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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by davelumb » Fri Sep 18 2020 07:40

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It's been a bit quiet on the lure front for the last month or so, but I couldn't resist this little fellah when I saw it! :grin:

The colour GR (Green Crawdad) is one of my favourite patterns - only made for a few years in the late 70s / early 80s and dubbed affectionately by collectors as 'watermelon'. 🍉


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Out of curiosity, do people collect lures according to packaging, or collect the packaging itself even.? Only occurred to me as that isn't a pack design I can remember seeing before.

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by John Milford » Fri Sep 18 2020 09:48

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John Milford wrote:
It's been a bit quiet on the lure front for the last month or so, but I couldn't resist this little fellah when I saw it! :grin:

The colour GR (Green Crawdad) is one of my favourite patterns - only made for a few years in the late 70s / early 80s and dubbed affectionately by collectors as 'watermelon'. 🍉


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Out of curiosity, do people collect lures according to packaging, or collect the packaging itself even.? Only occurred to me as that isn't a pack design I can remember seeing before.
Packaging is incredibly important to most collectors Dave. The ultimate prize is a complete combination or 'combo' - and having found a lure, many collectors will try (usually in vain) to find a correct box, preferably complete with the appropriate leaflet or insert.

Conversely, having found a rare box, collectors will then try to find the lure to go with it - which is usually the easier way of achieving a 'combo'.

There are a few rare exceptions like this one:

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The lure that goes with it is a jointed, sinking River Runt in orange with black ribs. Several other Heddon collectors have told me they also have this box, but only one example of the lure is known to still exist. (Actually one and a half, as one collector said they'd seen a shrivelled tail section!).

(Unfortunately, it is from the 1930s era when early plastic was unstable and all the examples of this impossibly rare colour seem to have withered to dust. :cry: ).

It is the 'Holy Grail' of River Runts, so I suppose I'm lucky to even have just the box!
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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by davelumb » Fri Sep 18 2020 11:09

John Milford wrote:
davelumb wrote:
John Milford wrote:
It's been a bit quiet on the lure front for the last month or so, but I couldn't resist this little fellah when I saw it! :grin:

The colour GR (Green Crawdad) is one of my favourite patterns - only made for a few years in the late 70s / early 80s and dubbed affectionately by collectors as 'watermelon'. 🍉


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Out of curiosity, do people collect lures according to packaging, or collect the packaging itself even.? Only occurred to me as that isn't a pack design I can remember seeing before.
Packaging is incredibly important to most collectors Dave. The ultimate prize is a complete combination or 'combo' - and having found a lure, many collectors will try (usually in vain) to find a correct box, preferably complete with the appropriate leaflet or insert.

Conversely, having found a rare box, collectors will then try to find the lure to go with it - which is usually the easier way of achieving a 'combo'.

There are a few rare exceptions like this one:


Screenshot_20200325-201428.png

The lure that goes with it is a jointed, sinking River Runt in orange with black ribs. Several other Heddon collectors have told me they also have this box, but only one example of the lure is known to still exist. (Actually one and a half, as one collector said they'd seen a shrivelled tail section!).

(Unfortunately, it is from the 1930s era when early plastic was unstable and all the examples of this impossibly rare colour seem to have withered to dust. :cry: ).

It is the 'Holy Grail' of River Runts, so I suppose I'm lucky to even have just the box!
Thanks John.

I was curious because graphic design/artwork interests me and I like to see how a brand image alters over time while maintaining (or not) a 'look'.

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by John Milford » Fri Sep 18 2020 12:04

The black/green Heddon box was short-lived and very '70s' Dave. I particularly like it.

I think it is safe to say that this Japanese collector is a big fan of that particular era! :cool:

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(And people think I'm a lure nut! :laughs: ).
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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by davelumb » Fri Sep 18 2020 12:18

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The black/green Heddon box was short-lived and very '70s' Dave. I particularly like it.

I think it is safe to say that this Japanese collector is a big fan of that particular era! :cool:


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(And people think I'm a lure nut! :laughs: ).
Is that an obsession? :laughs:

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by Will Smith » Fri Sep 18 2020 20:03

That post has lost its impact somewhat John with the photo of the lure box being on the previous page, never the less, he is a bit crazy IMO.

At first I thought that it was you dressed up :laughs: :laughs:.

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by John Milford » Sat Oct 03 2020 14:30

Got a neat little vintage lure tin, plus contents, this week for a tenner plus postage. :pirate:

I still can't quite understand why nobody else entered the bidding? :shrug:

Apart from it being a really nice old box (with an internal divided celluloid tray) I spotted some proper little gems inside. :pipe:

I'm fairly confident it dates from the first couple of decades of the last century, so 100 years old!

These caught my eye in particular:

A 1930s South Bend 'Trout Oreno' in frog. (The reversed colours on the eyes are to make them stand out from the frog spots).

The smaller lure is a really early (1920s) 'No Eyes' Fly Oreno in silver/red head.

The jointed bait I'm fairly sure is a D.A.M. 'Baby-Holzwobbler'. It's the only one I've found with all its paint intact and the 'V' joint is typical of the very earliest D.A.M. 'Ever Ready' baits. Later versions had a much more simplified construction and also didn't copy the Creek Chub style lip (I suspect Creek Chub enforced their 1920 patent and stopped D.A.M. from using it on later models).

All in all, a pretty amazing tenner's worth as there were a few nicely painted Allcocks Devon's and other interesting old bits too. :grin:

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Post by jonsykes » Wed Oct 07 2020 09:45

Few here I like in this batch, worth a gamble at £60 posted I thought. The Otter Dyke caught my eye, unused too.
Not sure what the 2 Depose things are ... never seen them before ... it's upside down!
Anything of value here??
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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by John Milford » Wed Oct 07 2020 10:19

The 'Depose' (registered) lure is an 'Eelet' Jon.

I believe they were made by Pezon et Michel and mainly distributed by Lee of Redditch in the UK.

Garcia were the US distributor.
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Post by davelumb » Wed Oct 07 2020 10:36

Some interesting looking stuff there.

And more top info from The Man. :thumbs:

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Post by John Milford » Wed Oct 07 2020 11:08

I like the concept behind those quirky French baits.

Sinkers with a 'lifting' vane! :cool:

There is a solid metal version of the Eelet - the lifting vane on that one has its work cut out!
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Post by John Milford » Sat Oct 10 2020 16:26

Got another Pachner & Koller (P&K) bait this week.

This Chicago firm seemed to specialise in slightly weird baits and this 'Whirl-A-Way' (circa 1940s) is no exception!

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Post by John Milford » Wed Oct 14 2020 18:51

And another nice one this week!

South Bend Dive-Oreno in the 1950s 'Fire Lacquer' finish.

'Neon Red' arrowhead with 'Saturn Green' (fluo yellow!) body. :cool:

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Post by John Milford » Sat Oct 17 2020 23:54

It's been a good week!

Another rare little bait, this time from Norway.

1950s 'Krabba' spoon. Marked 'Hval Sluk Enerett' (Whale Lure, registered). Only a small lure, but a chunky 18g. Some joker has one listed on eBay at the moment for €3,499! (pure wishful thinking, of course, but definitely a very scarce and unusual old spoon).

I'll admit, I thought it was an early Abu/Record bait when I first saw it, having only ever seen one other previously.. A very appealing old lure nevertheless.

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