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Last thursday saw me at Andrews of Arcadia in Spitalfields market to pick up a 1960’s Sylcast ashtray. After some speculation with John, it is unclear of the history behind it but a few clues lead us to believe it was designed by Sergio Asti possibly for Sylcast salesmen to place in tackle shops across the land. On the base it reads R2S Made in Italy tel 598279 – Milano. If anyone has any more information on this please drop me a email or leave a comment…

Aside from speculative talk of ashtray provenance, there were the usual regulars dropping in for a pursue and a catch up on previous summer fishing adventures, stories of Port Eliot Festival and a long anticipated autumn trip on the Tweed.

A fishing tackle stall for the soul…oh and much tea was drunk!

It’s well worth dropping in to see Mr Andrews and all the other stall holders at Spitalfields market on a thursday, whether you are in search of saucy 1930’s postcards, a TWA penknife, a copy of Magazine’s Real Life or a Efgeeco rod bag.

You can also find Andrews of Arcadia here… http://www.andrewsofarcadia.com/