Andrews of Arcadia: Writer-meets-Dealer, Lost Historian and Purveyor of Vintage Fishing Tackle for the Soul. (photo by Nick Fallowfield-Cooper)
Sunday, 9 June 2013
Found on the page of the Farlows Shop Reference Book of 1929 which featured Furnished Winders and a list of Floats the following note in the hand which appears throughout, 'Floats - Schliemann 10/4/30 - (9 Varieties), Prices in drawer'. Mr. Schliemann crops up again later in the book as a supplier of 'Gags, baiting needles & disgorgers' and is placed at 55 Talbot Road in the district of London known as W.2. Nothing else is known about the mysterious Mr. Schliemann nor about his origins as a floatmaker or forger of gags.