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Harry H
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Challenger

Post by Harry H » Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:02 pm

Just been going through the to do pile and found this challenger. It looks to be in original condition, it has a Challenger transfer but no trademark just a hand written Dawson's of Bromley. Would this be correct? Perhaps pre trademark?It has a spigot ferrule which are marked with the figure 10 also the butt cap is marked with the figure 2 so I'm thinking its quite an early rod.
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Re: Challenger

Post by OldTackle » Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:38 pm

I don't think the handwriting original in that way. The 'Challenger' writing is, of course, but when you put such a sticker, why handwriting on top? Mine has the lighthouse and on top another sticker similar to the bottom one saying 'Dawson's of Bromley' with transparent background.
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Re: Challenger

Post by Olly » Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:41 pm

May have been re-whipped & original transfer lost? Is it a 9ft6 or a 10fter?

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Re: Challenger

Post by Harry H » Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:02 pm

Olly wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:41 pm
May have been re-whipped & original transfer lost? Is it a 9ft6 or a 10fter?
9ft 2" with lined rings throughout
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Re: Challenger

Post by Harry H » Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:10 pm

OldTackle wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:38 pm
I don't think the handwriting original in that way. The 'Challenger' writing is, of course, but when you put such a sticker, why handwriting on top? Mine has the lighthouse and on top another sticker similar to the bottom one saying 'Dawson's of Bromley' with transparent background.
I think you're correct about the writing I just wasn't sure about there being enough room for trademark lighthouse but then if its been rewhipped the whippings could be put anywhere.
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Re: Challenger

Post by Reedling » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:06 pm

Have a look at the rod transfer in this link Harry H...
https://picclick.co.uk/Dawsons-of-Broml ... id=1&pid=1

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Re: Challenger

Post by OldTackle » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:30 pm

Reedling wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:06 pm
Have a look at the rod transfer in this link Harry H...
https://picclick.co.uk/Dawsons-of-Broml ... id=1&pid=1
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Re: Challenger

Post by Foss Fisher » Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:07 am

I have handled x2 Challenger rods with the scrawly writing on , they were both 9ft rods with screw winch fitting on the handle and lined rings throughout , very heavy duty rods I think designed for pike fishing or maybe Salmon spinning ?

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Re: Challenger

Post by Nobby » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:40 am

Peter Dawson's transfers are notoriously fragile and with just a thin coat of varnish on them it's not surprising that so many of his rods have incomplete, or entirely missing, transfers, I suppose?

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