Antique Lures


Shakespeare Fishing Lures and Boxes

High forehead yellow floater

High forehead yellow 5 hook

High forehead Floater, red and silver

Rhodes yellow minnow

43 rainbow minnow

Floater in yellow perch

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Rare Shakespeare high forehead 31 minnow in solid yellow, with 'A' props, gem clip hardware. C. 1907. 

This lure is so rare and in such a rare color, not to mention the full paint being on it, that it almost brings tears to your eyes.

Rare Shakespeare high forehead 44 in solid yellow, 'A' props, gem clip hardware. C. 1906. 

Lure is in very good condition.  (Perhaps only 5% of these lures survive with this much paint still on them.)  Noting chip by the eye and hook drags, but where have you seen another like it?)

Any high forehead with paint on it is rare.

Rare Shakespeare floater with high forehead in red/silver/white, 'B' props, gem clip hardware. C. 1909. 

 (This is a very rare configuration.)

Again, where are you going to find a high forehead with full paint.  As thin as the paint is on these early lures, it's rare to find them in any condition.

Rare Shakespeare Rhodes minnow, solid yellow, gem clip hardware. C. 1906. 

One of the early Rhodes minnows in rare yellow color and with full paint.

Shakespeare minnow in red/orange/yellow/white, #43,  gem clip hardware, 'B' props. C. 1909. 
Shakespeare floater in rare yellow perch, flat plate hardware, plain prop. C. 1916. 


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