Sunday, 14 February 2016

Country Life in the District of London Known as E.1.

In kitchens and parlours across Arcadia pantry floors have been emptied of bottles of Ordinary; kettles have been boiled; flags have been put out; cats and dogs have been kissed and Elgar is of course on the radiogram for in this week's issue of Country Life (February 10th)  you can read about the day my good friend the esteemed writer; angler and gentleman David Profumo spent on the stall: 'The day I visited one chap brought him a bag of courgettes; another bore news of bass movements off Dungeness and a Japanese tourist was haggling over a (japanned) box of gut-eyed flies'.

Thursday, 11 February 2016

'I Met a Traveller from an Antique Land' *

*Known locally as a house clearance gentleman from Kempton. (With apologies to Shelley)

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Streams of Whisky

Bought recently and for immediate sale on my website  to a lady or a gentleman with a fireside thirst a set of four ABU Whisky Tumblers dating from the year 1967 when the ABU Droppen was released.  Each of the glasses features an embossed ABU lure: The Droppen; The Hi-Lo; The Toby and The Abu-Fly.  These would have been given as gifts by the company to Tackle Shop owners of the time.

Friday, 22 January 2016

'Come with me to a London lost.....'

I have a piece on the history of London angling clubs in the form of enamel badges in the new issue of Fallon's Angler.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Vauxhall Motors meet the Civil Service Uptown

Bought very recently from two different sources two extremely rare Bailiff's Badges one for the Vauxhall Motors Angling Club dating from around 1949 and the other for the Civil Service Angling Society dating from between the wars.  Both for immediate sale to any gentleman or lady with wide lapels and broad shoulders down the alleyway lit by gas also known as my website.

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Just in Sir!

For immediate sale in the Old Curiosity Shop sometimes known as my website some recently found rare and unique items of exquisite delight.   These if not sold today and others of a similar ilk will be on my stall at Spitalfields tomorrow between the hours of 8am and 2/3pm.

Friday, 8 January 2016


The flags were put out and the urn ran dry for all those heroes and heroines who trekked to the stall yesterday including the gentleman who came by metal bird from New Zealand.  I shall be back on the stall next Thursday and look forward again to your very good company.