Tuesday, 6 December 2016


I have an archival piece entitled 'Drew Roland Barr  - A Sporting Life in an Envelope' published in the new issue of Fallon's Angler which is out today and which you may buy at their online kiosk.


Monday, 5 December 2016

Killers in Clear Water

There is a room on my website known as 'Just in, Sir!' where it continues to be the year 1960 and where today you may buy yet more Alfred Morriss "Dauntless" Quill Minnows, each one a killer in clear water.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

The Unknown Figure in the Shop Doorway c. 1943

For immediate sale in the tattered cardboard box of old catalogues and ephemera which dwells on my website in the section called 'Under the Counter, Madam' an original black and white Royal Canadian Air Force Crown Copyright photograph of the Hardy Bros. shop in Edinburgh taken in 1943.

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Friday, 2 December 2016


Go through a door in Arcadia to the year 1960 a.k.a as the space on my website known as "Just in Sir!" where without delay for a bundle of old fivers a lady or gentleman may buy the last dozen Alfred Morriss "Dauntless" Quill Minnows on the counter and chase a salmon before the season ends in the far western county of the kingdom. 

Thursday, 1 December 2016


As is customary on each day, with the odd exception, throughout the month of December until the Feast of St. Nicholas a.k.a Christmas lunch, I list one thing a day for immediate sale on my website and send out a thumbnail photograph of the item to my mailing list by way of an Advent Calendar.  If you are not already on my mailing list and would like to be added to the Advent-in-Arcadia list or to my mailing list in general please send me an electronic mail at johneandrews@btinternet.com.  All electronic mails are sent out on a blind copy. Advent-in-Arcadia opens with three Allcock's "Fishing Gazette" Pike Floats which passers-by will find waiting to go under behind the window marked 'Just in, Sir!'. 

Tuesday, 29 November 2016


Back from Kempton to the song of the Knife Sharpener echoing around the block, 'Knives to Grind, Sharpening Knives'.