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Anglers Fly Line Box FE36
Anglers Fly Line Box FE36
Original, quality 1920's circular tin box with a hinged lid and remains of the original cream paint to the inside and the japanned black to the exterior. This well-made box was used to store fly fishing leader lines with a fly loaded. Some minor dents otherwise complete and in good and working order. 4.75" diam x 0.75". 
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Price: 38.00


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


Anglers' Fly Box FE31



Angler's Fly Box FE30
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


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: 185.00


Galvanised Live Bait Tin   FE28



Eel Spear   ES10
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


Rudd by Homer T211
Original, quality superb Rudd in the original bow fronted cabinet mounted by "W.F Homer". This very clean example has a good colour with no fading and good groundwork. The label to the inside top left is pen written, and details "Rudd caught 23rd July 1906 1lb 0½ oz" and the label to the inside top right is a printed label for the Taxidermist "Preserved by W.F Homer 157 Forest Lane Forest Gate London E.". Complete and in good order. 10.5" tall plus 1" loop. 17" wide and 4.75" front to back at centre. 
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Price: 1,250.00


Rudd by Homer T211



Pair of Tench by Cooper T208
Pair of Tench by Cooper T208
Original, quality, circa 1900, mounted brace of Tench in a bow fronted glazed cabinet with glazed end panels. This super example has all the quality and realism of a Cooper mount but no detailed label to that effect, however the label does detail who caught them and where and the weights. "Caught by T.Potter, July 15th, 1901 Weights 4lbs and 4lb 2ozs". Again great groundwork typical of Cooper. The exterior of the case has been cleaned and repainted black and the original wire loops are intact for wall mounting. Complete and in good order. Cabinet 39" x 15.5" tall plus loop and 8" front to back at centre of bow front. 
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Price: 2,800.00


Brown Trout by Cooper T207
Original, quality 1920's Brown Trout mounted in a bow fronted glazed case by J. Cooper & Sons. This super mount has all the quality and realism as expected from one the best, if not the best taxidermist specialising in fish. A handsome fish in a lifelike mount with realistic groundwork and with a good label to the interior detailing "Preserved by J.Cooper & Sons, 28 Radnor St, St Luke London E.C", an early address for Cooper: The exterior of the case has been cleaned and repainted black and the original wire loop is fixed to the reverse for wall mounting if required. Cabinet 21.5" x 10.75" tall + loop. 6" front to back at centre of bow front. 
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Price: 1,250.00


Brown Trout by Cooper T207



Glass Minnow Trap   T101
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: 95.00

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