Can any one help please.

corto maltese

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My young cousin called me this afternoon asking for help.
He works voluntary for Oxfam sorting through donations to find the good stuff and put them up on eBay or private auction houses to maximise the benefits for Oxfam. I'd like to stress he does this voluntarily with no interest for himself except to give something back. He's a savvy fella my cousin, I went to a carboot with him and it was an eye opener, where Thiers muck thiers brass !
So, he called because they have been given a fly rod, it looks in good condition, a 7 ft ( 2.40 meter ) 2 piece Shakespeare and Norris.
He wants to put it in the bay or a private auction house but has no idea of the value hence the call to me. I said I would reach out to you all and get back to him.
Here are the pics he sent me.
Thank you for any help in advance and just to repeat, this is for Oxfam.
I did stress to him that just because it was old, in good condition and split cane doesn't mean it's going to be worth a fortune but he guessed that already !
 

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splinters

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I'm afraid that's a fibreglass rod, not bamboo David. Looks to have been rewrapped to me. Chromed brass ferrules and reelseat. I wouldn't expect to clear the mortgage if I was selling it. I see a couple of 8 footers on the bay for £25.00 and £30.00 respectively. Sorry.
S.
 

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Splinters : Thank you for your help I'll pass the information on 👍

Uncas : Sorry if I've missed a pm from you and didn't reply, it wasn't intentional I promise. Ive had a lot on my plate these last few months and a lot of things have slipped through the net both proffesionally and otherwise.
I'm sorry if I offended you, it sincerely wasn't my intention.
 

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