GRADING WOOD LURES &
BOXES: A field guide to
grading wood lures and
grading boxes. You need to know this
information before you buy or price an antique lure or box. Also see
Factors in grading wood lures and boxes.
THREE AND FIVE HOOK MINNOWS:
How to diagnose the difference between
Heddon, Pflueger, and South Bend three and five hook minnows with cup
WOOD LURE AND BOX
wood lure prices
Box prices for specific high-end collector
level underwater minnows and their boxes. This is not an area for the faint of
heart. Rare, excellent condition lures from the turn of the century are
valuable and the prices are high.
LOTS OF INFORMATION FOR
BEGINNERS, AND INTERMEDIATE COLLECTORS:
guide through this site and some helpful
information to get you started.
SO, YOU WANT TO
COLLECT/INVEST IN HIGH-GRADE, HIGH-$$$ WOOD LURES? A few hints and some sage
advice on what to do and not do if you want to
collect the high dollar stuff...BEWARE
HOW AND WHAT SOME OF US
for collecting lures and boxes. Ideas for a new
collector to learn.
A FLOW CHART: How to determine if you have
pre-1940 wood lures and boxes. How to
determine if you have pre-1940 wood lures and boxes.
BOX PAPER: A collection of early
box brochures, inserts, and ads.
of factors which effect the plus or minus in grading lures and boxes.
WHAT'S RARE AND WHAT'S
NOT IN WOOD LURES: A
generalized list of things that are rare and things
that are not rare. Ebayitis personified. If you are looking
for Heddon information, here's a list of what colors
are rare and what's not.
WHY COLLECT WOOD LURES?
Why collect fishing lures and
Collecting High Grade Antique Lures.
WHERE TO FIND ANTIQUE
How to find old fishing lures.
55+ methods and techniques to help you hunt down tackle treasures. A wealth of
ideas on "secret" places to find old fishing lures.
wood boxes, Pflueger contract wood boxes,
Pflueger Monarch and Neverfail wood boxes,
Shakespeare wood boxes
photos from a collection that defies
description if you understand collecting early miscellaneous lures.
Hofe, Heddon, O. Zwarg in this collection.
WOOD LURE AND BOX
Other methods in the various indexes for each manufacturer.
Heddon lures by the hardware
Heddon, Pflueger, South Bend minnows by
the type of eyes your lure has
Shakespeare by hardware type
Heddon lure boxes both wood and cardboard
Pflueger lure boxes both wood and
Pflueger Monarch lures
obscure contract wood boxes
Shakespeare lure boxes both wood and cardboard
Creek Chub lure boxes
Pre-1920 Heddon Lures and Boxes
Collecting Knowledge from articles published in the NFLCC Gazette and
Florida Tackle Collectors Newsletter