Wednesday 25 May 2016

In the Shop Window & Other Places

Bought over the last month in the course of well over fifteen hundred miles along b-roads forgotten, in lesser known auction rooms and even among the odd private collection a selected number of items exquisite for immediate sale one of which is 'In the Shop Window' and the others which are next door in the emporium known as 'Just in, Sir!'

Friday 20 May 2016

Under the Counter, Madam!

Bought recently as part of a large collection of 20th Century fishing tackle catalogues a number of examples for immediate sale from the old cardboard box on my website which can be found Under the Counter, Madam!

Monday 16 May 2016

The National Vintage Fishing Tackle Fair - Sunday 13th November 2016

Across all Arcadia from the Outskirts of Pandemonium to the Very Edge of Reason glasses of London Porter and bottles of Victory Gin are raised to all those who stalled out and punted at yesterday's National Vintage Fishing Tackle Fair in the spiritual capital of fishing tackle manufacturing Redditch.  The day was a joyous riot as it always is.  Special mention goes to all but in particular to the gentlemen who drove overnight from Germany and queued graciously. 

You now have all summer to dream of the moment that Samuel Guyatt opens the tea van hatch in the mist of a dark autumn morning and the NEXT National Vintage Fishing Tackle Fair happens on Sunday 13th November 2016.  In the meantime flyers and handbills for November's fair printed in rich ink by Martin Clark at Tilley Printing may be obtained from me at auctions; markets; car boot sales and in certain lay-bys and down selected B-roads.  Thank-you.