Merritt Beck is a kite maker whose name I had heard over the years, but had never seen any of his kites.
In the last bulk consignment lot for the Yard Sale there happened to be 3 of his kites.
I googled his name to see if I could learn more about him and his kites.
Sadly, the first thing that I learned was that he had just passed away in October at the age of 95. I wish that I had been offered the chance to meet him and comment on his kites.
While popping open kites to photograph them i found these spectacularly colored kites that were impeccably sewn!
But, sewn with red and green thread.....a trademark of Merritt's.
If you happen to be a collector of kites, or just want a very nice kite to add to your collection here is your chance.
These three kites have never been flown and are beautiful!
KS83: ~3' snowflake $120*
KS84: ~12' Delta V $200*
KS85: ~12' DC $200*
The deltas are framed in 1" square basswood spars (ala Sun Oak Kites) and are going to be fun to ship! The leading edges do not break down. The snowflake is a smaller much easier to ship package.
These kites are probably the only ones out there in such pristine condition. If you do not grab these while you can right now, you will probably never get the chance to again!!!
Drop an email to claim one or all of them!!!
*prices do not include shipping.