Henry A.Murton and E.Kerry “Black Gnat”

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Henry A.Murton and E.Kerry “Black Gnat”

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I’m particularly interested in Guides and Catalogues by the two named dealers above, specifically:

Henry A.Murton of Newcastle.

The New Angler’s Guide to Northumbria. 1894

The Angler’s Guide to the Rivers and Streams of the North Countries. 1896
...and/or the maps which usually flew out of the catalogue!

E.Kerry, “Black Gnat” of Lockton, near Pickering, Yorkshire.

“Black Gnat’s” Fly Tackle in all it’s Branches - I have the 1934/5, 1936, and 1939/40 catalogues, looking to fill in a few gaps.

If any kind members have copies from these dealers, I would be very pleased to hear from them.

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Hi Phil, I have a couple of E Kerry Fly and Spinning rod catalogues. They both have no date on them and both have lots of ink writing added to update the prices etc. They both have pages cut out at the rear too so probably rods that were no longer available. I think they may be from near the end of his business days.
I'll photograph them tomorrow and put them on here for you.

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Wallys-Cast wrote: Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:22 pm Hi Phil, I have a couple of E Kerry Fly and Spinning rod catalogues. They both have no date on them and both have lots of ink writing added to update the prices etc. They both have pages cut out at the rear too so probably rods that were no longer available. I think they may be from near the end of his business days.
I'll photograph them tomorrow and put them on here for you.

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Thanks Wal,
I’ll look forward to seeing the images
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Walkerburt wrote: Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:47 pm I’m particularly interested in Guides and Catalogues by the two named dealers above, specifically:

Henry A.Murton of Newcastle.

The New Angler’s Guide to Northumbria. 1894

The Angler’s Guide to the Rivers and Streams of the North Countries. 1896
...and/or the maps which usually flew out of the catalogue!

E.Kerry, “Black Gnat” of Lockton, near Pickering, Yorkshire.

“Black Gnat’s” Fly Tackle in all it’s Branches - I have the 1934/5, 1936, and 1939/40 catalogues, looking to fill in a few gaps.

If any kind members have copies from these dealers, I would be very pleased to hear from them.

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Phil
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Oh, and this - I’ve never seen one, and neither has Paul Morgan at Coch-y-Bonddhu Books.
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The two I have are identical and both have the same 10 pages missing from the back.

No signs of a date on them but here are the pictures of the contents.

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Wallys-Cast wrote: Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:53 pm The two I have are identical and both have the same 10 pages missing from the back.

No signs of a date on them but here are the pictures of the contents.

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Wal.
Wal, that’s terrific, many thanks indeed

The date escapes me as well, but I think they’re later than my 1939/40 issue (which had the date on the title page) and the sticker states “no labour available” which could indicate a later WW11 year, when labour WAS scarce.

Great to see them, gives me hope in my searches, thanks again

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PPS....

All my 4 Catalogues state “Fly Tackle in all its Branches” on the title page, with no mention of Spinning Rods, as in yours, so he’s changed the printing, presumably at a later date than 1939/40 to include this.

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Managed to pick up another one, 1931 this time.

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Wal, I have to say that I love your paperweight!
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