Seamartin value: eBay official statistic. A mint never fished vintage SEAMARTIN Australian Cedar wood surf casting fishing reel, realised $3,650.00. on 4/01/2010. A world record price, eBay seller id: reelman* Melbourne, Australia.
Above, the SEAMARTIN wood surf casting fishing reel that sold for a record price $3,650.00 in 2010. The highly collectable wooden SEAMARTIN without doubt, remains to be the most sought after Australian made reel. Created, designed and made by famous identity, Clifford (Cliff) Martin, from Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
The unique world famous wooden SEAMARTIN surf casting fishing reel, was created, designed and made by well known inventor Clifford (Cliff) Martin from Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia. The reel is truely highly sought after, and regarded to be the most desirable collectable fishing reel, ever invented and manufactured in Australia. It is estimated that around 1000 SEAMARTIN reels were manufactured. SEAMARTIN is described in Bob Dunn’s AFR book ''to be in the top 10 of the most collectable wooden reels in the world”
Cliff Martin studied at his local Secondary Technical School fitting and turning. After completing his Technical Schooling, Cliff started his career in the East Gippsland logging industry. During the 1950s Cliff, an avid surf fisherman, experimented and created his innovative unique SEAMARTIN design. A complete specification patent application was lodged on 12th February, 1959, and published 4th August,1960. The patent specification was finally accepted on 24th, December,1962. Several model types were produced mainly by order, during the period stretching from late 1950s up to early 1970s. Cliff hand crafted his models mainly from Australian Red Cedar. On occasions he used other types of wood and these are indeed extremely rare! Also a heavy duty model, that Cliff designed specifically for Gummy Shark (Mustelus Antarcticus) fishing (e.g. off the Ninety-Mile Beach, Eastern Gippsland), was produced in very low numbers and consequently is extremely difficult to find.
Known designs of SEAMARTIN models, comprising of different material types and technical specifications, will be presented for interested fishing enthusiasts at the new website that is expected to be published late 2018. This new website, developed over the past 4 years, will offer the most advanced, technically accurate, evidence-based information reference regarding the existing vintage fishing antique items. This will be a monumental visual and written archive of historical data that has ever been published... Tight lines Bernie Ladd. . > < ) ) ) ) * <
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