Antique Lures


Shakespeare Fishing Lures and Boxes: Page Three

New Shiner minnow in wood box

High forehead red floater with picture box

Whirlwind, red

Midget metalized minnow


Killer torpedo

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Rare Shakespeare New Shiner minnow #23, flat plate hardware, B prop, in the correct wood box with correct paper label on top, c. 1909. 

The rarity here is the paper labeled box for the New Shiner and the correct lure.  

Additional photos:  box, label


Rare Shakespeare high forehead floating minnow in red back white belly with gem clip hardware, "A" props. C. 1906. 

Maroon picture box marked for two hook floater of a different color (brown white)

Additional photos:  box

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Shakespeare Whirlwind in red with short type tail, flat plate hardware, plain props. C. 1910. 


Rare Shakespeare midget metalized (copper) minnow, with 'B' prop. C. 1909. 

(These minnows are extremely hard to find metalized.)


Shakespeare Punkinseed sinking minnow, with 'B' prop. C. 1911. 

Paperwork showing the introduction of the lure

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Shakespeare Rhodes Torpedo 'Killer', with gem clip hardware. C. 1908. 

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