Anchor in Arizona

Anchorinarizona

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Hello,
New to the site but hoping to find some help. I purchased a home in Arizona and the previous owners had a bunch of nautical stuff including a large anchor in the back yard. I'm hoping someone could tell me more about this or maybe help come up with a sales price? I've included measurements in the photos and can tell this is a few hundred pounds, as I can barely drag it. Thank you to anyone for any information!

David
 

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Anchorinarizona

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That's a good idea searching the posts of the coastal towns. I've searched eBay but can't find anything quite this large. It's a wonder how an anchor this large ends up in the middle of the desert.
 

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It looks like a Fisherman Anchor

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It is an older anchor from the 1800's for sure. I wish you were close to Michigan.
 

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Anchorinarizona

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Grew up in the Detroit area, know right where Port Huron is. Never thought I'd be in the desert trying to sell an anchor. Looks like I'll have to sell local, TX buyers don't want to pay freight. $75 is the best offer so far. This seems too cool of an item to let go for that.
 

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Grew up in the Detroit area, know right where Port Huron is. Never thought I'd be in the desert trying to sell an anchor. Looks like I'll have to sell local, TX buyers don't want to pay freight. $75 is the best offer so far. This seems too cool of an item to let go for that.

I agree that is way too cheap. I dive in the Detroit river all summer long now. I found over 370 pieces of silver and 53 pieces of gold last summer. I am in Utah for the winter till April. You should be able to get a couple hundred for that critter.
 

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There are plenty of antique stores in Arizona--some sell nautical items.
Another thought: Get it appraised then donate it (for tax purposes) to a local '501 (c) (3)' organization --and get a proper receipt to satisfy the '501' requirements.
Don....
 

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The anchor itself dates to the early 1900's. The curved flukes are a giveaway to the age, as well as the stock being made of steel vs. wood. Also take a look at the shackle - looks modern as well and dating my suspected age of the anchor.

I wonder what it's doing in the desert?
 

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Anchorinarizona

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Everybody that lives in the desert has an old boat in the front yard (seriously)...I thought everybody knew this.

Thanks to everyone for the help! Looks like I'm going to negotiate with the guys doing my landscaping for a credit towards yard work. I wouldn't mind keeping the anchor, it's really cool, but I'm going to sell the house and it doesn't fit the decor.

I tried a few antique shops and not really any interest there. It's a bit big for them to store and not a highly desirable item out here.
 

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Neat anchor, not sure if you are near a university. I remember at least one sorority Delta Gamma that used a similar anchor as their symbol. Maybe they would want to buy it? Good luck
 

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I used to live in Arizona Mesa, Apache Junction, Glendale I grew up in Ann Arbor and now on back cursing the cold and the snaw. Make sure you get a few appraisels on that to make sure you get a good fair value on it Thanks for sharing it and welcome to tnet...Tommy
 

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