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ANTIQUE LURES

Postby Fisher10 » Feb Fri 23, 2018 5:14 pm

Would appreciate some help.
Where would i look to find out
if certain lures are antiques?
Plus if so what they are worth?
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Re: ANTIQUE LURES

Postby Aux Pleins » Feb Fri 23, 2018 5:50 pm

Ebay.... real glass eyes is one give away.
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Re: ANTIQUE LURES

Postby Rambler » Feb Fri 23, 2018 5:51 pm

eBay's good. Check out flea markets too. I've seen plenty of antique lures at Kane Cty.
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Re: ANTIQUE LURES

Postby HEDDONFROG » Feb Fri 23, 2018 7:06 pm

Post some photos, you'll need to know what you have before you can search on ebay or anywhere on the net. There are literally thousands of antique lures out there. I have most of the antique lure collector guides and have collected them off n on for 30yrs
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Re: ANTIQUE LURES

Postby Aux Pleins » Feb Sat 24, 2018 3:19 am

HEDDONFROG wrote:Post some photos, you'll need to know what you have before you can search on ebay or anywhere on the net. There are literally thousands of antique lures out there. I have most of the antique lure collector guides and have collected them off n on for 30yrs


^^ Yea get an old book there's no information on the Internet :crazy: :D

If there is no name on the lure to search for odds are it's a customized local /regional lure, very common. However in the world of antiques, big names and big brands rule the game and theyre usually stamped/marked. You can begin searches easily on the Internet with just vague descriptions and you would be surprised what images come up, those help narrow the searches.

And I'm sure there are better forums than WCF for antique lure help.
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Re: ANTIQUE LURES

Postby Fisher10 » Feb Sat 24, 2018 4:20 am

Thank you to everyone appreciate all the help.
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Re: ANTIQUE LURES

Postby FISHdank » Feb Sat 24, 2018 9:49 am

Theres always guys at the rolling medows h.s. show that are super in to the old stuff. If you wanted to bring them and talk to someone in person.
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Re: ANTIQUE LURES

Postby HEDDONFROG » Feb Sat 24, 2018 1:02 pm

Aux Pleins wrote:
HEDDONFROG wrote:Post some photos, you'll need to know what you have before you can search on ebay or anywhere on the net. There are literally thousands of antique lures out there. I have most of the antique lure collector guides and have collected them off n on for 30yrs


^^ Yea get an old book there's no information on the Internet :crazy: :D

If there is no name on the lure to search for odds are it's a customized local /regional lure, very common. However in the world of antiques, big names and big brands rule the game and theyre usually stamped/marked. You can begin searches easily on the Internet with just vague descriptions and you would be surprised what images come up, those help narrow the searches.

And I'm sure there are better forums than WCF for antique lure help.


Ya smart ass. Of course there is a ton of info on the net...to much info and most sites are brand specific. Maybe a google photo identification search would work. Worth a try. If he had posted a photo I was offering to use a antique lure identification guide to assist narrowing it down. You are 100% correct on better sites than WCF. NFLCC to start
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Re: ANTIQUE LURES

Postby Fisher10 » Feb Sun 25, 2018 5:08 am

Sorry HEDDONFROG did not post photo due to was embarrassed to admit do not know how.

Thought had it all figured out previously but ended up not working.

I should have mentioned box of lures was given to me by my father just other day when
originally posted.

Each lure seems to be for panfish they are very small.

Upon looking over lures/packing better yesterday each lure is in individually.

Came upon little piece paper in each package says what each lure is, size #, and so on.
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Re: ANTIQUE LURES

Postby ffishman » Feb Sun 25, 2018 8:57 am

This is an area you have to do your homework on. A few years ago, a good friend of mine, who is no longer with us, was a big time collector. While at the RMHS show, I was talking to him, and looking at his display. To me, he just had a lot of old lures. Some guy walks up, looks a bit, and says, I will give you 200.00 for this one. John said ok and took the deal. I had no idea that lure was worth that much. Since then, I have purchased a couple of lure books on old lures. I have bought some and sold on ebay, the most I got for one was 85.00 and 75.00 for another. There is money to be made if you know what you are doing.
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Re: ANTIQUE LURES

Postby ffishman » Feb Mon 26, 2018 5:45 pm

The Rolling Meadows High School swap meet is this Sat. That would be a good place to start.
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Re: ANTIQUE LURES

Postby Fisher10 » Feb Tue 27, 2018 5:08 am

Appreciate all the responses from everyone to help me out.
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Re: ANTIQUE LURES

Postby DonR » Mar Sat 03, 2018 9:40 am

Fisher,

I sent you a private message that will help with your search.

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Re: ANTIQUE LURES

Postby Fisher10 » Mar Sat 03, 2018 3:34 pm

Thank you pm sent back.
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Re: ANTIQUE LURES

Postby ffishman » Mar Sun 04, 2018 9:23 am

Hopefully you made it to the RMHS swap meet. There must have been 30-50 old tackle boxes full of lures for sale. On top of that, some guys had rare one under glass for sale. This you have be an excellent place to start. Also, go to Amazon, there are some books for sale there that show old lures and approx value.
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Re: ANTIQUE LURES

Postby Fisher10 » Mar Sun 04, 2018 12:32 pm

Fishman unfortunately was not able to make it out to RMHS.

Appreciate heads up about books on Amazon.
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Re: ANTIQUE LURES

Postby ffishman » Mar Sat 17, 2018 7:58 am

A friend just gave me an old tackle box and asked If I could sell it for her. Well there are some great old lure in it. Lots with glass eyes. I am still sorting. All these lures will be for sale when I have my garage sale Fri and Sat May 4th and 5th.
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