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post #1 of 8 Old 11-11-2013, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
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Does anyone here collect antique lures?

I was going through some stuff in the attic yesterday (putting our house on the market) and I found a box I forgot that I had. When I was a younger man I collected antique lures and tackle. I have a modest collection and I'll get pictures up later because I forgot to take the box with me.

I'm probably going to list them on ebay, but if anyone here collected them or was even just interested I figure I'd show em here. They are mostly mid 20th century.

On a similar note, I have a HUGE stamp collection from when I was about 8 to 15 yr old. Don't know what attracted me to stamps but I was. Some of it is comprised of WWI era stamps and envelopes from family members. I'll think I'll hang on to them all and let my kids or grand kids sort through them some day.

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Pictures added - less and more in the box than I thought! There must be another box of lures up there but I unexpectedly also found an old S&W 32 long revolver in the box. It was in the family on my grandmother's mafia side... If antiques could talk! I figured out that I hadn't opened this box in 11 yrs!
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post #2 of 8 Old 11-11-2013, 01:36 PM
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When I was a kid my uncle gave me his stamp collection briefly before deciding he'd rather not part with it. I wasn't terribly interested in it, so I don't know if that made him want it back for that reason or if it just didn't make him feel guilty about changing his mind.

I wouldn't mind seeing them, but I certainly don't collect them. Let me know when you get a CNC router and don't need your antique hand tool collection anymore
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Let me know when you get a CNC router and don't need your antique hand tool collection anymore
Hahaha, not gonna happen, pal! I'm clearing out the power tools right now though! I may end up regretting that as we are looking at a house and stables in 5.5 acres that HAS A SHOP! I wouldn't mind having a table saw for now n then and a drill press for the metal work I do from time to time.

I'm adding a picture to my original post in a sec -
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That's a nice collection.
I collected some over time. You should have no problems selling them.

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I DO!
Nice collection.
If you're anticipating ebaying I'd recommend doing things separately. The original boxes with the reels will be desirable to the collectors.
The lures with the funny eyes are made in Loisiana- they're vintage. The South Bend lures have their own collection following. As with most Collectibles- condition is everything. Look at listings to get an idea of descriptions/terms. You can message me if you want.
I collect mostly Texas made lures , but do have representatives of others.

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If you are familiar with smithwick then you certainly know your lures. That and southbend were the two that interested me.

I came across a guy, years ago, that was totally ate up with smithwick. He had the original guy who made them's lathe and some of his early (broom handle) prototypes - among hundreds of other lures. The guy was fanatical! That's when I got interested in those, before that I looked for southbend, something about the packaging attracted me to them.

I did find some more mixed into another box and I would have sent them all to you but I ended up giving them to a local fellow with an eBay store who was down on his luck.

It looks like the market has taken a dive - the lures are going for about 1/4 what I paid for them 12-15 yrs ago.
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I am building a shadow box with 50 lures for my brother in laws 50th birthday. would love to find some like that but garage sale season pretty much ended before i got the idea. I am still watching the antique stores tho
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What I find funny is that I grew up using those lures as normal fishing gear. My grandfather never threw anything away that was still functional (and a lot that wasn't functional) so several of your "antiques" were his (and therefore my) regular use gear. (By the way, I'm only 41 so I'm not quite antique yet, I hope.)
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