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1938 Henry Hughes & Son Sextant

Hello all,I've posted this around on a few different forums.The more feedback i can get the better. I'm in the process of cleaning out my grandparents house since they have passed away. My grandfather was a sailor, and I came across this in the attic. Looks to be in pretty good condition. I have done some googling but haven't come up with much so I figured I'd ask some people far more knowledgeable than myself. I am looking to sell it, but im not looking for an exorbitant amount of money either. I've been given the task of clearing a 5 bedroom house owned by two hoarders of 60 years. This is quite a task so making a little money along with way makes it easier. While i have hand picked some momento's and keepsakes its just not feasible for me to keep everything. Please take a look and any informations is greatly appreciated!!!!



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says i needed 2 posts to add a link so here number two
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I would offer it to the Smithsonian museum!

Seriously, it has no value unless some decorator wants to use it as a nautical motif.

Sorry for the loss of you Grandparents.
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It has value to someone who wishes to have an accurate sextant. Many navigators using a sextant use old, well made and even rare sextants. Michael Richey, who died last year (of Jester fame and director of the Royal Institute of Navigation) used a prized sextant that came from a German U-boat in WWII. The trick is finding the right person.

Not everybody holds gps in high regard.

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It has value to someone who wishes to have an accurate sextant. Many navigators using a sextant use old, well made and even rare sextants. Michael Richey, who died last year (of Jester fame and director of the Royal Institute of Navigation) used a prized sextant that came from a German U-boat in WWII. The trick is finding the right person.

Not everybody holds gps in high regard.
+1 ^

That thing is awesome. Pm me, I might buy it.
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Contact a nautical antique dealer. Watch old sextants on ebay. You might also consider dealing with someone who will clean out the house, sell the stuff, and write you a check. Talk to a couple, not all are the the same. Look under "estate sales".
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Sextant.

What do you think you want for it ?
You can PM me if desired.
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