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Allcock's 1939/40 Guide

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:44 pm
by AshbyCut
Winging it's way to me is what looks like a very good condition copy of the 1939/40 Allcock's Guide.

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If I can help with any queries when it arrives ... just shout.

Re: Allcock's 1939/40 Guide

Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:34 pm
by Nobby
Yes, that's the one Mal....only the 1939 had that cover and only the '39 had the Aerial Match in it. Nice find, took me 6 years to find mine!

I don't remember Rawlings, but I think my Dad bought our bait there when we fished the Royal Parks nearby....in the Fifties!

Re: Allcock's 1939/40 Guide

Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:35 pm
by The VFC
Lovely find Mal - I've been on the lookout for one for ages!
Jim

Re: Allcock's 1939/40 Guide

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:39 pm
by AshbyCut
The Guide arrived this morning ... and I've spent most of the day devouring it's contents !!!

I had a suspicion it was a mistake buying this ... and I now know why !!!

Of course, I scoured it for reference to my Allcock's "The Sapper" roach rod. I found it ... and read the description of my 10ft. 6in. rod ... only to discover that there is ALSO AN 11FT. VERSION !!!!! AARRGGHH ..... we all know what that means !!!

Isn't this 'obsession' of ours delightfully capricious ???

Re: Allcock's 1939/40 Guide

Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:22 am
by PershoreHarrier
AC any chance you could post the relevant pages from the catalogue regarding the Aerial Match. Many thanks young sir.

Re: Allcock's 1939/40 Guide

Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:58 am
by AshbyCut
PershoreHarrier wrote:AC any chance you could post the relevant pages from the catalogue regarding the Aerial Match. Many thanks young sir.
I can't scan the page without 'breaking the spine' of the book, Sir (it's hardly been opened, I think !)... so I hope a photograph will do. If you PM me your email address I'll send you a better definition copy.

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Re: Allcock's 1939/40 Guide

Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:19 pm
by PershoreHarrier
Many thanks AC - I will PM you my e.mail address.