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Not one but two LAW vises on eBay!


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#16 steeldrifter

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 04:08 PM

$2,254.00 right now

 

 

I get the whole collectable thing...but $2k for tying vises?? Just wow.


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#17 Mogup

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 04:41 PM

Lol flytire.

#18 Bazzer69

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 05:10 PM

Crazy, my CAE which is a improved version of the LAW was only
$700. Both Mr Waldron and Mr Evans I think come from the same part of the U.K. makes me wonder if there is any connection.

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 09:31 PM

There was pedestal/base  style a couple months back that was BIN $2400, these are still less than $1200 each. With 11 bidders they will surely  go higher.



#20 Mark Knapp

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 01:39 PM

If I had the expendable cash (and I don't) and had nothing else to spend it on (I do) I would bid on these. I have a small collection of vises, mostly inexpensive, vintage vises, and I can see that to a serious collector a LAW vise might be an important one to include. These look to be in mint condition and very good examples of the state of the art at the time.

 

I have to stress here, again, that I am not a serious collector and have a lot of other things to spend my money on, like bills and a boat. I think, as long as I have a boat, I will never be a serious vise collector.

 

I will not have any animosity toward (or speak poorly about) the lucky winner of this auction, more power to him.

 

I don't have any kids, (would have loved some) and as long as my wife was taken care of when I die, I can think of no better legacy than to donate a nice vise collection to one of the fly fishing related charities for a fund raiser to fund cancer research or take a wounded veteran fishing.



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Posted 04 November 2019 - 03:55 PM

Checked my wallet, mogup.  I might be able to buy you one of these.

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Not the set, just one.  Black or red?

 

Nice!

 

But seriously, the subject of your having attended the North Toledo Bend Rendezvous several years ago came up in our discussions.  Hope your schedule puts you in the area sometime in future the first weekend in November so you might be able to attend again.



#22 mikechell

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 08:21 PM

Hey Stippled!

Yeah, that was a fun weekend.  I think about it every Fall.  I'd like to do it again.


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#23 steeldrifter

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 01:36 PM

$2600 now with 4 hrs left. That's $100 more than I paid for my first car! blink.png


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#24 mikechell

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 01:39 PM

My first car (bought in 1975) was a '55 Buick Century ... in pretty good shape.  $2600.00 is $2100.00 more than I paid for that car.  My second car was a 1969 Camaro RS, bought 2 years later for $600.00.

 

Perhaps that clues in why I am loath to spend "big money" on anything!


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#25 steeldrifter

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 01:46 PM

If you still had the Rally Sport 69 then just think how many vises you could buy with the money from that car lol


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#26 mikechell

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 01:58 PM

If I'd been a collector, there are a LOT of things I had through my 60 years of life that would buy several LAW vices.  But, I never did collect. 

I sold that Camaro, three years later, for the same amount I bought it for and never felt one bit of remorse. 

I just never had that "emotional" connection to inanimate objects.


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Posted 07 November 2019 - 03:16 PM

I understand the collector mentality. When I got about a year into fly tying, I started wanting to tie flies where the materials weren't available anymore. I spent quite a bit to get some. I don't have any connection to the Law vise brand, but I understand the quality. I think Jvice is making vises at a very high standard at this moment. Very unique and if he ever stopped making vises I would pay a pretty penny for one. Hopefully I'll be able to order one at the end of 2019, we'll see. 

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 03:41 PM

$2600 now with 4 hrs left. That's $100 more than I paid for my first car! blink.png

about 2550$ more than I paid for the first '49 F1 pickup I had in '65.



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Posted 07 November 2019 - 07:18 PM

$5400!!! Someone has deep pockets!

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 07:21 PM

Congratulations Barry