Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Lemonade Hand Grenade

Bought on Sunday morning last on the edge of the old patch a Junior Army & Navy Stores (Aldershot) glass Lemonade bottle complete with its stopper.

Monday, 27 February 2017

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Just in, Sir!

For immediate sale on your telescreens a selection of items bought on the road in the week past alongside some curiosities in the backwater known as 'Under the Counter, Madam'.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

'Quite Well Tied in Wormwood Scrubs'

For immediate sale 'Under the Counter, Madam' a quantity of Tackle Lists published between 1987 and 1990 by the late Jamie Maxtone Graham widely recognised as the godfather of antique and vintage fishing tackle dealing and collecting.  Includes the chance to have bought in 1987 'a unique collection of 18 fully dressed named salmon flies, unused and boxed, quite well tied in Wormwood Scrubs jail by Douglas Gordon Goody, one of the Great Train Robbers (1963) who was convicted in 1964 and sentenced to 30 years'.

Sunday, 5 February 2017


If you are a lady or gentleman who read my entry in Rosie Macdonald's Country Queries pages in the February edition of The Field and you are interested in selling a collection of old tackle or in buying the odd item from my website please do not hesitate to telephone me on 07980 274 383.  Thank-you.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

The Allcock's Files

My latest column in the bi-monthly magazine Classic Angling is out now in Issue No. 105.  You may subscribe to the magazine by telephoning 07968 820468.

Saturday, 28 January 2017

The Past Has Been Bottled

Bought last Sunday morning in sacred halls on the edge of the old patch a collection of beer bottle labels from the days when we were so young but did not know it.