Record and ABU Catalogues
Some fine examples of the Swedish ABU Tackle Catalogues from the start in 1942 are wonderful to read and imagine flicking through the pages and making tackle decisions of the year. I own many but friend Mikael Risberg has kindly let me use his previously scanned Napp och Nytt covers to save me many hours work!
I own about 20 copies of the English Tight Lines and 40 Swedish Napp och Nytt catalogues and have some in double and would love to swap them for years I am missing (N&N 68, 65, 64, 63, 62, 61, 60, 59, 58, 56 and earlier). Would love some from other countries too!
I am intrigued at knowing the full extent of ABU's global domination of the fishing world brought about by the production and distribution of their free catalogues. English, Swedish, French, German, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Spanish, Italian, and Russian are ten I have heard of. Perhaps there are more?
from Denmark tells me
The correct name of the Danish issues of Napp och Nytt is "Nap og Nyt". The Swedish and the Danish languages are rather similar to each other (in many ways). The Danish Nap og Nyt were released I think from 1961 and onwards. I have a Swedish Napp o Nytt from 1960 with Swedish text inside it but prices are in Danish kroner (DKK), so it seems likely that the Danish issues were commenced in 1961, but I don't know for sure. I will have to consult my N&N collection to be sure, so don't take the mentioned years 100% for granted - they could differ a year or so.
I bought some different country issues of the 1982 (or 83?) N&N's last year. They came in both Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Swedish, German, English and in two other language, cause I remember there was 8 different languages. Will check up on this when I find them and let you know what countries they were from. I know they were made in Russian too - I've seen a few of them, and they are rather thin due to only a limited number of items in them. Don't remember what they were called in Russian.
The German issues are called "PETRI HEIL". Haven't checked up on from when they were made. Try asking at the Swedish collectors club "SK-Rullen", they should know. They come in French and in Italian and/or Spanish too if I recall correctly, but I don't remember what they are called.
The story will unfold, as friends continue to supply information, (some dates would be great!)
Are there still more?
Friend Christian, ex-patriot Swede living in Austria, has sent me this collection of German language ABU catalogues.
Just want to tell about the Norwegian Napp og Nytt catalogues.The first Norwegian catalog came out in 1957.But the front page on the 1957 and 59 catalogs was with Swedish text at the frontpage, inside it was Norwegian text.The 58 catalog was with Norwegian text at the front and inside the catalog.
STRANGE! WHY I WONDER?
From 1960 and today there is all in Norwegian. The catalogs on the picture are Norwegian catalogs with swedish text at the frontpage.I don't have the catalog from 58 in Norwegian text.
Go here to see N&N covers (I have used these; they are the most complete of my catalogs!)