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    [Fwd: Stanley Sextants]
    From: Carl D
    Date: 1999 Feb 15, 9:43 AM

    There has been a real stink about these things--I have one variation I paid too
    much for.  They are Indian replicas--not usually accurate enough to use.  When
    they are sold legitiamately, small ones are about $100. and large ones can be
    $300.  From a distance they look nice and nautical--great for a designer wanting
    nice deco for a seafood bar. But the workmanship is poor.  If you are not sure,
    take a magnifying glass and look at the engraving.  If it's a string of dots, it's
    a repro.  Most say Stanley, some even have the admiralty arrow (mine does).  Most
    of the box sextants out there now are repros as well.  InfoCenter is able to
    cherry-pick and adapt the box sextants to get navigable results, but then John
    Luykx is very, VERY experienced with sextant repair.  He sells them reasonably
    after that.
    ATB,
    Carl.
    
    
    
    Rick Emerson wrote:
    
    > Gordon Talge writes:
    >  > Wonder if anyone else saw this on the web.
    >  >
    >  > At http://www.stanleylondon.com they are selling nice looking=20
    >  > repoductions of original Stanley Sextants. They say that they
    >  > are fully functional, but not intended for navigation.
    >  >
    >  > They sell pretty cheap compared to what you would think a=20
    >  > brass sextant would sell for.
    >  >
    >  > I wonder if certain antique stores buy these sextants and
    >  > sell them for inflated prices, leading people to think that
    >  > they are original Stanley antique sextants that can be used for navigation,
    >  > at inflated prices.
    >  >
    >
    > They're also a glut on eBay (www.ebay.com) where people seem to have
    > more money than sense.  The same thing is true of reproduction pocket
    > sextants.
    >
    > Rick
    > S/V One With The Wind, Baba 35
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