105 year-old Allcock reel fetches £8,000 at auction

This 4.5ins Allcock Rollerback centrepin reel is in immaculate condition despite being around 105 years old, a factor which helped it fetch an astounding £8,000 at the latest Angling Auctions’ sale of fishing tackle and memorabilia in London.

“Although this particular model is exceptionally rare and keenly sought-after by collectors, even I was astounded at the price it finally sold for at auction,” said Angling Auctions boss Neil Freeman, whose next auction will be taking place on March 27.

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