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Re: Remembering old Charlie and other fur buyers from [Re: john epler] #7010581
10/06/20 04:55 PM
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I think you are referring to buffalo mills whom I never met. Joe and Deb were nice people and good friends for years sadly we have been out of touch for a few years now. Joe made one of the best fox lures ever poured into a bottle. It smelled like the body odor of a red fox. Too bad it all fell to the wayside.

Re: Remembering old Charlie and other fur buyers from [Re: john epler] #7010584
10/06/20 04:56 PM
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Like Hern said, Bob Lauver from McVeytown, Pa. was a good guy. He bought a lot of fur from me in the 60's & 70's.
If I needed supplies, I went to Ft. Loudon, Pa. to Stanley Hawbaker. He also treated me good.
To bad we don't have men like them now days.
But one thing, we have the memories and that can be good.

Re: Remembering old Charlie and other fur buyers from [Re: john epler] #7010624
10/06/20 06:01 PM
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the memories are all good for sure!

Re: Remembering old Charlie and other fur buyers from [Re: QuietButDeadly] #7014056
10/10/20 09:45 PM
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Originally Posted by QuietButDeadly
Lincoln Barbour bought a pile of fur over the years in NC.

Re: Remembering old Charlie and other fur buyers from [Re: john epler] #7014058
10/10/20 09:46 PM
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A fine man, I really hated to not see him at convention. Have you ever tried his lure?

Re: Remembering old Charlie and other fur buyers from [Re: john epler] #7014267
10/11/20 07:15 AM
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Anyone remember Gilbert and Leo Thorton ? They had Northwest Fur Exchange out of Albion , PA. I started selling fur to them in the early 70's, and ended up with a job there for most of my high school years. Quite a thing to see, as a young kid during the days of high priced fur. We were mostly targeting coon, and the old timers back then were not nearly as helpful as now. When we asked about how we might catch some of those high dollar Red Fox, they would tell us to not even try, those Fox were way too smart for us boys to catch. LOL There were a couple other local fur buyers in that area, Chuck Sargent, and George Knapp.

Re: Remembering old Charlie and other fur buyers from [Re: Buck (Zandra)] #7014287
10/11/20 07:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Buck (Zandra)
Bud Stewart of Fenton,Michigan.The same man who today is remembered for his hand carved fishing lures.Funny thing,I've seen many stories over the years about Bud and his lures,but never mention his fur buying.He bought thousands of 'rats over the years,his nickname was the "rat man".He was a tough old bird,but fair.Going into his shop at the heighth of trapping season was an experience you remember the rest of your life.Lots of things going on all fur and trapping related,you were in heaven.Too bad we took those times for granted,never thought there'd be a day it'd all be gone.


Good old Bud. Worked for him when I was a lad for two years. We had no idea all those fishing lures he had laying everywhere would be collector's items some day. If I had, I woulda traded my muskrat skinning labor for lures instead of a buck and change an hour.

Thanks for the memories Buck.

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Mark


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Re: Remembering old Charlie and other fur buyers from [Re: Albert Burns] #7014300
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Originally Posted by Albert Burns
We were mostly targeting coon, and the old timers back then were not nearly as helpful as now. When we asked about how we might catch some of those high dollar Red Fox, they would tell us to not even try, those Fox were way too smart for us boys to catch. LOL


i remember. Back then, if you were not lucky enough to have a family member or good friend show you the ropes, you learned by trial and error. There were very few resources available to a beginning trapper.

According to the old-timers, you had to be some sort of a trapping God to consistently catch red fox and a newbie shouldn't even try. He'd just educate the fox and make it harder on the real trappers. LOL

In the early 70's I bought the book "Pennsylvania Trapping and Predator Control Methods by Paul Tailor and about wore it out. I still have it.

Made my stretcher boards in the high school wood shop based on the info and dimensions in that book. lots of kids and teachers wanted to know "what are the miniature surf boards for?"


Eh...wot?

Re: Remembering old Charlie and other fur buyers from [Re: john epler] #7014311
10/11/20 07:59 AM
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The first buyer I sold to was "Skunky" white in Gilbertsville, NY that was in the early 60's , sold to Clifford Ryan when White sold out to Charlie Glezen(sp), then we started a fur auction in Oneonta met lots of buyers, Ira Newman, Ray Schedivy, Pete Smith, Jimmy the Greek, we had several from Europe. Saritsky (sp) from NYC one guy came had a white suit on can't remember his name owned a whole block in the city Sam Levine and him got arguing over the beaver ,never got so much for a string of 'em! High times for sure! Ken Connely bought fur in Schoharie lots more but can't remember all of 'em

Re: Remembering old Charlie and other fur buyers from [Re: Tom Fisher] #7014408
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Forgot about Ray and Pete. Who was the guy from Tupper Lake that usually bought beaver. He had a glass eye.

Re: Remembering old Charlie and other fur buyers from [Re: mike mason] #7014490
10/11/20 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by mike mason
Forgot about Ray and Pete. Who was the guy from Tupper Lake that usually bought beaver. He had a glass eye.


Ed Schell?

Re: Remembering old Charlie and other fur buyers from [Re: bobsheedy] #7014583
10/11/20 01:21 PM
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Bob, yes ,you got him...Ed Schell. He seemed to really know beaver.

Re: Remembering old Charlie and other fur buyers from [Re: john epler] #7014616
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Ed wasn't any slouch. He knew what he could move. Bought a lot of otter too.

Re: Remembering old Charlie and other fur buyers from [Re: john epler] #7014619
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Terry Perrigo from Tupper lake? Dave Hicks from Granville, Tom Gebo must still be going

Re: Remembering old Charlie and other fur buyers from [Re: Tom Fisher] #7014680
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I saw Gebo at NYS Flea market, still selling tanned fur.

Re: Remembering old Charlie and other fur buyers from [Re: mike mason] #7014989
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Bill Boyer from fredericksburg pa and Ike boyer from annville pa Ike was my great uncle

Re: Remembering old Charlie and other fur buyers from [Re: Hawks] #7035842
11/02/20 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Lugnut
Originally Posted by GREG KOHL
There was another guy over towards Kutztown which I can not recall his name. It was good times miss those time. The only thing I don't miss was all the trap thieves there were back then.


Their were two guys buying near Kutztown. I sold to both of them. The only one I remember is a guy named Baumbach (sp). We called him Mountain Boomy. He had an old truck with a cap on it and would park at the beer distributor in Kutztown (now called Duffer's but different owner back then).

Boomy was a character. Sometimes he'd offer an Oreo cookie and shot of whiskey before dealing on your furs. He always had a truckload by the end of the night.


Originally Posted by Hawks
John, you making me feel old. I do remember Sylvester Dietrich with his 1 front tooth, Mountain Bummy Brumbauch who lived in Niantic and was a character with his wild roots and herbal medicine.


I didn't know he lived in Niantic, that's only about fifteen minutes from where I live now. My wife finally remembered the name of the old beer distributor in Kutztown (before it was Duffer's). A month after I ask her she says, "Was it Sokol's Beer Distributors?"

That's where we'd meet Brumbach certain evenings during the week to sell in the round.


Eh...wot?

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