Post by creekhunter on Dec 26, 2006 1:16:20 GMT -5
Well for starts do a lil research on the history of the great makers lures of the early 1900s then you have a idea what your looking for if something shows up at garage sales. Glass eyes early hardware and the shape of the lure is important.
Post by Metal Angler on May 31, 2007 0:04:26 GMT -5
Very good point creekhunter, one more thing though when collecting older lures you should try buy and or find lures with original packaging or lure boxes. It seems vintage lures are worth way more if they have the orginal boxes... Some of the lure boxes have exceptional art work and printing work wiith classic slogans from the early fishing lure industry, you cant go wrong even collecting a mint shape box of some these lures.
Heres a example of one of my favorite lure companys The creek chub
creekhunter--will take pics & post but going out the door fishin now. I own dozens of old wooden lures that are bought cheaply & put away for my 12 grandchildren to inherit. I also have baseball & football cards for them. About 10,00 of em--from the 1940's to the early 1980,s. This is a way to pass something of value that continues to rise, onto the family without being a stock market broker. takes very little money to buy , spare change in your pocket, & no large cash outlay at 1 time. This stuff is laying around at almost every yard sale. At flea markets the vendors are a little more savy as to price. JK