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Old 11-20-2011, 02:27 PM   #1
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NIB Gibbs

Hey Guys,thought I'd post something I thought was pretty cool,one of the Guys I work with (Stan D)grew up on the Cape.He use to hang out with one of Stan Gibbs's son's.Well the story goes like this,Stan use to cut Stan Gibbs lawn and after a weeks worth of lawn cutting he would ask Stan for payment,well Stan G asked if he could pay in plugs?
Well Stan accepted even thou he wasn't a fishermen,he saved them and never used them.He brought them into work last week and showed me and told the story.
Over all they are in great shape and never seen water.
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Old 11-20-2011, 02:32 PM   #2
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Old 11-20-2011, 04:12 PM   #3
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was it around 1976 ?

any red / white/ blue
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Old 11-20-2011, 04:17 PM   #4
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Old 11-20-2011, 05:27 PM   #5
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I didn't see any red,white and blue ones.....This Guy has got to be in his fifty's,so I would guess these plugs where made earlier than the 70's.
I'll give him a call on Monday and get the time line.

It was pretty neat to see them old plugs in there original box's,to see something that old and never used...Just awesome

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Old 11-20-2011, 05:36 PM   #6
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I was kind of fooling around
The holy grail to the Stan Gibbs collector is the Bicentenial Pencil Popper.
Made in 76
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Old 11-20-2011, 06:43 PM   #7
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SCORE i kinda like that pencil color

sorry i wasnt at your party again by the way!!! long story but my brother ended up having emergency surgery in boston and I needed to pick him up and take care of him ect... (poor dude)

See you on the ice soon i hope!

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Old 11-20-2011, 06:57 PM   #8
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Cool stuff. Amazing he hung onto them all this time.
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:08 PM   #9
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nice Bobby.

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Old 11-21-2011, 07:46 AM   #10
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Very nice . the red white an blue pencil ic up there with the no paint polaris with the sticker in the package.
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Old 11-21-2011, 05:29 PM   #11
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Couple more old Gibbs and a couple of old Atoms I never saw in this color.
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Old 11-21-2011, 07:31 PM   #12
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the 2nd from top is not a gibbs
Need a better pic Paul
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:16 PM   #13
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the 2nd from top is not a gibbs
Need a better pic Paul
Are the metal lips Gibbs???
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Old 11-22-2011, 09:26 PM   #14
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Are the metal lips Gibbs???

In Pauls Pic only the top lure is a gibbs
2nd , Conn Yankee ?
3,Atom
4Th Atom
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Old 11-23-2011, 03:31 AM   #15
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In Pauls Pic only the top lure is a gibbs
2nd , Conn Yankee ?
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Pete, I'll post a better close up of the 2nd plug today. It looks to be pretty old.

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Old 11-23-2011, 06:35 AM   #16
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My thought as well ...conn yankee...before it got repainted...those red swirl atoms were from the early 50's...they came with alburn hooks on them before mustad bought them out in 52.Those atoms should have come in a very dark purple box...

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Old 11-30-2011, 05:11 PM   #17
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So I shouldn't fish my red swirl Atoms?...(not mint)

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Old 11-30-2011, 06:50 PM   #18
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Fishing them is fine...problem comes if they have brass wire...it gets old and brittle which can snap,away goes the fish...later ones had stainless...I've seen fish bigger then 36" come clear out of the water when going for a amber reverse.

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Old 11-30-2011, 08:31 PM   #19
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Fish one of those red swirls when the squid are around. Don't worry too much about the wire . My 2nd fish over 50 came on one Bob gave me when I was a kid. 51lb 3oz. 8th fish that night ove 25 and used it for a couple more yrs till hooks got twisted by a 27lber tryin to snag it in the rocks to get off. i've been usin them since the 60's an never had a wire break yet. Plenty of twisted hooks but no broken wires. Still have my Scheafer award an pin for it.Ron
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Fish one of those red swirls when the squid are around. Don't worry too much about the wire . My 2nd fish over 50 came on one Bob gave me when I was a kid. 51lb 3oz. 8th fish that night ove 25 and used it for a couple more yrs till hooks got twisted by a 27lber tryin to snag it in the rocks to get off. i've been usin them since the 60's an never had a wire break yet. Plenty of twisted hooks but no broken wires. Still have my Scheafer award an pin for it.Ron
WOW!!! Great story from the past.

I think that at some point in time all of us old guys should compile some kind of a electronic memory thread.

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Old 05-13-2012, 11:30 PM   #21
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Very nice. Got a couple myself. Love the vintage stuff!
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