A.W Gamage LTD. London. Avon Duplex 11ft 3 in Whole cane rod

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A.W Gamage LTD. London. Avon Duplex 11ft 3 in Whole cane rod

Post by Tonytoned » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:13 pm

Hello Everyone

I have received a couple of cane rods for payment from a friend who I did a small job for. This rod is 11'3" Whole cane in three sections, 2 at 53" and 1 the tip at 29". The handle is wood cladded with cork, which has started come off in places. Can anyone help with some kind of history and is the tip section its original length?

Any information would be much appreciated. Many thanks for your time.

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Re: A.W Gamage LTD. London. Avon Duplex 11ft 3 in Whole cane rod

Post by Mercman » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:38 am

Gamages was a department store in Holborn London if it's any help.

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Re: A.W Gamage LTD. London. Avon Duplex 11ft 3 in Whole cane rod

Post by Tonytoned » Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:18 pm

Mercman wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:38 am
Gamages was a department store in Holborn London if it's any help.
Thank you Mercman. I did read a snippet about that after I had posted the thread
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Re: A.W Gamage LTD. London. Avon Duplex 11ft 3 in Whole cane rod

Post by Fredline » Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:59 pm

I have had quite a few items of Gamages' tackle over the years, Youngs made reels for them, rebadged with the Gamages' stamp. I have no idea who made their rods for them but they were always of the finest quality. Your rod looks no exception.
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Re: A.W Gamage LTD. London. Avon Duplex 11ft 3 in Whole cane rod

Post by Tonytoned » Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:42 pm

Fredline wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:59 pm
I have had quite a few items of Gamages' tackle over the years, Youngs made reels for them, rebadged with the Gamages' stamp. I have no idea who made their rods for them but they were always of the finest quality. Your rod looks no exception.
Thank you Fredline. Yeah the handle is wood cladded with cork, which has come off in places.

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