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ART OF THE CREEL SKU ISBN # 0-9659172-7-4Price $49.95
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)
VINTAGE ORVIS 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. Found with its original thin style leather shoulder harness. 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 with minor repair near top center hole opening (very minor & doesn't effect display). Please click on its image for additional closeups!SKU 18764Price $149.00
SCARCE 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
VINTAGE 1930'S SPLIT WILLOW CREEL W/LEATHER TRIM
Excellent condition vintage split willow creel with leather trim . This creel is 15" wide across its bottom. It has its original rear carry handle, front closing strap and buckle and all are in working condition. 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! Small piece of trim worn away under right elbow but does not effect the use or display of this great old creel! Please click on its image to see additional closeups! SKU 18898Price $169.00
LARGE "BULBOUS" WICKER WOVEN CENTER HOLE CREEL
Very large old French or Adirondack Center Hole Creel woven of whole wicker strands and retaining its original canvass shoulder strap and front closing wicker latch! This creels measures an impressive 16" wide across its belly and 11" tall at the back. It is also approximately 12" deep! The entire creel appears to be in great condition with no visible problems. Displays beautifully! Please click on its image for additional closeups and views!SKU 18161Price $179.00
LARGE 15" VINTAGE SPLIT WILLOW CREEL W/ LEATHER TRIM & TOOLED LEA. HARNESS
1940's vintage split willow creel tightly woven in great condition. It has trimming and its original rear carry handle, front closing strap & buckle are all intack! The rear carry handle is still in tack. It also has a beautiful after market (later & new old stock) leather shoulder harness that has great patterns embossed on it. It measures approximately 15" across its bottom. It was Made in Japan where 90% of all creels since the 1900's were imported from for the American Tackle Shops. Even the baskets that George Lawrence and other Oregon Creel makers leathered were mostly from Japan as well! Overall this creel appears great. Great addition to collection or to display! Please click on its image to see additional closeups!SKU 18018Price $189.00
VERY NICE VINTAGE TIGHT WOVEN SPLIT WILOW CREEL W/LEA. TRIM!
This is a nice vintage tightly woven split willow fishing creel from the 40's. The original carry handle and closing strap/buckle are all perfect and working. This is a No.15 that was Made in Japan for the American Tackle Shops since the 1900's as were all the baskets the famous Oregon Creel Makers used to dress with their saddle quality leather. Creels were originally sold without the harness which was a after market purchase and this creel was found with a aftermarket harness (appears to be new old stock of a later period) which is included. This creel measures approximately 15" across its bottom. It is trimmed in pigskin leather. 9" marked measure along top rear of lid. Please click on its image for additional closeups!SKU 18805Price $189.00
LEATHER TRIMMED SPLIT WILLOW CREEL W/POCKET EXCELLENT + CONDITION!
Very Nice 15" vintage tightly woven split willow fishing creel with leather trim . Has front mounted accessory pocket with both snaps working! This is a vintage Japanese creel produced for the American Tackle Shops since the early 1900's. These are the same split willow baskets purchased by the famous Oregon creel makers to trim in their quality saddle leather and tooling detail. This one is probably circa late 1930's. It was found with a harness which was an after market purchase. Willow has a nice patina and the leather trim has aged used patina! This creel displays beautifully and retains a rear carry handle, front closing strap and buckle! Just an outstanding wall hanger for home, cabin, or lodge! Please click on its image for additional closeups!SKU 18870Price $189.00
EXCELLENT 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 is stamped on the bottom "Made in Japan #15", which is where most of all creel baskets came from for the American Tackle Shops. This includes the creel baskets used by the famous Oregon Creel makers who imported the baskets from the far east and then aplied their saddle leather with nice tooling designs! It has diagonal leather trim strips. The willow is tightly woven. A aftermarket additional leather shoulder harness was found with it. Please click on its image for additional closeups. Great one to collect or display!SKU 18899Price $189.00
SCARCE 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
TIGHT 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
VINTAGE 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
BEAUTIFUL SIZE 14 TIGHT SPLIT WILLOW CREEL W/LEATHER TRIM & HARNESS!
Great condition vintage tight split willow creel with vertical leather trim on front! This creel is approximately 14" wide across its bottom. It has its original rear carry handle and front closing strap and buckle. 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 with a new old stock (unused) shoulder harness which was always a "after market" purchase and it is included! Nice addition to any collection or perfect to display in home, cabin, or lodge! Please click on its image to see additional closeups!SKU 18806Price $198.00
RARE 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
RARE 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
SCARCE LARGE SPLIT BAMBOO TURTLE BRAND CREEL WITH SADDLE LEATHER TRIM EMBOSSED TRIM!
This is a very collectable large "Turtle Brand" Creel by Ilhan New of Boulder, Colorado. The basket itself is fabricated of woven split bamboo and trimmed in saddle quality leather with tooled and embossed designs, measure and name. This creel is approximately 17" across the widest part of the bottom and stands 9 1/2" tall at its backside. It retains its rear carry handle and closing front strap with buckle. This creel is approximately 68 years old making it a vintage collectable. The makers stamp is on the bottom of the basket. Age lines in leather add to its wonderful patina! It is all there and displays nicely. No after market harness was found with this creel. A creel by this maker in this material and leather trim sold at Langs Tackle & Sporting Collectable Auction in Fall 2010 and Spring 2009 for over $2200.00+ each. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!!SKU 17106Price $695.00
VERY RARE #4D GEORGE LAWRENCE "HAZELDELL" CREEL W/LEATHER TRIM!
This is a very scarce George Lawrence Creel known as their model "Hazeledell" No.4D. The 4D was a 15" creel basket that would hold up to 25 lbs. of fish. This style was considered a medium priced leather bound basket by Lawrence but they are much tougher to find in this condition then the more expensive "Supreme" models. The single loop leather hanger on the back, the simple trim pattern, and no tooling or embossing is what distinguishes this creel from all of Lawrence's other models! We have included a copy from one of their original catalogs to compare dealer costs back then on both their lower price creel and their top of the line Supreme/Tillamook Pocketed creel! Marked 4D on the top and has the Lawrence cartouche on its front. Leather and split willow patina is just beautiful. Please see page 57 & 58 of the "Art of The Creel" book to see pictures and information on this particular creel. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!SKU 18895Price $800.00
GEORGE LAWRENCE #15 "TILLAMOOK STYLE" POCKETED CREEL!
Scarce, hard to find in this condition a George Lawrence Leather Pocketed Split Willow Fishing Creel known as the "Tillammok" model! It is marked #15 measuring 15" across the bottom. This nicely trimmed creel is in excellent condition. Lawrence logo embossed in leather on back side. All closing straps, buckles, carry handle, snaps, etc., are original! Found with a tooled #5 George Lawrence harness that is included. Great tightly woven split willow basket leathered by one of the top Oregon Creel Makers! See this creel on page 54 of the "Art of The Creel" book which is the beginning of the chapter on the George Lawrence Company. Please click on its image for additional closeups!SKU 18896Price $1,050.00
A.E. NELSON LEATHERED SPLIT WILLOW CREEL/SIGNED
Mint/unused 14" split willow creel by Oregon maker A.E. Nelson. Pictures tell whole story...never used, beautifully tooled and including a high quality padded harness by Nelson too! They don't get any better then this! Signed on back A.E. Nelson in leather. Please click on its image for additional close ups!SKU 13830Price $1,150.00
RARE "RAINBOW" MODEL CREEL BY THE GEORGE LAWRENCE CO.
Very rare leathered creel by the George Lawrence Co. of Portland, Oregon known as their "Rainbow" model 304 with double front accessory pockets, half leathered top, and leather trim. The other feature is that this model was made from Cordovan leather (horse hide rather then cow hide). The Rainbow model had plenty of leather trim but no embossing! This No.304 was the starting size of the 3 sizes made (304, 305, & 306) and was 15" with a capacity of 25 lbs. It retains its original rear carry handle and front closing strap for the lid top. This creel has a shoulder harness and is in overall great condition! There are marks and nicks here & there but nothing that really takes away from displaying this creel as a highly prized piece of your collection! Please click on its images to see additional closeups!SKU 16423Price $1,400.00
VERY RARE HAND WOVEN SILVER & 18K GOLD FLY FISHING SET MINATURES!
"Stonehouse Silversmiths", comprised of Pat & Butch Bramhall , hand wove this exquisite miniature flyfishing set in 1995. They retired five years ago and their once incredible business is closed. After talking to Pat Bramhall we were told that they have one set left to sell and when gone they own no more! They are selling that last set of a hand woven sterling creel with a wooden lid and 18K gold closing buckle on a belt, a wood grip on sterling net frame with a handwoven silver net, a sterling silver fly rod with a 18K gold reel and wood grip, a size 28 hand tied fly by FranBetters in a custom handmade wooden & fabric covered case for $2800.00! We were fortune to recently acquire a set they made in 1995 from a recent estate sale and are offering the same complete set as described above but having walnut wooden top for the creel lid, a walnut inset wooden grip on the net and walnut hand grip on the fly rod for $2500. There is also included a rolled document in the presentation box that describes all that detail of this set and signed by this talented couple and secured by a sterling silver miniature chain. I want to stress that all the metal you see in these items are made out of genuine sterling silver and/or 18K gold (including the guides and tip top)! What a gift for the fly fishing enthusiast in your family and a very scarce one at that. This unique collection would display beautiful in ones office, den, or fishing room! The creel is approximately 2 1/2" across and the fly rod is 16" long (scaled 2" to 1'-0"). The presentation box measures closed 18 7/8" long by 3" depth and 2 5/8" high. Please look at all our pictures to see the amazing details! To do so just click on the original image and that will show you all the additional closeups & details!SKU 18857Price $2,500.00