Dating bear recurve
On the last day with 8 minutes left it was up to $ 182.50 with over 40 watchers.
This serial number works very well for dating Bear Bows from 1965-1969 when the first digit of the serial number is the year of manufacture.
Recently on an out of town trip we stopped by an antique store like we usually do and saw this recurve bow in the corner.
Since we were already somewhat familiar with how well bows have sold from selling them for a client we naturally gravitated to it.
When we did remember to go back and check the auction it was over and had ended at $ 282.55 The other 2 auctions for the quivers and arrows sold for a total of $ 80.00.
So our initial $ 75.00 Investment at an antique store ended in $ 362.55 in sales.