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Heddon Fishing Lure Colors and Lure Box Numbers

 chart copyrighted 1997 

The following color chart will help guide you to the correct color number for pre-1930 Heddon boxes.  The boxes tended to be lightly imprinted in red.  Heddon lure boxes were usually hand stamped after the box was printed.  Earlier picture or wood boxes had the name or number included in the original printing.  Unfortunately fakers use this information to create marked boxes with unmarked boxes with fake stamps to match the color of the lure.

Color No.

On end of box

Description of colors

0

Green crackle back, fancy green back, white belly (GCB)

0, 00, 900 (0, 00, 900 lures) White body, red and green decorations
01 or 001

or 901

(0, 00, 900 lures) Yellow body with red and green decorations
02 or 002 (0,00 lures) Red body with black decorations

0S

White body, green and red spots or decorations

White body, narrow green back stripe, red blended spots

1

Rainbow, green back, pink and yellow sides, white belly

1D

1F

1G

1R

1S

Coast 1D: Dark green, scale finish

Coast 1F: Green crackleback

Coast 1G: Dark green back, gold speckled

Coast 1R: Rainbow

Coast 1S White body, red and green decorations

2

(old) All white, blended white, or slate back with white belly

2

(new) White body, red head (RH)

2RET

White body, red eyes, tail

2M

White body, red gills (used on salmon plugs)

2 LUM

White luminous body, red eyes and tail

3

Aluminum (also silver body with green back later)

4

All Red body

 

Red, dark green blended back

Red, with dark red back?

5

Yellow body, red & green spots, green back

Yellow body, narrow green back stripe, red blended spots

All copper

6

Gold

Gold body, greenish cast back

6

Rainbow, grn back, orag & yelw. horiz. stripes, white belly

7

(old) Fancy Sienna (brown & yellow crackle back)

7

(new) White body, slate back (see old 2)

8

White body, gold specks (flitter)

Yellow body, brown & red spots

Yellow body, green & black spots

Plain green back, white belly

Red body, black spots

Yellow body , fancy mottled back

Black sucker (used on 1300 only)

9

White body, silver specks (flitter)

9A

Yellow perch, yellow, orange & dark green slanted stripes

9B

Green spotted frog, also called frog coloration

9BB

Meadow frog

9BF

Bull frog (new in 1928)

9BK

Brook trout

9BP

Blue Pearl

9BW

Black & White crab

9BWH

Black body, white head

9C

Natural crab (used on Crab Wigglers)

9D

Green scale (new in 1917), first scale finish by Heddon

9E

White body, greenish black spots

9F

Yellow body, black head

G

Black

9G

All black

9H

Red scale (new in 1919)

9J

Frog scale

9K

Gold fish scale

9L

Yellow perch scale

9LD

Light green scale

9M

Pike scale (new in 1921) green

9MRH

Pike scale body, red head

9N

Red Dace scale

9P

Shiner scale

9PAS

Stripey, Shiner scale back, red head & body stripe

9PBH

Blue Herring scale

9PG

Golden shiner

9PL

Pearl

9PLB

Blue pearl

9PRH

Shiner scale body, red head

9R

(old) Natural scale

9Sh

Silver herring

9 SPRH

Spotted body, red head

9SS

Silver scale (silver flash)

9T

Dark green back, gold specks

9V

Orange body, black spots (also 9SO)

9W

All white (see 2)

9?

Blue scale

9Y

All yellow

9YBS

Yellow body, black stripes

9YF

Yellow body, flitter

9YRH

Yellow body, red head

9YS

Yellow scale

9Y?B

Yellow body, black back

Yellow body, fancy mottled back

Yellow body, Seinna crackled skull cap

RH

White body, red head, red collar

White body, red head, red tail

White body, yellow head

Trouted

Yellow body, with red green and black spotted effect

Trouted

White body, with red, green, and yellow spotted effect

Trouted

Yellow body, with red green, and yellow spotted effect

Trouted

Red body, with black decorations

Trouted

White body, with red, green decorations

Trouted

Yellow body, with red, green and black decorations

Yellow body, with red, green and brown spots

9B

Frog color

BH

White body, blue head

 

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