Antique fishing lures are great collectors items. Sometimes antique lures are found in simple garage sales. Maybe there aren’t many left of a certain brand of lure and that makes them valuable. Other times, an entire fishing lure collection could have belonged to a relative from the distant past. In this case, these lures also have sentimental value. Maybe a handmade fishing lure belonged to someone’s grandfather who fought in WWII. There are many reasons why fishing lures have value for people.
If you are interested in selling your lures or boxes, I would be happy to give you a free appraisal if you can email or text a picture. I am always interested in lures and the story behind each one.
As I mentioned, antique fishing lures, also called “vintage” lures are valuable for many reasons. I will be adding more information about the history and value of lures soon!
Very nice Field and Stream article called “30 Antique Lures and Why They’re Collectible“
Fishingstone.com has an article called “Old Fishing Lures Could Be Worth LOTS of Money”
Fishing lures have been in use since the ancient Egyptians used them to catch fish – even before they used fishing poles.
The lures we know and love today were first made in the early 1900s by Heddon.
Learn more about the history of fishing lures here:
“Legendary Lures That Changed Fishing Forever” (Game & Fish Magazine)
The Fishing Museum (England)
Lure’s Tell Fishing’s History (New York Times Article)
Lures (New World Encyclopedia)
The History of Fish Lure Manufacturing: Two Stories of Discovery
The Heddon Lure Company (YouTube Video)