Found these tonight....

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Found these tonight....

Post by BoltonBullfinch » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:36 pm

I found these tonight, stuffed down the back of a drawer. Left as they are nearly all of them will not be fishable, so do I restore them or leave them in the back of the drawer.
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Post by Nigel Rainton » Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:00 pm

They look good to me, why are they not fishable? Don't restore any Harcork, they are collectable in original condition.

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Post by BoltonBullfinch » Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:15 pm

Nigel Rainton wrote:
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They look good to me, why are they not fishable? Don't restore any Harcork, they are collectable in original condition.
There are holes in a lot of the float and there are deep cuts in the bodies and the varnish is cracked and missing.
What are harcork floats.

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Post by Nigel Rainton » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:57 am

The orange float on the far left looks like a Harcork, have a look at the dark green stem at the bottom of the float. It will have a transfer saying "Harcork". It's just a design / brand but for some reason people collect them.

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Post by BoltonBullfinch » Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:36 am

I will never use the big old floats, so maybe a framed display in their untouched condition would be a idea.

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Post by BreadFlake » Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:28 am

BoltonBullfinch wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:36 am
I will never use the big old floats, so maybe a framed display in their untouched condition would be a idea.

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That sounds good, although I'd restore the Porcupine quills as they're a pleasure to use.

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Re: Found these tonight....

Post by Baskey » Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:17 pm

The orange float on the left is an auger never miss, red band above a green base there are two others in the group lovely cork body floats. They will make a first class display

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Post by Baskey » Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:50 pm

I'll correct myself it's auger nevamiss day-glow

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Re: Found these tonight....

Post by Barbelseeker » Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:54 pm

Hope that you are not keeping fairies locked up in that drawer, can see the faint writing of "help" near the stems of the floats

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Post by Tonytoned » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:02 pm

Good luck Sir and what a nice surprise finding them too.

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