Hardy St George reel value

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sprat
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Hardy St George reel value

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Hi all

I'm no expert on Hardy's (better on the Dingley's as less complicated), so looking for some guidance please. I'm selling down my collection.

Unsure if descriptions are correct but I think 1928-1930’s Hardy St George (marked internally T.A.G.) 3-screw latch, 3 3/4". Small gap on the one side of the line guard inset. Brown agate line guard without any cracks. Ribbed foot.


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NewUtahCaneAngler
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Re: Hardy St George reel value

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The line guard appears to be a replacement from a much later 80's vintage, which is made of ceramic, not agate. This will hurt the value. 3 screw and TAG marking will help offset the line guard. The 3 3/4 seems to be the most common size out there. Some will like the large arbor, while others will complain that it limits the amount of backing. It really depends upon the application, which will matter as this is a very nice user reel. Best guess $225 +/- $25

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That guard is going to be an issue I'm afraid as NUCA mentioned.
Being a three screw latch is a plus though.

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Oops, that's much lower than what I was expecting.

Yes, was a bit concerned by the line guard.

How can you tell the difference between ceramic and agate?

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First agate looks more transparant, a bit milky.
Second it's the expectation that certain parts 'should' be a certain way.

You could get the guide replaced but that would mean you need to invest money & time. Is it worth to you? Would you do it to raise the value when selling? Tough decision

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Off to ebay it went.

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A Jimmy Smith 3 3/8" with almost all leading intact justish sold for $323. The reel may have had a hairline in the agagte according to the sellers description.
Wishing him (sprat) best of luck.

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