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Hibbard Spencer Bartlett Fishing Catalog

Hibbard Spencer Bartlett Fishing Catalog

This Hibbard Spencer Bartlett Fishing Catalog is from 1893. Its one of my favorite antique fishing lure and reel catalogs. The company playing a major role in the outdoor sporting fields both hunting, fishing, and fly fishing for many decades. Acting as a major jobber and distributor of fishing tackle from just about every maker of fly fishing , bait casting, rod and reel makers we as collectors seek out.

The artwork done on these great old catalogs gives us insight into not only the sport but the marketing used for the period of time.

The company would produced some of the largest catalogs I’ve seen selling everything from door nobs, to dinnerware to firearms and small gauge cannons, yes I said cannons. ┬áMany of their main catalogs in the pre-teens to mid teens reached 1500+ pages.

Hibbard Spencer Bartlett Fishing Catalog

2016-09-02T10:19:50+00:00 September 2nd, 2016|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Antique Reels, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Fly Fishing|Comments Off on Hibbard Spencer Bartlett Fishing Catalog

Shakespeare Bait Company Service Ring

Shakespeare Bait Company Service Ring

This Shakespeare Bait Company Service Ring is a great example of one of those add on pieces we can all add to our collection. The fringe pieces that say have no reel (bad Pun) place on any shelf but can add depth and novelty to your antique lure or reel collection. Throughout the years I’ve come across things such as pins, pens, employee handbooks, special lures that were given to employees for either time in service or merit based. This ring almost reminds me of an old class ring.

“Leadership, Quality, Integrity” the ring has etched on the side with a montage of rods, and reels and what appears to be a fish.

Shakespeare Bait Company Service Ring

2016-08-29T18:32:58+00:00 August 29th, 2016|Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Shakespeare Lures|Comments Off on Shakespeare Bait Company Service Ring

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