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#6460020 - 05/01/12 Check those tackle boxes
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#6460600 - 05/01/12 Re: Check those tackle boxes [Re: watch4bear]
rainierrifleco Offline
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crazy..............

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#6461245 - 05/01/12 Re: Check those tackle boxes [Re: rainierrifleco]
RockyRaab Offline
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Lure collecting is big, and it's HUGE in Japan.

As Antiques Roadshow has taught us, condition is everything and the value doubles if you have the original box. An unused original Heddon lure in its box can bring several thousand dollars.
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#6465403 - 05/02/12 Re: Check those tackle boxes [Re: RockyRaab]
Gledeasy Offline
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Holy crap, that's crazy.

Who would have thought.

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#6468464 - 05/03/12 Re: Check those tackle boxes [Re: Gledeasy]
atvalaska Offline
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flashback- i went thur my dads old box in the late 70's ....and took the lures out of there boxes and tossed them. what the h*ll is the box for was my thinking...lets fish
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#6476567 - 05/06/12 Re: Check those tackle boxes [Re: atvalaska]
DeerTracker Offline
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im goin to have to look up my stuff on ebay soon. Ive got a bunch of old Heddon lures
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#6478346 - 05/06/12 Re: Check those tackle boxes [Re: DeerTracker]
RCMafia79 Offline
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Registered: 02/19/12
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That lure sold for more than my boat & all my tackle is worth!

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#6488297 - 05/09/12 Re: Check those tackle boxes [Re: RockyRaab]
tbear Offline
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About 30 years ago I was in a rural hardware store looking for a pluming part & found a box of dusty Heddon lures. I purchased 6- Heddon Dowagiac lures in original boxes with papers for $12.00. All have been stored in plastic bags & unused. Best guess is that they are worth several hundred bucks each.
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#6491914 - 05/10/12 Re: Check those tackle boxes [Re: tbear]
RockyRaab Offline
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Registered: 05/23/03
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Loc: Ogden, Utah
There's a book called "The Heddon Legacy" by Bill Roberts and Rob Pavey, published by Collector Books (collectorbooks.com) that you might find interesting. The story is interesting and the photos and prices shown are jaw-droppers.

Well, darn. I just checked and they don't list that book any longer.

Second edit: Holy Hannah - the flipping BOOK is now worth over $200 on Alibris!


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