, a 19th Century iron eel spear with five barbed tines and a pair of Edwardian brass rowlocks (4)

£120-160

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Lot No: 030

A fine and rare ivory handled brass presentation salmon gaff,

the three drawer gaff with brass shaft script engraved “Presented to His Grace the Duke of Leinster from all the staff at Windsor Castle, August 1902”, Firth steel gaff head with folding brass point protector, ivory handle with turned grip and milled brass butt cap with steel belt ring, 16 ½” long (see illustration) £500-800

** The Duke of Leinster is the highest ranking member of the peerage in Ireland

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Lot No: 031

A Malloch 4” alloy salmon fly reel,

ebonite handle, brass foot, two screw spring drum latch and fixed Mk.I style check mechanism, circa 1930 and a Malloch 4” alloy side casting reel, tapered horn handle, swivelling brass foot with integral brass line guide, reversible drum (latch missing), circa 1925 (2) £100-150

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Lot No: 032

A Hardy Elarex bait casting reel,

chrome casing, twin reverse tapered ebonite handles, ribbed foot, level-line mechanism, 1940’s in original rexine case and a Hardy Golden Prince 9/10 salmon fly reel, ribbed brass foot, two spring latch, rear tension adjuster, used condition (2) £90-130

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Lot No: 033

A Hardy Fortuna 7” big game sea centre pin reel,

twin reverse tapered ebonite handles on brass cross-bar winding arm mounted above a six point capstan star drag wheel, Andreas patent anti-reverse mechanism, brass block foot, fixed check mechanism, backplate stamped make and model details, wear from normal use, circa 1930 (see illustration)

£400-700

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Lot No: 034

A scarce Hardy “Saltwater” hickory big game/tunny rod,

6’6”, detachable greenheart handle butt section with sliding reel fitting, felt fore grip and porcelain lined nickel silver rings and a large steel shark hook with chain link trace (2) £150-250

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Lot No: 035

A rare Hardy Fortuna 9” auxiliary brake wide drum big game centre pin sea reel,

duralumin construction with solid drum (no perforations), twin reverse tapered ebonite handles on Monel cross-bat winding arm mounted above a six point capstan star drag, Monel block foot and large rim mounted auxiliary brake handle, Andreas patent anti-reverse drum mechanism, backplate stamped make and model details, frame has been black painted and a later time and a 3” section of the drum frame has been broken and re-fitted at some point, with three spare cork drag washers, Hardy factory records show only 46 examples of this model made between 1933-35, there are no records as to how many were fitted with the optional auxiliary brake, circa 1935 (see illustration) £1000-1500

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Lot No: 036

A scarce Hardy “Extra Heavy Zane Grey” built cane and hickory big game rod,

6’10”, 56lbs test curve, felt forward hand grip, detachable greenheart handle butt section with brass screw grip reel fitting and stud locking ferrule with large turned rosewood stopper, protected agate lined rings, “over and under” tip ring, crimson silk wraps, 1936, in bag and a Hardy “Extra Heavy Zane Grey” big game rod top section, 5’1”, lacking the greenheart handle butt section, description as per preceding rod, 1955 in bag (2)

£500-800

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Lot No: 037

A rare Hardy Beart salmon landing net,

large model with collapsible 30” ash arms, original cable laid net, brass and iron mounts, 6’ handle with brass fitting and stamped make and model details, a rarely seen model, circa 1900 £200-300

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Lot No: 038

A black japanned rectangular lure cabinet,

interior fitted lift out three compartment tray and holing a collection of various baits and mounts by Allcock, Hardy et al including three Phantom Minnow baits, a Farlow devon minnow in Wyer Freres metal edged card box and a Hardy metal edged card box holding a Hockley Minnow box (Q)

£80-120

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Lot No: 039

A Hardy Wardle magnifier,

black finish, hinged brooch pin fastening and a pair of Hardy Album circular cast cases, screw tops with relief cast decoration, fitted felt dampers and ivorine cast holders 1940’s (3) £100-150

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Lot No: 040

A pair of Edwardian French bamboo and brass mounted shooting sticks,

folding lattice bamboo seats with brass mounts, stamped makers details, steel ground spike and burnt bamboo shafts, 35”, circa 1915 (2) £100-150

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Lot No: 041

A Hardy pigskin trout fly wallet,

interior fitted parchment fly leaves and felt dampers, a Hardy Japanned pocket dry fly box, fitted nine lidded compartments, a Hardy japanned circular cast case and various other fly boxes and a leather cast wallet, holding a selection of mainly trout flies (Q) £130-180

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Lot No: 042

A Turnbull 3 ½” brass light salmon fly reel,

horn handle, bridge foot, fixed check mechanism, a similar Robertson 2 ¾” brass trout fly reel, a Landell 2” brass trout fly reel, an 9” Scarboro reel and two various other fly reels (6) £100-150

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Lot No: 043

A Hardy “Perfection” 2 piece cane trout fly rod,

9’6”, crimson inter-whipped, alloy screw grip reel fitting, 1940, in bag and four further cane salmon and trout rods by Alex Martin, MacLeay et al (5) £120-180

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Lot No: 044

A fine Hardy Altex No.3 Mk.V fixed spool reel,

as new condition and with original cream card box and spare spool, reel with folding left hand wind ebonite handle, full bail arm and nickel silver four arm drum tensioner adjuster, circa 1950 £100-150

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Lot No: 045

A scarce Hardy Brass Faced Perfect 4 ½” salmon fly reel,

ivorine handle, alloy block foot, strapped rim tensions crew with Turk’s head locking nut and early calliper spring check mechanism, slightly dished drum with four rim cusps and milled nickel silver locking screw, faceplate stamped Rod in Hand trade mark, enclosed oval and straight line logos, small corrosion pit to drum rim otherwise in good overall condition, circa 1900 (see illustration) £600-900

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Lot No: 046

A good Hardy Nottingham 1911 model Silex action 4” centre pin reel,

walnut drum with twin cow horn handles and brass telephone locking latch, rim mounted Silex action brake lever, Bickerdyke line guide and starback foot stamped make and model details, very good overall condition and a scarce model made 1911 only (see Drewett J. Hardy Brothers… pg.295) £200-300

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Lot No: 047

A fine Hardy Silex Major Extra Wide drummed 4 ½” mahseer bait casting reel,

shallow cored drum with twin ebonite handles, jewelled spindle bearing and spring release latch, ribbed brass foot, rim mounted ivorine casting trigger and nickel silver milled tension screw with rear ivorine quadrant weight indicator, reel is in unused condition and with Hardy Selvyt reel bag, circa 1930 (see illustration) £250-350

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Lot No: 048

A Hardy St George Junior 2 9/16” left hand wind trout fly reel,

reproduction model with ebonite handle, ribbed alloy foot, white metal line guide, three screw drum latch, rim tension screw and Mk.II check mechanism, new/unused condition, in block leather case and original card box £200-300

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Lot No: 049

A Hardy Birmingham 2 5/8” brass trout fly reel

drum with tapered horn handle, twin screw raised spindle boss and unusual triple concentric banded decoration, bridge foot, triple cage3 pillars and fixed check mechanism, stamped enclosed oval logo, light wear from normal use only, circa 1895 £150-250

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Lot No: 050

A rare Hardy Field 1896 model 3 1/8” trout fly reel,

flanged alloy faceplate with ivorine handle and brass spindle boss with domed iron lacking screw, brass drum with 7/8” arbour, waisted bridge foot, triple brass drum pillars, fixed check mechanism, rear plate stamped enclosed oval and straight line logos, light wear from normal use and a scarcely seen model, circa 1896 (see Drewett J: Hardy Brothers… pg. 166) (see illustration)

£500-800

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