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Heaton Patent Brass Fishing Reel FE33
Heaton Patent Brass Fishing Reel FE33
Original, quality 4" diam brass plate wind, fly fishing reel circa 1900, with a horn grip and the original unpolished and lacquered finish on brass. This fine example is impressed to one side "R Heatons 3250 patent", and all is complete and in good and working order, in fact near mint condition. Drum diam 4" and total 3" wide including handle.  
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Price: 165.00


Fishing Creel FE32
Original, quality late 19th century straw fishing creel in a French weave. This example is the best we have seen in a long time and has the original canvas and leather adjustable shoulder strap. No breaks, no dents and no worm damage and complete and in good and working order. 8.5" tall, 13.5" widest and 8" front to back plus the adjust.  
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Price: 265.00


Fishing Creel FE32



Anglers' Fly Box FE31
Anglers' Fly Box FE31
Original, quality 1920's rectangular shaped tin, with rounded corners, a hinged lid and inner lidded compartments for flies and casts and leader lines. The interior has retained much of its cream gloss finish and the original tweezers, but the outside shows a well worn originally japanned finish. All has been cleaned and waxed and is complete and in good order otherwise. 6.25" x 3.75" x 1 1/8" front to back.  
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Price: 85.00


Angler's Fly Box FE30
Original, quality 1920's rectangular shaped tin with rounded corners , a hinged lid and inner lidded compartments for flies and casts and leader lines. The interior has retained much of its cream gloss finish but the outside, originally japanned black, has lost its finish and has been cleaned and lacquered, otherwise all is complete and in good and working order. 6" x 3.5" x 1".  
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Price: 85.00


Angler's Fly Box FE30



Course Fishing Reel   FE29
Course Fishing Reel FE29
Original, quality 1920's, all wood "Platewind" angling reel in a pale colour probably birch with brass fittings and black composition grip. The brass mounting bracket is impressed "Made in England" and all is in the original finish. The ratchet on and off control button is mounted to the rear and working. Fully overhauled, complete and in good and working order. 3.5" diameter, body 2" front to back + grips. Total 3.5" x 3" front to back.  
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Price: 75.00


Galvanised Live Bait Tin FE28
Original, quality, late 19th century, oval shaped "Anglers" galvanised live bait tin. This example has tapered sides, a pierced hinged lid and a swing over wire handle. The shaped hasp to the front and the hinge to the rear are in copper, and all has been cleaned and lacquered. A most unusual bait tin, complete and in good order. Base 10.5" x 7.5" + 6.25" tall with handle down.  
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Price: 230.00


Galvanised Live Bait Tin   FE28



Engraved Copper Kettle K126
Engraved Copper Kettle K126
Original, quality large, very clean, copper kettle circa 1900, with a circular copper lid with an acorn shaped finial, a shaped spout to the front and a cast brass handle over the top with a tubular copper grip. Most exciting though is the punch engraved detail to the shoulder, "The Jolly Anglers", with a fishing creel embossed and fish on the bank freshly caught. The underside of the kettle is stamped for the manufacturer "W.Souter and Sons of Birmingham". All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. A most unusual kettle with great dovetailed seams and condition and good tinning to interior. 13" tall, 9" wide and 13.25" front to back including spout.  
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Price: 350.00


Eel Spear ES10
Original, quality, late 18th or early 19th century, blacksmith made wrought iron eel spear. These were originally fitted to 20 foot and longer wooden shafts and used to catch eels in the sand from bridges over the river. A great example, cleaned and lacquered, complete and in good and working order. 23.5" long x 8.5" and 1.75". 
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Price: 265.00


Eel Spear   ES10



Cooper Bow Front Trout   T184
Cooper Bow Front Trout T184
Original, quality, splendid Brown Trout mounted in a bow fronted glazed cabinet with glass panel sides. This speciman was mounted by "J Cooper and Sons of 26 Radnor Street, St Lukes, London EC" and his label is to the inside top right of the back panel. A detailed label is also fixed to the inside front of the cabinet with "Caught By C. A. Oakley at Fordingbridge May 27th 1919", " Weight 4.34lbs, length 21" and girth 12". A super mount all round with good groundwork as expected from this renowned taxidermist famous for his fish. We have retaped the case and repainted the exterior only, otherwise all is original. 27.5" x 13.5" tall and 5.5" front to back at centre. 
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Price: 1,250.00


Glass Minnow Trap T101
Original, quality, late 19th century, freeblown clear glass large 'bottle' minnow trap. The narrow end would be stuffed with a cork and the minnow would enter through the funnel base. Minnow were used for live bait to catch larger fish. The first we have seen of this size. Complete and in good and working order. 14.5" long x 5.5" diameter.  
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Price: 135.00


Glass Minnow Trap   T101

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