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Antique Angler Magazine

An out-of-print, high-end piscatorial publication that was published quarterly from 1979 to 1985.  Many consider the Antique Angler to be the first tackle collector’s periodical, published by Paul J. Webber. Today it has been replaced by Brian McGrath’s Fishing Collectibles Magazine, now published in Maine, the original old-tackle honey hole.


March/April 1985                  May/June 1985

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Paul Webber - Obituary

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Paul Jones Webber died Friday, April 30, 2004 at home. He was 71.
Born in Amityville, N.Y., he was the son of Frank Samuel and Gladys Wilcox Webber. He was raised on Long Island, and later lived in Stockton, Sergeantsville and New Hope as well as Bellport and Syracuse, N.Y.
He graduated from Bellport High School and Syracuse University, where he received his bachelor's and master's degrees in engineering.
He was a retired civil engineer who worked in the private sector as well as for the Delaware River Basin Commission. He was the founder, publisher and editor of the Antique Angler magazine.
He was a member of the Otsego Lake Association in Cooperstown and of Trout Unlimited. A life-long athlete, he was a gold medalist in the Senior Olympic Games.
Mr. Webber served on the vestry of the Christ Church in Cooperstown.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Joan Webber; 2 daughters, Judy Hobday of Charlotte, N.C. and Debbi Lange of California; 2 sons, Brett of Philadelphia and Gregg of La Jolla, Calif.; 3 brothers, Frank of Cape Cod, Mass., Robert of Vermont and Richard of Long Island; and a grandson.
Memorial services were held Monday at the Christ Church under the direction of Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Directors in Cooperstown.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Otsego Land Trust, Inc., 101 Main St., Box 173, Cooperstown, NY 13326.


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