Fishing Lures for Sale at Auction

Collecting fishing lures is a lot like fishing itself: you never know what you might come

across. It’s this intrigue that has sparked one of the largest followings among all fishing

collectibles. You could almost say that lures are the baseball cards of the fishing world.

Although fishing hooks of bone and bronze were used by the Chinese and Egyptians more

than 2,000 years ago, fishing lures weren’t manufactured widely until the 20th century. Julio T.

Buel is considered the founding father of early U.S. lures, earning five patents for his spoons and

spinners in the late 1800s. James Heddon produced the first commercially-made lures, starting

the first U.S. lure company from his kitchen in 1902. Soon after, Shakespeare, Pflueger, South

Bend, and Creek Chub… Read more

Collecting fishing lures is a lot like fishing itself: you never know what you might come

across. It’s this intrigue that has sparked one of the largest followings among all fishing

collectibles. You could almost say that lures are the baseball cards of the fishing world.

Although fishing hooks of bone and bronze were used by the Chinese and Egyptians more

than 2,000 years ago, fishing lures weren’t manufactured widely until the 20th century. Julio T.

Buel is considered the founding father of early U.S. lures, earning five patents for his spoons and

spinners in the late 1800s. James Heddon produced the first commercially-made lures, starting

the first U.S. lure company from his kitchen in 1902. Soon after, Shakespeare, Pflueger, South

Bend, and Creek Chub joined the market as commercial lure makers, among many others. By the

’60s and ’70s, mass-produced plastic lures began to dominate the tackle industry, and the era of

great demand for fine-crafted fishing lures drew to a close.

Lure collecting has been popular since the ’60s, and values of particular lures are largely

determined by scarcity, condition, and demand. Pieces produced in limited quantities tend to

accrue value, as well as pieces still in their original box or case. Some lure collectors choose to

collect by manufacturer, region, or geography, however, some base acquisitions on what

aesthetically appeals to them.

Quick Facts

  • Bassmaster maintains a list of the “35 Most Valuable Antique Lures”
  • The most valuable lure in the world is considered to be the one-of-a-kind 1853 Giant Haskell

    Minnow. It sold at auction for a world-record price of $101,200

  • Only eight Heddon frog lures are known to exist. James Heddon hand carved these pieces in

    1897

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Daniel Lager - Aspen Play

November 19, 2019, 12:00 AM PST
Las Vegas,
NV,
USA

$120 (starting bid)

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John Simpkins?All My Love

November 19, 2019, 12:00 AM PST
Las Vegas,
NV,
USA

$80 (starting bid)

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Vintage Heddon Tiny Floating Runt Wood Fishing Lure

November 20, 2019, 12:00 PM EST
Canandaigua,
NY,
USA

$10 (starting bid)

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FISHING LOG KEPT BY GEORGE ST. GEORGE Contains notes about animals and weather conditions and provides a fascinating account of the...

November 22, 2019, 10:00 AM EST
East Dennis,
MA,
USA

$120 (starting bid)

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A box of assorted fishing sundries incl. lures, reel, braid etc.

November 23, 2019, 10:00 AM AEDT
Alexandria,
Australia

AUD25 (2 bids)

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2 SHAKESPEAR LURES

November 23, 2019, 10:00 AM CST
Montgomery City,
MO,
USA

$5 (starting bid)

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FISH LURE WATER SCOUT #300

November 23, 2019, 10:00 AM CST
Montgomery City,
MO,
USA

$5 (starting bid)

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LOT OF 2 OLD GREEN LURES WITH METAL BELLIES

November 23, 2019, 10:00 AM CST
Montgomery City,
MO,
USA

$5 (starting bid)

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2 PAW PAW FISH LURES

November 23, 2019, 10:00 AM CST
Montgomery City,
MO,
USA

$5 (starting bid)

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WATERSCOUT #300 1938 LURE

November 23, 2019, 10:00 AM CST
Montgomery City,
MO,
USA

$5 (starting bid)

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3 PAW PAW LURES

November 23, 2019, 10:00 AM CST
Montgomery City,
MO,
USA

$5 (starting bid)

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LOT OF 2 LURES

November 23, 2019, 10:00 AM CST
Montgomery City,
MO,
USA

$5 (starting bid)

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LOT OF 4 LURES WEESEL BAIT CO

November 23, 2019, 10:00 AM CST
Montgomery City,
MO,
USA

$5 (starting bid)

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LOT OF 3 LURES

November 23, 2019, 10:00 AM CST
Montgomery City,
MO,
USA

$5 (starting bid)

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LOT OF 3 LURES

November 23, 2019, 10:00 AM CST
Montgomery City,
MO,
USA

$5 (starting bid)

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BOMBER FISH LURE

November 23, 2019, 10:00 AM CST
Montgomery City,
MO,
USA

$5 (starting bid)

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4 PAW PAW LURES

November 23, 2019, 10:00 AM CST
Montgomery City,
MO,
USA

$5 (starting bid)

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LEAD CRYSTAL CARAFFE

November 23, 2019, 10:00 AM CST
Montgomery City,
MO,
USA

$5 (starting bid)

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Collection of Vintage Fishing Lures, Reels and Accessories.

November 23, 2019, 12:00 PM EST
Freeport,
ME,
USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Three Ice Fishing Lures, Marked RAF

November 23, 2019, 12:00 PM EST
Freeport,
ME,
USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Keith Haring -

November 24, 2019, 10:00 AM EST
New York,
NY,
USA

$80 (starting bid)

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November 24, 2019, 10:00 AM PST
Las Vegas,
NV,
USA

$30 (starting bid)

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STEPHEN BUSH, born 1958, LURE OF PARIS #29, 2011, oil on linen

November 27, 2019, 7:00 PM AEDT
Melbourne,
Australia

AUD30,000 (starting bid)

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Galeazzo Marescotti (patrician of Bologna, 1407-15

November 28, 2019, 10:30 AM BST
London,
United Kingdom

£390 (starting bid)

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Eric Mabius 10x8 signed 3/4 length portrait colour photo. American actor. Born in Harrisburg,

November 29, 2019, 10:00 AM GMT
Folkestone,
United Kingdom

£6 (starting bid)

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Cartier Feuerzeug. Paris. Vergoldet. Lack. H....

November 30, 2019, 11:00 AM CET
Hannover,
Germany

€200 (starting bid)

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The Lure of the Great Smokies

November 30, 2019, 11:00 AM EST
Otisville,
NY,
USA

$40 (starting bid)

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Herman Fogelin, b. 1947, 6 Deruta Goblets

December 1, 2019, 11:00 AM EST
Litchfield,
CT,
USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Kunyi June-Anne McInerney (1951-) Family at Evening

December 3, 2019, 7:00 PM AEDT
Paddington,
Australia

AUD2,400 (starting bid)

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WALPOLE (HORACE) A Description of the Villa of Mr. Horace Walpole... at Strawberry-Hill near Twickenham, Middlesex. With an Inventory of the Furniture, Pictures, Curiosities, &c., Strawberry-Hill, Printed by Thomas Kirgate, 1784; and Hazen bibliog...

December 4, 2019, 11:00 AM GMT
London,
United Kingdom

£600 (starting bid)

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PHILLIPS, EDWARD. 1630-1696. The New World of English Words: or, a General Dictionary.... London: Nathaniel Brooke, 1658.

December 5, 2019, 10:00 AM EST
New York,
NY,
USA

$1,000 (starting bid)

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VERNE, JULES. 1828-1905. The Mysterious Island [Trilogy]. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low & Searle, 1875.

December 5, 2019, 10:00 AM EST
New York,
NY,
USA

$1,500 (starting bid)

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JOYCE, JAMES. 1882-1941. Anna Livia Plurabelle. New York: Crosby Gaige, 1928.

December 5, 2019, 10:00 AM EST
New York,
NY,
USA

$1,500 (starting bid)

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Anthropological Mythology (2)

December 7, 2019, 4:00 PM CET
Berlin,
Germany

€80 (starting bid)

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Anthropological Mythology (1)

December 7, 2019, 4:00 PM CET
Berlin,
Germany

€80 (starting bid)

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Anthropological Mythology (3)

December 7, 2019, 4:00 PM CET
Berlin,
Germany

€80 (starting bid)

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THEATRE PROGRAM COVER AFTER ALPHONSE MUCHA (1860-1939)

December 7, 2019, 1:00 PM CST
Lone Jack,
MO,
USA

$150 (starting bid)

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ATTRIBUTED ROSE O'NEILL (1874-1944) PLASTER SCULPTURE

December 7, 2019, 1:00 PM CST
Lone Jack,
MO,
USA

$250 (starting bid)

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Vintage Shakespeare Midget Spinner Fishing Lure

December 10, 2019, 7:00 PM EST
Logansport,
IN,
USA

$3 (1 bid)

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Vintage True Temper Shad  Fishing Lure

December 10, 2019, 7:00 PM EST
Logansport,
IN,
USA

$3 (1 bid)

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Vintage Shakespeare GENUINE  Swimming MouseMidget Spinner Fishing Lure

December 10, 2019, 7:00 PM EST
Logansport,
IN,
USA

$3 (1 bid)

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2 Vintage Pencil Lure Fishing Lures

December 10, 2019, 7:00 PM EST
Logansport,
IN,
USA

$3 (starting bid)

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Vintage Baby Weezel Lure for Fly Rod

December 10, 2019, 7:00 PM EST
Logansport,
IN,
USA

$3 (1 bid)

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2 Vintage Sparkel Tail Lures

December 10, 2019, 7:00 PM EST
Logansport,
IN,
USA

$3 (starting bid)

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Vintage Cisco Kid Fishing Lure

December 10, 2019, 7:00 PM EST
Logansport,
IN,
USA

$3 (1 bid)

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Vintage Fishing Lure

December 10, 2019, 7:00 PM EST
Logansport,
IN,
USA

$3 (starting bid)

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Vintage Creek Chub Fishing Lure

December 10, 2019, 7:00 PM EST
Logansport,
IN,
USA

$4 (3 bids)

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Vintage Heddon 9030 Fishing Lure

December 10, 2019, 7:00 PM EST
Logansport,
IN,
USA

$5 (2 bids)

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Vintage Bouyant Wood HOOTENANNA Fishing Lure

December 10, 2019, 7:00 PM EST
Logansport,
IN,
USA

$4 (2 bids)

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Vintage Bouyant Wood HOOTENANNA Fishing Lure

December 10, 2019, 7:00 PM EST
Logansport,
IN,
USA

$3 (1 bid)

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Vintage Bouyant Wood HOOTENANNA Fishing Lure

December 10, 2019, 7:00 PM EST
Logansport,
IN,
USA

$3 (1 bid)

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Vintage Bouyant Wood HOOTENANNA Fishing Lure

December 10, 2019, 7:00 PM EST
Logansport,
IN,
USA

$3 (1 bid)

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Vintage Bouyant Wood HOOTENANNA Fishing Lure

December 10, 2019, 7:00 PM EST
Logansport,
IN,
USA

$3 (1 bid)

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Vintage Bouyant Wood HOOTENANNA Fishing Lure

December 10, 2019, 7:00 PM EST
Logansport,
IN,
USA

$3 (1 bid)

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Vintage Classic Wood  ' Bass- Oreno' Fishing Lure

December 10, 2019, 7:00 PM EST
Logansport,
IN,
USA

$3 (1 bid)

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Vintage Dalton Special Fishing Lure

December 10, 2019, 7:00 PM EST
Logansport,
IN,
USA

$3 (1 bid)

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