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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:04 am • #  
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Hi

Is the Mitchell 840 Match desirable amongst collectors?

I was thinking of buying a couple (I was lucky enough to own one as a teenager in the 1980's and it brings back happy memories)....

I live in the UK. What would be the typical price range I should expect to pay (ranging from poor condition up to boxed/mint condition)...?

Is eBay the main source other than this forum?

Many thanks in advance...


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:39 am • #  
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Hi Bilko and welcome.

Yes the 840 Match is a desirable reel, that said some collectors concentrate on different things.
I know some who only collect ultra-lites, others who collect sea reels and some that only collect right hand wind reels.
We are all different, that’s what makes Mitchell so interesting to so many people.

Value is always hard but 840’s do command a higher price than some of the other models as so few were made, those with Match engraved are even rarer.
I have seen rough looking reels make 40 pounds and more, a mint example in it’s box with the paperwork ect could well be several hundred pounds.

eBay is the easiest place to look these days although they don’t come up every week.

Kind regards Roy


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:07 pm • #  
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Many thanks Roy for your prompt reply.

I will keep a watch on eBay and keep visiting this website (which incidentally has definitely sparked my interest again!)

One final question to all out there.... does anyone know how many 840's were sold in the UK?

Thanks in advance


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:45 pm • #  
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Hello mate

I can't answer your last question but as a guess I would say that quite a few of the 6,237 of 840's with Match engraved would have been sold in the UK.

As for the 840's without the word Match engraved, I have no idea at all, sorry.

Kind regards Roy


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