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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
Full Mount Big Horn Ram Sheep Taxidermy On Base
Apr 20, 10:00 AM MST
Full Mount Big Horn Ram Sheep Taxidermy On Base
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$809 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
$2258 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
RANDALL MADE MODEL 3 - 6" KNIFE WITH SHEATH.
Apr 17, 10:00 AM EDT
RANDALL MADE MODEL 3 - 6" KNIFE WITH SHEATH.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $400- $600
$4757 Bids
LOT OF COLD STEEL KNIVES & ACCESSORIES.
Apr 17, 10:00 AM EDT
LOT OF COLD STEEL KNIVES & ACCESSORIES.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $500- $800
$4257 Bids
Reindeer pelt (130 x 110cm)
Apr 18, 10:00 AM AEST
Reindeer pelt (130 x 110cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD120- AUD180
AUD707 Bids
Alaskan Eskimo Snow Goggles
May 18, 10:00 AM EDT
Alaskan Eskimo Snow Goggles
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$806 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
$2006 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
$2256 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
Taxidermy deer mount (70 x 120 x 75cm)
Apr 18, 10:00 AM AEST
Taxidermy deer mount (70 x 120 x 75cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD400- AUD500
AUD1306 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
$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
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
A mounted whale tail, 68 x 58cm
Apr 21, 8:00 PM AEST
A mounted whale tail, 68 x 58cm
by Lawsons
Est: AUD300- AUD400
AUD2206 Bids
Crow Tacked Knife Sheath & original Knife
May 18, 10:00 AM EDT
Crow Tacked Knife Sheath & original Knife
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$2005 Bids
Very Rare Nice Complete Rhino Skull w/Wired Jaw & All Teeth *TX RES ONLY* TAXIDERMY
Apr 26, 9:00 AM CDT
Very Rare Nice Complete Rhino Skull w/Wired Jaw & All Teeth *TX RES ONLY* TAXIDERMY
by Western Sportsman
Est: $10- $10,000
$1005 Bids
A leather and copper powder horn (L:20.5cm)
Apr 18, 1:00 PM AEST
A leather and copper powder horn (L:20.5cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD1105 Bids
2 PAIR OF CHIPPAWA SNOWSHOES
Apr 23, 9:00 AM CDT
2 PAIR OF CHIPPAWA SNOWSHOES
by Jackson's International
Est: $25- $50
$1105 Bids
19th Century Hunting Bag
May 18, 10:00 AM EDT
19th Century Hunting Bag
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$1005 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
$805 Bids
Large Rack Of Curling Barbell Weights
Apr 20, 10:00 AM MST
Large Rack Of Curling Barbell Weights
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$605 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Sporting, Fishing & Hunting Collectibles


Guyette & Deeter

Guyette & Deeter

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Weatherham Estate Treasures

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Appalachian Trading Post & Auction Company