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CreelNetMount.jpgCreel, Net & Mount Display
An example of how to create an area displaying a Creel, Net and Mount combination. Click image to see an enlarged photo. Note: Items not for sale, display only.
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BKArtoftheCreel2.jpgART OF THE CREEL
Hugh Chatham and Dan McClain

"The Art of the Creel" is a photographic perspective on a wide variety of creels, their makers, their materials, and their artistic appeal. With more than 200 different creels photographed, this book provides a comprehensive look at all the major categories of creel as well as some very rare, one of a kind creels that are tucked away in private collections. The authors have also provided pertient information about the history and the makers of most of the creels. There is still much to learn about the subject and "The Art of the Creel" is as good place to start for anyone interested in fishing creels. (Note: There are no values given)

SKU ISBN # 0-9659172-7-4Price $49.95
18278.jpgEARLY FRENCH WEAVE WILLOW CREEL W/FISH CLOSURE!
This is a very nice vintage (c.1920's) small tightly woven split willow creel (french weave technique) measuring 12" across its base. It has its original leather/metal closing strap/clasp. This size was typically used to hold small stream brookie's and other small game fish. Perfect original condition! This creel was found without a harness which were after-market purchases anyway. This is the way the famous Oregon Creel makers imported their creels to then dress with leather trim and tooled patterns! Great to display or add to a creel collection! Please click on its image for additional closeups!
SKU 18278Price $110.00
17845.jpgORVIS CENTER HOLE WICKER CREEL!
Scarce vintage fishing creel that was produced exclusively for the famous Sporting Goods Company in Vermont "Orvis". This whole wicker, center hole creel was in their 1950's catalog. It retains all its original wicker construction, lid hinges and front leather closing strap. The closing strap and its' buckle are still intack. This creel model can be seen in the collectors book "Art of the Creel" which we also sale. It measures approximately 14" across, 6 1/2" front to back and 8 1/2" high. It has a beautiful woven "overlap" top lid design with a turn of the century center hole configuration. Honestly used but all there!Please click on its image for additional closeups!
SKU 17845Price $129.00
18488SCARCE VL&A VINTAGE FISHING CREEL BY THE ED CUMMINGS CO.
A very scarce Ed Cummings whole wicker fishing creel made for the VL&A Sporting Shop of Chicago, ILL., and retains its rare VL&A metal logo tag attached to the back side of the creel! This creel with the VL&A metal plate attached is rarely seen. The is in solid excellent condition measuring 14" across it bottom base and approximately 7 1/2" high at the back. Found with a aftermarket vintage tooled leather shoulder harness which is included. Beautiful patina with no visible breaks. Please click on its image to see additional closeups! Great collectable or super display piece.
SKU 18488Price $159.00
18393.jpgPOCKETED SPLIT WILLOW CREEL 15" c.1930's
Nice condition vintage split willow creel with leather trim and a front leather accessory pocket! This creel is approximately 15" wide across its bottom. It has its original rear carry handle, reinforced front closing strap and buckle, and closing snaps on its pocket and all are in tack & working. Made in Japan circa late 30's for the American Tackle shops as were 98% of all creels since the early 1900's including the baskets that the famous Oregon Creel makers used to dress with their fancy tooled saddle leather. It was found with a shoulder harness which was always a "after market" purchase. Nice addition to any collection or perfect to display in home, cabin, or lodge! Please click on its image to see additional closeups!
SKU 18393Price $179.00
18503EXCELLENT CONDITION SPLIT WILLOW CREEL W/LEATHER TRIM!
Great vintage split willow fishing creel with leather trim. Has great Patina! This creel retains its original rear carry handle, front closing strap and buckle! This creel measures 15" wide across its bottom. There is a 9" measure across the rear top of the lid. It has a wonderful orange/ brown finish. It has diagonal leather trim strips. The willow is tightly woven. A aftermarket tooled leather harness was found with it. Please click on its image for additional closeups. Great one to collect or display!
SKU 18503Price $179.00
17728.jpgSPLIT WILLOW 14" CREEL WITH POCKET & LEATHER TRIM !
This is a 1930's vintage tightly woven split willow fishing creel with front pocket and leather trim. It is an authentic creel with nice patina. It is still a beauty with original rear carry handle and front closing strap & buckle. This creel measures approximately 14" across its bottom and 7 1/2" tall at its back side. It has a dark brown finish/patina. The split willow is beautifully woven and in excellent condition as well. No harness was found with it, which were after market purchases anyway. Please click on its image for additional closeups!
SKU 17728Price $189.00
18396.jpgSCARCE REMOVEABLE POCKETED "LOWBOY" VINTAGE CREEL/LEATHER TRIM!
This is a very nice vintage "LOWBOY" fishing creel and is a scarce version with the four-buckle removable front pocket. It is a tightly woven whole wicker basket with leather trim. It retains its closing strap and buckle, no rear carry handle, and comes with a beautiful embossed leather shoulder harness found with it. There is a marked 9" measure across the top leather lid hinge. This creel is approximately 16" across its bottom and 8" tall at the rear. Great piece to display or add to a collection. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!
SKU 18396Price $189.00
18238.jpgTIGHT FRENCH WEAVE SPLIT WILLOW CREEL C.1920'S
Large 16" early French weave split willow creel in excellent condition! This is a fine example of the early creels imported to the United States Tackle Shops pre-leather trim. It is also an example of the tightly woven creels that the famous Oregon Creel makers imported and then dressed with their fancy tooled leather. This creel measures approximately 16" across its bottom and 10" high at its back! Makes a great addition to any collection or as a display artifact for cabin, lodge, or home. The lid closure is not intact. There was no harness found with it and the harness were after-market purchases if desired. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!
SKU 18238Price $189.00
17739.jpgPOCKETED SPLIT WILLOW CREEL W/LEATHER TRIM
Excellent condition vintage split willow creel with leather trim and a front leather accessory pocket! This creel is 15" wide across its bottom. It has its original rear carry handle, front closing strap and buckle, and closing snaps on its pocket and all are in tack & working. Originally made in Japan for the American Tackle shops as were 98% of all creels since the early 1900's including the baskets that the famous Oregon Creel makers used to dress with their fancy tooled saddle leather. It was found without a leather shoulder harness which was always a "after market" purchase anyway. Nice addition to any collection or perfect to display in home, cabin, or lodge! Please click on its image to see additional closeups!
SKU 17739Price $198.00
18227.jpgVINTAGE SPLIT WILLOW POCKETED LEATHER FISHING CREEL
This is a nice No.15 vintage tightly woven split willow fishing creel with leather trim and front accessory pocket. It is in great condition and retains its' original rear carry handle, front closing strap & buckle, and pocket snaps! A leather after market shoulder harness found with this creel is included! This fishing basket is approximately 15" wide across its base and 9" tall at the back. Great color/patina. These split willow creels were made in Japan for the American Tackle Shops from 1900 thru the 50's as were the creel baskets imported by the famous Oregon Creel makers to leather. This creel would display beautifully in home, cabin or lodge! Please click on its image to see additional closeups!
SKU 18227Price $198.00
14651.jpgRARE 1930's VOIGT SPLIT WILLOW FISHING CREEL W/LEA. TRIM!
Vintage 1930's Split Willow Fishing Creel with leather trim. This large 16" original creel still retains its rear carry handle and front closing strap & buckle. Although there is honest wear from years of use this creel has a nice patina and tightly woven split willow and great display character. It is ready to hang and display! It is approximately 16" across its bottom. There is a 9" measure across the top of the back of the lid to measure your catch. This high quality saddle leather trimmed creel is also artfully tooled on its top and back. It is also cross stitched on the front leather trim. Some threads are torn but only adds to the wonderful aged patina of this rare creel attributed to Voigt from the state of Washington. The closing strap was made as a buckle or snap closure but the male part of the snap is gone. This does not effect the display or uniqueness of this very rare creel. Please click on its image for additional closeups!
SKU 14651Price $489.00
18485SCARCE MARSHALL WELLS FISHING CREEL BY THE GEORGE LAWRENCE CO.
This is a very scarce creel manufactured by the George Lawrence Co. for the Oregon Hardware store Marshall Wells. It is stamped on the back side "Marshall Wells....Portland". It is a large 15" creel measured across its bottom side. It is beautifully tooled with quality saddle leather trim. It retains its original rear carry handle, its front closing strap and buckle and was found with an after market tooled/embossed leather shoulder harness. It is a very nice tightly woven split willow basket known as french weave pattern. It is also marked with the #4 which designates its 15" size and capacity to carry 25 lbs of fish. Nice honest used patina finish in great shape. A very scarce creel by one of the premier Oregon creel makers. Great to collect or display! Please click on its image to see additional closeups!
SKU 18485Price $595.00
18483RARE C.1922 LARGE 16" JOHN CLARK FISHING CREEL W/TOOLED LEATHER TRIM & HARNESS!
Large and scarce John Clark Saddlery Co. fishing creel measuring 16" across its bottom and 9 1/2" tall. This creel retains its original rear carry handle, closing strap & buckle and beautiful tooled leather pattern trimming! It was found with a leather shoulder harness which is included. John Clark started the company in 1878 and he died in 1923 but the company was continued by his family until 1927. The "vast majority of Clark creels are unmarked" as is this one but it retains an exclusive Clark lid closing strap detail that defines a lot of his work.....the cutout closing lid strap detail where it meets the half leather covered top. Beautiful tooled patterns, nice vintage patina, and a 10" measure across the rear top of the lid hinge. Originally dyed this tightly woven french weave split willow basket is in great shape! The closing strap for the lid is a bit fragile but still intack and all there. Very collectable creel and displays really great! Please click on its image to see additional closeups of it.
SKU 18483Price $695.00
18429.jpgRARE JOHN CLARK TOOLED & LEATHERED SPLIT WILLOW CREEL!
Very scarce John Clark Saddlery of Portland, Oregon split willow leathered creel with great tooling! It is considered a very early example of Clark's creel production distinguished by his method of attaching the closing strap to the lid circa 1916-1920. Clark rarely signed his creels and this is not too. It has been brought to our attention that this creel uses a half buckle and a leather strap keeper closure which was characteristic of his creels after 1916. Clark was out of business by 1928 when they were bought by Marshall Wells. This is a nice 16"+ in width and very deep measuring 10" high at the back. The creel basket itself is very tightly woven and solid. The leather work is cow hide leather. It was found with a leather shoulder strap which is included! Every original part intack but closing strap a bit fragile but complete! Great collectable example of an early Clark creel. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!
SKU 18429Price $798.00
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