If you, or someone
you know, have items for sale like those shown on this site, let us know via
E-mail, snail mail, or phone. Remember, we prefer lures and boxes in excellent
minus or better condition, but we are willing to pay top dollar as well as
phone, e-mail, post office address
Please call or E-mail
for pricing and discussion first.
If you are an
attorney, executor, or liquidator of an estate which contains a number of early
lures and lure boxes, we can help with information on what is valuable,
collectible, and worth appraising if they are for sale. We are unable to
offer values on items unless they are for sale.
buy pre-1960 wood, plastic and metal lures, with or without their
cardboard or wood boxes, which are in better condition like those seen
on this Web site. Please see the want lists below as...
Yes, we buy Creek
Chub lures, reels, and plastic lures from various companies.
Wanted to Buy list and
phone, e-mail, post office address
If we have
discussed an item you have for sale, the following is a way to communicate
what you have available:
- Please use a
digital camera. Be sure to e-mail the photo and if
you know how, set the size for 'e-mail'.
Be sure to use natural sun light so the
colors come out correct. Photograph against a solid colored background.
Take individual photos if possible of each lure or group of lures with
the worst side showing or photograph more than one side.
Please preview your digital photos. If you can see them clearly,
neither can I.
Using video with large
- Making a video is one of the
best ways for me to see a large collection of lures. Set up the camera in a
stationary position, with good light (sunlight is best), pass each lure in
front of the camera, rotating the lure and showing all sides. Number each lure
on a tag of paper or masking tape and stick the tag or tape on a hook and not
the body. Call out the number for each lure as you video it. Ship the video to
me by Priority Mail ($3.95). I'll review it and the call you with the
information. I'll pay shipping costs and return the video tape after we make a
Mailing lures etc.:
- It is not uncommon for people
to want to mail us lures for direct inspection, which we are willing to do,
with prior discussion either on the phone or by E-mail.
- If you have lures, etc., which
you want us to directly inspect for purchase, please first contact us by
phone, mail, or E-mail to discuss the item so we don't waste your time if it
is something we don't collect.
- If there is doubt about
condition or identification of the lures, we are willing to pay all shipping
and insurance costs for a 3 day inspection.
- We will contact you on receipt
of your lures and issue a check on our mutual acceptance of a price if we have
not previously done so. If the lures or price are unacceptable, then we will
re-ship immediately and pay all costs.
How to wrap valuable lures and boxes for shipping:
Use tissue paper and
wrap the hooks so they stand out away from the body of the lure, then place the
lure or box in a Zip-loc baggie. Since I'm only interested in seeing lures
and boxes in better condition, you have to be the judge on this one. Pack
the items in foam peanuts and ship either Priority Mail or UPS depending on
insurance. Please discuss high priced items on the phone with me prior to
Shown here is the technique
for wrapping tissue paper around the shank of the hooks to make them stand
away from the body and paint.
Using tissue paper, the
shanks of each hook should be wrapped loosely to ensure that the hooks
stand away from the body and cannot touch the body or paint of the lures.