EPHEMERA A large album of angling ephemera, probably compiled by the tackle maker and dealer W.J. Cummins of Bishop Auckland, including autograph letters signed by various angling authors, tacklemaker's catalogues and advertising materials, newspaper cuttings, original pen, ink, and watercolour angling caricatures, decorative envelope covers, actual specimens of flies, printed ephemera, etc.

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Lot 823
EPHEMERA
A large album of angling ephemera, probably compiled by the tackle maker and dealer W.J. Cummins of Bishop Auckland, including autograph letters signed by various angling authors, tacklemaker's catalogues and advertising materials, newspaper cuttings, original pen, ink, and watercolour angling caricatures, decorative envelope covers, actual specimens of flies, printed ephemera, etc.

Sold for £ 2,760 (US$ 3,495) inc. premium
EPHEMERA
A large album of angling ephemera, probably compiled by the tackle maker and dealer W.J. Cummins of Bishop Auckland, including autograph letters signed by various angling authors, tacklemaker's catalogues and advertising materials, newspaper cuttings, original pen, ink, and watercolour angling caricatures, decorative envelope covers, actual specimens of flies, printed ephemera, etc., most pasted-in (but several lengthy letters loose in original envelopes), bookplate of F.W. Sims, modern half morocco, folio, [c.1885-1905]

Footnotes

  • A fine collection of autograph material and ephemera, seemingly put together by the great nineteenth century tackle makers W.J. Cummins. Includes autograph letters to Cummins from William Senior, Edward Gray, Francis Walbran, R.B. Marston, Fred Yates, S. Allcock, William Henderson, William Gallow, John Bickerdyke, T.E. Pritt, William Jardine ("with specimens of his fish scales"), and others, many discussing tackle and flies (several with samples enclosed); several original specimens of flies including patterns by Eaton (12), "Mr.Paul... noted angler [who] resides in Edinburgh" (18), flies on lines being the "work of old 'Grizzell' of S. Church" (according to a note by Cummins; tackle trade catalogues by Allcock; Joseph Braddell of Belfast; Northern Fishing and Athletic Co. of Manchester; F. Gouldbourn of Market Drayton, and others; auction catalogues, including the sporting effects (including forty fishing rods, and flies) of A.F. Thistlethwayte held at Messrs. Foster (1 March, 1888); Fishing tackle... Cape, Dunn and Pilcher (11 July, 1893); several albumen photographs (including anglers on the river), , the 1885 rule book for the Angler's Club of Ireland, angling greetings cards designed by W.G.B. Murdoch, and approximately 10 original watercolour, or ink drawings, mostly angling caricatures.
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