Classic fishing lures identification and price guide
Modern Fishing Lure Collectibles: Identification & Value Guide by Russell E. LewisThis volume is the fourth in a colorful, historical, five-volume series by author Russell E. Lewis. Dealing primarily with items made in the United States since 1940, the series details the fishing tackle industry and its changes until the closing of most companies in the early 1980s. Large, crisp photos, realized values, and company histories are once again components of this essential encyclopedia for collectors. It contains all-new material not presented in the first three volumes. Expanded manufacturer information and new companies are highlights of the book. A review of items from 1953 until 1972 will show collectors what was available at particular times from various companies. Then, the years 1959 and 1970 are given full coverage, as well as all Abu-Garcia items for 1966. Finally, selected photos of miscellaneous fishing collectibles and photos of rods and reels made from 1938 until 1972 round out the book. Nearly 1,500 photos make this a perfect companion to the authors other books
It's The Condition! Grading Collectible Fishing Lures
How Much Are Your Old Fishing Lures Worth?
A selected pricing index for items which are wanted to purchase and the approximate minimum price I will pay for a given grade. These prices are for excellent quality pieces and may vary up or down based on condition, desirability, and rarity. A written definition of excellent is outlined at the bottom of this page. Please call or email for exact quotes which may be higher than shown. Prices vary with color, condition, grade, markings, age, and desirability. Currently Buying: Prices are constantly updated. Prices for empty lure boxes :.
How do you know if your old fishing lures are worth anything? There is a demand for all these types, but some are more valuable than others. The most valuable lures are usually made of wood and have glass eyes. These are the types you will find most often at estate sales or poring through grandpa's old tackle box. This lure is marked although the writing is partially obscured by the hardware on the bottom "Heddon Floater Punkinseed.
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The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable. Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag. See details for additional description.
Rummaging through Grandfather's attic, you find a box of old lures. You examine each bait, wondering, "What's it worth? In most cases, the answer is, "Not much. That possibility fuels a nationwide obsession with collecting antique lures and other tackle. Noted expert Karl White, Bassmaster's consultant on antique tackle, has been collecting and studying antique lures for more than half a century.