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Re: Bygrave on ebay
From: David Pike
Date: 2022 Nov 13, 12:43 -0800
Francis Upchurch you wrote: Re: Bygrave on ebay
I looked into the serial number issue. No problem. There were several pre-sale test versions. They never saw "action"
If any Navlist member is genually interested, contact me direct. Ebay been very difficult and obstructive and I WILL NEVER USE THEM AGAIN.
Was it the development models which had a number written in the box in ink, the or the production models? I ask because the Air Ministry Laboratory where the Bygrave was developed was only a 100 yards or so further down Exhibition Road from the Royal Geographic Society HQ where the Royal Institution has its HQ. The RIN has two Bygraves, one dreadful, and one moderate. As far as I recall, both have numbers.
The items you have for sale all look in excellent condition. I hope you get the price you're asking. I suspect you will, especially for the Bygrave because of its rarity value and condition. I'm afraid the price is out of my league. It would be sad if it were to disappear into a private collection if it could be bought by an organisation where it could be displayed in full public view. DaveP
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