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I thank my friend and great collector Silvano Baraldi for giving me his rare ZANGI 3V (first version) which in turn he had acquired from the Guru of world collecting, the great Ben Wright (who passed away in May 2016).
This reel, which has a particular three-speed gearbox, was sold in December 1961 and comes complete with box, leatherette case, leaflet and warranty booklet.



In addition, Silvano also gave me the business card with a dedication received with the reel from dear Ben.







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Sergio Di Marco

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Hi Sergio, Great piece!....I miss Ben he was a great guy. He's missed like so many other collectors. Tight Lines Nick n NY Holzman/big game reel collector
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Yes, you are right, Ben was a very helpful and very knowledgeable person.
Sergio

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Sergio-

Excellent reel...as is always the case. With box..is just a plus...and to KNOW this was one of Ben's? Trifecta!!

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Steve,
thanks for your appreciation ....
I am honored to have some spinning reels that belonged to dear Ben in my collection.
Some rare models were sold to me directly by Ben, other models I received from friends who had acquired them previously such as this old "Zangi 3V" (first version).

Sergio

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