0370: Phillipson, "Premium", Varnished 6-strip bamboo fly rod. 9', 3/1, 5-5/8 oz. for HCH line. Aluminum down-locking 'No-rock' reel seat in black aluminum with a bullseye patterned aluminum butt cap. 6-3/4" full-Wells solid cork rings grip. Bright nickel-silver ferrules, bright stainless steel snake guides, chromed "Perfection" stripper guide, nickel silver winding check. Black wraps, tipped Yellow and Black, no hook keeper as issued. Custom sewn segmented canvas sleeve with label. Very good, non-original, aluminum case with screw-cap closure.
All joints full length and straight. Very good original factory lettering "Phillipson Premium" on the butt joint above the grip and '9-5 5/8 HCH' on the opposing flat. This is the non-eliptical "Welsh" cork grip and along with non-oxidized ferrules leads me to believe it dates to the early 1950s. It has been professionally refinished to look near new. The grip has been chemically cleaned, not sanded.
The black oxidized no-rock reel seat with the medallion butt cap shows that this handsome 'Premium' model is a higher grade rod. Very fine tip calibration for dry flies. Very sharp looking, profesionally refinished to near new appearance. Excellent, $350