I  Buy Antique Fishing Lures!

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I am interested in buying antique fishing lures for my collection, and am willing to buy individual items or quantities. Let me know what you've found! You can print this page and give it to a friend who has antique lures!

Antique Fishing Lure Appraisals

E-mail mrlurebox at rpavey1@comcast.net

Robbie Pavey

Augusta, Georgia

Cell Phone: 706.955.5625 or

Home Number: 706-860-5316

 rpavey1@comcast.net

 PLEASE call before 9:30 p.m. EST

"I will return all phone calls."

You're also welcome to write or send photos via regular mail:

Robbie Pavey, Outdoor Editor

The Augusta Chronicle, Columbia County Office

4272 Washington  Road, Suite 3-B

Evans, Georgia, 30809

If you have antique fishing tackle you may wish to sell, please e-mail or call to discuss what you have.  Please do not mail lures without contacting us first. 

It is helpful if  you have photos, because color and condition are major factors in gauging value and rarity. Photos can be emailed by using a digital camera or scanned from 35 mm. prints. Another method is to borrow a video camera and shoot closeups of your lures and mail the tape to the address above.

 I will pay all shipping and insurance costs and am happy to return long distance phone calls. Thank you for visiting this collection!

Don't forget to visit the REFERENCE SECTION of this 96-page educational website, which includes a broad collection with reels, catalogs and numerous antique lures, both with and without boxes.  Fishing/hunting license badges from Southern states are also wanted. Please note there is nothing for sale on this website.

 

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Below are a few of the rarer items I collect, and some general price ranges:

Fishing Lures in Boxes worth $1,500 to $3,000 and often more..:

Heddon Fishing Lures and Dowagiac boxes with lure picture on box top (Killer, Dowagiac Casting Bait, 300 Surface Lure,  etc.); Jim Donaly picture boxes, Charmer Minnow, Case Rotary Marvel, Miller's Original Wood Minnow, Bing's Nemahbin Minnow, Like Live Fishing Lure, Like Live Bait Company, Jacksonville, Florida, Jacob Hansen Muskegon Spoonjack Minnow, Michigan Life-Life, Manistee,  K & K Minnow, Pflueger Kent Floater, Clinton Wilt, Kent Double Spinner, F.A. Pardee, Kent, Ohio, Kent Floater, Blee & Helmkamp Submarine Bait, Hardy Interchangeable Casting Minnow, Hardy's Silvered Minnow, Chapman's Celebrated Baits, W.D. Chapman & Son, Brockville Ontario, Theresa, N.Y. , J.T. Buel, Whitehall, Kent Floater Pflueger  

Antique Lures in  Boxes worth $1,000 and Up:

Bowersox,  "Expert Wooden Minnow" lures, Harris, Chippewa, Nixon, Myers & Spellman, Nifty Minne, Pepper, Pfeiffer,  Shakespeare boxes with lure picture on top, Rhodes Wooden Minnow or Rhodes Mechanical Frog,  Worden, Kinney Bird, Algers Tantalizer.

Fishing Lures in Boxes worth $500 and WAY UP:

 Bite-Em,  Shakespeare, Pflueger and Four Brothers maroon cardboard boxes; any wooden lure boxes by any company; Kumm's Fish Spotter, Coldwater, Eureka, Bolton,  Clewell,  Goble, Leeper, Lockhart, Payne's Woggle Bug, Pepper, Croaker, 

Antique Lures in Boxes worth $300 and up:

 Creek Chub boxes with lure picture on top; Bite-Em, Decker, Darby,  Haas, Medley, Paulson, Tempter Frog, Vacuum Bait, Clay's, Wise, Winnie Stump Dodger,  some Moonlight, Arbogast Cocktail Kicker, Brooks Shiner, Cummings,  Super Strike Fla. Bait Co. Artificial Shrimp.

Antique Fishing Lures in  Boxes worth $150 and up:

Some Jamison, Lauby, Moore's Yellow Plug, Brainerd Gold Cap Dodger, older Wright & McGill, Keeling, Biff Baits, Hastings or Wilson, some Moonlight, Anderson Minnow,  many others.

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Here are some other specific antique fishing lures I need for my collection:

Florida Lure Manufacturing Company, Eustis, Florida, Jim Pfeffer Florida Shiner, Jim Pfeffer Top Shiner, Fred Arbogast Company Akron Ohio,  Baldwin Minnow, Bite-Em Bait Company, Gold Cap Dodger, Brainerd Bait Company, Mills Yellow Kid, Ideal Minnow, Ewert's Artificial Bait, Superstrike Bait Company, Florida Artificial Shrimp, Portage Minnow; Wizzard Wooden Minnow; Wizard Minnow; Hi-Henry Wood Minnow; Portage Minnow; Ketch-Em Wooden Minnow; Pflueger Kent-Floater Kent Floater;The Round Expert J.L. Clark Mfg. Co. Rockford, Ill.; Round Expert Wooden Minnow F.C. Woods & Co. Alliance Ohio; The Expert Wooden Minnow F.C. Woods & Co. Alliance Ohio; Jeanette Hawley Mohawk Minnow, The Expert Wooden Minnow J.C. Holzwarth Alliance Ohio; Keeling Expert Minnow Fred C. Keeling  Rockford Illinois; Keeling’s Expert Minnow Tom Thumb Wiggler; Keeling Bait & Tackle Expert Wooden Minnow; Harkauf Buck Tail H.C. Kaufman & Co. Philadelphia; heddon fishing lures; The Wiggler Manufacturing Co. Charles M. Wilcox Wiggler Elwood Indiana; Champion Minnow Clinton Wilt Manufacturing Company Springfield Missouri; The Muskegon Spoon Jack Minnow Jacob Hansen Muskegon Michigan; Muskegon Bass Bait Pull Me Slow Jacob Hansen Muskegon Michigan; The Manitou Minnow Bailey & Elliott Rochester Indiana; The Otter Topwater Casting Bait; The Only Patent Spinner Peter Henkenius and James M. Kane Fort Wayne Indiana; The Hardy Interchangeable Casting Minnow Artificial Bait Company Monticello Indiana; Thoren Minnow Chaser A.H. Thoren; The Pollywog Wiggler, Anton J. Sobeski; E.L. Jacobs Vicksburg Michigan; Pontiac Minnow Pontiac Manufacturing; Hungry Jack Lloyd & Co.; Decker Troller  Decker Bait Co. Brooklyn New York; Burke’s Bait Co. Chicago rubber; Jumbo Shiner Minnow, Masterlure, Seneca Tackle Company, Roach’s Casting Fly Montpelier Vermont Roach; Speed Bait Walton Products New York; J.T. Buel & Co. Whitehall New York; Blee and Helmkamp Submarine Bait  Fort Wayne Indiana; Bing’s Nemahbin Weedless Minnow A.F. Bingenheimer Milwaukee; Bing’s Nemahbin Minnow A.F. Bingenheimer Milwaukee; North Channel Minnow Detroit Bait Manufacturing Co. Detroit;  The Three Rivers Minnow, W.A. Abel & Co., Syracuse, New York;, Kinney Bird Old Hickory Bait Company, Manco, Pardee, Eclipse Wooden Minnow William Stuart & Co. Canton Ohio; U-Get-Em Wooden Minnow; Harkauf Plug Bait;  Bug Minnow, Bug Minnow Company, Fayette Ohio; John Dineen’s 1911 Spinning Minnow John Dineen Chicago; The Otter Brand Wood Minnow; Ultra Casting Wood Minnow, Blodgett Hook No. 1, W.G. Blodgett Milwaukee Wisconsin, Bolton’s A-B-C Minnow Bolton Sporting Goods Co., Detroit,  Bolton ABC Minnow Detroit, Croaker Bass Bait L.A. Wiford & Son Jackson Michigan, Myers bait Myers & Spelman Shelby Michigan, The Viking Frog Viking Bait and Novelty Co., St. Paul Minnesota, Jumbo Shiner Minnow, The K & K Animated Minnow K & K Manufacturing Toledo Ohio, K&K Hoochee Coochee, Tempter Elmer Rawdon Akron Ohio Tempter Bass Bait Pittsburgh, Lim-Bo Legs Levan Industries Chicago, Nifty Minne Live Bait Jos. M. Ness Co. Minneapolis Joseph M. Ness, Ketch-Em Wooden Minnow, The Redfin Minnow Jim Donaly Bloomfield New Jersey, Redfin Floating Bait,  The Chautauqua Weedless Trolling Hook Anderson & Co. Jamestown New York NY, Jacobs Ol Hoss Fly E.L. Jacobs Vicksburg Michigan, Louis Rhead Amityville New York Nature Lures, Mushroom Bait Jackson Michigan, Northern King Wooden Minnow Marshall-Wells Company Duluth Minnesota, Grube’s Hydroplane Delaware Ohio, Finch Surface Bait Coldwater Bait Company Coldwater Michigan, Lectro Lure Davis Lure Company Peoria Illinois, The Aristocrat Frank T. Nixon Grand Rapids Michigan, Congress Game Fish Minnow Supplee-Biddle Hardware Philadelphia, The Bass Hog T.J. Boulton Detroit Michigan, Hungry Jack Lloyd & Co. , Decker Troller  Decker Bait Co. Brooklyn New York , Burke’s Bait Co. Chicago rubber , Roach’s Casting Fly Montpelier Vermont Roach , Speed Bait Walton Products New York , J.T. Buel & Co. Whitehall New York , Manco, Pardee, Old Hickory Road and Bait Co., Kinney Bird, Jeanette Hawley Mohawk Minnow, Blee and Helmkamp Submarine Bait  Fort Wayne Indiana , Bing’s Nemahbin Weedless Minnow A.F. Bingenheimer Milwaukee , Bing’s Nemahbin Minnow A.F. Bingenheimer Milwaukee , North Channel Minnow Detroit Bait Manufacturing Co. Detroit , The Three Rivers Minnow, W.A. Abel & Co., Syracuse, New York , Eclipse Wooden Minnow William Stuart & Co. Canton Ohio , U-Get-Em Wooden Minnow , Harkauf Plug Bait , Pflueger’s Neverfail Minnow, Portage Minnow, Schmelzer’s Wood Minnow, Kumm's Fish Spotter, Arthur J.Kumm, Dearborn, Sun Ray Pearl Minnow, Dowagiac Surface Bait, Wizzard Wooden Minnow; Wizard Minnow; Hi-Henry Wood Minnow; Portage Minnow; Ketch-Em Wooden Minnow; Pflueger Kent-Floater Kent Floater;The Round Expert J.L. Clark Mfg. Co. Rockford, Ill.;  The Expert Wooden Minnow F.C. Woods & Co. Alliance Ohio; The Expert Wooden Minnow J.C. Holzwarth Alliance Ohio; Keeling Expert Minnow Fred C. Keeling  Rockford Illinois; Keeling’s Expert Minnow Tom Thumb Wiggler; Keeling Bait & Tackle Expert Wooden Minnow; Harkauf Buck Tail H.C. Kaufman & Co. Philadelphia; The Wiggler Manufacturing Co. Charles M. Wilcox Wiggler Elwood Indiana; Champion Minnow Clinton Wilt Manufacturing Company Springfield Missouri; The Muskegon Spoon Jack Minnow Jacob Hansen Muskegon Michigan; Muskegon Bass Bait Pull Me Slow Jacob Hansen Muskegon Michigan; The Manitou Minnow Bailey & Elliott Rochester Indiana; The Otter Topwater Casting Bait; The Only Patent Spinner Peter Henkenius and James M. Kane Fort Wayne Indiana; The Hardy Interchangeable Casting Minnow Artificial Bait Company Monticello Indiana; The Pollywog Wiggler, Anton J. Sobeski; E.L. Jacobs Vicksburg Michigan; Pontiac Minnow Pontiac Manufacturing; Sun Ray Pearl Minnow, Hungry Jack Lloyd & Co.; Decker Troller  Decker Bait Co. Brooklyn New York, Ferron Fishing Products, Snook Bait Co., Surf Tackle Company, Lido Lures, Roy Whitehead TIDERUNNER, Masterlure Gamefish Lures, Kenden, Emmerson and Ruhren Co. Stan Gibbs Castalure, Cap'n Bill Natural Action Lures, Point Jude Baits, Charlie Russo or Chas. Russo, Fishmaster, Jerry Sylvester Fishmaster, Gamsby's Wig-Lit Jim Bagley Bait Company Smithwick Devil's horse, Bill's Action Salmon Plug, Chix Fish Lure Co. Seattle, Clink Plug, Derby Plug, Puget Sound Tackle Mfg. Co,. Dolly Varden Plugs, Native Fishing Tackle, Game-Guide Phantom Flattie,Game Guide Products Kelowna, B.C. Gibbs Martin Fishing Plug, Gibbs Tool & Stamping Works, True Action Plug, Hanson & Son Fish Lure Co. Harris Fish Lures Jackbill, Two different Hook Bros. boxes: 1. Hook Bros. Lure Co. Jack Lloyd Plug, The Western Water Witch, Jack Lloyd Tackle Co. Les Davis Salmon King Plug Lucky Louie Chinook The Salmon Plug-Deluxe Big Louie (top of box), Minser Tackle Co. Seattle Lucky Louie Macs' Squid Salmon Plug Martin Made Fishing Lures Fish Lure Co. New Amazing, Mason's, Mason Fish Lure Co. Nelson, Wild Action Game Fish Lure, Nelson Plug Co. Olsen Manufacturing Company Albyler Basgeter Basvamper Bunker's Presley's, Double Flash Brand, Salmon Plugs & Spoons (top of box), Rosegard, Salmon Plug, Bob Ross Reflecto Salmon Plugs, Schroeder's Washington Wonder Lure, Edward Lipsett Ltd., Fishing Plugs, Seattle Fishing Lure Co., Shoff Fishing Tackle Company, SparX-Plug, Maygard Tackle Co. Star Salmon Plug, Steffensen Plug, Supreme Lure, R.E.Kemp, Tillicum Plug Frumento Fishing Tackle Works, New Tillicum Plug, Vance Waters Success Plug, Velez Salmon Plug West Coast Lure Wallace "Highliner" Salmon Plug, Ellis White's Troller Plugs, Koepke, Star Salmon Plug, Blanchard & White, White's Trolling Plugs, White Tackle Co., Portland, Oregon, Lunker Lure N-T-Plug Pallister SeaKing Edward Lipsett Ltd. Bacon Bros. Fish Lure Co., Bacon Minnow Derby Co.: Derby Trout and Salmon Plugs, Mfg. by C.F. Forcier. Isaacson's Plug, Jiffy Change Plug, Jim' Special, Linc's Plug, Diamond Plug, Middle Miss Plug, Morrison Ace-Hi Plug, Patterson Plug, Point Lawrence Special, Rex Field Plug, Schechterie Plug, Smart's Plug, Tyee Plug, Vipler Plug, Zimmy Plug, and many others.