Fishing collectibles — Reel them in

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Mixed split cane fishing creel. Red dye, 19th C New England. Cond. VG with slight damage to lower right hand corner. Value $300-$400. Images courtesy Max Hand.

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1937 NC resident fishing license shaped like a fish, is made of copper and has a pin-back. It is valued at $350-$450. Images courtesy Max Hand.
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Finely woven center hole fishing creel. Small size, 7 1/2" deep, 9" wide, 7" high. Probably for a child. Early 20th C. Exc. Condition. Value $300-$400. Photo courtesy Max Hand
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Rare 1/0 size hard rubber and german silver salt water reel. Serial #A152. Stamped "EDWARD VOM HOFE MAKER NY PAT JULY 14, 1896" Value $900-$1,100. E - condition. Photo courtesy Max Hand
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Orvis raised rim fly reel w/click knob. Nickel plated brass, wide spool. Marked CF ORVIS MAKER PATENTED MANCHESTER, VT. 19th C, 3 7/8" diameter, spool 7/8" wide. VG working condition with some loss of plating. Photo courtesy Max Hand
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Raised pillar fly reel. Hard rubber and german silver. Scarce size No. "3", made by Julius Vom Hofe. 19th C. Unmarked. 2 1/2 " H, 1 7/8" diameter, 1" spool width. E- condition Value $1,200 - $1,500. Photo courtesy Max Hand
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Raised pillar fly reel. Hard rubber and german silver. Scarce size No. "3", made by Julius Vom Hofe. 19th C. Unmarked. 2 1/2 " H, 1 7/8" diameter, 1" spool width. E- condition Value $1,200 - $1,500. Photo courtesy Max Hand
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Fishing as shown in a 16th century handbook on wellness espousing "sufficient food and drink in moderation, fresh air, alternations of activity and rest."

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