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Jim Payne - 96
condition: E - Excellent
rod length: 6'6"
rod sections : 2/2
rod weight: 3
includes: Original rod tube, bad and hanging tag.
description: Stunning early Payne made by Jim himself circa early 50's. Early red label Sold by Abercrombie & Fitch on butt cap. The rod is in "E" condition with perfect varnish no issue and no repairs 100% original, has a bit of ware to the butt cap and band (see photo's) with patina to the cork which is normal for a fished rod of the vintage. The Spanish wood reel seat has a 3 depressed in the wood. Not sure if this was done at the request of Jim but it's there. Serial number 1283 the rods weight is 2-1/2ozs. If you collect Paynes this is a rod you will want. This rod came out of a"The Crawford Collection" which is the largest collection of Abercrombie and Fitch items in the world and of some of the Finest rods I have seen in years! Additional information and follow-up history: At this time we are trying to confirm and located providence on these group of rods that ties them to Dwight D. Eisenhower the 34th U.S. president of the United States and the original owner. There is a photo of President Eisenhower with one of the rods but we have still not located these items yet! If an when located all original document would be send to the new owners! It is at this time not sure if we can locate said items and the reason items were not mentioned in the original add. I feel these rods can stand alone even without providence but would be an added plus. Stay Tunned!!!
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