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    Re: Value and Beauty are in the eye of the beholder
    From: Robert Gainer
    Date: 2006 Mar 31, 18:12 -0500

    While we are discussing this, I am selling two of my sextants. The H. Hughes & 
    Son is a very good but older instrument. The only thing wrong with it is the 
    size of the mirrors. By today's standard they are somewhat small. It is a 
    very usable sextant and ready to go. I would like to sell this one for 330 
    The Freiberger I am selling was my favored instrument and it looks and works 
    like new. I am the only owner and bought it when I was in Germany after a 
    trans-Atlantic sail. The outside of the box has some stains but everything 
    looks and works great. This is really a great sextant if you want to go with 
    a metal frame. As you probably know this model is still in production and all 
    parts are available for it. I want to sell this one for 475 dollars.
    I now use a Cassens & Plath and can't afford to have all these other sextants 
    sitting on the shelf. E-mail me at robert_gainer at fisheriestrust.org if you 
    want any information on either of these.
    Thanks and all the best,
    Robert Gainer
    > From: Guy Schwartz 
    > Date: 2006/03/31 Fri AM 02:17:46 EST
    > Subject: Value and Beauty are in the eye of the beholder
    > I have been pondering the purchase of a sextant and I think the ASTRA IIIB Sextant
    > seems to be a good value. However I have been tracking some used models that
    > have sold recently on E-bay. They have been selling for around $400.00. It seem that
    > I might as well buy a new one. For the 20% differential I get to choose the type I want
    > and they is no question about how the instrument has been handled or it's condition.
    > Am I missing something? I understand the laws of supply and demand. Having tried
    > to purchase something on E-bay a while back and getting burned, I'm still gun shy.
    > Comments, thoughts. Are there other sources for used sextants I should be looking at?
    > Thank you,
    > Guy
    > we will get to the whole mirror VS. the traditional mirror next.

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