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Below are a few badge, pins, medals, and etc. from my collection. I am always looking for similar items. The items on this page are not for sale, but there are some hunting & fishing items and badges on my sales pages.

Cabo Blanco Fishing Club Pins

Black Marlin

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Striped Marlin

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Tuna

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Dolphin

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Roosterfish

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Snook

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Made very similar to the Field & Stream pins. The Cabo Blanco club was a very famous big game fishing club in Peru. These pins once belonged to Harry T. Rayner who worked at the Club from the 1950s up into the 1970s, at some point he was manager of the club.1 1/4 inches.

 

Massachusetts Sport Fishing Awards

Largemouth Bass

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Smallmouth Bass

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Sunfish

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Walleye

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Pike or Pickerel

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10lbs. 1968

 

Pike or Pickerel 

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 Catfish

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6lbs 3oz 1991

 

Shad

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6lbs 3oz. 1968

 

Shad

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Gold Filled, 7lbs. 10oz 1968

 

Trout

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?

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I can't identify this species. Looks like a type of bass, but different than the largemouth and smallmouth I have, unless I have misidentified one of those. 

 

Box and Lure

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This is the type of box the awards came in. Fish & Game Department - Westboro, Mass.Probably the lure used to catch the 10 lb. Pickerel whose award is above. 

 

1 1/8 inch, Wall-Bank Co. Brookline, the gold one is marked gold filled. 1960s-1990s

R.J. Schaefer Beer Salt Water Fishing Contest Pins

50 Lb. Award 1960

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Bronze Merit award pin, no Date

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Silver Merit award pin, no Date

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Gold Merit award pin, no Date

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1964 Merit? 

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1965 Merit Award

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1965 Individual High Scorer

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1966 Merit

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1966 Individual High Scorer

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 1967 Merit 

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1967 High Scorer

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1968 Merit

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1968 High Scorer

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1969 Merit

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1970 Merit

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1971 Merit

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1972 Individual High Scorer

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1973 Individual High Scorer

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1974 Merit

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All around 2 inches, pot metal

 

Schaefer Fishing Contest Lighter

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Given to a guest on the Silver Anniversary America Cruise 5/17/71. Zippo. 1 1/8 x 2 1/4 inches. 

1959 Schaefer Cup Pin

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Schaefer Brewing Puerto Rican Gamefish Tournament
1 3/4 inch.

 

I am trying to find out more information on the Schaefer Fishing Contests. If you have other info, please contact me. 

 

Military Rod & Gun Club Items from Europe

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Association of American Rod and Gun Clubs Europe. The first was a Conservation Award, second a Trophy Show Award. 1 1/2 inches, not counting chain. Enamel on metal. From the same man as the Ram medal 

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Europe with a fish motif, 1 1/2 inches. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Europe - Fishing Instructor - US Force, 7/8 inch. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Crailsheim Rod and Gun Club, but also has a similar center section with the fish and US shield, 1 1/8 inch.

 

 

 

 

 

Crailsheim Rod & Gun Lighter

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Germany, Vulcan, designed in California, made in Japan. After WW II.  

 

 

Rod Gun Club Medal

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Bester Bock (Best Ram) from the Rod & Gun Club Sembach Air Force Base 1969. 2 1/2 inches. 

 

Giebelstadt Rod & Gun Club

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Pin given to members. The Rod & Gun Club was on an Army/Air Force base in Bavaria Germany. The base was a former WW II Luftwaffe base. During the cold war radar intercepts, the U-2 spy plane, and etc were based there. The base was closed in 1968. Pin is 1 3/4 inch, made in Duisburg, Germany. 

My thinking is these pins are from just after WW II for US forces in Germany when we were in occupation. I also have a few other European US military themed fishing and hunting pins.  

 

 

Garcia Fishing Awards  

Northern Pike or Musky?

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Striped Bass

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Walleye

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Catfish

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Largemouth Bass

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Smallmouth Bass

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Trout

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Awarded for 6lb. Brook Trout 1977

 

Tuna

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Given out by the Garcia Tackle Company. Probably 1960s-70s. So far I have 7 different species of fish. The medals are about 3/4 inch.

 

Orvis Pins

Record Catch Club

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Record Catch Club

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Released

Catch & Release Club

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Newer pin than the other two. 

Big Ten Club

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Doubles Club

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Woodcock

 

Doubles Club

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Ruffled Grouse. 

 

The first is Sterling 1 1/4 inches, and is the older of the two pins record catch club pins.. The second is a newer release pin that I earned for a trout I caught in North Carolina 15 or so years ago. It is slightly smaller than the older pin, has no mark as to metal, and has a different type of pin on back. The third is a Catch & Release Club pin, and newer than the other two. These pins were given when you sent in a picture, and entry form to Orvis. There is a later Catch & Release version. The third pin is a Big 10 Club pin. Orvis says this was a travel club for international fishing destinations from the 1960s.  Sterling silver, 1 1/16 inch. The next two pins I just found, apparently these were awarded for someone taking two birds with two shots from a double barrel shotgun. I do not know how many species, 1 1/8 inch, not marked as to metal. 

NRA Hunting Awards

Whitetail Deer

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Mule Deer

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Elk

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Mountain Goat

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Mountain Sheep

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Brown Bear

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I am still learning about these. I think they were given to NRA member hunters who had taken each species. Each around 3/4 inch, screw back, gold plated. 

Atlantic City Fishing Tournaments 

Tuna Tournament

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Tuna Tournament pin. 1 5/8 inches. Plated pot metal. 

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Another pin. 2 1/2 inches.

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Lighter and Patch. 

Surf Fishing Tournament

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1958 Surf Fishing Tournament lighter, and a non dated Patch. 

 

 

 

 

Marlin Tournament

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Marlin Tournament Lighters. The first no year, the second 1964. 

 

 

 

 

If you have more information on this series of tournaments, please let me know. 

Avalon Tuna Club Items

Green Swordfish pin

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10Kgold Swordfish award pin.3/4 inch. Awarded for catching a swordfish of a certain size. The color should indicate the line class or tackle class.  

White Swordfish Pin

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Gold plate, tie pin clasp. Probably later than the green pin. 

Tuna Club Pin

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5/8 inch, tie pin back. Gold plate. 

Tuna Club Patch

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Bullion on felt. Three pins, butterfly clasps on back. Nice patch. 2 1/2 inches. 

Tuna Club Medal

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2 1/2 inches, enamel, plated. Black ribbon. 

The Tuna Club was founded in 1898. Many famous anglers were members including Zane Grey and Stan Laurel (Laurel & Hardy comedy team). Stan had a swordfish  pin he wore on his lapel. Located at Avalon on Catalina Island, California. The place where modern big game fishing was founded. 

International Tuna Cup Items

1951 International Tuna Cup Match

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Sterling Silver, Cocley or Cooley Bros. stamped. 2 inches. 

 

1954 International Tuna Cup Badge

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1 3/4 inches, chrome plated. Sponsored by Ashaway Fishing Line Company. 

 

 

 

 

1957 International Tuna Cup Match

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Sterling Silver, 2 inches.

 

 

 

 

 

1958 ITCM Invitation

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Sent to a UPI photographer, 1954, 1957 badges, car sticker, and tag came from same person. 

Tuna Match Luggage (?) Tag

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Tuna Cup Match Sticker

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International Tuna Cup Match Pins

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Sterling silver, 1952, 54,55,58. belonged to A.B. Sharp. See below.

 

 

Tuna Pin

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Sterling, made by Cooley Bros. Identical to the ITCM pins, except no markings. 2 inches.Belonged to A.B. Sharp

 

Tuna Cup USTT Lighter

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1952 International Tuna Cup on one side, United States Tuna Team symbol on other Zippo. A.B. Sharp

International Tuna Cup Match Pin 1953

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Sterling silver, 2 inches. I also have a 1951, 1957, and an engraved 1976  versions of this pin, in addition to the A.B. Sharp pins above. .

International Tuna Cup Match Pins 1970 and 1971

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Sterling silver, 2 inches. These pins came from the collection of Shelly Spindel, an insider at the IGFA and a former Field & Stream Magazine Editor. He said they came from a tackle box donated to the IGFA by famous fisherman S. Kip Farrington Jr. and deaccessioned to Shelly Spindel. 

United States Tuna Team Items

US Tuna Team Money clip?

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Might be a money clip. 1955, medallion swivels. Belonged to A.B. Sharp

US & Venezuela Tuna Team Pins

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USTT pin, sterling. Made by Haltors. VTT pin stamped metal 3/4 inch. Belonged to A.B. Sharp. Probably traded for the VTT pin. 

A.B. Sharp Pass

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Alton B. Sharp was the president of The Eastern Steamship Line, Inc. during the period circa. 1935-1955. This was a pass for him on their steamships. Apparently he was a member of the US Tuna Team. and fished in the International Tuna Cup Matches. over several years. 

Alton B. Sharp donated the trophy for the International Tuna Cup Match, which was later known as the Sharp Cup

 

US Atlantic Tuna Tournament Pin

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Enamel on metal 1 1/4 inch. I have other years. 

US Tuna Team Cufflinks

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1966. Vermel Sterling. 3/4 inch. 

US Tuna Team Lighter

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Aluminum case, Wind Master brand. Enamel 1960s?

 

Heddon Employee Items

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 Sterling silver, notice the River Runt hanging out of the bass's mouth. Amber eye for the first one, sapphire eye for the second. 3/4 inch. From a paint department employee who worked at Heddon 1940s-1960s.I was told the color of the eye signified how many years I think the amber is 5 years, the blue 10 years.

 

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Heddon Employee's compact. Heddon gave choices of various items given to commemorate service. This one was for 10 years. 3 inches, made in New York. 

 

 

 

 

 

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The two round pins came from the estate of a bamboo rod maker at Heddon. Gold filled, silver, and enamel. 5/8 inch.  I was told these are later than the fish shaped pins. 

 

 

 

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Sterling Tiebar, I think men were given this instead of the pins. Possibly by choice. No stone in eye. 

 

Casting Tournament & Club Items

The sport of tournament casting, and casting for distance, and accuracy, have been around for many years. Here are a few items from my collection:

Official 1959 NAACC National Casting Weights

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These are official casting weights used at the tournament in 1959 in Columbus, Ohio. Plastic? and metal. 3/8 ounce and 5/8 ounce, made b the Varmac company. National Association of Accuracy Casting Competition.

NASAC Official Casting Weights

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Turned aluminum, NASAC in raised letters on each. 

 

 

NAACC Patch

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To earn this patch a caster had to score 90% in all 4 accuracy events. A very had goal to make. This angler managed 91%

 

 

NAACC Casting Medals

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B Sterling. 1 1/16 inch

 

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7/8 inch, WS Co. 10k Gold 
filled. 

International Casting Federation Pins

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1962 Rotterdam, 1967 Oslo, 1975 South Africa. Each about 1 inch. 

St. Paul Fly and Bait Casting Club

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2nd place all around champion 37 season points 1949. Josten, Sterling Silver. 3 inches.

Fish-O Pin

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Fish-O was a skill game, or sport, where fishermen cast at floating rings. Fish O was the earlier name for Skish, and it was only used one year at the 31st annual N.A.S.C.A. event in 1939 in San Francisco. It may be very rare. 10k Gold Filled. Screw Back. 5/8 inch. 

Skish Pin

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Skish is a casting accuracy game involving floating rings at various distances. 1930s-1960s, I think. Silver pin, 5/8 inch. 

 

Skish Expert Patch

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Skish is a casting accuracy game involving floating rings at various distances. 1930s-1960s, I think.3 1/4 x 4 inches. 

 

Casting Medal

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5/8 Ounce Accuracy. Sterling. 2 3/4 inches.

Detroit Bait and Fly Casting Club

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Membership card. 1973.

 

 

ACA Casting Medals

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On the left is from the National Championships, for 1964 Spincast accuracy. Medal is 2 1/4 inches. On the right was from a tournament in 1964 indoor spincast accuracy. It is 1 3/4 across. Both plated white metal.  

Pflueger Casting Weights

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Plastic. 5/8, 3/8, 1/4 ounces respectively. 

ABU-Garcia Casting Weight

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Plastic, 3/8 ounce. 

Long Island Railroad Fishing Contest Pins

1937 2nd Prize

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Sterling, 3/4 inch

 

1938 First Prize

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10K Gold, 3/4 inch

 

Prize Award

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Undated, 1930s. Sterling.

Poggie Club Seattle Chapter Pins

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Older, screwback, 5/8 inch. 

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Newer pins, clasp backs. 1 inch. 

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Three Past President pins, 3/4 inches, diamond inset. 

Salmon fishing club, 

Commercial Oyster, Shrimp, Fishing, and Packing Company Tokens

Often used to pay workers or fishermen. 

Alaska Packing tokens

Icy Straits Salmon Co. Token

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Given to employees at the canning company last used, and minted, in 1952. Before Alaska was a state such was common as currency was hard to get. 

 

 

 

Hoonah Packing Co.

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The first is Good for 5˘. Aluminum 5/8 inch. The second is for 50˘, Aluminum 1 1/4 inch, or 30mm. Hoonah Packing was in business from 1912-1933 in Hoonah Alaska. 

 

Old Dominion Crab Co. Token

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Probably from Virginia. 3/4 inch. Probably for 1lb. of picked blue crab meat. Given to fishermen, or workers at the company to turn in for payment. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pinckney Oyster Co. Token

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Good for 10˘ at the Oyster Company Store. Ridgeland, SC. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anthony Poli Shrimp Company Token

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Anthony Poli Good for 16QTS. Shrimp. 7/8 inch, or 21 mm. Bronze. In 1912 Anthony Poli came from Sicily to  Florida, along with a partner, and started a shrimp company.  Some time in the 1920s Poli bought his partner's shares and moved to St. Augustine, Florida. This token was given to employees to help keep track of what they were owed. 

Jumbo Shrimp Company Token

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Morgan City, LA. Aluminum, 3/4 of an inch. 1940-1948. Pay for workers. 

 

 

Palmer Shrimp Token

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Possibly Alaska. Good for 10˘. Aluminum. 5/8 inch. 

 

 

Ralph L. Mason Token

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Newark, MD. One Bucket. Four leaf clover. Oysters? Shrimp? 3/4 inch. 

 Atlantic Seafood Packers Token

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Peeler's Check token. Darien, Georgia. Given to workers for peeling a certain amount of shrimp. Aluminum, early. 1 1/8 inch.

The Ploeger Abbott Co. Token

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Darien Georgia. Peeler's Check token. Given to workers for peeling a certain amount of shrimp. 1 1/8 inch.

I collect Field & Stream Award and Honor Badge Pins

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Striped Bass Award 27 lbs. 8 ounces.

More information on the Field & Stream Badges can be found in the link below:

Field & Stream Award Badge Information

Stripers Unlimited Pin

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Stripers Unlimited was started in 1965 by Bob Pond, founder of the Atom Lure Company. Bronze, 1 1/4 inches. 

 

 

Bermuda International Light Tackle Tournament 1973

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Sterling Silver 2 1/8 inch.  I also have 1967, 1970, 1972, and 1974 versions of this pin. 

Buckeye Fishing Club

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1914, 1915 New Year Reception pinbacks 6 inches. 

 

Elks Lodge Medals

Astoria Lodge

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 180 BPOE Grand Lodge
Reunion Portland 1912 Salmon 5 1/2"

Oregon City

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Lodge 1189. 3 inches. Early.

 

 

 

 

Ludington Master Fisher's Club Token

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"Always have this charm with you when fishing." on the front, along with a bass. Same bass appears on the South Bend "Fish and Feel Fit" tokens, but with a different lure and slogan. On the back : "The owner of this good luck fishing charm has qualified as a member of the Master Fishers' Club of Ludington, Michigan". 1 3/8 inches.

 

Buffalo, NY Lone Fishermen

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Medal, 3 inches. Early, no idea what this was presented for. Buffalo, New York.

 

 

Early Niagara Fishing Club Ribbon

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3 1/4 inch including tassels. Marked on back " _ Gentner Jr, Buffalo, NY" Late 1800s - early 1900s. 

 

ABC Muskie or Pike Pin

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10K gold. No idea what this was awarded for, or what the ABC letters stand for. 5/8 inch. If you have any info, please let me know. 

Tuna Club Pins

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Three early small Tuna Club Pins. Enamel on metal, screwback, 5/8 inch each. I have not been able to identify the clubs. If you have any information please contact me. Not sure if the last one is a tuna club pin, might just be a yacht club pin. But the other two have tuna on them. 

 

 

IGFA World's Record Medal

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International Game Fish Association World's Record 17 1/4 lb. Pollock on 30 lb. line. 5-15-1952 Frank Tallman. Sterling Silver, 1 1/2 inc. I do not know what the symbol is on the front, appears to be a sailfish and a winged foot. Possibly the New York Athletic Club. 

Sportsman's League Cigarettes

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Promotional Button 1 1/4 inch.

 

 

 

International Tarpon Tournament Harbour Heights

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1961-62 Tournament sponsored by Developers of the Harbour Heights, Florida after the destruction of Hurricane Donna. Only around 100 of these pins were made for contestants and officials. 1 1/8 inch, copper plated bronze. 

Winchester Junior Rifle Corps Sharpshooter

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I also collect some gun company related pins, advertising, and other memorabilia, such as the Winchester medal above. 

 

1964Cottrell Company Fishing Derby Pin

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Plastic, 1/3/4 inches. Raised design. 

 

 

 

Ontario Federation of Anglers

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Membership pin, 1 1/8 inches long, nicely enameled. Rvrie Birke company.

National Hunting & Fishing Day Medal

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Fishing, September 23, 1972
2 1/2 inches, Bronze.

National Hunting & Fishing Day Medal

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Hunting, September 23, 1972
2 1/2 inches, Bronze.

Mo S G & F P L Pin

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Missouri State Game & Fish Protective League. Screwback, early 7/8 of an inch. St. Louis Button Co. 

 

Kingfish Club Pin

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Sterling silver, screwback, 7/8 inch. 

 

African Angling Badges

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The first 4 are Rhodesian from the 1950s-1960s, the second 4 are South African. 1 3/4 inches or less. Most made in England. 

 

Yankee's Paradise Tie Bar & Pin

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Tie Bar 2 1/4 inches, pin 3/4 inch. Hunting lodge?  

 

Western Wildlife League

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Screwback, gold and enamel, 1/2 inch. 

 

 

 

Flyfishing International Pin

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Bronze pin, -salmo trutta f. fario. 8504 Stein Germany. 1 3/8 inches. 

Riverview Lodge Pin

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Antioch Cal., 40 lbs. or over club, striped bass.
1 1/8  x 1 1/2 inches

Tribune Anglers Pin

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Newspaper? 1 inch. Screwback.
Copper plated.

Detroit Sportsmen's Congress

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Merit award, with 1957 & 1958 bars added. 2 inches, heavy, well made. 

Santa Monica Rod & Reel Club

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10K Gold, with add on color bar on bottom. 5/8 inch, screwback. 

San Diego Marlin Club Pin

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5/8 inch, 10K gold and enamel. 

Addieville East Fly Fishing Club Pin

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Private fishing club and shooting preserve in Rhode Island. Tie tack, silver, 1 1/4 inches.

 

King Queen Rod Gun

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Sterling silver, 7/8 inch. Almost folk art in style on the front. 

I.S.T. Cuttyhunk Tournament Pins

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First International Swordfish Tournament held at Cuttyhunk, MA from 1959-1973. This pin is from 1970 and was given to a participant. 1 1/4 inch, enamel on plated white metal. 

 

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1961 International Swordfish Tournament Pin. 1 1/4 inch. Made by Balfour.

 

 

 

 

 

Rolling Rock Club Pin

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 Exclusive golf course and hunting preserve in Ligonier, Pa.Sterling silver club pin. 1 1/8 inch.

Centinela Angler's Club Pins

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The first is a large plated white metal pin, has two screw posts on the back. 3 3/4 inches, heaby. Maybe a hat pin? Or some other purpose. The second is gold plated, with small stones set in the fish. It is a lapel pin, screw back, 5/8 inch. Marina del Rey, California. 

 

 

Martha's Vineyard Derby Pins

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False Albacore and Weakfish

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Jr. False Albecore,, Jr. Weakfish, Jr. Bonito

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Jr. Bonito, all around 2 inches. White (pot) metal. No idea of year.

Riviera Fishing Club Pin

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"Gateway to Gulf Stream -Riviera Florida". Small gold pin, 5/8 inch. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ernest Hemingway Billfish Tournament Cuba 2000

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Medal, 2 1/2 inches. International billfish tournament is held annually, not sure if the picture on the front is supposed to look like Hemingway or Castro. Not sure what the star and key on the right means, either. I think this was for the 5oth anniversary. 

 

Zebco Employee Items

Employee Year Pins

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2, 5 and 10 years. Metal 3/4 inch each. 

 

Year Pendant

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I think this is a 30 year pendant, 3/4 inch. 14K gold. 

 

 

Golden Perch  Trade Token

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The Golden Perch - John Cheek Fishing Rod & Tackle Manufacturer 152 Oxford St. London. Advertising token, This company was in business from 1833-1860 and at this address from 1843 till the company closed. 1 inch. 

Forest Turkey Pin

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Sterling silver Forest Turkey pin.The Forest was owned by Norfolk & Southern railroad. Executives, and folks invited to hunt and fish there were given this pin. The Forest was located on the Charleston Hamburg railroad line in South Carolina, the oldest railroad line in America. 

 

FFA Fish & Wildlife Management Medal. 

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FFA - Future Farmers of America award medal. Fish & Wildlife management. Sponsored by Phillip Morris Inc. 3.4 inch with original card. 

 

Shakespeare 5 Year Employee Pin

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14 karat gold top, 5/8 inch. 

Shakespeare 1 Year Employee Pin

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Newer than badge above, gold filled. 5/8 inch. 

Haust Pheasant Pin

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Sterling silver, 1 1/4 inches, very well made. I think Haust must have been a game farm or preserve. Engraved on the back, "ALBERT L. NICKERSON, DEC. 1959"

Valley Farm Pin

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Sterling, 1 1/8 inch. Probably a hunting lodge, or preserve. Shows two pheasants.  Richard E. Bishop was the artist whose design was used, marked. 

Bright Hour Ranch Pin

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Nice plated pin, 1 3/4 inches. Has a turkey in the center. Bright Hour opened in 1964 in Florida. It is a working farm, very limited hunting allowed. 

Kanowa Farm Game Club Pin

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1 1/8 inch, enamel on metal. Hunting club on a farm? 

Izaak Walton League Watch Fob

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Founded in 1922 the Izaak Walton League of America is a conservation organization, dedicated to the preservation our land and waters. . Sterling silver, 2 inches. 

 

RRGC Stickpin

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The person I bought this from thought it was from the Richmond Rod & Gun club, but that may be just a guess. Not counting the pin,1 inch. Early. Duck in flight.  

Blessing Of the Fleet Pinback

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Provincetown, Mass. My guess would be circa. 1910-1930. 1 1/4 inch. Celluloid on metal. 

 

 

 

 

 

HFFC 1932

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1 inch. Any information on what HFFC could stand for? Gold filled. D& C Co. Someone e-mailed and said it might be "Heddon Fly Fishing Champion". 

  

 

 

 

 

New Brunswick Guide Badges

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Issued to licensed hunting & fishing guides in New Brunswick Canada.
The badges shown go from 1969-1992. Metal, screwback, 1 1/4 inch.

 

American Fisheries Meeting Medal

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"51st Annual Meeting American Fisheries Society Sept. 5-6-7 Int. Assoc. of Game Fish & Conservation Commissioners Sept. 8-9, 1921 .. Compliments L.F. Grammes & Sons Allentown, PA.On the front it has a heart on a keystone, Allentown 1867. Made in the form of a watch fob. White metal. 

Portuguese Medal

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Has a Clube Caca E Pesca, a fishing club in Portugal, a Campo De Tiro which was a shooting and hunting club. A deer, and a fish. Along with someone named Dr. Domingos Pereira. Inaugurado Em 30-V-1992, but the medal seems to have been made by Fundado Em 1979. 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 heavy bronze. 

 

Nilo Pin and 1959 Duck Stamp

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Nilo Farms was a hunting preserve started by Olin Winchester as a place to breed dogs, and test Winchester guns. Pins like this one were given to folks invited to hunt there. The dog on the pin was named King Buck, he was a national champion field trial dog owned by Nilo Kennels. Maynard Reese did his portrait which was used for the 1959 Federal Duck Stamp. The same painting was used for this pin. 1 1/2 inches, bronze. 

 

 

Ocean City Fishing Club

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1957 O.C. Cup, Second Place. Sterling silver. Nice medal. 2 1/2 inches. 

Berkley Fishing Tackle  Employee rings. 

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First ring is10K gold. 10 year Service Award. Woman's ring, last name Peck.  Made by Jostens. Face is 3/4 inches tall. Second ring is 10K white gold, does not say the years, but probably 10.

 

Toronto Star Award Pin

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3/4 inches, Birk, Sterling. The Toronto Star was a newspaper  founded in 1892. They sponsored a fishing contest. Someone was nice enough to send me the following info:

"This was awarded along with $50 for catching a tagged Black Bass in High Park's Grenadere' Pond in the 1940's, 50's and 60's. You won't find many of those pins around, the Star was cheap, they only tagged one or two fish per year. Us kids used to go down there fishing for that $50 and fishing medal all the time until we found out how few fish were tagged."

 

Southern California Tuna Club Pins

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1/2 inch, enamel on Sterling, screwback.

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1/2 inch, enamel on copper, screwback.

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1/2 inch, enamel on plated metal, tie pin clasp

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1/2 inch, enamel on plated metal, tie pin clasp

 

Rod & Reel Club Award Pins

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Miami Beach, Florida. Organized in 1929. Members are awarded badges based on demonstrated skills. The gold badge denotes the Master Angler. the first picture has a screw back, the second a jewelry clasp back. Not sure which is older.  1 1/8 inch. 

Escuela De Pesca Pin

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Habano (Havana), Cuba. School of Fishing. For training commercial fishing captains and fishermen. Enamel on metal 1 inch. Not sure if this is pre-revolution, or post. 

 

 

Seattle Sporting Goods

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Steelhead Club. Presented for a 10 lb. steelhead. 5/8 inch, screwback.

Pontiac Lunker Club Pin

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7 lb. 7 Ozs. 1 1/8 inch. Tie clasp back. 

 

 

Anglers Club of Absecon Island Pin


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New Jersey. Over 85 years old this club has shore, and pier fishing. This pin is right at 2 inches, marked D&C Sterling. 

 

1936 Salmon Badge

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1 inch. Not sure where from. 

German Pins

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Two neat little game pins. One marked Garmisch which is a city in Germany. 

Fishing Club Button

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SFC fishing club. Made by C.F. Bullivant Birmingham. English I think. Either Sea Fishing Club or ____ Fishing Club. 3/4 inch, brass. 

Santos Fishing Club Medal

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XXV Aniverário Do Clube De Pesca De Santos - 1934-59. 25th Anniversary of the Santos Fishing Club. Santos, Portugal. Medallion. 2 1/8 inch, white metal. 

Chinook Club Pin

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Victoria, B.C. Canada, copper 5/8 inch, screwback. 

 

Pepsi Fishing Pin

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Member Pepsi-Cola Tiny Tot Fishing club. 1 1/4 inches, celluloid.St. Louis Button Co. 

 

Savage Arms Watch Fob

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Advertising watch fob, metal, in the shape of a Savage model 1907 .32 caliber pistol that they made from 1907 up to the 1920s. Probably a give away at shows or etc. Marked Savage and has the Indian Head logo on the grips. 

 

Illinois Big Fish Certificate & Pin

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Given out by the Illinois Department of Conservation. For an 11 lb. Bass in 1971. Pin is plated white metal, 1 3/4 inch pin. 

 

 

Maryland Award Tie Bar & Cuff Links

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Fishing in Maryland Award Citation. emblems are about 1 inch. Metal. 

 

 

 

Australian Fishing Club Pins

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Enamel on metal, 1 - 1 1/4inches. 

Flin Flon Trout Festival Pin

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1 1/4 inches, sterling silver screwback pin. Older. It says the town of Flin Flon, Manitoba, Canada. 2009 was the 59th annual trout festival. 

 

French Fishing Medal

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Bronze, 1921. 1 1/2 inches. 

 

Koon Kreek Klub Pin

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Sterling silver, 1 1/8 inch. This famous club was located east of Dallas near Athens, TX. Many famous celebrities, politicians, and wealthy cattle ranchers and oilmen have hunted and fished there.

 

 

Schlitz Beer Fishing Contest Keychain 

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1961 Florida $500,000 Contest. White metal. 2 inches. 

Pennsylvania Fish Commission Token

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Given out for good luck. Early. Bronze. I also have one in aluminum. 1 1/4 inch. 

 

Deadshot Powder

Smokeless Powder Pinback

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a giveaway from the company, celluloid over metal, 7/8 of an inch. Made by J.B. Carroll, Chicago. 

 

Watch Fob

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White metal, enamel insert. Says on Back "Dead Shot Powder - Manufactured by American Powder Mills - Boston - Chicago

 

 

Stuart Florida Pins

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Florida's Finest fishing. Enamel on metal. 5/8 in. 

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Stuart Sailfish Club, screwback, enamel on 10K gold. 3/4 in. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bahamas Fishing Tournament Medals

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Allison Tuna . Wahoo, and Bonefish . Copper 1 1/4 inches. Medalwith hanging loop, and two tokens. 

 

Lion's Club Pin

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Enamel on metal, 1 3/4 inch, Bellingham Washington. 

Ruffed Grouse Society

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Sponsor pins, 2 yrs and 4yrs. plated white metal. 1 inch. 

Manasquan Fish & Gun Club Medal

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Sterling silver and enamel, 1 1/2 inches, made by C.D. Reese, New York. On the Manasquan River in New Jersey. Possibly founded about 1900. Folks from New York often went there to fish and hunt, the club buildings were destroyed by a storm in 1933 and not rebuilt. 

 

 

 

South American Fishing Club Medals & Pins

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Argentina, Peru, and others. Some sterling. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Sportsman Magazine Watch Fob

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Brass or bronze, Not sure if this was a giveaway advertising piece, was given for subscribing, or was for selling subscriptions. 1 3/4 inches. This is one of six different variations I own. Others have the magazine's various addresses on the back. This one just has the maker, Robbins Co. in Attleboro, MA. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DuPont Advertising Items. 

 

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1 1/4 inch, advertising for DuPont Gunpowder. Made by Whitehead & Hoag. Be wary of reproductions. This one is an original, old, badge. 

 

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1 inch, Paper in the back says "DUPONT POWDERS - The Result of 107 years' experience." ca. 1909.

 

Retriever Stickpin

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2 inches, dog is 3/4 inch long. Bronze. DUPONT on collar, DUPONT POWDERS on back. Rare. 

Retriever Stickpin

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2 1/2 inches, silver, dog is right around 3/4 inch long. DuPont on banner, rather than collar.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABU Record Fisken Pins

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So far I can confirm these were given out in the 1970s and early 1980s. ABU is a Swedish Fishing Tackle manufacturer. 2 1/2 inch stick pins. Bronze, Silver, and Gold. 

Super Midget Tie Bar

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Lure is right at 2 inches. Plastic. Advertising or employee piece? 

West Philadelphia Surf Angler's Association

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Medal. Gold filled. Says "Tight Lines" enamel on metal, 2 1/2 inches. 

 

Makinen Wonderlure Pin

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Makinen Guide to Better Fishing pinback. 1 5/8 inches. Litho on metal. Made in U.S.A. Advertising giveaway. 

 

Brevard Button Buster Pin

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Cocoa, Florida. Canaveral Fishing Contest given out as part of a fishing contest for weakfish (spotted sea trout), black bass, maybe others. 1 inch. pin back, either a tie pin clasp, or butterfly clasp.  

 

Oneida Lake Tip Up Association Tag

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1 inch, "This tip-up is North Oneida Lake Assoc. Inc. 1 inch, aluminum. Back is blank, maybe a place for a tip up number, or member number. 

 

Camp Allagash Casting Medal

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Junior Fly Casting. 1 1/2 inches, copper. I found a Camp Allagash that is a current hunting and fishing outfitter's camp in Maine. Not sure if that is the same outfit or not. 

 

Connecticut DEP Fish Award Pin

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1 inch. Copper. tie pin type back. Given if you caught a fish of a certain size by the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. 

 

Fishing Award Pin

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S.N.Y.F.G.A. fishing award, 1957. Copper plated, screwback. 3/4 inch. (A guess: Southern New York Fish Game Association?) 

 

Shad Derby Medal

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Windsor, Connecticut 1973 First Place. 3 inches.

 

M. L. Marshall Trade Token

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Oswego, NY. 1863. Toys, Fancy Goods, Fishing Tackle, and Rare Coins. Copper 3/4 inch, 19 mm. 

 

Johnson Outboards Token

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1950s? One million outboard motors sold. 1 1/4 inches. 

 

Massachusetts Bay Colony Centenary Token

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1 1/4 inch, fob. Brass 1630-1930. I bought it for the great cod fish. 

 

Valley Angler's Club Token

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Good for 10˘ in trade. Early. 3/4 inch. 

 

 Nene Angling Club

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1 inch, lapel pin, slips through Buttonhole. Enamel on metal. Course Angling Club on the Nene River in Great Britain. 

Federation of Fly Fishers

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7/8 inch gold plated pin. From 1976, which was the Bicentennial year, hence the Liberty Bell. Might also have been from the Philadelphia chapter? 

Camp Triangular Medal

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On Front C. Piriapolis, on back C. Rernandez, 1959. 1 1/2 inch. Seems to be made of some silver alloy. Uruguay? My guess is a fishing contest between camps. 

Peters Cartridge Buckle & Bolo

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1975. Owned by Remington Arms at the time. I thought this was a nice belt Buckle and Bolo tie set.

 Rising Sun Hunt Club

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1 1/2 inch, Pewter.  Not sure where the club is located. 

Hawn Tuna Packers

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Fisherman Employee ID badge. The seller I bought this from said he thought it was from Massachusetts, but I think it is from Hawaii. Celluloid front, in metal frame. The picture has a seal stamped into it, but I can't read it. 2 inches, Whitehead Hoag, maker. 

Medal of Honor

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The Fishing and Hunting Hall of Fame - For Distinguished Service - The Sportsman's Club of America. Presented to J.D. McMillan 1949-1950. Heavy, bronze, 3 1/3 x 1 3/4 inches. 

WSCC Fishing Permit

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Please Return this badge. Celluloid on metal back. 2 1/4 inches. Was this a county badge, Wes Sussex? or from a radio station? 

Linesiders Membership Pin

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Massachusetts Striped Bass fishing club. Participated in the Schaefer Beer fishing tournament, and I think they also participated in Surf Fishing tournaments in North Carolina. 1 3/4 inch. Metal. 

Rhode Island Tuna Tournament

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5/8 inch, tie tack. Gold plated.

Tip Up Town Badges

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1985-1994 2 1/4 inches. Ice fishing festival and contest Held each year on Houghton Lake, MI. Started in 1951. 

Gudebrod Bros. Silk Co. Employee Badge

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This company made many types of fishing line, fly tying thread, rod wrapping thread, and etc. 1 3/4 inch, paper inside a metal badge, with a clear celluloid front. Temporary employee. The company was in Pottstown, PA. Badge made by Robbins Co. Attleboro, MA. 

Long Island Swordfish Tournament Medal

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2 1/2 inches. I also have a pin. 


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