Monday, May 7, 2007

01 May 2007 Canton Repository Article on Antique Tackle

A great article featuring an NFLCC collector was posted in the Canton Repository. This article centers on Ron Kotch, and there are a number of things I like about this feature. First, although the spectacular high prices command attention, Kotch references Pikie Minnows in the $10-$30 range. Second, it talks about fakes and frauds, a really important subject. Third, it notes that Ron is a fisherman. I think too often we collectors get disconnected from our roots as fishermen and women, and get lumped solely into the collecting category. Almost all of us who collect and write on fishing history fish regularly and got into collecting because we loved fishing. I really liked this was emphasized in the article. All in all, a really neat piece.

A link to the article on-line can be found:

"Antique Lure Sells at $110,000" by Bob Russ.

A great article promoting fishing history and collecting!

--Dr. Todd

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