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    Jack Hiltons Quest for Carp and Kevin Cliffords Redmire Pool both mint, both first editions, 1K if anyone is interested or will swap for a ESP LTD M-1000
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    Quote Originally Posted by Les Clark View Post
    Iv`e just been sorting out a pile of old fishing related letters , mags ect, and found two "Angling Mail Annuals " 79& 83 , not worth money I know but worth a read .
    I also found a 1986 catalogue from " The Tackle Shop " ( Neville Fickling ) Gainsborough ,flicking through this I came across this little gem : " The Specimen Hunters Overwrap " , not too sure if it was the one that I had but I think that it is as me and my fishing buddy at the time did buy a lot of gear from there .
    For the younger tackle tarts of today I will explain , you had a brolly which you put up upright , then you put what felt like a cwt ( sorry, 25 kilos ) of tarpaulin over the top , peg it down and hope for the best , not forgetting that you had a centre pole that you had to try and remember when you had that run in the middle of the night and not knock the sodding lot down .
    When you packed up , you just prayed that it hadn`t rained or that " Specimen Hunters Overwrap " weighed twice as much

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    P.S. I also found a " Credit Voucher " for £6-30pence erm , I wonder what thats worth today
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    Les, I think I can just about remember the picture that you think may be of you ,(god you must be getting on a bit )A carp angling partner of mine had one of the overwraps that you mention and yes it was sheer bloody awful- In those days we used to fish the A1 pits which at the time were free to anybody who wanted to fish there- it was usually empty as the carp world hadnt got onto it then and we would spend a weekend on it and never see a soul- anyway I digress.The shop you mention "The tackle shop"-Tooley street- gainsboro- lincs, was run by Trevor Moss-
    who can now be found in the antique trade selling things like longcase clocks and barometers (as long as they dont contain mercury) near caenby corner in Lincolnshire. regarding your credit voucher I reckon it would ( if inflation were to be taken into account) be worth about twelve and a half thousand pounds and two pence!! You may want to enquire if it is still valid with the presant owner of the shop- Neville Fickling- I daresay that we can well guess what the answer to your query will be, that is unless you know the whereabouts of a pike well in excess of the one that holds the record at this moment in time and you are prepared to reveal its exact location. If you dont have this information or will not part with it if you do, I suggest that you continue breathing in the normal manner and frame the credit note as a reminder of ones carefree,happy spending habits of your younger days!
    ps-- wanna buy some Nash 80s style stormsides mate- very collectable- only £250-- a REAL BARGIAN !and I'll throw in a cataloque of any i might find on the floor of my tackle dealer which you can sell at a much later date for a handsome return
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Paul of Sheffield View Post
    Early Beanos and Dandys were worth a bit and some Rupert the Bear ones went for £100s
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    What about early Viz Comic.

    Sid The Sexist, Buster Gonad and The Fat Slags must be worth a fortune.

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    the topless skateboarding nunn, classic stuff Ron
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Monk View Post
    the topless skateboarding nunn
    wasnt she the nun from somewhere in europe that had a hit single back in the sixties that started "domi nici nici nici"but couldnt back it up with another and eventually fell on hard times?

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    Here are some real ones who got themselves a recording contract. Sublime.


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    The most collectable Rupert Bear, is the rarest naturally......


    Rupert on **** Island.

    I kid you not.


    Politically Incorrect 5: **** Island
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    I believe the ones were Rupert is white are the rarest ones
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    Even Enid's "Five" have been cleaned up by Hodder (fabulously quaint, early 1990s, pre-takeover, one editor to a tiny, squalid, English public-school-like, cubby-hole office, Bedford Square HQ, by the way) - Enid Blyton's Famous Five get 21st-century makeover | Books | The Guardian.

    "Wot? No Gollies?! Or swarthy gypsy-types? To be either exquisitely patronised and bought a tea, or heartily dumped upon...?"

    Well! I blame it on "The Government"!
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    I gave away a signed first edition of Chris Yates "the secret Carp"

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