Monday 23 December 2013

H.V.C Johnstone, Egypt, 1914

Found recently a leather and pigskin fly wallet from Wm. Haynes & Son of 63 Patrick Street in Cork which was taken to Egypt in 1914 by its former owner H.V.C Johnstone.  The wallet is stamped in gilt with the shop's address and legend and contains a number of flies and casts as well as evidence of a few other visitors now deceased.