Online antique lure price guide?...
Posted October 22 2009 - 10:31 PM
Thanks in advance.
Posted October 23 2009 - 5:49 AM
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Posted October 23 2009 - 4:32 PM
So to answer your question there are many printed guides and books on many early companies with prices. The authors themselves will tell you the prices are not very good and they would not put them in thier books but the publishers insist.
Posted October 23 2009 - 6:56 PM
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Posted October 24 2009 - 12:03 PM
The Plueger minnow is worth around $300 if I remember correctly. That silver lure with 2 hinges (3 parts) was around $100, but it's not in the greatest condition. The one (mouse) lure (can't remember the exact names here, they aren't my lures)... I believe was in the $100 range. It's in tremendous shape. All the fuzzy stuff is still on it, and the tail.
The rest of them are worth between $40-75.
None of them have boxes with them. Not sure if some or any of them even came with boxes originally though.
He's not interested in selling them at this time. That's why I posted this in the "questions" section instead. I managed to get him to part with two (the good photos on the paper towels).
Posted October 24 2009 - 9:09 PM
Posted October 25 2009 - 7:11 PM
Anyhow, here are better picks. As you can see they're in great shape. The one thing is actually called a chipmunk, I believe, not a mouse. And the Pflueger one had the words "crackled back" or something like that in the name I believe.
He also has some rigs and spoons, seen in the last photo. We actually didn't get to look these up, so if anybody has any information on them that would be greatly appreciated.
Posted October 25 2009 - 8:33 PM
I stand by my post above. The Heddon is a gray mouse not a chipmunk, very common, chipmunk would have had dots going down the back. Your lures are in good condition, not great by any means. Age cracks on the Pflueger hurt value and I see a few chips on frog, but still very nice, just not top range of value scale. Lure prices have dropped big time, you can believe what you want
Posted October 25 2009 - 9:05 PM
The frog is a Pflueger Kent floater about 1912 because of the " Neverefail type hardware used to attach the side hooks. Very tuff bait but something about the paint pattern really bothers me. Though I have seen them painted lots of ways the spots on the top and the face painting really concern me.
Prices have not continued to rinse they hit a high on this type of bait in the early 2000s then started to take a slide. Today the only ones that command a high price would have to be EX to NIB.
Great bunch of baits - hold on to them I would exspect them to do nothing but slowly go up from here.
Posted October 25 2009 - 10:03 PM
If you are talking about the back of the Pflueger minnow, those are not "age cracks"... that is the pattern. There are some toward the bottom, but I challenge anybody to show me a 100 year old lure that doesn't... and if you do I'll show you one that was probably repainted. I know these look way better than the ones in the pictures in the guides I looked at. In fact after looking around the net, I don't see others that equal the condition these are in. So I don't see how these wouldn't be in the upper portion of the ranges listed.
The "crackle back" in question... If I recall correctly the name Pflueger is written on it. Again these aren't mine. I'll have to ask him the next time I see him run it by him that it could be a Shakespeare instead.
And what exactly do you mean about being "concerned" about the paint on the frog? If you mean that you think it was repainted, I highly doubt it. Some old lady had these laying around in a duffel bag for decades, didn't even know the value of them. She practically gave them away for nothing at a yard sale. If it were somebody trying to off them for a lot of money... giving deceiving information about their value to try to gain an advantage, ect... (there are people like that out there)... then I would consider the likelihood of that much higher. And looking at a part where there is a small chip, it certainly doesn't look like it was repainted. Or am I reading into this all wrong? I'm feeling a bit of "hating" going on here.
Anyhow I know this guy would fish with them and risk losing them before he would sell them, and some day his son will end up with them... so I guess the value is moot in a way.
Posted October 26 2009 - 5:58 AM