ABU Tournament Caster
Whilst I should be very happy to have MIB Record Ambassadeur 5000 and 6000 in my display, I guess the only way a Record 5000 Black or Green Ambassadeur or 5500 CDL BASS or 5500 G Champagne Gold will realistically come to this collection would be by a very greatfully acknowledged donation or bequeath as their value (purchase) of these reels is beyond the means of most. Maybe this may happen one day.
Dark Turquoise Green 1300
Red Record 1300
Gold Record 1610
Ivory Record 1900
Record 1900 yellow spacers
450/500/Record Spinning reel
German Sportex ABU Spinning Reel
Outsourced "Horgard" Norsk
Nea, or Figga
Split cane Baitcasting Rod or spinning rod
Original ABU leather Belt and buckle
ABU sheath-knife, pocket-knife.
Morrum Ambassadeur (Zipi tuned Japan)
Ambassadeur 4500 D , 6000D (prototypes)
Record Ambassadeur 5000 SG
Ambassadeur 5500 G
Ambassadeur 5500 CDL BASS
Ambassadeur 6500 C Black
Ambassadeur 8000 J, 9000 J, 10 000 J
Teak boxed Ambassadeur 1500/2500
Abumatic 82 and other models ending in a 2, or 175, 180
Any Any cut-away ABU Cardinal or Ambassadeur reel showing internal workings
Unpublished ABU paperwork/scans of prototypes or production items to publish and share with ABU fans worldwide.
As an example of the Companies that ABU came to dominate, any single reel from a different Swedish manufacturer such as
Standard Record Blue box for Record 1300, 1400, 1800, 2500 reels
Record Sea Grass Box for any casting reel (Green or Blue).
Record or ABU crockery jug or plate or soup/desert bowl or cutlery from the old ABU days.
An ordinary Ambassadeur reel Neck Tie
This is my very special ultra rare Record Fisken Gold with Laurels tie from Len Borgstom is here
I would love to find the matching RF Gold with Laurels Cloth/Wire badge and metal pin
I am looking for several ABU Lure Posters
Record or ABU Lures that I still need to find/buy
either boxed or loose, condition unimportant are:
Paper-boxed Record/ABU lure
Any Krabba coloured ABU lure
Any Pm coloured ABU lure
Sv coloured ABU lure
Any prototype HiLo coloured lures
Any ABU/Heddon Hilo River Runt Spook boxes # 9440
Any ABU Prototypes, any type, size, colour, sample above
I am looking for any SV (black and white skeleton) coloured lure
as well as Pm, Am and Ak any type/size
non Patent 5 position bib or Prototype
black rare colour
7g Cr, pm, S/G, S/K
12g All except Z, G, K
All except S and K
T, Pm, Cr
7g All except G, K
12g All except S, K, G
18g All except S, K, G, Z
Kelly/ Skeden, All colours except S, G, Z
Ideal-X , any please ...
Pendeldraget (any size colour version)
all except bGL
18g all except S, K, D
Pike any please..
also some missing foiled treble hooks
Kelly Borge (single hook...any)
Heddon / ABU dual branded Hilo, Sonic boxed any colour
Lures to exchange/swap include a large number of vintage ABU items
ABU Catalogs Wanted
I am always looking for ABU catalogs
I now have all Napp och Nytt .
I have several Tight Lines that are missing from my collection also viz earlier than and including 56, 57, 60,
As well as English and Swedish, I have collected a single ABU catalog printed in/for Japanese, Norwegen, Danish, German, Finnish, Ireland and Belgium/Netherlands so a single copy of any other country from any year would be very much appreciated to help create yet another webpage showing the World penetration of the ABU name. particularly looking for French, Polish, Russian, Czech.
Are there any others?
I also need any of these ABU News booklets other than this 1976 example
Do write if you have anything of possible interest to me and we may strike a deal!
This list will no doubt extend but hopefully be
reduced but generally change over time.