USPS Surprise

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Midway Tommy D
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USPS Surprise

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A cool surprise came in today's mail! :jump:

Thank you, Jim Shottenham, for this neat miniature Van Stall! :cool It's even functional! :o



I've admired these little replicas ever since they first came out. It will be proudly displayed right along side the "Big Boys". :mrgreen:

Thanks again, Jim! I owe you big time! :bow:
Love those Open Face Spinning Reels! (Especially ABU & ABU/Zebco)

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Jim,
If you're reading this, I've always wanted the solid gold reel displayed by Abbey & Imbrie at the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia.
Mark

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Mark - Can't promise I'll mail it right out to you, but I can promise I'll keep looking for it!
Gold Abbey & Imbrie Outfit

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I don't have a grown up Van Staal but here it is next to a big ol' Luxor Ledger Seven Seas NR-3-LA. Looks like a little baby. :D



I wasn't going to take the chance but my curiosity got the best of me. I decided i might as open it up. It has a main gear, pinion gear and oscillation block. 8) I cleaned and lubed it with a little Super Lube before I closed it back up. Man those screws are tiny for these decrepit ol' clubby fingers. :roll:

Love those Open Face Spinning Reels! (Especially ABU & ABU/Zebco)

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