Old Edward Barder catalogue found

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Old Edward Barder catalogue found

Post by Paul F » Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:43 pm

At the weekend I was in my mums loft and came across my old fishing diary's which date back to early 90's,which was a lot of fun flicking through them.

Amongst them I also found an Edward Barder catalogue, it is in an envelope in my own handwriting, so I must have sent off a self addressed envelope for it, this is dated 1994, it was also supplied with the photo's below :Cool:

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Here are some images of the catalogue, front page, an introduction, some coarse fishing rods
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11'3" Craftversa signed by Bernard Venables £350 :cry:
11'9" Barbus Maximus £299 :Cry:
12'6" The "Fred J Taylor" roach rod £299 :drool:
how about a 11' Wallis Wizard £290 :Brickwall:
Why did I not buy one back in 1994? cos I was just dreaming when I ordered the catalogue, I never had £1 to spend on a rod back then
Still it has been good coming across this

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Re: Old Edward Barder catalogue found

Post by Marc » Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:50 pm

I was fourteen when this was published so no chance of me buying a one back then. Even less now. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Old Edward Barder catalogue found

Post by MGs » Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:52 pm

If only.......
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Re: Old Edward Barder catalogue found

Post by Snape » Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:56 pm

That is a very early (possibly the first) catalogue. Very interesting.
The main ones you see are from the mid 90s with blue (coarse) and green (fly) coloured covers. He then reverted to loose sheets.
I ordered my Merlin back in 1996 for the outrageous price of £450 and picked up a Barbus Maximus in 1995 second hand for £500.
£299 is ludicrously cheap!
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Re: Old Edward Barder catalogue found

Post by Danny Boy » Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:50 am

hindsight is a wonderful thing :Confused:
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Re: Old Edward Barder catalogue found

Post by TemeLAD » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:31 am

Nice one Pafpuff - any mention of Colin Whitehouse floats? - I see half a dozen quills perched on top of the wicker creel in the 2nd photo :Hat:
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Re: Old Edward Barder catalogue found

Post by Champ » Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:38 pm

Ive just dug out mine.Sent a pound coin taped into a piece of card in and envelope as requested to receive my copy.I thought that it might have been earlier but the prices are the same.No floats listed.Aluminium rod tubes,centrepin reels,landing nets(with Len Arbery),Kelly kettles and wicker creels and baskets are offered though.

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Re: Old Edward Barder catalogue found

Post by Paul F » Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:00 pm

TemeLAD wrote:Nice one Pafpuff - any mention of Colin Whitehouse floats? - I see half a dozen quills perched on top of the wicker creel in the 2nd photo :Hat:
No floats mentioned, although you could have had a Dave Swallow pin for £89.50

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Re: Old Edward Barder catalogue found

Post by Beresford » Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:36 pm

I have both this early stapled catalogue and the later blue version. My early version states that a Bishop would cost £290, I so wished I had ordered a couple at least. Barder tackle would have been an good investment. I think Edward just picked up a selection of photographs to send out with each catalogue request. I was sent half a dozen photos that are different to those you show.

He also listed a 10' 7 weight Sea Trout rod called the Scarble difner. Or something very close to that but either way a conjured up name. I wonder how many of those he made, perhaps only one…

I still have all these along with a Carter catalogue and a Lindsey catalogue. I have seen the blue Barder one for £25 on ebay…
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Re: Old Edward Barder catalogue found

Post by Paddex » Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:48 pm

Snape wrote:£299 is ludicrously cheap!
In '93 I paid exactly 700 DM - that is £290 - for my Hardy Fibalite FJT Trotter and 6' Spinning Rods
If I only knew of Mr. Barder then ... :Hair out:

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