Vintage Fair Treasure

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Vintage Fair Treasure

Post by Tonytoned » Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:15 pm

Hello everyone! Picked up this little lot today at Cranborne Vintage Fair in Cranborne garden centre for £4. As you can imagine I am really pleased. Love the Brooke bond tea cards the whole set with some doublers, hook to nylons, the barrel leads are from Woolworths, I am assuming the The "ELFIN float is the one in the middle of the winder? I'm still smiling now. I will look for information about the items. Some of the tackle is probably a bit before my fishing days that started in the early 70s. Any information would be gratefully appreciated and I thank you for your time.

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Post by Reedling » Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:57 pm

Blimey that is a lovely little haul for £4 I bet you were well chuffed as you walked away with that lot. I love the little ally bait tin and the split shot sliding tin, they remind me so much of my childhood. Your floats look nice on the winder and those old hook packets would look nice set up in a little display. Keep at it and hope you find loads more vintage tackle bargains. :Thumb:

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Re: Vintage Fair Treasure

Post by Keston » Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:03 pm

Very nice selection of treasure :Happy: a real bargain for that price . Very nice ally bait tin .

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Re: Vintage Fair Treasure

Post by Stour Otter » Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:05 pm

Nice little haul Tonytoned. Always like the art work on old hook packets and nothing better than a perforated alloy tin for those worms.

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Post by Tonytoned » Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:10 pm

Thank you Reedling, Keston and Stour Otter. Yeah I think I was quite lucky. It also came a half decent hand line too. Been searching around the Web. Found some images of ELFIN floats which do look similar in colour but there are a few different styles, the body of the float slides off so you can thread the line though and trap it, saves using a float cap I suppose. The bait tin looks like it hasn't been cleaned inside for a while, it still has the fine saw dust you use to get when buying maggots in the 70s (red in colour), it also has that old maggoty smell. There is an old plummet with the cork in the bottom it in the old tobacco tin. Good suggestion about displaying the hook to nylons, will definitely frame the cards.

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Post by Tonytoned » Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:16 pm

It's great to reminisce.

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Post by Paul D » Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:25 pm

4 pounds well spent Sir!! I love the Woolworths packet, brought back some lovely memory. :Hat:
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Re: Vintage Fair Treasure

Post by Tonytoned » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:58 pm

Paul D wrote:
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4 pounds well spent Sir!! I love the Woolworths packet, brought back some lovely memory. :Hat:
Thank you kind sir. That's where my parents got my first rod and reel back in 1971. Then my friends father took us to Woodmill. The lower stretch of the River Itchen (Hampshire) before it becomes tidal.

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Re: Vintage Fair Treasure

Post by Nobby » Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:13 am

The green and white bodied float isn't an Elfin, but a French-made float marketed by most of the tackle trade under different names, I believe. The Brooke Bond cards are what got me interested in fishing so long, long ago...mid-Fifties I think!

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Re: Vintage Fair Treasure

Post by Tonytoned » Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:18 am

Nobby wrote:
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:13 am
The green and white bodied float isn't an Elfin, but a French-made float marketed by most of the tackle trade under different names, I believe. The Brooke Bond cards are what got me interested in fishing so long, long ago...mid-Fifties I think!
Thank you Nobby, that is interesting about the flloat, I will keep an eye out for an Elfin float. Yeah the cards are lovely, the art work is superb. I picked up British birds too complete in the book with the Robin on the front.

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