Fishing Floats – Leisalu to Leeceelou

Hi Ferdinand,

I was checking out your web site & saw the fishing float story. I have been collecting floats for a few years now I have about 50. Last year I bought a cool purple pumpkin float at the Canyonville show. I love all the unusual ones with crudity, swirls and odd shapes. The smaller ones I display on top of bottles in the window. My son brought me the most bizarre one I have. It’s called a trinary float. While doing research, I found one that sold for $1,400 in 2009 on Worthpoint. Someday I might put a pix on our web site so people can check it out. I thought I would share a couple pix with you. You are welcome to use them on your site if you want. You’ve done a great job on your site and it’s real nice. Hope to see you & Elizabeth at our Downieville show (see information below).

Leisa Lambert

So what is Leisalu To Leeceelou? That is Leisa and Lou Lambert’s eBay handle. Mine and Elizabeth’s is Leeceelou. Always thought that was interesting. Elizabeth’s father called her Leecee. When I met her I called her Leeceelou. She answered me by calling me Hootus so I stopped.

Read and See more Floats: Glass Fishing Net Floats

08 September 2012 (Saturday) Downieville, California2012 Downieville Antique Bottles & Collectibles Show and Sale at the Downieville School Gym, Historic Hwy 49, Dealers at 7:00 am for set-up. Early Lookers 8:00 am – 10:00 am $10.00, Open 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Free, Free Raffle ticket with Early Looker Fee, For Show info: Rick & Cherry Simi, Tele: 530.289.3659 or email: or Tim Higgins, Tele: 707.745.1026, Display info: Warren Friedrich, Tele: 530.265.5204, Don’t miss out on this great Bottle Show in the heart of the California Gold Rush Country! FOHBC Member Club

About Ferdinand Meyer V

Ferdinand Meyer V is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and has a BFA in Fine Art and Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design. Ferdinand is the founding Principal of FMG Design, a nationally recognized design consultation firm. Ferdinand is a passionate collector of American historical glass specializing in bitters bottles, color runs and related classic figural bottles. He is married to Elizabeth Jane Meyer and lives in Houston, Texas with their daughter and three wonderful grandchildren. The Meyers are also very involved in Quarter Horses, antiques and early United States postage stamps. Ferdinand is the past 6-year President of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors and is one of the founding members of the FOHBC Virtual Museum.
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2 Responses to Fishing Floats – Leisalu to Leeceelou

  1. Froggy says:

    Leisa’s fishing floats are great (as is the frog!). But you… HOOTUS? What is a hootus? (this oughta’ be good!)

  2. Mike Dolcini says:

    Although I never collected them, back in the “70s when I was working in Eureka we would take my jeep up the beach from Samoa after storms and pick up dozens of those floats. All were sold locally for what was mostly food and beer money. Bottle digs produced the best keepers, though.

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