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  • franchi20
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    Originally posted by fitch270 View Post


    You mean the houses they used to sell?
    A guy on 24hr Campfire posted pics of one not long ago, I had no idea they existed before seeing the thread.
    Yeah, one of several models they advertised. Or so I'm told. No information to be found in the abstract.
    Last edited by franchi20; 07-14-2022, 02:28 PM.

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  • fitch270
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    Originally posted by franchi20 View Post
    FWIW, the family shack in town was a Sears mail order kit from the catalog. Not that it was done by us, Dad bought it for immediate need shelter. There's another one in the wide spot we call town around the general store.

    You mean the houses they used to sell?
    A guy on 24hr Campfire posted pics of one not long ago, I had no idea they existed before seeing the thread.

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  • CD2
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    Originally posted by dewman View Post

    Ah CD2 I miss your cheer and sunshine😳 Can I assume by your lack of cheer you haven't gotten the 30mm rings yet so you can shoot your Savage 22? Anxious to know how your 12x SWFA works out. Stay safe.
    FWIW my first wife felt the same way about our marriage. Now she's 62, thrice divorced, and alone out in Arizona. Want her number? I'm sure the broom she flies could make good time and if she aggravates you just throw water on her. I am on year 34 with the second.
    Thanks for the info LOL.
    I cant get the one i have to leave, and sure dont want another ( unless she has at least 200 acres of good deer ground ). You know " Big tracts of land " ( Monty Python and the Holy Grail reference).


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  • CD2
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    I have checked Ebay and when drug to various antique stores keep an eye out for.....

    The old yellow box Hawbakers cherry muskrat lure. Aint found one yet.

    Was what I used back in HS trappin muskrats

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  • franchi20
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    FWIW, the family shack in town was a Sears mail order kit from the catalog. Not that it was done by us, Dad bought it for immediate need shelter. There's another one in the wide spot we call town around the general store.

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  • dewman
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    This post and the comments contained within are why I keep coming back here. In fact this post/comments have the very ring of nostalgia the op alludes to. Well done. Stay safe. 👍🏻👍🏻

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  • FirstBubba
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    Originally posted by fitch270 View Post

    Ain’t that the truth. There were even a few years I’d give page and product numbers to people for Christmas ideas when they’d ask. No returns needed.😉


    On a similar side track, remember mailing off a check with the catalog order form and then having to wait weeks for the package to arrive? Good lord, how did we manage?
    I have spent hours with a "Sperry & Hutchinson" catalog!
    That's where I got my first fly rod and reel!
    I spent HOURS at the kitchen table fitting "S&H" green stamps into those little books and mailing them out off.
    They shipped it to the local REA (Railway Express Agency) down at the local depot. The REA guy knew my dad and carried it over and gave it to him!
    I had a blast with that rig, catching half dollar sized bream and perch.

    Dad and mr had been out shoeing horses
    We drove by a bait shop. Talked dad into getting me a half dozen big (3" or 4") shiner minnows.
    When he asked me what I wanted them for, I told him I had been seeing some BIG bass in our pond.
    "Boy, I can eat anything you catch down there in one sitting!"
    I figured he was probably right, but I wanted to try.

    Fly rod in hand, I tied a perch hook on with no sinker, hooked one of those big shiners just behind the dorsal fin and flipped him into the water.
    I DID NOT have to wait long!
    No idea how big they were. The first one was probably +-4 pounds. The next one about 2 or 3 pounds!

    Guess what?
    Pop did his best, but he, mom and me had fish left over! We couldn't eat it all!

    Good times!
    Last edited by FirstBubba; 07-12-2022, 10:14 PM.

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  • CD2
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    The only sign i want is like the old one on a telephone pole.....seen for 35 years on my way to a F&W area ( was old sign when i first spotted it )......

    Its gone now 😔

    "Get US out of the United Nations".

    Have not found one exactly like it, but similar and original have a few hundred on asking price.
    Last edited by CD2; 07-12-2022, 10:06 PM.

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  • CD2
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    My ol lady grew up poor and later on in life worked in an antique store. Yeah, never throws anything away and buys more old crap nobody else buys LOL
    Last edited by CD2; 07-12-2022, 09:44 PM.

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  • CD2
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    Now thats clean and orderly. Nice pic 👍

    I like old things, have a 1st edition of The Woodchuck Hunter. Used to run a chrome beam Herters scale.

    Dont have a reloading bench set up since I moved. Kids college crap hogging much of my garage.
    Shes like her mom, never throws anything away s d buys more old crap for supposed resale......hoarders.

    My rule.....pick it up becaus if I trip over it it's gone.

    Yeah, I ordered EGW base and rings for the Savage.
    Get my chores done in time and escape to the range this weekend.

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  • dewman
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    Originally posted by fitch270 View Post
    Repro tin advertising signs are big at gun shows, I always look but never buy.
    Tin signs. Did someone say tin signs? 7C156AB1-9F5E-41CC-8978-05316403B895.jpg

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  • fitch270
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    Repro tin advertising signs are big at gun shows, I always look but never buy.

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  • franchi20
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    I remember the surge of nostalgia that hit back in the 70's when people started digging out and finding value in old comic books and baseball cards. To this day, you will find many more repro Sears 1907 catalogs than Sears ever printed in 1907.

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  • fitch270
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    Originally posted by dewman View Post
    Tossing out something that means nothing to you that might have value to family/friends down the road strikes me as selfish. I believe passing time the only way to be sure if it was worth saving or not.
    To be clear, I AM NOT A PACK RAT!
    Yeah, I figure even if he tosses these down the line he’ll still get a kick out of looking through them one last time.

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  • fitch270
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    Originally posted by dewman View Post
    Put it in context Fitch, before the Internet those catalogs were to us like the Sears/Penney Christmas catalogs were to kids.
    Ain’t that the truth. There were even a few years I’d give page and product numbers to people for Christmas ideas when they’d ask. No returns needed.😉


    On a similar side track, remember mailing off a check with the catalog order form and then having to wait weeks for the package to arrive? Good lord, how did we manage?

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