Wednesday 26 January 2011

Mr. Hunt's Belongings

The first find of the day at Kempton yesterday was what looked like a regulation pine rod box full of ill fitting rod butts and lost tip sections.  Although the box did contain a fine Milwards 3 piece complete with a transfer map of India on the butt, and a Hardy Ayton, its real value was not revealed until after I had paid for the box and the lid was produced from inside the van.  It was covered in labels and hand painted instructions spelling out the history of the box and its contents.  It belonged to a Mr. Hunt who paid for it be shipped to from Bombay to England in the hold of an unknown vessel.  It arrived safely and its journey continued yesterday as it returned back from Kempton with me.