• 11 Nov
    2013

Lifetime Pagano ‘Rustic Collection’ to Sell in November

BRISTOL, Conn. — An online-only auction totaling more than 500 lots of Victorian carved- and marble-top furniture, silver and gold coins, sporting goods and other category items will be held in the annual Fall Extravaganza Estates Auction, beginning at noon on Nov. 17, hosted by Tim’s Auction. Lots expected to draw special attention will include a […]

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  • 20 May
    2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Thorens Music Box, H. L. Leonard Bamboo Fly Rod

QUESTION: I have a Thorens music box and a dozen 4 ½-inch metal disc records, one of which is “A Bicycle Built for Two.” The mechanism is housed in a small wooden box. What is the value of my music box and discs? – A, Spring City, Pa. ANSWER: Herman Thorens registered the Thorens family […]

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  • 22 Feb
    2013

Rinker on Collectibles: How Collectors See Their Treasures

During the second hour of the Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 edition of WHATCHA GOT?, my syndicated antiques and collectibles call-in radio show, a caller asked the value of a Nippon Fishing Tackle Manufacturing Co. bamboo fly/spin rod accompanied by flies, line, a bobber and other accessories, all still housed in its period wooden box. I […]

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  • 6 Oct
    2008

Color a Big Price Consideration with Fishing Lures

Color a Big Price Consideration with Fishing Lures

By Steve Ellis

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  • 15 Sep
    2008

What Reel Do We Use with that Bamboo Rod?

In a previous article. I talked about fishing with bamboo fly rods and I explained a little about length versus value. Now, with that in mind, I want to talk about some reels that would be appropriate.

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  • 10 Sep
    2008

Change of heart has dealer buying collectibles again

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.— Chris Lucero has a message for collectors. He’s buying after all.

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  • 4 Sep
    2008

Fly Fishing with Grass

Bamboo (or cane), a grass, was the material of choice used in the construction of fishing rods from the third quarter of the 19th Century to the middle of the 20th Century until the introduction of fiberglass.

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  • 4 Sep
    2008

The Nationals

Like many of you, I belong to a collecting club or organization and like most, mine offers rewards like publications and events that culminate in the yearly grand event,“The Nationals.”

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  • 11 Jul
    2008

You Can’t Take It With You

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Six, even seven days a week, Chris Lucero waits at the door of his South Broadway collectibles shop surrounded by vintage fishing lures, miles from the nearest mountain stream.

Waiting for customers. Waiting for dialysis. Waiting for the day—perhaps soon—when his body won’t allow him to wait any longer.

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  • 20 May
    2008

It’s The Condition! Grading Collectible Fishing Lures

1. Most everybody wants perfection, but few have the bucks to pursue it.

2. There are grading guides for almost anything a person collects.

3. Things change and with it so does desirability and demand.

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