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Designed by Garcia USA in 1976 and never released to the consumer market, this Red, White and Blue reel was in celebration of 200 years of independence of The United States. It was only handed out to select persons involved primarily with the retail sales of Mitchell Reels. This reel is currently under study and we’re looking for more to compare it with. Right now we only think it’s an original.

 

UPDATE May 17, 2014: The Bicentennial was also celebrated with a very special Conolon rod. This rod has a white sticker with #62-9 and most important, it has the special flag called the Bennington. The Bennington flag is a version of the American flag associated with the American Revolution Battle of Bennington, from which it derives its name.

 

The Bennington flag is easily identified by a large '76' in the canton, recalling the year 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was signed. Another distinctive feature of the Bennington flag is the arrangement of the 13 stripes, with white being outermost (rather than red being outermost as in the current flag). Also, its stars have seven points each (instead of the current five) and the blue canton is wider (higher) than on other flags, spanning nine instead of seven of the thirteen stripes.

 

After studying the flags on this reel and a Bicentennial rod, there is no doubt this reel is one of the originals! Although the flag on the rod is much smaller, they are a match as you can see in the images.

 

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