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I don't think this is an Olivers

Post by Nobby » Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:50 pm

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MARK-IV-AVON- ... true&rt=nc



Ted never did whips that thick, nor did his 10 foot Avon come with a separate handle, so it's not one of his kits either.

He did sell his firm, but as far as I am aware Peter Johnsone, the new owner, doesn't do whips like that either, not offer kits..........


I fear someone has paid a lot of money for nothing more than a name in felt tip ink.

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Re: I don't think this is an Olivers

Post by Kingfisher » Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:55 pm

There's been a few dodgy ones on there lately, I was looking at one rod last night but i'm sure it was two different rods in the two photos. I think the first rod was a black seal but then there was a cheaper rod in the second photo.

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Re: I don't think this is an Olivers

Post by Kingfisher » Sat Oct 05, 2013 4:04 pm

It was this one and he's now changed the photo's, deleted the second one and added more of the rod that was in the title.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Black-Seal-Sp ... _25wt_1174

May just be me but I could swear the second photo was of a rod that had flamed cane on it.

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Re: I don't think this is an Olivers

Post by Nobby » Sat Oct 05, 2013 4:05 pm

The two photos thing seems to happen a lot, I don't know why.


I've listed some stuff myself lately and you only have to hover your mouse on an image, as the seller, to open a 'remove it' window.


I've also just remembered that Ted Oliver called the Avon a Mark V anyway, probably since it was so different to the Mark IV.

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Re: I don't think this is an Olivers

Post by Woodytia » Sat Oct 05, 2013 4:40 pm

Can't believe how much this sold for, top end for a really good equivalent from B James.

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Re: I don't think this is an Olivers

Post by Olly » Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:04 pm

I bid what I thought was a reasonable price for a cane Avon rod - but it would appear that the "Olivers label" doubled my offer!

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Re: I don't think this is an Olivers

Post by Beresford » Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:10 pm

I thought it totally false. I had a telling waggle of an Oliver's MkV Avon, and for me it was the best rod of it's type that I'd ever come across.
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