Antique Lures

 

 

What's Rare and What's Not

In antique wood fishing lures (not metal or plastic)

A list of a few things we think are rare and things others don't know are common because they "never saw one before"  (a.k.a. eBayitis)

Hey, this is for fun.  This is not a list of everything and it is not final.  I repeat:  It is for fun.

Rare ( in general ) Not Rare ( in general )
  • Pre-1925 catalogs (any company)
  • Heddon "The Why of It" paper
  • Heddon Dummy Double paper
  • Heddon two and three belly wt. lures
  • Heddon "high forehead" lures
  • Heddon two piece hardware
  • Heddon Spindiver
  • Heddon Black Sucker
  • Pflueger gem clip hardware lures
  • Shakespeare gem clip hardware lures
  • Shakespeare wood boxes
  • Heddon wood boxes
  • Pflueger wood boxes
  • Pflueger contract boxes
  • Pflueger Four Bros. boxes
  • Creek Chub "special order" lures
  • Creek Chub 6 or 12 packs
  • Heddon lures in Sienna
  • Heddon lures in copper
  • Heddon lures in gold
  • Heddon lures in slate back
  • Heddon lures in frog scale
  • Heddon lures in blue scale
  • Heddon lures in all yellow
  • Heddon lures in brown natural scale
  • Heddon lures in white strawberry spot
  • Pflueger maroon boxes
  • Pflueger Monarchs
  • Pflueger Electric Minnows
  • Shakespeare Punkinseeds
  • Heddon white boxes
  • Heddon Pine Tree box
  • Heddon Picture boxes
  • Shakespeare black boxes
  • Shakespeare picture boxes
  • Creek Chub five hook minnows
  • Creek Chub intro boxes
  • Rhodes lures and boxes
  • South Bend underwater minnows
  • South Bend Combination minnow
  • Heddon 800, 900, 700
  • Heddon Giant Vamp
  • Creek Chub Bug Wiggler
  • Creek Chub Wee Dee, Sucker
  • Heddon "Woodpecker"
  • Heddon "Dowagiac" underwater
  • Heddon 5 hk. Slopenose
  • Heddon Killer
  • Heddon six hook 300
  • Heddon Dummy Double
  • Heddon Black Sucker
  • Heddon Coast minnow
  • Heddon Luny frog in red and white
  • Muskys from major companies
  • Heddon ice decoy
  • "Experts" any... Woods, Clark, etc.
  • Moonlight underwater minnow
  • Pflueger Trory minnow
  • Kent Floaters with carved eye
  • Arbogast Spotted Ape Jitterbug
  • Pflueger Monarch minnows
  • Pflueger metalized minnows
  • Pflueger baby Surprise minnow
  • Shakespeare Musky lures
  • Shakespeare Sure Lure
  • Shakespeare Albany lure
  • Shakespeare "high forehead" minnow
  • Shakespeare Whirlwind
  • Shakespeare 03
  • Shakespeare Kazoo box
  • Shakespeare Barnacle Bill
  • Shakespeare Tarpalunge G.E.
  • Worden Combination minnow
  • Min-Buck minnow, SB
  • South Bend Truck-Oreno
  • Howe's Vacuum bait
  • Glass minnow tubes
  • Most early Misc. Minnows
  • Anything pre-1920 NIB
  • North Channel minnow
  • Red Fin minnow
  • Michigan Life-Like
  • Lane's Automatic
  • Joe Pepper lures
  • Miller's Reversible
  • Clinton Wilt baits
  • Winchester's with exc. paint
  • Most Introductory boxes
  • Rhodes Mechanical frog or box
  • Shakespeare Musky wood box
  • Octopus minnow
  • Jersey Expert
  • Bing's Nemahbin minnow
  • Charmers
  • Rotary Marvel
  • A "real" Helgramite
  • Red Fin minnow by  Donaly Baits
  • Holzwarth minnow
  • K & K Animated minnow (exc. cond.)
  • Chippewa Musky size
  • Harkauf Wooden minnow
  • Kellman bugs
  • Pfeiffer glass minnow tubes
  • Rhodes Perfect Casting Bait
  • Welch and Graves glass tube
  • Wilcox Wiggler
  • Heddon advertizing and displays
  • Salesman sample cases pre-1940
  • Heddon Airplane (real one)
  • Pardee Minnow
  • Haskell Minnow (real one)
  • Pepper minnows or any kind
  • North Channel or Delavan minnow
  • Nemo Revolving minnow
  • Decker underwater minnow
  • Eclipse minnow
  • Smith minnow
  • The Chautaugua minnow
  • Pontiac minnows
  • Ewert's artificial bait
  • IN GENERAL...:
  • Most post 1940 lures
  • Heddon post 1940 catalogs
  • Fake Heddon handcarved frogs
  • Heddon L-rig hardware
  • Heddon "spook" anything
  • Pflueger lures in Neverfail hardware
  • Shakespeare Flat plate hardware
  • Shakespeare orange and blue boxes
  • Heddon lures in green crackle back
  • Heddon lures in rainbow
  • Heddon Punkinseeds in general
  • Heddon plastic Punkinseeds
  • Heddon up leaping Bass boxes
  • Creek Chub tack eye baits
  • Creek Chub in general after 1930
  • Creek Chub in Pikie finish
  • Heddon 200's or 210's
  • Heddon Multiple minnows
  • Heddon Tad Polly
  • South Bend red and white anything
  • South Bend rainbow
  • Heddon Vamps
  • Creek Chub Wiggler
  • Creek Chub Ding Bat
  • Heddon Artistic minnow
  • Heddon fat bodies in 100 or 150
  • Heddon Crab Wigglers
  • Heddon Lucky 13
  • Heddon Luny frog in frog
  • Heddon anything in surface rig
  • Heddon spook anything
  • Heddon River Runt spooks
  • Heddon SOS
  • Heddon Torpedo
  • Heddon Crazy Crawler
  • Heddon Gamefisher
  • Heddon mouse
  • Heddon Feathertail
  • Heddon Weedless Widow
  • Paw Paw Wottafrog
  • Paw Paw in general
  • Kent floater with Neverfail hardware
  • Pflueger Surprise minnow
  • Pal-o-mines
  • Rush Tango's in general
  • Shakespeare Revolutions (late)
  • Shakespeare Evolutions (late)
  • Shakespeare Worden Bucktails
  • Shakespeare Slim Jim (late)
  • Shakespeare Waukazoo
  • Shakespeare Jim Dandy lures
  • Shakespeare Tarpalunge P.E.
  • South Bend Whirl-Oreno
  • South Bend Vacuum Bait
  • South Bend Bass-Oreno
  • Wilson Wobbler
  • Decker top water revolving bait
  • Flood minnows
  • Most Florida baits
  • Pflueger Phantoms
  • Winchester Wobblers
  • Tad Polly Intro box
  • Shakespeare Floating Spinner
  • Carter's Dunks lures
  • Bite-em-Bate
  • Water Scout
  • Fake Helgramite
  • Detroit Glass minnow
  • Most rubber baits
  • K & K Animated minnow (vg)
  • Chippewa Bass size
  • South Bend flyrod lures
  • Du Getum's
  • The "reel" lure
  • Bud Stewart baits
  • Shur-Strike lures
  • L&S plastic lures
  • Thoren Minnow Chaser
  • Almost anything by Arbogast
  • Devon minnows
  • Most lures by Foss

 

 

 

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