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Sporting, Fishing & Hunting Collectibles

From handmade reels to cane poles, antique angling and fishing gear celebrates the heritage of one of the oldest practices of humankind. Antique and vintage sporting, angling, and fishing collectibles for sale reveal a fascinating history of a task originating from the need for survival that evolved into its own sport.

Evidence ranging from cave paintings to surviving artifacts suggest that even the earliest cultures of the Paleolithic age fished nearby waterways for sustenance. These early anglers typically relied on spears and harpoons to ensnare their fish, but fishing grew more refined as the ancient world advanced. By the age of ancient Egypt, fishing nets had become an essential tool for Nile River harvests.

The fish trade exploded during the Middle Ages with the export of codfish from northern Europe. By the 1400s, seafaring vessels had advanced to the point that fishing was becoming its own economy. It was during this boom that recreational fishing became an established practice, a tradition that persists in the present. Today's anglers aim to incorporate the most contemporary equipment into their casting, and many true enthusiasts also enjoy the history of the sport so brilliantly reflected in antique and vintage examples.

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Buffalo Bills Wild West Bowie Knife
May 18, 10:00 AM EDT
Buffalo Bills Wild West Bowie Knife
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$32514 Bids
Nautical Scene Relief Carved Powder Horn
May 18, 10:00 AM EDT
Nautical Scene Relief Carved Powder Horn
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$42512 Bids
Early Eskimo Engraved Snow Goggles
May 18, 10:00 AM EDT
Early Eskimo Engraved Snow Goggles
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$27510 Bids
Alaskan Eskimo Snow Goggles
May 18, 10:00 AM EDT
Alaskan Eskimo Snow Goggles
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$17510 Bids
Really Nice Felted Polar Bear Rug w/Mounted Head *US RES ONLY* TAXIDERMY
Apr 26, 9:00 AM CDT
Really Nice Felted Polar Bear Rug w/Mounted Head *US RES ONLY* TAXIDERMY
by Western Sportsman
Est: $10- $10,000
$40010 Bids
Nice Felted Mountain Lion Rug w/Mounted Head TAXIDERMY
Apr 25, 9:00 AM CDT
Nice Felted Mountain Lion Rug w/Mounted Head TAXIDERMY
by Western Sportsman
Est: $0- $0
$1509 Bids
(20) Vintage Fishing Lures In Wood Showcase
Apr 27, 10:00 AM MST
(20) Vintage Fishing Lures In Wood Showcase
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$759 Bids
Early Bowie
May 18, 10:00 AM EDT
Early Bowie
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$2508 Bids
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GUCCI X THE NORTH FACE TENT
Apr 24, 10:00 AM EDT
GUCCI X THE NORTH FACE TENT
by Gallery 63
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$3758 Bids
RANDALL MADE 4 INCH CUSTOM BOWIE KNIFE W SHEATH
May 01, 9:00 AM EDT
RANDALL MADE 4 INCH CUSTOM BOWIE KNIFE W SHEATH
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $850- $1,000
$3208 Bids
A Huge Natural Elk Bull Mount
Apr 28, 11:00 AM MST
A Huge Natural Elk Bull Mount
by Monarch Auction and Estate Services
Est: $500- $1,500
$1507 Bids
A Large Turquoise Covered Bull Skull
Apr 28, 11:00 AM MST
A Large Turquoise Covered Bull Skull
by Monarch Auction and Estate Services
Est: $3,000- $5,000
$2107 Bids
A four Person Inflatable Raft, Untested
Apr 27, 2:00 PM AEST
A four Person Inflatable Raft, Untested
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD607 Bids
Cobra And Mongoose Vintage Taxidermy. Measures 58cm x 43cm
Apr 28, 12:00 PM AEST
Cobra And Mongoose Vintage Taxidermy. Measures 58cm x 43cm
by Pottle Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD1257 Bids
Lifesize Coiled Prairie Rattlesnake TAXIDERMY
Apr 25, 9:00 AM CDT
Lifesize Coiled Prairie Rattlesnake TAXIDERMY
by Western Sportsman
Est: $0- $0
$206 Bids
NOS SET OF 6 CASE XX STAG HANDLE POCKET KNIVES
Apr 27, 10:00 AM EDT
NOS SET OF 6 CASE XX STAG HANDLE POCKET KNIVES
by Appalachian Trading Post & Auction Company
Est: $10- $5,000
$3006 Bids
BEAR BEARCAT RECURVE BOW KM20219 AMO-60" 40#
Apr 23, 6:00 PM CDT
BEAR BEARCAT RECURVE BOW KM20219 AMO-60" 40#
by Millers Auction Co.
Est: $0- $0
$706 Bids
RANDALL MADE MODEL 15 AIRMAN KNIFE WITH SHEATH
May 01, 9:00 AM EDT
RANDALL MADE MODEL 15 AIRMAN KNIFE WITH SHEATH
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $500- $800
$3106 Bids
NOS CASE XX STAG HANDLE FOLDING KNIFE
Apr 27, 10:00 AM EDT
NOS CASE XX STAG HANDLE FOLDING KNIFE
by Appalachian Trading Post & Auction Company
Est: $10- $5,000
$806 Bids
NOS SET OF 6 CASE XX STAG HANDLE POCKET KNIVES
Apr 27, 10:00 AM EDT
NOS SET OF 6 CASE XX STAG HANDLE POCKET KNIVES
by Appalachian Trading Post & Auction Company
Est: $10- $5,000
$2756 Bids
Relief Carved Powder Horn deers standing
May 18, 10:00 AM EDT
Relief Carved Powder Horn deers standing
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$906 Bids
Winchester #9644 Spinner & Bucktail Fishing Lure
May 16, 4:30 PM EDT
Winchester #9644 Spinner & Bucktail Fishing Lure
by Dinkys Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$506 Bids
NOS CASE XX REDBONE CHEETAH LOCKBACK KNIFE
Apr 27, 10:00 AM EDT
NOS CASE XX REDBONE CHEETAH LOCKBACK KNIFE
by Appalachian Trading Post & Auction Company
Est: $10- $5,000
$906 Bids
Vintage Felted Brown Bear Rug w/Mounted Head and Big Claws TAXIDERMY
Apr 25, 9:00 AM CDT
Vintage Felted Brown Bear Rug w/Mounted Head and Big Claws TAXIDERMY
by Western Sportsman
Est: $0- $0
$2506 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Sporting, Fishing & Hunting Collectibles


Guyette & Deeter

Guyette & Deeter

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Auctioneers, Inc.

Weatherham Estate Treasures

Weatherham Estate Treasures