Modern Fishing Lure Collectibles: Identification & Value Guide by Russell E. LewisThis volume is the fourth in a colorful, historical, five-volume series by author Russell E. Lewis. Dealing primarily with items made in the United States since 1940, the series details the fishing tackle industry and its changes until the closing of most companies in the early 1980s. Large, crisp photos, realized values, and company histories are once again components of this essential encyclopedia for collectors. It contains all-new material not presented in the first three volumes. Expanded manufacturer information and new companies are highlights of the book. A review of items from 1953 until 1972 will show collectors what was available at particular times from various companies. Then, the years 1959 and 1970 are given full coverage, as well as all Abu-Garcia items for 1966. Finally, selected photos of miscellaneous fishing collectibles and photos of rods and reels made from 1938 until 1972 round out the book. Nearly 1,500 photos make this a perfect companion to the authors other books
Antique Fishing Lures and Old Vintage Tackle
Classic Fishing Lures by Russell Lewis (2005, Paperback)
A selected pricing index for items which are wanted to purchase and the approximate minimum price I will pay for a given grade. These prices are for excellent quality pieces and may vary up or down based on condition, desirability, and rarity. A written definition of excellent is outlined at the bottom of this page. Please call or email for exact quotes which may be higher than shown. Prices vary with color, condition, grade, markings, age, and desirability. Currently Buying: Prices are constantly updated.
The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable. Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag.
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Rummaging through Grandfather's attic, you find a box of old lures. You examine each bait, wondering, "What's it worth? In most cases, the answer is, "Not much. That possibility fuels a nationwide obsession with collecting antique lures and other tackle. Noted expert Karl White, Bassmaster's consultant on antique tackle, has been collecting and studying antique lures for more than half a century. He also has released a three-volume set of books evaluating and identifying various types of fishing tackle. White says an antique lure's value depends on a variety of factors, including the rarity, demand, age, beauty and condition of the lure.
How do you know if your old fishing lures are worth anything? There is a demand for all these types, but some are more valuable than others. The most valuable lures are usually made of wood and have glass eyes. These are the types you will find most often at estate sales or poring through grandpa's old tackle box. This lure is marked although the writing is partially obscured by the hardware on the bottom "Heddon Floater Punkinseed.
Experienced lure collectors know the importance of reading and educating themselves on the subject of antique lures. Usually it is the inexperienced or beginner collector that has not realized the importance of learning what they are purchasing or selling but after a few costly mistakes they will realize this fact. I have designed page to inform advanced and beginner collectors what books are available on this subject and where they can be purchased. I am an affiliate with Amazon books and I do receive a small percentage for books that are purchased from Amazon through my website. This is the only extra income I have to help me support the expense of this Website.