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Small Ambassadeurs. The Legendary Light-Line Fishing Reels - 08/10/15

Written by Sjaastad, Espen & Svensson, Karl-Eric

Published by Schiffer Publishing 2015

Star rating *****

Vintage tackle has fascinated me for more than a decade, especially cane rods and vintage reels. However, items that I used to consider as relatively modern are now entering the collectible fishing tackle market. Ambassadeur reels now fall very much into that category.  This new book, "Small Ambassadeurs, The Legendary Light-line Reels" co-authored by Espen Sjaastad & Karl-Eric Svensson, beautifully produced and published by Schiffer Publishing in 2015, details the smaller 1500c and 2500c Ambassadeur multiplying fishing reels.

The authors are obviously enthusiasts and have gone to extraordinary lengths to chart the development of the reels, and every modification, each point being illustrated with an excellent colour photograph and chronological charts plotting the enhancements. It even shows the chronological history of the boxes in which the reels were packaged.

This book is a 'must-have' reference work for tackle collectors and historians, and no doubt this latest information will effect the prices achieved for the scarcer models detailed in the book.  If you don't want to sell your items too cheaply through lack of knowledge, or simply want to start a collection ahead of the game, then this book is an indispensable source of information for both buyers and sellers, and as with John Drewett's book "Hardy Brothers", "Small Ambassadeurs" is set to become a classic in its field.

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