Monday, March 29, 2010
The first lure is a wooden bait by the Heddon company. It was produced between 1929 and 1935. The bait is about 3" long. Even in it's current condition, this lure is worth over $200 in the collector market. The second lure is another Heddon bait, called the "Torpedo", for obvious reasons. It is longer than the first bait, as it is nearly 5" in length. I believe this bait is a little newer than the first one, but the value will still surprise you. The final bait is nearly full size in the photo. It is a Heddon "Punkin Seed". It's gets it's name from the fact that it is shaped very similar to a pumpkin seed. This little jewel is not quite 2" long, but it's value in the collector market exceeds $100. I saw one sold on E-bay last week for that price. I plan to display these, along with a few photos and other vintage fishing equipment in the home office. Stay tuned, I have more of these that I will share with you next week. Have a wonderful Ruby Tuesday all.