Hibbard Spencer Bartlett Fishing Catalog 1893

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Hibbard Spencer Bartlett Fishing Catalog 1893

Hibbard Spencer Bartlett Fishing Catalog 1893

This Hibbard Spencer Bartlett Fishing Catalog from 1893 is one of my all time favorite catalogs, as well as favorite covers. Ive always been seduced by the 19th century fishing tackle makers. My favorite period of time being between the civil war and the turn of the 19th century. Hibbard Spencer & Bartlett would turn out to be a giant in the Jobber type catalog and sell everything from locks, to horse bridals to fishing gear and porcelain. It goes without saying this catalog is rather rare not just because of the date but due to the specificity of its fishing tackle subject matter.

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

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