SEEKERS CATALOGUE--AN ATTEMPT

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Post by ocd1688 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:03 am

Thank you all for the support. bowsmilie bowsmilie bowsmilie

To continue this phase of development I would like to present:

The dolls eyes.

This is a big lure with robust lines. One can almost the see the beginning of the sort of profile for the later lures.
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The little lure above is well made and is the only one I came across.
I have also taken the opportunity for some new pics of the round bib dolls eye which showed the dimension of the lure better.
It has very clean lines and the paint work is excellent compared to the rest of the samples.
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Post by ocd1688 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:18 am

I also realise that instead of saying the lures were posted elsewhere, that fresh pics should be posted. Hard to go thru 34 pages to find them thumbsupsmilie
So here they are
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Post by ocd1688 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:39 am

This is also an interesting lure.
It has just about all the features of the modern Seeker.
The paint work can even be almost described as an early YellowBlack
Its length is just on 100.
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All the lures in this segment has no signature or any other marks. They are different in shapes and sizes, painted, stick on and dolls eyes and none of them are in the modern lengths of 110, 90 , 70 and 55.

One can see that there is no possible way to catalogued them apart from grouping them into a period 0f development of Ken's lures.

The last pic showed the yellow lure among some early beauties. There is even a dolls eyes with a round bib,amongst that lot. I wonder where the others are now ???
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Post by ocd1688 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:02 am

And thank you very much Vince for the excellent story re THE FROG. clapclap clapclap clapclap

As evident in the last pic, there are other Ken's lures in this phase of development out there.

But then again they weren't known as Seekers until the Transition phase.

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Post by vince. » Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:43 am

Seeing these all together has made my day thumbsupsmilie

The character of the lures & particularly the early ones, gives a good indication to me of the character of the man. I never met Ken, but I can see, simple, fair dickum, rugged, efficient but without excess polish. You gotta love em, cause these are some of the characters (rightly or wrongly,) attributed to being an Aussie. That`s why I agree with Albert when he says Seekers are an Iconic lure. thumbsupsmilie
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Post by mash » Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:05 am

Great job Albert and loke you said a truly iconic lure. I will have a chat with Ken's grandson and see if he can help with any photo's or info, but for now keep posting your info as it's a great read.
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Post by ocd1688 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:42 am

mash wrote:Great job Albert and loke you said a truly iconic lure. I will have a chat with Ken's grandson and see if he can help with any photo's or info, but for now keep posting your info as it's a great read.
Mash.

Thank you Matt. That wll be great mate.
I plan to end this STUDY with a tribute to Ken. As a matter of fact, the tribute was going to be the first segment but for various reasons, it has been changed. Hopefully for the better. BTW thank you again for the loan of your special lure. bowsmilie bowsmilie bowsmilie

And Vince, great description mate. clapclap clapclap clapclap

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Post by Flicker » Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:15 pm

I really like those early rounded bib versions Albert thumbsupsmilie they are very special

well done so far clapclap
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Post by ocd1688 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:03 am

Thank you Adam. It has been fun doing this .

But I was also hoping for some robust discussion and input from some serious and not so serious Seeker fans.
Perhaps it is because of Mully’s fierce protective gesture towards this old fellow, or perhaps it is perceived that there is a little clicky group here” doing their thing”which can be discouraging , which it is NOT intended to be, or for some other reasons it is not forthcoming. So I just have to do it myself.

The “DREADED FROG” ,as much I love her, is from a different era, a bit later I say.
The cute little lure with the lexan bib doesn’t belong here either.

They were put there as a lure, pardon the punt, for someone to come forth and point out my errors.
Criticism does not have to be harsh and informed opinions can only add to the knowledge base.
As I pointed out in the beginning my knowledge base is incomplete.

Be that as it may I shall soldier on.
There are some common features in these early lures.
1. They do not have any signatures on them.
2. They do not have any screws showing. Whether they are pinned or screwed under the paint I am not about to find out. Is it important to find out?
3. They all have metal bibs. The round ones are either flat or dished. The serrated bibs are distinguished from the later models with much shallower serrations. Is the number of serrations important?
4. The eyes are either dolls eyes, stick on eyes, dot eyes,” primitive” painted eyes, and the slightly later uniform round eyes.

It will be great Mully, with your magic wand, put the pics from the thread “some very early Seekers” here. bowsmilie bowsmilie bowsmilie

I would also recommend this thread. It is a good read.

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Re: SEEKERS CATALOGUE--AN ATTEMPT

Post by vince. » Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:51 am

Albert, I do agree with what you say. One thing though, it`s clique not click, you iidiot

I do hope as well, that the perception of a clique doesn`t hold this thread back in any way. It`s a great chance to put something special together. One thing to remember Albert, there`s probably very little most of us can add to your info thumbsupsmilie , but be sure, I`ve had plenty of looks yay & already learnt heaps.
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