SCARCE LARGE SPLIT BAMBOO TURTLE BRAND CREEL WITH SADDLE LEATHER TRIM EMBOSSED TRIM!SKU 17106Price $695.00
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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!!