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Old fishing lures & tackle : identification and value guide
Luckey, Carl F.
Personal Author:
Fifth edition.
Publication Information:
Iola, WI : Krause Publications, [1999]

Physical Description:
670 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Format :


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SH449 .L82 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize
SH449 .L82 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize Non-Circ

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What are those old fishing lures and tackle worth? Reach for this book whenever you're searching for information on an old lure and you won't be disappointed. Thousands of lures and more than 2,000 photos and illustrations are provided. With updated pricing, this is the best reference book available for collectible lures and tackle.

Author Notes

Antique expert Carl F. Luckey has written Luckey's Hummel Figurines and Plates: ID and Value Guide, Collecting Antique Bird Decoys & Duck Calls, and Old Fishing Lures and Tackle.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Ray Scott
Forewardp. 3
Acknowledgmentsp. 5
Remembering Carl Luckeyp. 8
Introductionp. 10
Collectors Guide
History and Significant Developmentsp. 11
Where to Find itp. 14
Now You've Found it, What Do You Pay?p. 14
Buying, Selling and Tradingp. 15
Some Miscellaneous Considerationsp. 16
Defining Your Collectionp. 16
Now That You Have It, How Do You Display It?p. 17
Some Pitfalls You May Encounterp. 18
Recommended References and Selected Bibliographyp. 19
Some Useful Periodic Publicationsp. 25
Sources for Old Books and Magazinesp. 26
Museums and Organizations of Interest to Collectorsp. 27
Tackle Manufacturers Past and Presentp. 29
Fishing Reels
History of Fishing Reelsp. 36
Identification of Old Reelsp. 37
Anatomy of a Reelp. 38
Condition Gradingp. 40
Illustrated Reelsp. 41
Photos and Details of Reels with Collector Valuesp. 55
Reels - Representative Valuesp. 81
The American Fishing Rod
A Brief Historyp. 88
Identification of Old Rodsp. 88
Anatomy of a Rod and Its Componentsp. 89
Early Fishing Lures
A History of Their Development in the United Statesp. 90
Illustrations of Early Patents in the Developmentp. 93
The Fishing Lurep. 122
Plastic Luresp. 122
Specific Guidelines for Identification and Datingp. 123
Anatomy of a Lure and Its Componentsp. 124
Fishing Lure Color Patternsp. 129
Condition Gradingp. 130
Fakes, Copies and Reproductionsp. 133
Understanding Patents and Their Use in Identificationp. 133
Early Fishing Lures and Their Makersp. 136
Unidentified Old Luresp. 650
A. Cleaning and Restoring Old Fishing Luresp. 658
B. Photographing Your Luresp. 659
Indexp. 661