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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by Mark_Houghton » Fri Mar 08 2019 21:40

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Of course not, but I do enjoy just looking at stuff. I think if I did but some old lures, they would be bought with an eye to use etc.
That`s how I do it Jason, won`t buy anything that I wouldnt use/ don`t intend to use.....the main trouble being getting out enough to fish them all :grin:

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by Monts » Fri Mar 08 2019 21:45

I've seen a few knarly looking Heddons and I think I'll have a little play after my final trip out of the season tomorrow. :grin:

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by John Milford » Fri Mar 08 2019 22:44

We like gnarly looking Heddons :thumbs:

Somebody liked that collection too, as they sold! The Tadpolly was my favourite, followed by the River Runt :pipe:
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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by John Milford » Sun Mar 10 2019 11:40

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A thing of rare beauty is on its way from an eBay seller :smile:

Not great pictures in the listing, except for this tantalising glimpse of the new home for my vintage Heddon River Runt collection. :cool:

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The box arrived - a proper bobby-dazzler! :cool: The fish design on the handle is a great little touch. Just need to organise its new residents . . . .
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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by davelumb » Sun Mar 10 2019 11:42

John Milford wrote:
John Milford wrote:
A thing of rare beauty is on its way from an eBay seller :smile:

Not great pictures in the listing, except for this tantalising glimpse of the new home for my vintage Heddon River Runt collection. :cool:

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The box arrived - a proper bobby-dazzler! :cool: The fish design on the handle is a great little touch. Just need to organise its new residents . . . .

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:cool:

They don't make 'em like that any longer. :grin:

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by Mark_Houghton » Sun Mar 10 2019 12:15

John Milford wrote:
John Milford wrote:
A thing of rare beauty is on its way from an eBay seller :smile:

Not great pictures in the listing, except for this tantalising glimpse of the new home for my vintage Heddon River Runt collection. :cool:

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The box arrived - a proper bobby-dazzler! :cool: The fish design on the handle is a great little touch. Just need to organise its new residents . . . .

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Lovely that mate, post a pic when it`s filled :thumbs:

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by Will Smith » Sun Mar 10 2019 12:54

Tis a thing of great beauty John :thumbs: , and it could not have found a better home either, you do sound extremely pleased with your purchase.

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by Monts » Sun Mar 10 2019 15:46

It needs a lava lamp John in keeping with it's 70's retro look. :thumbs:

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by davelumb » Sun Mar 10 2019 16:12

Monts wrote:
It needs a lava lamp John in keeping with it's 70's retro look. :thumbs:
John probably has promotional Heddon lava lamp. :clown:

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by Happy Hayes » Sun Mar 10 2019 21:31

Loving the box , John.
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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by John Milford » Sun Mar 10 2019 22:53

:thumbs: 1950's I reckon, perhaps even earlier.
"He's some sort of lure savant. Or just has an unhealthy addiction to old lures. We are not quite sure . . . . . "

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by John Milford » Mon Mar 11 2019 13:47

Mark_Houghton wrote:
John Milford wrote:
John Milford wrote:
A thing of rare beauty is on its way from an eBay seller :smile:

Not great pictures in the listing, except for this tantalising glimpse of the new home for my vintage Heddon River Runt collection. :cool:

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The box arrived - a proper bobby-dazzler! :cool: The fish design on the handle is a great little touch. Just need to organise its new residents . . . .

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Lovely that mate, post a pic when it`s filled :thumbs:
They look happy in their new home! :grin:

There are still a couple of gaps in the collection (scoop-nosed 'Go Deeper, for one) but these are mostly 1930's - 1950's vintage Runts. (Plus few later ones in interesting colours). I've no need to fish with any of these, as I have enough of the later model versions, of the various sizes, to keep me amused on the bank :pipe:

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by Mark_Houghton » Mon Mar 11 2019 13:59

John Milford wrote:
Mark_Houghton wrote:
John Milford wrote:
John Milford wrote:
A thing of rare beauty is on its way from an eBay seller :smile:

Not great pictures in the listing, except for this tantalising glimpse of the new home for my vintage Heddon River Runt collection. :cool:

Screenshot_20190307-195042.png
The box arrived - a proper bobby-dazzler! :cool: The fish design on the handle is a great little touch. Just need to organise its new residents . . . .

IMG_20190310_101913.jpg
Lovely that mate, post a pic when it`s filled :thumbs:
They look happy in their new home! :grin:

There are still a couple of gaps in the collection (scoop-nosed 'Go Deeper, for one) but these are mostly 1930's - 1950's vintage Runts. (Plus few later ones in interesting colours). I've no need to fish with any of these, as I have enough of the later model versions, of the various sizes, to keep me amused on the bank :pipe:

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Lovely collection there mate....you need some of the really old wooden ones too, before they changed the head shape to the classic style, like the one below :wink: Pretty sure I have a flyrod Runt kicking around in the lure cave if you`d like another for your box. I won`t be using it....

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by davelumb » Mon Mar 11 2019 14:10

John Milford wrote:
Mark_Houghton wrote:
John Milford wrote:
John Milford wrote:
A thing of rare beauty is on its way from an eBay seller :smile:

Not great pictures in the listing, except for this tantalising glimpse of the new home for my vintage Heddon River Runt collection. :cool:

Screenshot_20190307-195042.png
The box arrived - a proper bobby-dazzler! :cool: The fish design on the handle is a great little touch. Just need to organise its new residents . . . .

IMG_20190310_101913.jpg
Lovely that mate, post a pic when it`s filled :thumbs:
They look happy in their new home! :grin:

There are still a couple of gaps in the collection (scoop-nosed 'Go Deeper, for one) but these are mostly 1930's - 1950's vintage Runts. (Plus few later ones in interesting colours). I've no need to fish with any of these, as I have enough of the later model versions, of the various sizes, to keep me amused on the bank :pipe:

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They were all made for each other. :thumbs:

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by John Milford » Mon Mar 11 2019 15:06

Mark_Houghton wrote:
John Milford wrote:
Mark_Houghton wrote:
John Milford wrote:
John Milford wrote:
A thing of rare beauty is on its way from an eBay seller :smile:

Not great pictures in the listing, except for this tantalising glimpse of the new home for my vintage Heddon River Runt collection. :cool:

Screenshot_20190307-195042.png
The box arrived - a proper bobby-dazzler! :cool: The fish design on the handle is a great little touch. Just need to organise its new residents . . . .

IMG_20190310_101913.jpg
Lovely that mate, post a pic when it`s filled :thumbs:
They look happy in their new home! :grin:

There are still a couple of gaps in the collection (scoop-nosed 'Go Deeper, for one) but these are mostly 1930's - 1950's vintage Runts. (Plus few later ones in interesting colours). I've no need to fish with any of these, as I have enough of the later model versions, of the various sizes, to keep me amused on the bank :pipe:

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Lovely collection there mate....you need some of the really old wooden ones too, before they changed the head shape to the classic style, like the one below :wink: Pretty sure I have a flyrod Runt kicking around in the lure cave if you`d like another for your box. I won`t be using it....

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Yup, the #110 wooden River Runt is on my look-out list mate :thumbs: Not often seen from UK sellers and, as you know too well, postage from the US is a deal breaker most of the time :sad:
"He's some sort of lure savant. Or just has an unhealthy addiction to old lures. We are not quite sure . . . . . "

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by Mark_Houghton » Mon Mar 11 2019 15:13

John Milford wrote:
Mark_Houghton wrote:
John Milford wrote:
Mark_Houghton wrote:
John Milford wrote:
John Milford wrote:
A thing of rare beauty is on its way from an eBay seller :smile:

Not great pictures in the listing, except for this tantalising glimpse of the new home for my vintage Heddon River Runt collection. :cool:

Screenshot_20190307-195042.png
The box arrived - a proper bobby-dazzler! :cool: The fish design on the handle is a great little touch. Just need to organise its new residents . . . .

IMG_20190310_101913.jpg
Lovely that mate, post a pic when it`s filled :thumbs:
They look happy in their new home! :grin:

There are still a couple of gaps in the collection (scoop-nosed 'Go Deeper, for one) but these are mostly 1930's - 1950's vintage Runts. (Plus few later ones in interesting colours). I've no need to fish with any of these, as I have enough of the later model versions, of the various sizes, to keep me amused on the bank :pipe:

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Lovely collection there mate....you need some of the really old wooden ones too, before they changed the head shape to the classic style, like the one below :wink: Pretty sure I have a flyrod Runt kicking around in the lure cave if you`d like another for your box. I won`t be using it....

Image
Yup, the #110 wooden River Runt is on my look-out list mate :thumbs: Not often seen from UK sellers and, as you know too well, postage from the US is a deal breaker most of the time :sad:
If I come across any decent priced ones i`ll let you know mate :thumbs:

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by Will Smith » Mon Mar 11 2019 22:54

You have been busy today enjoying yourself haven't you :laughs: .

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by John Milford » Tue Mar 12 2019 00:14

Will Smith wrote:
You have been busy today enjoying yourself haven't you :laughs: .

Will. :laughs:
What has been just as enjoyable Will, was finding a few more duplicates (in less vintage versions) than I thought. (They've gone straight into my 'user' boxes).

I also spotted that one of my two oldest XRY floating Runts is a 'crossover' lure - which US collectors get quite excited about. It's got the early 1930's/40's two-part 'flap' hardware on its belly, but a modern era one-part 'surface' hanger on its tail. It's minutae really, but it means it was made during 1950 when the new hardware came into use, but some older metalware stock was still being used up.

(I know, I know - it's bordering on an illness! :laughs: ).
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Post by Will Smith » Tue Mar 12 2019 00:29

Nonsense John, we understand, you are just a 'bit different' thats all :laughs: :laughs: .

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by John Milford » Tue Mar 12 2019 00:32

Snap! Back in the room . . . .

The Heddon Sonic (introduced in 1957) and 'Firetail Sonic' (introduced in 1958). I've still got my eye out for the larger 2" bodied 'Super Sonic'.

White eyes replaced gold or yellow eyes in 1962 (oops, there I go again . . . . :red: :laughs: ).
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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by Will Smith » Tue Mar 12 2019 00:34

:laughs: :laughs: .

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by martin godliman » Tue Mar 12 2019 09:07

John what's the lure collectors equivalent of a 'penny black' ?.....and as stamp expertise and collecting is philately is there a word for....what you are ?

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martin godliman wrote:
John what's the lure collectors equivalent of a 'penny black' ?.....and as stamp expertise and collecting is philately is there a word for....what you are ?

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Of course there's a word for what John is... :geek: :laughs:

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

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martin godliman wrote:
John what's the lure collectors equivalent of a 'penny black' ?.....and as stamp expertise and collecting is philately is there a word for....what you are ?

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The penny blacks of fishing lures are the Gregory 'Cleopatra' (British) and 'Haskell Minnow' (USA) - more like 'Holy Grails' than penny blacks Martin!

There is no special name for Lure Collecting, but I'd suggest 'Equidemery' - with a lure collector being an 'Equidermerist'.

(Lumby's probably right though :geek: ).
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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by martin godliman » Tue Mar 12 2019 14:28

John Milford wrote:
martin godliman wrote:
John what's the lure collectors equivalent of a 'penny black' ?.....and as stamp expertise and collecting is philately is there a word for....what you are ?

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The penny blacks of fishing lures are the Gregory 'Cleopatra' (British) and 'Haskell Minnow' (USA) - more like 'Holy Grails' than penny blacks Martin!

There is no special name for Lure Collecting, but I'd suggest 'Equidemery' - with a lure collector being an 'Equidermerist'.

(Lumby's probably right though :geek: ).
'Equidemery' I like it and has that slightly disreputable sound to it like philately does. :pirate:

Geeky is an accolade really. :grin:
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Post by Spike » Thu Mar 14 2019 22:32

I've got a few old ropey Heddons, Creek Chubs and banana baits
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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by Mark_Houghton » Thu Mar 14 2019 22:42

Spike wrote:
I've got a few old ropey Heddons, Creek Chubs and banana baits
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Some classics there Spike :thumbs: :thumbs:

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by Will Smith » Thu Mar 14 2019 23:26

I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts :thumbs: :laughs: :laughs: ..

Very nice Spike, are they just what you have picked up over the years or do you collect a few oldies yourself ?

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

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I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts :thumbs: :laughs: :laughs: ..

Very nice Spike, are they just what you have picked up over the years or do you collect a few oldies yourself ?

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No.....I've had all those since the 80's

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