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Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:18 pm 
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Fun to collect are sporting or fishing magazines from the year of your birth. I have had these magazines for many years and thought I'd share the covers with some of you youngsters.



Today is my 84th birthday and my days fishing are still very enjoyable. This 20" smallmouth celebrated with me when I released it to catch again.



Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:22 pm 
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Happy Birthday, Phil.


Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:29 pm 
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Happy Birthday Phil, Nice fish!


Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:05 pm 
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Happy Birthday, Phil! It's so great to hear that you and Fudge are still getting out on those float trips. You must have that boat launching down to a science!


Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:20 pm 
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Happy birthday.

I am always intrigued by old hunting and fishing magazines, and sporting goods catalogs. I have often wondered how many secret stashes with boxes full of old magazines and catalogs might exist out there. Still waiting to see someone like those American Pickers stumble across a treasure trove. Surprisingly many of the antique shops I have visited don't have as many old magazines as I would expect to see. They must be out there somewhere though.

Thanks for sharing!


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Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:31 pm 
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Tightlines666 wrote:Happy birthday.

I am always intrigued by old hunting and fishing magazines, and sporting goods catalogs. I have often wondered how many secret stashes with boxes full of old magazines and catalogs might exist out there. Still waiting to see someone like those American Pickers stumble across a treasure trove. Surprisingly many of te antique shops I have visited don'the have as many old magazines as I would expect to see. They must be out there somewhere though.

Thanks for sharing!

Back before the internet, when there were still old established and privately owned book stores, one could find ancient magazines and catalogs for really cheap. Comics too, when I was a kid. That stuff is worth a fortune now.
Mark


Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:34 pm 
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Awesome! Happy birthday!


Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:53 pm 
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Happy Birthday Phil and hope you spend many more catching fish.

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Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:29 am 
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Happy Birthday, Phil. Keep on pestering :fished those smallies. :)


Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:01 am 
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Those old F & S mags - I have a fair pile from the 30's 40's & 50's if you have anything you want feel free to contact me - postage from New Zealand of course!


Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:03 am 
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I have often wondered how many secret stashes with boxes full of old magazines and catalogs might exist out there.

One of our greatest finds was a stash of over 1500 outdoor magazines in the loft of an old barn. These magazines were packaged by the year with individual sheets of paper between each copy. The newspapers they were wrapped in were from the 1930s. We had Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, Outdoor Recreation, etc. from 1900 into the late 1930s.

We also purchased the Outdoor Life collection of Jack O'Connor the gun editor of that magazine. They were all bound with his notes included alongside various articles. It was obvious that as he aged he revised some of his articles and used them over again. Letters from notable big game hunters were used as bookmarks.


Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:22 am 
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Phil

I did some math. When I am 84, you will be 98. At that rate I think we need to start showing Fudge how to unload the boat and pilot it. However, when I figure dog years, Fudge will be 133 years of age when you hit 98 and I hit 84. I guess Fudge needs to start fathering some puppies.

Keep on fishing, it keeps you young.

Roger


Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:05 am 
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Phil,
Congratulations on your birthday. You've still got more to come.

You sold me the oldest Texas fishing and hunting magazines I've found so far many years ago. I'm still looking for pre-1946 magazines published in Texas especially these 3. Not the best covers but good historical information inside.




Thanks for all of the help throughout the years.

Colby


Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:13 am 
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I have ways to go Phil to get to 84. I love those old magazines with such great covers. Compare them to the crap that is Outdoor Life and Field and Stream today. One of my pet peeves is that today's Outdoor Magazines have very little that would appeal to youngsters unlike the magazines of the past. Don't believe it, give a boy an Outdoor Magazine from the past 12 months and one from say 1959, and see how long he looks at each one. Hope you enjoyed your birthday and have many more.


Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:23 am 
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Happy Birthday Phil !! Enjoy your day !!! John Savu


Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:50 pm 
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Happy Birthday, Phil! You and Marilyn have given much to our club and our hobby.


Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:32 pm 
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Hey Phil.

Belated Happy Birthday !

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Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:43 pm 
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Happy belated birthday Phil. I hope it was a great one!


Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:12 pm 
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Happy birthday Phil! Mine is the 19th but I have a ways to go to be your age. I will only be 76.


Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:56 am 
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Happy 84th! I hear your name over and over and bow with reverence. You are legendary and apparently the fish think so too! Thank you for your contributions to the Club and its legacy. You are a hero to all of us. Send more pictures of your monster bass and magazines. We could sit down with those magazines and not get up for days!


Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:48 am 
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happy birthday phil..and many more, i still chuckle when i think of all the dumb questions i would ask about reels and such on your former site, and you always answered without fail ,your a walking encyclopedia of fishing info.
charlie gano


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