Ustonson continued with the Royal Warrant for Queen Victoria. However, there is no evidence that she fished. Still, her husband Prince Albert did, and I have seen many examples of rods made for him and his Royal Warrant for fishing Tackle was held by G Little. Many people have questioned if Ustonson made these reels, and I, for one, do not believe they did. If I had to guess, it would be James Haywood of Birmingham.
This reel and other sporting goods will be sold at Mullock’s next auction. The auction is online-only, but the auctioneers will be more than willing to provide more images and condition reports if required.
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