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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby Curve1 » Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:39 am

Thanks very much for sharing the pics....very interesting.
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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby Wade Phillips » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:56 am

Just found a few more old photographs that are a little more close up than those shown earlier on this thread so inserted them pretty much in order on page one....

1870s to 1930s Arrows

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Below - Horizontal Top - Glenn St. Charles Thunderbirds and Baleen bows
Below - Horizontal Bottom Case - William Van Vorst Bows, 1930s Michigan
Below - Left Bottom Bitzenberger items
Below - Right Bottom - Complete collection of ABCC Name Badges & ABCC Belt Buckles, ABCC Commemorative Arrows & Broadheads, ABCC Anniversary Pins, and other ABCC memorabilia.

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Below, Self Yew Bows made by some well known old-time Northwest Bowyers, Gilman Keasy, Cascade, Earl Grubbs, Homer Prouty, Kore Duryee, Damon Howatt.

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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby Craig/Fl » Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:42 pm

Truly incredible Wade, I've thoroughly enjoyed these pictures. Thanks for sharing your collection with us.
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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby Wade Phillips » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:56 am

Curve1 & Craig - Glad you enjoyed the photographs. Lots more in the Arsenal to see that shown here. Will try to get some more photographs later in the month.Lots of stuff just in boxes or on storage shelves. Hope to dig some of out and start on some more display cases in the next couple of weeks.
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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby TradRag » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:58 am

Lots of stuff just in boxes or on storage shelves.


Well, that is just sick! :mrgreen: I'm fairly cheap labor if you need an extra hand sorting through stuff. :rolf:
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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby LeeBishop » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:35 am

I hope there is a trust set up to be used to preserve that history and find museum space for those things for later in life.

What a great collection.
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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby bowhunterfrompast » Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:33 pm

Wade....it is always a pleasure looking at the "Arsenal".
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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby Wade Phillips » Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:52 pm

bowhunterfrompast wrote:Wade....it is always a pleasure looking at the "Arsenal".


Rick - You will have to come see it in person to see everything in person and discover all the treasures not visible in the photographs.
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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby Tony Wallace » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:11 pm

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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby Dan in MI » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:27 pm

WOW!!!! This is the first time I've had any time to look at this and I am overwhelmed. Sensory overload.

Wade where do I send the admission fee?
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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby Wade Phillips » Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:45 pm

Dan - Admission is free.

I'm known in some circles as a pretty tough negotiator, so it may be difficult to get a better price than free.
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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby deertracker » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:12 am

Wow!! That's amazing. Thanks for sharing the pictures.
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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby alaskabowhunter » Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:54 pm

Always a pleasure to visit the Arsenal, well worth the price of admission! Nice pics Mr Phillips.....
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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby Stumpkiller » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:34 pm

As a neophite broadhead collector I am glad to know the first 1,000 are easy. I've just barely coasted past my 100 mark and I look forward to the 16 additional lifetimes it would take me to amass such a flabbergasting collection as that. I am in awe.

Bless you for keeping it "open to the public" so we can all enjoy it. I'd love to visit just to breathe in some of that atmosphere. Of course, you may be upset when I try and drag off the Bitzenberger display under my jacket. :oops:

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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby Louie » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:00 pm

Oh my, I am getting on in years. There is a young fella that is about to get married and I was going to give him something from my collection. But, was just curious if there were more out there. And, then I came across this site. I thought I was done chasing the old bowhunter gear!!!!! Arrggh I have a three point Rounsvelle shaft with an Art Young signature head on it, which I am contemplating giving to him. Just not sure he will understand what he is holding in his hands if he gets it.
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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby Louie » Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:52 pm

This is a pic of some of the stuff I have accumulated. Nothing like Wade however!!! I love to see this stuff! Louie
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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby TradRag » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:48 pm

nice setup Louie!
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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby SteveMcD » Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:41 pm

What an awesome collection. The history is as significant as the artifacts themselves. Wade, I have seen a lot of your collection at the ABCC Display and Annual meeting at Comptons. I could stay in the Pavilion and just stare all day! Just Fascinating! :77: :applaud: :dance:
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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby Louie » Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:58 am

TradRag wrote:nice setup Louie!

The best of the picture is the bow up on top with the Mother of Pearl plate. That bow was made by Will Compton, given to Art Yound and then to George Brommers. Brommers was a writer for Ye Sylvan Archer. The bow is now in the Pope and Young Musuem. It just needed to be where folks could see it. To the right is a hooded back quiver. That is the back quiver Fred Bear wore when he took the Polar Bear on the ABC airing of Wide World of Sports. He colored it the way he did so it would stand out in the film against his white suit. There are arrows from Glenn St Charles, BillNegley. Bows from Gilman Keasey and Glenn St Charles when they made equipment for the U.W. archery program. There is a lot there that I have not mentioned nor do I have up. There is an Archer's Co. bow a first edition of Witchery of Archer, yes, First Edition 1878.
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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby bowhunterfrompast » Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:08 pm

Louie....I love seeing this stuff! Thanks for sharing your pieces of history with us.
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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby blackfeet1954 » Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:27 pm

I joined Tradrag.com today. One of the reasons was to post my admiration for your collection. When I first found it I thought it was the old Bear Museum. Wonderful, thank you for sharing these photos. Please let us know if you ever have a garage sale!!!! :77: posting.php?mode=reply&f=48&t=2203#
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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby Greywolf » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:23 pm

Welcome to Tradrag, glad to have ya here.
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Re: The Antique Archery Arsenal

Postby NewOr.Archer » Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:37 am

I ran across this site while researching an old Bow I have, made by Kore T. Duryee, and I'm glad I did! I subscribe to "Primitive Archer" Magazine, and really enjoy the Traditional Self Bows and Long Bows. Does anybody have any more info on Kore Duryee, an autobiography, any write ups? All I know is he either worked for or with Fred Bear, in fact, the signature "Fred" is also on this Bow. Anybody have anything else on this Pacific Northwest Boyer? Thanks! ( I also have a 60" Holly trunk drying out right now, and will be wanting to make a Bow out of it...)
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