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I like to watch eBay for Old Heddon Lures that sell for big bucks!

On this page are some Heddon Lures with their descriptions that sold on eBay for a minimum of $500.00 and some for thousands of dollars.

There are 115 past auctions below. Enjoy!

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Heddon "Dowagiac Killer" Original Box

Sold for $3,050.00 on 08/06/2015 and had 23 bids.

Old Heddon Fishing Lure Box
Vintage Heddon Fishing Lure Box
Vintage Heddon Box
This is a very rare original box of the "Dowagiac Killer". Approx. 1903 with older oak leaf border. Box is intact in good condition and legible. Please see attached pictures of front/top, both ends, and back /bottom.


VINTAGE HEDDON 300 PERCH FINISH GLASS EYE,TOILET SEAT HW, NAME ON PROP+BOX ! !

Sold for $1,875.50 on 08/16/2015 and had 31 bids.

Old Heddon Fishing Lure
Vintage Heddon Fishing Lure
Vintage Heddon Lure
VINTAGE HEDDON 300 PERCH FINISH GLASS EYE,TOILET SEAT HW, NAME ON PROP+BOX ! ! Bait needs a little cleaning but is still in excellent condition. Box is marked 309L 6H. RARE 6 HOOKS ! ! ! REFER TO PICTURES FOR CONDITION.


Vintage Heddon Dowagiac Game Fish Minnow 3009D Fishing Lure And Box, Dowagiac MI

Sold for $2,520.95 on 08/06/2015 and had 32 bids.

Old Heddon Lure
Vintage Heddon Lure
Vintage Heddon Lure
A vintage Heddon Dowagiac Game Fish Minnow 3009D fishing lure and box made in Dowagiac, Michigan. Probably the prettiest of all the fishing lures that are listed. Deep Blue-Green, Black And Gold colors. Has twin propellers front and aft. A metal attachment on the chin is marked Spin Diver and the propellers are marked Heddon Dowagiac. The side panel is stamped 3009D in red. A bright and clean vintage fishing lure. The lure is about 4 1/4" in length with a shaped body.


RARE DECOY in CORRECT MARKED BOX c1921 Heddon 409L DOWAGIAC Minnow WOOD ICE FISH

Sold for $3,050.00 on 02/18/2015 and had 31 bids.

Heddon 409L DOWAGIAC
Heddon 409L DOWAGIAC
Vintage Heddon Lure
Old Heddon Fishing Lure
This 93+ year old Model 400 HEDDON; "Dowagiac Minnow" ICE DECOY is a "PERIOD 5" Heddon Fish Decoy and this particular decoy is the "PERCH SCALE" Paint Scheme!! It is a scarce and wonderful piece of Heddon History and Shows Absolutely Wonderfully! This awesome and Vintage Heddon Perch "Ice Decoy", Fish Decoy up for auction is in Beautiful Original Condition, Especially Considering it is 93 Years Old and Quite Possibly Saw Some Use. This Fish Decoy measures 5-3/8" Overall and without the Flanged Nickel Tail it measures 4-5/8". The Nickel-Plated Brass "Inch Worm" Line Tie, Fins and Tail are Bright and Shiny with No Rust or Corrosion of Any Kind. As you can see in the Close Up Photos there is Very Neat Crazing to the Belly Paint and Only 3 Tiny Negligible Paint Flakes Around 1 of the 5 Belly Weights, However, Almost Every Heddon 400 Fish Decoy Has Some Degree of Paint Loss There and Quite Often it is Around Multiple Weights or All of Them!! This Fish Decoy Has Spectacular Paint with a Brilliant Golden Cream Base Coat to the entire decoy with a second coat of paint detail of red vertical perch stripes that angle downward toward the tail. The third coat of pain that was applied was Heddon's revolutionary gold scale paint that covers both sides completely and then transitions into green scales only toward the top. The fourth and final coat of paint was the black spine strip that runs the entire length of the decoy from the nose to the tail. The final step was that the Heddon artist's or painters applied a thin coat of lacquer or varathane over the entire body. Depending on the color scheme, these beautiful decoys had from one to four coats of paint, with the solid white with red eyes having the fewest and these perch scale like this decoy up for auction having the most. Partially due to this factor, you will see varying degrees of crazing to the paint, with the thickest paint obviously tending to show more. The Bright and Thick Paint on this Marvelous Fish Decoy is Perfectly Intact Except 3 Tiny paint chips by one belly weight, But the Decoy Looks and Shows So Great it is Easy to Not Even Notice that Small detail!!


VINTAGE HEDDON 300 SIX HOOK WOOD MUSKY MINNOW IN PIKE GLASS EYES, AMAZING LURE

Sold for $1,275.00 on 1/6/2015 and had 31 bids.

Vintage Heddon Lure, Musky Minnow
Old Heddon Fishing Lure, Musky Minnow
Vintage Heddon Fishing Lure, Musky Minnow
THIS IS A FANTASTIC & RARE HEDDON MUSKY 300 6-HOOK MINNOW LURE IN PIKE SCALE COLOR PATTERN. YOU DON'T SEE THESE 6-HOOK MUSKY 300'S MUCH AND THIS ONE IS IN GREAT SHAPE. THE METAL PROPS ARE BOTH MARKED "HEDDON'S DOWAGIAC" AND THE LURE HAS 2-PIECE HARDWARE. THE BELLY WEIGHT HOLDS ITS PAINT EXCEPT FOR A RING. THE GLASS EYES ARE IN GREAT SHAPE. THE LURE IS RIGGED WITH AN OVERSIZE HOOK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BELLY. ONE OF THE SMALLER SIDE HOOKS IS MISSING ONE OF THE HOOKS FROM ITS TREBEL BUT I DID NOT WANT TO REPLACE IT. AN OUTSTANDING LURE HERE THAT WOULD SPARKLE IN ANY COLLECTION.


Vintage & Rare Heddon Lucky 13 Fishing Lure

Sold for $1,025.00 on 1/1/2015 and had 38 bids.

Vintage Heddon Lure, Lucky 13
Old Heddon Fishing Lure, Lucky 13
Vintage Heddon Fishing Lure, Lucky 13
For your consideration is a very Rare & Vintage Heddon Lucky 13 Fishing Lure. This wooden Heddon Lucky 13 comes with 2PC hook hardware, has perfect Glass eyes and comes in Yellow with 10 thin black stripes in what is known as the rare Bumble Bee color scheme. This color is quite elusive on the Heddon brand of baits especially on a Lucky 13! When was the last time that you even saw one in this color scheme? It says "Heddon Lucky 13" stenciled in red on the belly. Bait comes in Fished condition with Age lines and nicks on the right side of the bait. The lower left side of the lip is worn. See pictures for condition. Rarely offered at auction and a fabulous lure for the Heddon Lucky 13 collector. Don't miss this chance to own one. Don't miss it!


VINTAGE HEDDON TADPOLLY 4" LONG L-RIG GLASS EYES YELLOW WITH BLACK SPOTS ! ! !

Sold for $865.00 on 12/28/14 and had 10 bids.

Vintage Heddon Lure, Tadpolly
Old Heddon Fishing Lure, Tadpolly
Vintage Heddon Fishing Lure, Tadpolly
VINTAGE HEDDON TADPOLLY 4" LONG L-RIG GLASS EYES YELLOW WITH BLACK SPOTS ! ! ! Bait has early heart shaped lip with high hump line tie. Clean and crisp looking bait.


Vintage Old Heddon 151 Dowagiac 5 Hook Minnow Rainbow Fishing Lure In Wood Box

Sold for $1,825.00 on 11/30/14 and had 44 bids.

Vintage Heddon Lure, Dowagiac
Old Heddon Fishing Lure, Dowagiac
Vintage Heddon Fishing Lure, Dowagiac
Vintage Heddon lure is sold used with papers and original box.


RARE SUPERB ORIG PAINT 1920 Heddon #400 DOWAGIAC Minnow WOOD ICE FISH DECOY LURE

Sold for $1,125.00 on 11/18/14 and had 22 bids.

Vintage Heddon Lure, Dowagiac
Old Heddon Fishing Lure, Dowagiac
Vintage Heddon Fishing Lure, Dowagiac
This awesome and Vintage GREEN CRACKLEBACK Heddon "Ice Decoy", Fish Decoy up for auction is in Remarkable & Beautiful Original Condition, Especially Considering it is 94 Years Old and Quite Possibly Saw Some Use. This Fish Decoy measures 5-3/8" Overall and without the Flanged Nickel Tail it measures 4-5/8". The Nickel-Plated Brass "Inch Worm" Line Tie, Fins and Tail are Bright and Shiny with No Rust or Corrosion of Any Kind. As you can see in the Close Up Photos there is Crazing to the Belly Paint and Paint Flaking Around 3 of the 5 Belly Weights, However, Most Every Heddon 400 Fish Decoys Have Some Degree of Paint Loss There!! The Top of this Fish Decoy Has Spectacular Paint with a Brilliant and Vivid Green Crackleback Over Golden-Yellow Base Coat!! The Bright and Thick Paint on the Top and Sides is Perfectly Intact Except 2 Small Spots of Flaking on the Decoy's Left Side, But the Decoy Looks and Shows So Great it is Easy to Get By That Small detail!!


SUPER "RARE" HEDDON HIGH FOREHEAD 1906 BLENDED YELLOW UNDERWATER MINNOW

Sold for $1,525.00 on 11/1/14 and had 19 bids.

Vintage Heddon Lure, Minnow
Old Heddon Fishing Lure, Minnow
Vintage Heddon Fishing Lure, Minnow
This is an extremely Rare Heddon 150 Underwater Minnow from 1906. From all the information I have gathered and collecting lures for 19 years as a member of the NFLCC , this early yellow Heddon color code 155 Minnow is especially rare having one large Belly weight instead of two small belly weights. That is monumental as far as rarity is concerned because most 1906 High Forehead Minnows had 2 Belly weights , but a very few other examples of the 150 lure have been found with the same one belly weight configuration . This lure is in the rare and transitional early Blended Yellow color rarely found on any 1906 Heddon underwater minnows. Coupled with the fact that it is a High Forehead three gill stripe example makes it one of the rarest. The condition is as seen in the pictures. It has a hook scratch on the left side, paint off about 3/4 of the large belly weight , a very small chip to primer on the right side of the nose and a few very light hook pointers. There are also a few very tight hard to see age lines. It's a solid example of a rare Heddon Underwater Minnow that you might never see again.


Superb Early Heddon High Forehead Minnow with Sweeping Gill Marks & Brass Hardware

Sold for $801.00 on 10/20/14 and had 22 bids.

Vintage Heddon Lure, Minnow
Old Heddon Fishing Lure, Minnow
Vintage Heddon Fishing Lure, Minnow
This is a Superb Early Heddon High Forehead Minnow with Sweeping Gill Marks and brass hardware. They don't get too much better than this! Has one tiny flake by left rear cup and light lines around the belly weights. There is a light application of elmers glue around the belly weights presumably to prevent any further paint loss. Eyes are perfect. This is a true collectors gem!!


Heddon Basser ( Head - On ) 8509 X Tough Blue Scale with Correct Box

Sold for $832.00 on 10/18/14 and had 16 bids.

Vintage Heddon Lure, Basser
Old Heddon Fishing Lure, Basser
Vintage Heddon Fishing Lure, Basser
Vintage Heddon Lure, Basser
Up for bid is an EX Head-On Basser in Tough Blue Scale. One of the best I’ve seen in years and it comes with the correctly labeled box. Paint is in great shape and there is no chipping. Along with nice hardware, a combo in this condition probably will not be seen for a long time. Been in my collection for over 10 years.


Vintage Heddon Lucky 13 RARE Color

Sold for $1,026.00 on 10/14/14 and had 9 bids.

Vintage Heddon Lure, Lucky 13
Old Heddon Fishing Lure, Lucky 13
Vintage Heddon Lucky 13. Beautiful Rare Colors.


RARE Early Version Heddon Black Sucker #1300

Sold for $3,063.00 on 05/09/2014 and had 45 bids.

Vintage Heddon Lure
Old Heddon Fishing Lure
Vintage Heddon Fishing Lure
Vintage Heddon Lure
One of the most iconic lures in all of lure collecting, the Heddon Black Sucker. There are several versions of the Heddon Black Sucker, this one being of of the earliest. Instead of the salmon colored stripe down the side, these very early versions just have a light salmon colored airbrushed single gill mark on each side of the head. These early versions are very hard to find in nice condition. This one is in superb condition, with some very light varnish marks, and near perfect paint. Super shiny all over. The tail has an age line in the paint on each side, one on the upper tail on one side, and lower tail on the other side. This is NOT a crack in the wood at all, but just an age line in the paint. The tail is rock solid. The belly has perfect paint and near perfect varnish. You will be hard pressed to upgrade this lure, especially in this very early version. One of the all-time classic lures in super condition.


BEAUTIFUL ULTRA RARE HEDDON 700 GREEN CRACKLEBACK MUSKY MINNOW

Sold for $4,450.00 on 04/14/2014 and had 43 bids.

Vintage Heddon Lure
Old Heddon Fishing Lure
Vintage Heddon Fishing Lure
UP FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION, HERE IS MY BEAUTIFUL HEDDON 700 MUSKY MINNOW. THIS IS THE EARLY AND ULTRA RARE, BASEBALL BAT STYLE WITH GREEN CRACKLEBACK FINISH. CUP RIGGED HARDWARE. THIS LURE IS HUGE, 5 1/4" LONG FROM NOSE TO TAIL. LURE IS 100% AUTHENTIC, NEVER ALTERED FROM ORIGINAL. 700'S WERE MADE IN 1907 AS SOME OF THE LARGEST HEDDONS EVER PRODUCED AND WERE NOT ADVERTISED IN THE FLYERS. 5 LARGE TREBLE HOOKS WITH 4 BELLY WEIGHTS TO STABILIZE THIS MONSTER.


ONE OF THE RAREST HEDDON BOXES AND LURES

Sold for $5,823.23 on 01/30/2014 and had 33 bids.

Vintage Heddon Lure
Old Heddon Fishing Lure
Vintage Heddon Fishing Lure
Vintage Heddon Lure
WELL TAKE A LOOK AT THIS BEAUTY. IT IS ONE OF THE RAREST HEDDON COMBOS ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH. IT IS A HEDDON WHITE PICTURE BOX FOR THE HEDDON SLOPENOSE LURE OR 200. THE BOX IS FROM 1904 AND IS SUPER RARE TOO FIND IN ANY CONDITION AND THIS ONE FOR ITS AGE OF 110 YEARS IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION, PLEASE SEE ALL PICTURES. THE END OF THE BOX IS MARKED DOWAGIAC EXPERT NO 200.THIS BOX IS RARER THAN THE OTHER ONE BECAUSE IT HAS THE OAK LEAF BORDER. THE BOX HAS SOME EDGE WEAR BUT IS STILL ALL READABLE AND VERY NICE. THE LURE IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION ALSO,THE PAINT IS JUST STARTING TOO CHIP ON THE EDGE OF THE BELLY WEIGHT,AND THE LURE HAS SOME LIGHT AGE LINES BUT AS YOU CAN SEE FOR BEING 110 YEARS OLD IS VERY NICE. THE LURE HAS BRASS WASHED CUPS AND HARDWARE AND IS SUPER CLEAN. PLEASE DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE AT THIS RARE COMBO AS THEY ARE NEVER FOUND. THERE IS ONLY A HANDFUL OF THESE BOXES KNOWN TOO BE IN EXISTENCE SO PLEASE BID ACCORDINGLY.THANKS AND GOOD LUCK


VINTAGE HEDDON DOWAGIAC MINNOW FISHING LURE, ORIG. BOX, INSTRUCTIONS

Sold for $7,877.77 on 09/15/2013 and had 31 bids.

Vintage Heddon Lure
Old Heddon Fishing Lure
Vintage Heddon Fishing Lure
Description: The body is 6inches long, not measuring the hook.
Condition: Please check photos carefully. Additional photos on request. Light use. Crack in paint on the bottom of the lure. Box is stained with the corner damaged.


Vintage Heddon Dowagaic 300 Surface Minnow Fishing Lure

Sold for $1,525.00 on 09/15/2013 and had 15 bids.

Vintage Heddon Lure
Old Heddon Fishing Lure
Vintage Heddon Fishing Lure
HEDDON DOWAGIAC 300 Surface Minnow in the Fancyback. Very early Classic body style with brass hardware and cups, unmarked props, rare blush chin. Both eyes are pristine. Original hooks and hardware are in good condition. No broken props or hooks. No nose or tail chips. Paint is on the belly weight. Lure is all original has not been tampered with, no touch ups ect. I expect it to go into a very advanced collection and I stand behind its authenticity 100%. Bid with complete confidence. NO RESERVE......NO EARLY SALE, WILL SELL TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER REGARDLESS OF PRICE. FREE SHIPPING CHARGES INCLUDES DELIVERY CONFORMATION.


Heddon Dowagiac Spin Diver Minnow Lure Nice

Sold for $2,045.20 on 09/01/2013 and had 16 bids.

Vintage Heddon Lure
Old Heddon Fishing Lure
Vintage Heddon Fishing Lure
This auction is for a Heddon Dowagiac Spin Diver Minnow Lure. Lure is a series 3000, Wooden, Glass Eyed, L RIg with Marked Props. Lure in very nice condition shown with light age and or wear. Please view all the pictures. This would make a nice addition to any vintage or antique lure collection.


SCARCE VINTAGE SPOOK ICE FISH DECOY, FISHING LURE. JAMES HEDDON & SONS CO.

Sold for $811.00 on 07/14/2013 and had 30 bids.

Vintae Heddon Lure
Old Heddon Fishing Lure
Vintage Heddon Fishing Lure
This beautiful, scarce, vintage, with painted eyes & gills, 5 inch, early Heddylin plastic "No.459R Ice Spook Fish Spearing Decoy" with it's marketing box was made by the James Heddon's Sons Company of Dowagiac, Michigan. The circa is 1930. The lead ballast typically painted in Heddon's crackelback paint finish is marked "HEDDON ICE SPOOK" The Jumping Bass box shown is the box that this Spook decoy was found in. I have shown images of each end of the box which is marked with the catalog number, but is now faded and not readable. This scarce Heddon company decoy was only made for about 2 years and is in the most desirable scarcest color of Natural scale. The condition of both the decoy and box are with very slight in use wear only. For provenance see "The Heddon Legacy" a book by Bill Roberts & Robert Pavey, page #97. Also "The Commercial Fish Decoy" a book by Frank R. Baron Page # 100.


Incredibly Rare, Possibly Unique Heddon Hi Forehead #300 Lure STAPLE RIG 1904-05

Sold for $5,900.00 on 03/17/2013 and had 48 bids.

Vintage Heddon Lure
Old Heddon Fishing Lure
Vintage Heddon Fishing Lure
Vintage Heddon Lure
This is the Holy Grail of the Heddon #300s!...even the back story is awesome...this lure was owned by a gentleman who lived in Claymont, DE and often would fish in New Jersey waters which explains the rigging. He passed away in 1977 at the age of 94. This lure comes fresh to the market, the result of a true "barn find". This lure was packed away in a home-made tackle box for over 50 years before being recently rediscovered. Its a Heddon, a favorite among collectors. Its early, the first year the model #300 was made. Its finished in the rare & desirable Aluminum color. It has perfect, circa 1904 egg yolk glass eyes, as seen on the earliest Heddon baits. Super condition, with paint still on belly weight. And most amazingly, FACTORY Jersey rigged with incredibly rare staple hangers. I've never seen anything like this incredible example before, and I think that there can't be too many of these floating around out there, with the very real possibility that it is in a unique configuration.


RARE COMBO VINTAGE HEDDON ARTISTIC MINNOW LURE + BOX + WEIGHT-BUOY + PAPER cira 1905

Sold for $3,050.00 on 03/17/2013 and had 24 bids.

Vintage Heddon Lure
Old Heddon Fishing Lure
Vintage Heddon Fishing Lure
Vintage Heddon Lure
STUNNING and RARE HEDDON ARTISTIC MINNOW COMBO ( Fancy Sienna no. 50 ) dating from 1905-1909, in as seen condition with gold plated hardware ( except for hook ). A few age lines but all there with virtually no paint loss, eyes perfect, great Fancy Sienna color and with a white, yellow and red bucktail treble hook. Top and bottom of box are in good overall condition and box has the maker's label on both ends. Ignore any light reflections, they are spurious and not there, difficult to take pics of the crackingly good lure, excuse the pun!


Heddon 20 Fishing Lure Underwater Minnow 3 Hook SUPERB Color

Sold for $737.27 on 03/14/2013 and had 20 bids.

Vintage Heddon Lure
Old Heddon Fishing Lure
Vintage Heddon Fishing Lure
Heddon 20 Fishing Lure Underwater Minnow 3 Hook SUPERB Color EX- condition Pike Scale eyes not cracked, little if ever fished.


JAMES HEDDON & SON DOWAGIAC ARTISTIC MINNOW LURE #51 BLENDED GOLD W / BOX

Sold for $1,225.00 on 02/27/2013 and had 23 bids.

Vintage Heddon Lure
Old Heddon Fishing Lure
Vintage Heddon Fishing Lure
Vintage Heddon Lure
THIS HEDDON LURE MEASURES 4 1/2'' LONG . IT IS MISSING ONE EYE . THERE IS SOME CRACKING IN THE PAINT . THERE IS A DENT BEHIND THE EYE . BOX IS IN GOOD CONDITION WITH ONLY SOME MINOR WEAR AND STAINS


Old vintage Heddon #100 minnow fishing lure, wood box, papers - very nice

Sold for $1,282.50 on 02/17/2013 and had 36 bids.

Vintage Heddon Lure
Old Heddon Fishing Lure
Vintage Heddon Fishing Lure
Here is a very nice Heddon Dowagiac #100 fancy back minnow with original wood box and papers that I have owned for a very long time. The lure is in beautiful condition with no rust anywhere and perfect glass eyes. The box has a crack on the upper left side corner that is about 1 inch long. I have had a number of Heddons in wood boxes and this is by far the nicest one. Please see photos to determine condition and bidding amount on this great combination.


Heddon Magnum Torpedo Red Head Flitter WOW old fishing lure

Sold for $1,860.00 on 02/15/2013 and had 27 bids.

Vintage Heddon Lure
Old Heddon Fishing Lure
Vintage Heddon Fishing Lure
Here we have a Heddon Magnum Torpedo in Red Head Silver Flitter. As you can see it is Ex+++. I can't imagine you will ever see a nicer one. This lure is extremely rare. It may be a once in a lifetime chance to own one.


Antique Heddon Zaragossa Wood Fishing Lure,Green Frog Skin with Yellow & Red

Sold for $685.00 on 1/25/2013 and had 10 bids.

Vintage Heddon Lure
Old Heddon Fishing Lure
Vintage Heddon Fishing Lure
Vintage Heddon Lure
Antique Heddon Wood Fishing Lure. ( Zaragossa ) . Glass Eyes. 4 1/4" body only. It has an L-Rig. It has a Yellow base color with the Green Frog skin on its back. It has a full Red face. Very light wear to the paint. Light crazing on the bottom. Very light chips near the eye hooks. It shows No rust. Looks like it was never used. Very Nice Cond.


Vintage Heddon Spin-Diver No. 3000 CRACKLE-BACK Wood Minnow Fishing Lure Bait

Sold for $827.99 on 1/20/2013 and had 21 bids.

Vintage Heddon Lure
Old Heddon Fishing Lure
Vintage Heddon Fishing Lure
This lure measures approximately 4 1/4". Both of the glass eyes are good, the hardware shows some light rust. The lure has some age lines and some minor flakes. This VERY NICE lure is in E- condition. White spots are light glare. Hard to find one like this!


VINTAGE HEDDON RARE GOLD FLITTER SPIN DIVER BASS LURE BAIT

Sold for $2,150.00 on 12/09/2012 and had 19 bids.




HEDDON SPINDIVER IN GOLD FLITTER.THE OXIDATION LISTED IN THE DESCRIPTION I BELIEVE WAS CAUSED BY SITTING IN A TACKLE BOX BECAUSE THERE IS NO EVIDENCE TO ME THAT THE BAIT WAS USED. THERE ARE NO DINGS,DENTS,SCRATCHES, PAINT OR FLITTER LOSS. EYES ARE NOT CRACKED. SOLID OVERALL CONDITION. OXIDATION ON LIP AND SOME ON PROP. ALSO ON SCREWS. SOME HOOK RUST. SPINDIVER STAMPED ON LIP. BODY IS TIGHT.


HEDDON LUCKY 13 FISHING LURE ORANGE AND WHITE VERY RARE COLOR AND PAINT PATTERN

Sold for $1,612.00 on 11/20/2012 and had 22 bids.




VERY RARE AND NEAR MINT +++++ ORANGE AND WHITE HEDDON LUCKY 13 WITH THE HEAD COLOR ON ALMOST HALF THE BODY


Vintage Heddon 350 Musky Surfasser Rare 1930's Copper Wood Lure Bait

Sold for $721.99 on 11/12/2012 and had 20 bids.




Made for only one year in the 1930's, these baits are seldom seen. They are very hard to find in this nice of condition. One is because of the short length of production and secondly, because they were designed to catch musky's, which are extremely toothy, & hard striking game fish. Also, because of their musky sized belly hook, and oversized toilet seat hardware, (which doesn't stop the hook from potentially reaching the wood body) and often found with serious damage from that hook. This lure has NO hook drags, just light and tight age lines in the varnish, a couple minor pointers, and a tiny chip at the tail. The large glass eyes are clear and crack free. This lure has a great shine to it's original rare copper finish. It is safe to say that this large lure would be almost impossible to ever upgrade, especially in this color. It measures approx. 4".


Vintage Heddon ZARA II Lure

Sold for $1,008.00 on 10/02/2012 and had 26 bids.




For your consideration is a Used Vintage Heddon ZARA II Lure. Please see pictures for condition. Lure is 3 1/2" in length.


Vintage Heddon 740 Punkinseed Fishing Lure
Comes in Rare Uncataloged Goldfish color!

Sold for $1,113.88 on 10/13/2012 and had 25 bids.




For your consideration is a Vintage Heddon 740 Punkinseed Fishing Lure. This wood bait comes in Superb condition and is difficult if not impossible to find one with the paint still on the bellyweight. This one still has the paint on the bellyweight. Comes in 2PC Hardware and in Uncataloged Goldfish color as shown. It does have a tiny rub (possibly done at factory) and one pointer. As it has been said before - this one checks all the right boxes to make it a serious investment...Heddon...Condition...Color...Rarity. While other similar Heddon Punkinseed lures look decent regarding condition and rarity - this one stands alone. Don't let this one get away! You won't be disappointed.


Vintage HEDDON Dowagiac Minnow 702 Lure Wood w/Glass Eyes in Box Never Fished

Sold for $748.00 on 08/28/2012 and had 19 bids.




You are bidding on a vintage 5" wood lure by Heddon Dowagiac. Has ivory colored body and red tail and red around glass eyes. Never fished and hardware is very nice. Paint has some hairline cracks and a chip is off by eye and several spots on underside. Comes in box stamped on end: 702. Please examine pictures. Selling as shown.


Vintage Very Rare Heddon Lucky 13 2500 Fishing Lure 14KCD

Sold for $1,425.00 on 07/06/2012 and had 40 bids.




Up for sale today is a vintage Very Rare Pre Pradco Heddon Lucky 13 #2500 Fishing Lure. This lure has the seam around the collar. The color on this lure is the very rare 14KCD or 14 Karat Coach Dog. This lure is in used condition so, please review pictures and judge the condition for yourself.


RARE VINTAGE HEDDON PUNKINSEED LURE GOLD EYE NON-CATALOGED COLOR

Sold for $1,026.00 on 07/01/2012 and had 20 bids.




THIS IS A VINTAGE HEDDON PUNKINSEED LURE. I BELIEVE THIS IS THE ALL WHITE GOLD EYE NON CATALOGED COLOR 1950S LURE BUT I AM NOT 100 PERCENT SURE. THIS LURE IS IN GOOD SHAPE FOR ITS AGE BUT DOES HAVE SOME MARKS AS SEEN BUT IT MIGHT BE ABLE TO BE CLEANED. I HAVE NOT TRIED TO CLEAN THIS LURE. PLEASE SEE PHOTOS. GREAT FOR THE COLLECTOR. THANKS FOR VIEWING!


NICE OLD HEDDON WOODEN LURE BAIT CRAZY CRAWLER RED HEAD SILVER SHORE

Sold for $647.75 on 06/25/2012 and had 18 bids.




UP FOR AUCTION IS A NICE OLD HEDDON CRAZY CRAWLER EARLY WOODEN BAIT IN MY OPINION THE BEST LOOKING COLOR ON THE CRAWLERS! THIS ONE WOULD BE MINT BUT I HAS A DENT ON THE BOTTOM STILL A REAL STUNNER.


RARE USED HEDDON LUCKY 13 GRAY BAR FISHING LURE

Sold for $755.00 on 06/17/2012 and had 22 bids.




A old Heddon Lucky 13 in Gray Bar color in used condition but a nice rare lure. I have had this lure for over 10 years displayed with my other tough and natural Lucky 13s that I have on display. This is the one I have pick to sell for now. Behind the line tie is a point mark that is not very deep, it dose not go into the plastic body. No paint loss bubbling paint, scratches or point marks on the sides.The only thing that can be seen is the brown and marks around the HEDDON LUCKY 13 LETTERING that can be seen in the pictures, my be a little more cleaning can help. You just don't see the gray bar very often. U.S.A. shipping only please. Thanks for looking.


Heddon Dowagiac Basser Minnow Lure Series 8500 Rare Gold Fish Super with Box

Sold for $1,125.00 on 06/10/2012 and had 40 bids.




This auction is for a Heddon Dowagiac Basser Minnow Lure. Series 8500, in a very tough to find Goldfish Scale (K) Color Pattern. Lure is wooden, has L Rig Hardware, and Flawless Glass Eyes. Lure is in Super nice condition as shown with light age and wear. Lure comes in the correct but barely legible Down Leaping Bass Box. Please view all the pictures. This would make a nice addition to any vintage or antique lure collection.


VINTAGE ANTIQUE LURES FISHING HEDDON'S DOWAGIAC MINNOW WIGGLER N° 156A FISH BAIT

Sold for $1,236.25 on 06/04/2012 and had 18 bids.




Due to several questions,I confirm this lure is in original condition,has not been restored (no repaint);I would say "NIB condition" as it is in superb condition (as it seems to have never been used!) This lure was sold in France by "Pêcheur Breton" Was found few days ago in a flea market!


Heddon Dowagiac Vamp Lure Extremely Rare Yellow with Gold Spot

Sold for $1,575.00 on 05/13/2012 and had 26 bids.




This auction is for a extremely rare and tough to find Heddon Dowagiac Vamp Lure. Series 7500, in a color (Yellow with Gold Spots) that hardly ever comes to light especially in this condition. The few that are around are locked up tight in collections. This is a opportunity to add one of those lures to your collections that will be the center piece. Advance and younger collectors alike would hard pressed to find a better centerpiece to showcase. Lure is wooden, has L Rig, and Glass Eyes. Lure is in nice condition as shown with light age and wear. Please view all the pictures. This would make a nice addition to any vintage or antique lure collection.


RARE HEDDON 300 Vintage Lure PERCH SCALE with 7 Original Hooks 2 pc. hardware

Sold for $775.95 on 05/01/2012 and had 32 bids.




Here we have a RARE HEDDON 300 Vintage Lure with PERCH SCALE. It has seven original treble hooks; 2 pc. hardware. This vintage lure was shown to a veteran collector from Michigan who said it's correct and he's only seen three lures with perch scale. Labeled on belly: HEDDON, with golden glass eyes. This lure measures apx. 5-1/2 inches long from tip to tip and 3-5/8 inches around the belly. You will find a number of hook dents on the underside of the belly and more obscure pokes on the top. There is a slight abrasion in the black paint near the top end of the tail. No rust on hooks or fin spinners. Colors are green, gold, yellow, brown, black with a cream belly.


Heddon Dowagiac Vamp Lure Super Rare Bumble Bee Color YBS

Sold for $799.89 on 04/17/2012 and had 23 bids.




This auction is for a extremely rare and tough to find Heddon Dowagiac Vamp Lure. I closed the previous auction as I was just informed that the lure had a few touch ups on it. I didn't want to sell the lure without this being noted as it was the first it was brought to me. Still a very rare color however it does have a few touch ups on it. Series 7500, in a color that hardly ever comes to light. The few that are around are locked up tight in collections. This is a opportunity to add one of those lures to your collections that will be the center piece. Advance and younger collectors alike would hard pressed to find a better centerpiece to showcase. Lure is wooden, has L Rig, and Glass Eyes. Lure is in decent condition as shown with light age and wear. This would make a nice addition to any vintage or antique lure collection.


1913~HEDDON BLACK SUCKER #1300 SUPER RARE~WOOD FISHING LURE BAIT~GLASS EYE

Sold for $1,325.99 on 04/05/2012 and had 19 bids.




This auction is for an old, highly collectible and super tough to find Heddon #1300, three hook, Black Sucker in beautiful, original condition with L rigged hook hangers. This is one of the toughest lures to find in Heddon and every collector aspires to add this rare item to their collection. The lure was introduced in 1913. This is a great, old musky fishing classic. The length of the body is 5 3/4". This lure is in beautiful condition and as seen in the photos. It is very clean and nice with normal light wear, some small hook pointers and normal paint crazing. There is a bit of paint loss around the hook cups and a small weird spot just behind the right hook cup that may be a very small worm burn. There is also a small ding at the base of the tail on the right side. The spot of flaked away paint you see on the right side of the tail has had a bit of varnish added to preserve the wood but just in this small area. Otherwise the lure is completely original. The eyes are glass and both are in good condition. The prop at the front of the lure is marked Heddons Dowagiac. As you see, the lure is painted dark along the back with a faint pink stripe along the center of the body and a beautiful, creamy white on the belly. The lure has excellent patina and visual appeal with outstanding form and paint blending.


Heddon Dowagiac Basser Lure Ultra Rare Color YG

Sold for $920.00 on 03/11/2012 and had 27 bids.




This auction is for a Heddon Dowagiac Basser Lure. Series 8500, in an Ultra Rare, Special Order color, YG Yellow with Gold Spots. Lure is wooden, glass eyed, and has L Rig hardware. Lure is in nice condition as shown with some very light wear and age. Here's a chance to add one of the toughest Heddon Colors to your collection. Please view all the pictures. This would make a nice addition to any vintage or antique lure collection.


VINTAGE LURE: Heddon FAT BODY 5-Hook Underwater Minnow - FROG-Glass Eyes - NICE

Sold for $602.09 on 03/05/2012 and had 11 bids.




Circa teens/1920s is this OUTSTANDING Heddon 150 5-hook underwater Minnow in the striking Frog spot color. Glass eyes and "HEDDON'S DOWAGIAC" engraved on front and rear props. Note that there is NO wear on belly as you normally see on these. Tiny abrasion right at rear line tie in one small spot probably factory flaw and it's extremely difficult to see. . This 80 Plus year old Classic is in SOLID EXCELLENT if not better condition and it would be hard to find a nicer example. Bright and shiny and ready to be the center-piece of any collection of display. GUARANTEED TO PLEASE THE NEW OWNER.


OLD HEDDON LUNY FROG RED & WHITE CLOSED LEG~FISHING LURE BAIT

Sold for $552.00 on 03/05/2012 and had 42 bids.




This auction is for an old and very collectible Heddon fishing lure. It is a Heddon Luny Frog in red and white with the closed leg configuration. The length of the body is 4 1/4". This lure is in good condition as seen in the photos. There are some normal wear spots as seen as well as some general discoloration. Luny frogs are very cool and make great collectibles. The closed leg, red and white is a very tough item to come by.


HEDDON BLACK SUCKER #1300 SUPER RARE~FISHING LURE BAIT~OLD WOODEN LURE GLASS EYE

Sold for $1,625.00 on 03/05/2012 and had 18 bids.




Ok, here we go! This auction is for an old, highly collectible and super tough to find Heddon #1300, three hook, Black Sucker in dandy condition with L rigged hook hangers. This is one of the toughest lures to find in Heddon and every collection really needs to have one if you can find it. This is a great, old musky fishing classic. The length of the body is 5 3/4". This lure is all original and as seen in the photos. It is very clean and nice with normal light wear, a hook drag over the right eye, several small pointers and some normal paint crazing. The eyes are glass and both are in good condition. The prop at the front of the lure is marked Heddons Dowagiac. As you see, the lure is painted dark along the back with a faint pink stripe along the center of the body and a beautiful, creamy white on the belly. The lure has excellent patina and visual appeal with no repairs or problems.


1926 Heddon Dowagiac Spin Diver Game Fish Minnow Lure With Original Box

Sold for $1,281.86 on 02/06/2012 and had 28 bids.




What I have to offer is a Heddon Spin Diver and this is what I can tell you...the lure has a metal diving lip that is marked Spin Diver. The metal propellers art marked Heddon Dowagiac. The lure has glass eyes. The lure is in awesome condition- please see images for condition. The lure has been fished in the waters of Wisconsin. The lure has a box included that has no marking to what lure came in this box see images. The lure is L rigged. I was told the pattern is strawberry and if it is not I would love to hear from you. The lure measures 4.25 inches in length. The lure has a wood body. The lure has two hooks in the belly and one in the tail. The lure is from 1926. The box is in good condition for her age and is just over 5.5 inches in length. Great addition to a Heddon, wood, strawberry or tackle collection


HEDDON SPIN DIVER VINTAGE 1920'S FISHING LURE SERIES 3000 MARKED PROP & LIP

Sold for $536.00 on 02/04/2012 and had 20 bids.




For auction is a vintage Heddon Spindiver fishing lure. According to Carl Luckey's book it was produced from around 1918 to the disappearance from the Heddon catalog after 1926. It has "Heddon's Dowagiac" marked on the prop, and "SPINDIVER" marked on the lip. Hardware is nice and clean. Has a chip at the nose, and a little crunch on left side. Lure body measures about 4-1/4". This is the "02" color, which was White with Red Eye and Tail. These are often hard to find with the paint in tact! Please see pictures for condition. This would be a nice addition to your collection!


UNKNOWN HEDDON LURE WITH DOWAGIAC MARKED PROPS AND BRASS CUP HARDWARE

Sold for $1,025.50 on 01/24/2012 and had 25 bids.




For your consideration is a Vintage Minnow Fishing Lure that was owned by the previous collector for over 30 years. It measures about 4 1/8 Inches long and has glass eyes. The eyes don't look to be broken or cracked. It has the name on the prop that says Heddon Dowagiac and has brass cup hardware. This is all that is known about the lure. Don't miss out! A Great Addition to Any Fishing Lure Collection.


Vintage HEDDON MUSKY VAMP ~ 8" ~ Wood GE Fishing Lure in L-Rig ~ ECIB ~ #7602

Sold for $2,224.99 on 01/21/2012 and had 25 bids.




MAKER: HEDDON, LURE NAME: Musky Vamp, COLOR/LENGTH: Red/White, 8 1/4", EYES: Glass (Looking through my loop, there are some circular flaws in the glass of the right eye, but I don't see any chips or cracks in either eye). HARDWARE: L-Rig, CONDITION/COMMENTS:There are some fine age cracks in the paint, a couple of short scratches (upper right side towards the rear - see pic) & several very light pointers, none past the primer. Under the nose, there's a small area where the primer shows - so small it almost doesn't show - see pic, but it was very hard to get my camera to focus on it. Worst flaw is at the rear end, where the paint is chipped to the wood at the screw-eye but it's not a huge chip. All in all, I call the lure excellent. Check out the pictures & see if you don't agree. BOX: Intro box has soil & shows wear, but aside from one of the top's end flaps, it's complete. I took pictures from all sides so you can see condition. Measures 8 1/2" x 3" x 1 7/8."


Heddon Dowagiac Lucky 13 Lure No Eye Long Lip in Down Bass Box Sweet

Sold for $677.77 on 01/15/2012 and had 19 bids.




This auction is for a Heddon Dowagiac Lucky 13 Lure. Wooden Series 2500, No Eye Long Lip, L Rig Hardware and in a desirable Rainbow Color. Lure is in super nice condition with light wear and age as shown in the photos. Please view all the pictures. This would make a nice addition to any vintage or antique lure collection.


Vintage Heddon 7050S Musky Flap-Tail GE Wood Lure NIB 2pc Toilet Seat

Sold for $565.00 on 01/04/2012 and had 15 bids.




Up for auction we have a Heddon GE wood Musky Flap-Tail with toilet seat hardware in its original box. The lure is in EX+ condition as well as the box. I do not think you can upgrade this lure as it is pristine with just a little varnish discoloration that can easily be removed. I am certain this lure has never been in the water. The box is as crisp as the day it was made and has a very small amount of corner wear.


Old Vintage 1905 Heddon 300 Fishing Lure Bait

Sold for $559.00 on 12/15/2011 and had 9 bids.




Great vintage Heddon 300 fishing lure. This is a nice old bait made by Heddon in 1905. The lure looks to be in good condition for its age with some wear. Please see pictures as part of condition.


1900's Vintage Antique Heddon No 154 Glass Eye Minnow Lure & Dovetail Box

Sold for $898.00 on 12/11/2011 and had 21 bids.




Antique vintage wood box reads THE "DOWAGIAC MINNOW" looks to be Patent date April 1, 190 I can not read last number forsure maybe 2 or 7 maybe 9 James heddon & Sons NOTICE HOW THE HOOKS ARE HUNG! Box end reads HEDDON'S DOWAGIAC" MINNOW RED NO 154. Length of minnow is about 5". Has glass eyes which are in good condition lure has paint chipping around the nose and tail did show picture of tail also couple scratches on body .


Heddon Wilcox Wiggler lure bait rare tuff antique old minnow vintage

Sold for $2,700.00 on 11/27/2011 and had 19 bids.




Here is a wilcox wiggler a vary rare lure in great condition a few hook pointers and paint off the belly weight still a super lure


Vintage Heddon Magnum Torpedo ~ Beautiful KCH Color ~ Absolutely Gorgeous Lure

Sold for $1,336.00 on 11/20/2011 and had 39 bids.




Vintage Heddon Magnum Torpedo ~ Absolutely Beautiful and Hard to Find KCH Color - Yellow Red Muskie ~ Near Mint to Mint Condition, appearing to have never seen the water at all ~ This one is nearly as nice as they come and upgrading would be quite difficult ~ Hopefully the pictures help depict the tremendous condition of this old gem ~ One of the best looking Magnums ever made, in my opinion ~ This bait would make an excellent addition to any Heddon or Vintage Lure collection ~ Bold and Beautiful Colors make this bait an excellent option for a centerpiece ~ Please do not miss your chance to add this gorgeous Magnum to your personal collection as this color / condition doesn't come along too often ~ If there are any questions or if more pictures are needed, please let me know and I will take care of it.


Vintage Antique Tackle Heddon Deep Diving Wiggler Lure/Down Bass Tall Box/Tag

Sold for $525.55 on 11/20/11 and had 28 bids.




James Heddon And Sons, Dowagiac, Michigan, Date:C. 1914, Length 4 1/2" Aprox., With Box, Paperwork, And Hang Tag, Tall, Down Bass Box!, Exceptional Combo, Don't Miss This Chance To Own It


Vintage Antique Tackle Heddon Deep Diving Wiggler & Tall Bass Box Wood Lure

Sold for $687.11 on 11/20/2011 and had 25 bids.




James Heddon And Sons, Dowagiac, Michigan, Date:C. 1914, Length 4 1/2" Aprox., With Correct Box, Tall Down Leaping Bass Box, #1600 S, Great Combo!


Vintage Antique Heddon 1906 No 100 3 Hook Glass Eye Minnow Lure & Dovetail Box

Sold for $676.66 on 11-06-2011 and had 27 bids.




James Heddon And Sons, Dowagiac, Michigan, Model 100, Date:C. 1906, Length 3" Aprox., With Correct Wood Dovetail Box, Hard To Find Boxes In Any Condition, Eyes Are Good, Great Combo For Over 100 Years Old!


VINTAGE HEDDON LURE WITH GLASS EYES

Sold for $991.79 on 11/06/2011 and had 29 bids.




NICE VINTAGE HEDDON LURE WITH GLASS EYES...MEASURES 5 1/4 INCHS LONG....IS MARKED "HEDDON" DOGIAC" ON BOTH FINS...LOOK AT ALL THE PICTURES AND JUDGE FOR YOUR SELF THE CONDITIONS


Vintage HEDDON LUCKY 13 BLUE & WHITE FISHING LURE - Measures 4" long - NICE

Sold for $787.00 on 10/31/2011 and had 23 bids.




Vintage HEDDON LUCKY 13 FISHING LURE - Blue & White - Measures 4" long - In good condition as shown. This lure is nice and straight, the angle of the 2nd photo makes it look curved. The light rust stain on the side is from the hooks, should clean up nicely.


RARE VINTAGE HEDDON 740 PUNKINSEED LURE IN GOLDFISH SHORE

Sold for $1,325.00 on 10/29/2011 and had 19 bids.




UP FOR AUCTION IS A RARE VINTAGE HEDDON 740 PUNKINSEED LURE IN GOLDFISH SHORE. SUPER CONDITION WITH SMALL FLAKING ON BELLY WEIGHT AND ON LIP. THIS IS FROM AN ESTATE SALE OF A FORMER National Fishing Lure Collectors Club MEMBER . I DO NOT CLAIM TO BE AN EXPEXT IN ANY WAY, PLEASE SEE PHOTOS TO DECIDE CONDITION FOR YOUR SELF. Collectors we all know what this lure is worth so please bid accordingly, the owner stated he invested over 1400.00 9 years ago and this one is about as nice as they come, not many goldfish shore out there in this condition. A great addition to your collection.


Vintage Heddon Spindiver Fishing Lure Red Scale Spin Diver Minnow Bait

Sold for $1,007.67 on 10/16/2011 and had 26 bids.




You are bidding on a very nice early Heddon Spindiver Fishing Lure. I will leave the grading up to you. The lure body measures approx. 4 1/4" long. The prop is marked Heddon Dowagiac, and the lip is marked Spin Diver. Please take a look at all the pictures provided.


VINTAGE TACKLE~VERY RARE 740 WOODEN HEDDON PUNKINSEED LURE~UNCATALOGED~OLD
MIGHT NEVER SEE THIS COLOR SEED~ DONT MISS~BEYOND RARE

Sold for $523.88 on 10/16/2011 and had 17 bids.




UP FOR SALE IS A VINTAGE 740 WOODEN HEDDON PUNKINSEED FISHING LURE UNCATALOGUED COLOR IN AWESOME LIGHTLY USED CONDITION ,I TRY TO TAKE CLOSE UPS SO I WILL LET THE PICTURES DO THE TALKING AND IF MORE PICTURES ARE NEEDED PLEASE ASK ,,,, WILL MAKE A GREAT CENTER PIECE ADDITION TO ANY ONES COLLECTION , THIS IS A GORGEOUS PIECE OF HISTORY ! IT IS THAT NICE . SORRY ABOUT CAMERA GLARE AND DUST , GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR BID


HEDDON 730ROB PUNKINSEED "SINKER" LURE IN MINT CONDITION WITH BOX AND PAPERWORK

Sold for $760.00 on 09/25/2011 and had 16 bids.




THIS IS A GREAT LURE FOR A HEDDON PUNKINSEED COLLECTOR. LURE IS IN MINT CONDITION, ROCKBASS COLOR, AND COMES WITH THE ORIGINAL BOX, AND A RED HEDDON BOX CATALOG. BOX WOULD GRADE AS MINT EXCEPT IT SHOWS AGING FROM SITTING ON A SHELF OR IN A TACKLE BOX. INSIDE OF BOX IS MINT. DON'T LET THIS ONE GET AWAY. This lure was introduced in 1940. This is a 2 1/2" lure (same as the 740 at that time). The catalog, then, said that the 730 was the same as the 740 except that it was a slow sinker (as shown on the lure). The next catalog (1941) stated that the 730 was then slightly smaller. I did research with catalogs and checked with an avid Punkinseed collector and I am confident, the lure is as I have listed. I believe it is a first year of introduction lure. Please form your own opinion and bid accordingly. This is a great lure and box and I know you would be pleased with it in your collection.


Old Fishing Lure Heddon Lucky 13 Spook RARE XRY Yellow shore Minnow

Sold for $711.00 on 09/24/2011 and had 32 bids.




This is an old Heddon Lucky 13 Spook. Gorgeous 3 3/4 inch topwater bait. This is a tuff one in the super hard to find color XRY yellow shore minnow. These baits are awesome fish catchers and sought after collectibles. Seldom seen. NICE! Look closely. Bid accordingly.


HEDDON LUCKY 13 LURE TOPWATER FLITTER RED HEAD

Sold for $876.66 on 09/11/2011 and had 10 bids.




HEDDON LUCKY 13 LURE TOPWATER FLITTER RED HEAD. EXCELLENT CONDITION. SURFACE RIG - 3 TREBLES - 2 SMALL HOOK DRAGS. RED HEAD / FLITTER CREAM EYE. HARD TO COME BY - A GREAT ADDITION TO YOUR COLLECTION


Heddon Shakespeare musky minnow 5 hook lure bait rare

Sold for $800.00 on 09/06/2011 and had 8 bids.




Here is a Shakespeare 5 hook musky minnow the color is rainbow. It has varnish flakes and some paint chips but still a tuff lure it is 6 3/4" long from line tie to line tie big bait.


MAGNIFICENT 2 HOOK SLOPENOSE FISHING LURE/ JAMES HEDDON

Sold for $836.56 on 09/05/2011 and had 11 bids.




This beautiful, vintage, scarce, 4 5/8 in wooden body length, "Dowagiac Slopenose Fishing Lure" was made by the James Heddon & Son Company of Dowagaic, Michigan. The circa is 1906. For provenance see "The Heddon Legacy" book by Bill Roberts & Rob Pavey for the evolution of design of this very early historical fishing lure. The condition of this early fishing artifact is with just slight in use wear, with only some fine age cracks in it's paint finish and one tiny hook pointer. There is the typical paint loss on it's bright metal collar. It would be very difficult to fine a finer example of this 105 year old Heddon Company lure.


MAGNIFICENT 4 HOOK SLOPENOSE FISHING LURE/ JAMES HEDDON

Sold for $1,300.00 on 08/21/2011 and had 14 bids.




This beautiful, vintage, very scarce, 4 5/8 in wooden body length, "Dowagiac No.2 Slopenose Fishing Lure" was made by the James Heddon & Son Company of Dowagaic, Michigan. The circa is 1906. For provenance see "The Heddon Legacy" book by Bill Roberts & Rob Pavey for the evolution of design of this very early historical fishing lure. The condition of this early fishing artifact is with just slight in use wear with only some fine age cracks in it's paint finish an a couple of small hook pointers. There is the typical paint loss on it's bright metal collar. It would be very difficult to fine a finer example of this 105 year old Heddon Company lure.


RARE 1911 VINTAGE HEDDON 700 GE HPGM FAT MUSKY LURE

Sold for $907.00 on 08/21/2011 and had 27 bids.




Rare 1911 Vintage Heddon #700 Fat Girth 5” Muskollonge Minnow. It has Both Large Props Stamped “Heddon’s Dowagiac” in Script, Heavy Duty Line Tie and Tail Hook Hardware, Large Side Cups, Huge Saltwater Gauge Hooks, and 4 Belly Weight. It has Large Yellow Iris Glass Eyes. Left Eye is in EX Condition. Right Eye has a slight hairline. Lure Comes in Tuff “Sienna Crackle Back” Paint with Yellow Belly and 3 Sets of Red Hand Painted Gill Marks.


Heddon Spindiver Lure

Sold for $2,025.00 on 08/02/11 and had 9 bids.




Great looking lure, with only some light varnish flakes, grazing. Small paint rubs each side, top of tail as shown in pictures. Glass eyes great condition.


OLD GIANT HEDDON DOWAGIAC 8"MUSKIE VAMP FISHING LURE

Sold for $660.99 on 07/24/2011 and had 11 bids.




USED COND.NICE FOR ITS AGE.GLASS EYES.HAS PAINT CHIPS.


RARE VINTAGE SPECIAL ORDER 7500 HEDDON GCB VAMPIRE LURE

Sold for $800.00 on 07/24/2011 and had 17 bids.




FOR AUCTION IS THIS RARE HEDDON UNCATALOGUED SPECIAL ORDER GREEN CRACKLE BACK PAINT SCHEME VAMPIRE. LOOK CLOSELY HOW THE DIVING LIP AND L-RIG FRONT HARDWARE SHARE THE SAME ATTACHMENT SCREW MAKING IT THE VAMPIRE MODEL VERSUS JUST THE VAMP MODEL. IT IS IN GREAT CONDITION FOR IT'S AGE WITH VARNISH FLAKING AND A CRACKED EYE THAT HONESTLY DOES NOT DETRACT AND IT ALSO HAS NICE SHINY HARDWARE AND NO PAINT CHIPS. MY MAGNIFIED PICTURES SHOULD SHOW IT'S CONDITION. I AM DOWN-SIZING MY LURE COLLECTION AND THIS LURE NEEDS A GOOD NEW HOME. IT WOULD MAKE A NICE ADDITION TO ANY COLLECTION. I AM NOT AN EXPERT BUT JUST A COLLECTOR.


Vintage Heddon Spin Diver Lure

Sold for $3,500.00 on 07/22/2011 and had 39 bids.




For your consideration from a local estate is this vintage Heddon Spin Diver Lure in the strawberry spot color pattern. I’m not a collector nor an expert. I believe this lure is from the 1920’s. I don’t believe the box is correct for the lure but it’s the one it came in to me. As the picture show there are marks of use and there is some crazing on the front end.


Vintage Heddon Punkinseed Fishing Lure Non-Cataloged
Rare Color 1950's 9630 Pearl W Gold Eyes Awesome Condition

Sold for $2,026.00 on 07/20/2011 and had 34 bids.




This is what I believe to be an awesome looking Vintage 9630 Punkinseed in the non-cataloged Pearl Color. It is about 2-1/2" long with lip, has gold eyes and markings, and is a tuff pearl color with pink patches.The glare in these pics do this plug no justice. I feel that this lure is in excellent condition , but please use the pictures to determine condition of this lure for yourself.


Heddon spindiver spin diver strawberry great old lure

Sold for $660.00 on 07/17/2011 and had 23 bids.




This old timer is a classic Heddon, Has L-rig hardware unique diving lip, And shaped tail. Varnish has flaked off in spots and can be seen in the pics, one little rub to wood on bottom of tail. Chip at line tie, (nose), pointer on right side toward the back. Missing rear hook.


Heddon The Dowagiac No. 2 Very Rare

Sold for $782.00 on 07/14/2011 and had 16 bids.




HEDDON.........THE DOWAGIAC # 2, VERY NICE, VERY RARE


Antique Vintage Heddon Expert Slope Nose Fishing Lure

Sold for $616.00 on 07/13/2011 and had 19 bids.




Here is an early antique Heddon Expert fishing lure. This Heddon lure is affectionately called the "Slope Nose". Lure has age lines, some hook pointers and a small chip to the paint at it's nose. The red collar has two pins, one top and one bottom and a small amount of paint chipping. Tail cap and cup hardware is nickel plated. Please see photos to determine condition and bidding amount on this nice early 100+ years old Heddon lure.


Heddon Dowagiac Minnow No.100 in Wood Slide Top Box

Sold for $1,574.99 on 07/10/2011 and had 28 bids.




Here is a nice find. Antique Heddon Dowagiac Minnow in Original Wood Slide Top Box and paper work. Fancy Back No 100. No rust on the hooks or hardware. Glass eyes have no cracks or damage. The props are unmarked. A few stains on one side of the lure, probably from laying on the paper work insert all these years, may come off but I haven’t tried to clean it. A couple of hook pointers and the paint around the belly weight has cracked. The paper insert is stiff and has come apart. The two piece dove tailed box has a few dark stains and a couple of faint age cracks on the lid but the stenciled wording is bright and bold for its age in my opinion. Overall, the lure and box are in good shape for something 100+ years old. Cool old lure would display great in your collection.


HEDDON 740 BLACK SHORE PUNKINSEED MINNOW LURE

Sold for $510.00 on 05/03/11 and had 22 bids.




Here is a black shore punkinseed that will be very hard to upgrade from this one. You can see in the photos it has very little for flaws and wear. If you are looking to upgrade the one you have this is it, or if you have been waiting for a good one to come along. Dont miss out on this. The glare from the camera has cut the printing on the bottom from showing on the pictures. It says HEDDON PUNKINSEED in gold lettering on the bottom sides of the lure.


**Very Rare**Heddon Chugger Lure in ONE EYED JACK COLOR
Only 500 made for Central Texas Bass Club

Sold for $1,125.00 on 05/03/11 and had 11 bids.




One original vintage and very rare HEDDON CHUGGER LURE, in ONE EYED JACK COLOR, this was a special color made for a bass club in central Texas, was told only 500 were produced and only given out to members of this bass club, and very hard to find. Guaranteed 100% authentic or money back. Tackle box find, in very good condition, has some white stuff inside of lure, is from a weight inside lure, not damage to lure, a must have for any serious Heddon Chugger collector.


RARE, EARLY Heddon 300 Musky Surface Minnow Lure w/Box

Sold for $1,292.89 on 05/03/11 and had 26 bids.




Rare and Early Heddon 300 Surface Musky Minnow Lure with box---this one sat on display in my father's office for years---lure is EXCELLENT condition for its age---from the catalog photos that I have seen, this one dates to around 1907 and is the early 4 inch body length version with long sweeping painted gills---yes, it is over 100 years old----super fancy green crackleback color---some agelines and pointers---one glass eye has a hairline and the other has a very small chip---left hand side of body, near the tail end has a ding, that got touched-up rather well---a minor chip at the nose of the front prop---the props are correct and unmarked---even has the original hooks---the lure displays nicely and would be very hard to upgrade---I believe the box is mismatched---the lid is not correct for the bottom portion or vice-versa, has no markings on the ends, is mildly dirty, could be a reproduction although I have never heard of or seen any Heddon wood reproduction boxes---it also displays very well with the lure---NO RESERVE auction---an excellent lure for your collection.


Vintage Heddon Dowagiac Wooden Lure with Glass Eyes

Sold for $1,281.06 on 05/01/11 and had 23 bids.




This is a vintage Heddon Dowagiac wooden lure. It has glass eyes,and three sets of hooks. The total length is about 6 3/4 inches. It does have scratches in the paint throughout and the hooks are rusty. This is a rare Black Sucker Minnow lure.


Rare old Heddon Walton Fishing lure antique vintage box

Sold for $555.55 on 05/01/11 and had 24 bids.




Here is a real tough to find Heddon Walton feather tail in correct box. This lure looks un-fished and is bright and shinny. This would be great for the collection!


Heddon Coast Minnow Box - #200 Lure - More

Sold for $625.00 on 04/27/11 and had 6 bids.




One Heddon Dowagiac Minnow Box - Printed 6 B COAST faintly on both ends. These early Heddon boxes are very hard to find. One Heddon Lure - Appears to be a #200 in frog finish (mustache) circa 1915. (pg. 294 in 'Old Fishing Lures & Tackle Vol.5: Carl Luckey) One Heddon Adv. insert paper. Pkg. Leaders w/hooks as shown. Box is somewhat worn on edges & corners. There's a 'split' in the middle of one side of the cover. Couple of stains. Some writing on top & bottom. No warping. Not bad for it's age. Lure is original, Not repainted. Paint has worn off in spots. More-so on the underbelly area. Collar, other hardware in EXC. cond. Paper is VG. to EXC. No tearing, writing, etc.


Heddon Magnum Hedd Plug Vintage Collectable Lure

Sold for $580.00 on 04/26/11 and had 19 bids.




Heddon Magnum Hedd Plug, 4 ½ inch 1 oz.


Heddon's Genuine Dowagiac Wooden Minnow Lure in Box

Sold for $1,625.00 on 04/17/2011 and had 22 bids.




Nice old glass-eyed Heddon's Genuine Dowagiac Wooden Minnow fishing lure, most likely used for Musky fishing in the midwest. The wood body is painted yellow with red spots and a black stripe down the back and measures 5 inches long, not including the hooks. It has glass eyes that are not cracked or chipped. There are a few paint nicks, especially on the bottom, but it is otherwise bright and shiny. The middle hook attaches to a rod that sticks out on the bottom. It has glass eyes that are not chipped or cracked. The box has some soiling, but is generally in good shape . A neat addition to an old fishing lure collection.


Heddon "BLACK SUCKER" 6" Musky Lure-Hard To Find!!!

Sold for $600.00 on 04/15/2011 and was a Buy it Now.




Heddon "BLACK SUCKER" 6" Musky Lure-Hard To Find!!!I purchased this RARE lure from Langs auction years ago but its time for someone else to enjoy it for a while.Glass Eyes are in Great shape with no cracks.I believe paint has been added to belly over this lure long life but Im not sure.Selling this GREAT lure "AS IS".GREAT LURE FOR YOUR COLLECTION!!!


VG 1921 Heddon Lucky 13 Fishing Lure Cup No Eyes 2500S

Sold for $643.88 on 04/13/2011 and had 5 bids.




This very old lure is a rare classic topwater lure #2500S which was made right after they stopped making the Wiggle King. This is the "S" or "White Body, Green and Red Spots" and is in very good condition for a 90 year old lure. The lure measures exactly 3-7/8" and weighs 5/8-oz. This particular lure has long been nicknamed "NO EYE, LONG LIP" for obvious reasons and has the cup rig hardware. There is surface crack in the varathane on the side but paint is in good condition except a tiny missing piece about a 1/2" up from the tail and a tiny nick by the second tail cup and by the lip but they're very small. Last of all there is a scrape by the bottom of the lip from the front hook. Otherwise an absolutely beautiful lure with fantastic color that has been in my father's glass display box in his bedroom for around 60 years. My father was born in 1924 and his father bought this lure new and gave it to my dad when he was young but it never has been fished. It really is a very nice lure.


Rare Heddon Hi-Tail w Box Lure Old Tackle Vtg Excellent

Sold for $827.00 on 04/10/2011 and had 21 bids.




Up for auction is a hard-to-find Heddon Hi-Tail with the Correct Box. The lure is in beautiful condition and would make a great addition to any collection. Sorry for the camera flash spots.


RARE HEDDON SPINDIVER**LURE ONLY**3002RET RED EYE & TAIL

Sold for $621.99 on 04/07/11 and had 19 bids.




RARE HEDDON SPINDIVER 3002RET. VERY NICE, BOX IT CAME IN IS LISTED ALSO, NO RESERVE, SHIPPING CHARGES INCLUDE DELIVERY CONFORMATION.


HEDDON KING BASSER WOOD SALMON LURE IN THE BOX

Sold for $1,092.00 on 03/31/11 and had 16 bids.




A very nice new old in the box KING BASSER with glass eyes. Theres one paint chip on the upper lip and grandpa painted the tail and got a little on the left side tail. And a tiny, tiny scratch behind right eye. Never used nearly perfect. Thank you for being interested and good luck bidding. this is a 6" lure. This is a numbers matching box and lure.


Heddon Dowagiac Vamp Lure Goldfish Absolutely Stunning

Sold for $1,009.99 on 03/27/11 and had 25 bids.




This auction is for a Heddon Dowagiac Vamp Lure. Every now and then I get a lure sent to me on consignment that makes me sit back and say WOW. This is one of those lures. I hold and touch a lot of lures and I can tell you folks ones like these are few and fare between. Ive taken enough pics at different angles for you to get the point that this wooden, series 7500, glass eyed lure is a gem. Lure comes in one of the most sought after Heddon colors, Gold Fish. Lure has L Rig hardware and correct lateral stencil. Lure condition is super nice as shown. This would make a nice addition to any vintage or antique lure collection.


HEDDON 100 MINNOW LURE IN ORIGINAL WOOD BOX / RARE

Sold for $585.00 on 03/21/11 and had 28 bids.




UP FOR AUCTION IS THIS GREAT COMBO A HEDDON 100 MINNOW IN RAINBOW COLOR IN ITS ORIGINAL WOOD BOX . THIS LURE IS IN GREAT SHAPE CONSIDERING THE AGE IT HAS THE OLD CUP HARDWARE AND OLDER FAT PROPS AND HAND PAINTED GILLS ,THE LURE HAS SOME VARNISH FLAKING ON THE BOTTOM AND IS MISSING A LITTLE OF THE BELLY WEIGHT PAINT THERE ARE SOME NICKS AND LIGHT MARKS BUT PAINT FOR MOST PART IS BRIGHT AND GLOSSY (PICTURES SHOW LURE AND BOX WELL) ,ALSO THE YELLOW EYES ARE PERFECT NO CRACKS . THE BOX IS GREAT THE GRAPHICS ARE NICE AND CLEAR AND VERY CLEAN AND LETTERING NICE AND BRIGHT , ALSO SLIDE TOP SLIDES BACK AND FORTH EASILY . THE BOX DOES HAVE A SLIVER MISSING ON BACK SIDE BOTTOM (I SHOW IN PICTURES). BUT DOESN'T DETRACT FROM THIS GREAT COMBO . WELL IF YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR ONE OF THESE NOW IS YOUR CHANCE TO MAKE THIS ONE YOURS .


Heddon 740 Punkinseed Lure in Goldfish Scale Shore 9XSK

Sold for $920.09 on 3/13/11 and had 12 bids.




You are bidding on a Vintage Heddon 740 Punkinseed Wooden Fishing Lure. This early "under chin line tie" Punkinseed is in the hard to find and elusive Gold-Fish Scale Shore-Minnow. This was never a catalogued color for the Heddon Punkinseed, and is about as hard a color to find as one in Rainbow. It measures about 2 5/8" long and has shiny two-piece hardware, lip and hooks. Condition is excellent-, with one very tiny pointer (behind the left eye), again, some very light (and I mean light!) edge wear around the mouth, and finally...a portion of the belly weight paint has popped. In this case the flaws really do sound worse than they appear, and please remember, the pictures of this bait are about 3 times larger than the bait itself, so features will be accentuated. Please see pics for flaws. It has not been cleaned and is in "as found" condition, but trust me....when this bait is in your hand, the flaws are not as amplified. And what a feeling to hold this extremely rare bait in your hands, all you have to do is be the high bidder ! I believe the official Heddon number for this bait is: 739XSK, or just XSK. Please excuse any glare from the flash.


Old Heddon Blue scale Gamefisher Fishing Lure Box Rare

Sold for $511.00 on 3/13/11 and had 19 bids.




Rare Heddon 5409X baby Gamefisher with the box It is in the very tough Blue-scale color finish and in the correctly marked brush box.


VINTAGE HEDDON DOWAGIAC SPIN DIVER LURE 3009B FROG

Sold for $560.00 on 3/8/11 and had 20 bids.




BEAUTIFUL OLD 1918 HEDDON SPINDIVER 3009B FROG. WOW, WHAT A GREAT OLD LURE. I HAVE NOT ATTEMPTED TO CLEAN/RESTORE THIS LURE. I WILL LEAVE THAT TO THE EXPERTS. OVERALL GREAT CONDITION FOR ITS AGE. GLASS EYES ARE PERFECT. PROP IS NOT BENT AND DOES NOT SHAKE AROUND. ALL POINTS ON THE HOOKS ARE GOOD. VARNISH IS FLAKING, BUT GOOD PAINT. LOOKS TO BE THE ORIGINAL HARDWARE.


Rare Heddon Underwater Expert lure minnow

Sold for $1,975.00 on 03/06/11 and had 29 bids.




For your consideration I am selling a rare piece of Heddon History. Look at the pictures for condition of this classic 1904 Heddon Underwater Expert. A great addition to your Heddon or Vintage lure collection.


Heddon 700 Muskee Minnow- Green Crackle Back Lure

Sold for $817.00 on 02/27/11 and had 10 bids.




Heddon 700 Muskee Minnow. Green Crackle Back Paint Job. Great Example of an Early Heddon. Large 6.5 inch size. Cup rig. Minor Wear, Hook swing on right side. Paint still on belly weights. Very good condition plus. Great piece for your collection! These are tough to find, do not miss out!


Vintage Rare Heddon Slope Nose Wood Fishing Lure

Sold for $715.00 on 02/23/11 and had 34 bids.




This lures measures approx. 4 1/4". It has the brass cup hardware. The paint is still on the belly weights and the red paint is mostly there except for around the rim. There are many agelines on this lure.


Heddon Hedd Plug Lure, Bait, Magnum Musky, 4 1/2" Nice!

Sold for $565.00 on 2/20/11 and had 11 bids.




A very neat and colorful Heddon Hedd Plug fish lure, bait. Beautiful, excellent +, un-fished condition! Lure is still very shinny and displays great. This is the larger Musky size that measures approx 4 1/2" in length. The color pattern is KCH Yellow Red Musky. Add it to you collection or fishing display. Also makes for a deadly lure to fish with!


Old Heddon Pine Tree 150 Green Crackle Back Lure & Box
Vintage Bass Glass Eye Fishing Wood GCB GE Plug Minnow
Sold for $611.00 on 02/17/11 and had 20 bids.





WOW !! Rare Heddon Pine Tree Box GCB Green Crackle Back 150 five hook wood lure. The Very Rare Pine Tree Bass box is correctly marked on both ends: 150. This is a super tough lure and box combo!!! The hardware is cup rig. The front and rear props are marked: Heddon's Dowagiac. Both Glass eyes look great with no issues. The lure has three hand painted gill marks. Nice honest wear lure and box in an incredible combo. If you have a 150 collection or a collection of rare Heddon lures, or like tough Heddon lures, please bid. Do not let this nice and very rare Heddon 150 underwater minnow in correctly marked Pine Tree box combo get away, please bid high and early on this vintage lure!!! ***** NO RESERVE ***** This lure and box have been fishing so please review all pictures to confirm condition. Box has two punch though marks on the top. This would make a great gift for yourself or your favorite lure collector. There is some camera glare in the pictures. This lure has not been cleaned, so it will probably clean up some.


HEDDON VINTAGE WOOD MUSKY SURFUSSER FISHING LURE

Sold for $661.51 on 02/12/11 and had 14 bids.




Vintage Heddon wood Musky Surfusser fishing lure. Glass eyes and 4 inch body. One hook scratch under nose. Please study the photos for condition.


VINTAGE FISHING LURE HEDDON 100 W/SLIDE TOP WOOD BOX

Sold for $711.00 on 02/12/11 and had 41 bids.




SOME BASIC INFORMATION: THIS WAS THE CENTER PIECE OF MY HEDDON COLLECTION, VERY TUFF COLOR TO COLLECT, 101 RAINBOW WITH WOOD BOX, NICE GLASS EYES, UNMARKED PROPS, SOME AGE LINES. THE TOP EDGE OF THE BOX IS MISSING A SLIVER OF WOOD. I WILL LET THE PICTURES TELL THE STORY SO PLEASE LOOK AT ALL PICTURES. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THE LURE I AM LISTING, FEEL FREE TO DO SO. I HAVE ZERO KNOWLEDGE FOR THE MOST PART. JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU TO EVERYBODY THAT HAS BID ON OR BOUGHT ANY OF MY COLLECTION. I SAVED THE BEST FOR LAST, THANKS AGAIN


Heddon Dowagiac Black Sucker Musky Minnow Lure

Sold for $896.00 on 02/06/11 and had 30 bids.




This auction is for a Heddon Dowagiac Black Sucker Musky Minnow Lure. Lure is model number 1300, its the earliest version, cup rig circa 1911. 3 Treble Hooks, glass eyes and 4 BW's with paint still on them. Some of this weeks items were found hanging from a net in closed tackle store on the west coast. Item condition decent as shown in the photos. Please view all the pictures. This would make a nice addition to any vintage or antique lure collection.


Vintage HEDDON MUSKY VAMP #7600--Fishing lure--8 inches

Sold for $795.10 on 01/23/11 and had 23 bids.




This very nice large vintage fishing lure is approx 8 inches long, not counting the hooks. The MUSKY VAMP #7600 wooden lure has glass eyes and a metal lip marked "HEDDON'S DOWAGIAC". It has a heavy box swivel line tie and heavy hooks. It is in very good condition, with some slight dings on the finish.


VINTAGE TACKLE~RARE HEDDON LUNY FROG LURE~OLD~~WITH BOX
RARE~RED&WHITE LUNY FROG ~ WITH CORRECT BOX~AWESOME !

Sold for $535.00 on 01/22/11 and had 18 bids.




UP FOR SALE IS A GORGEOUS RED AND WHITE COLOR , HEDDON LUNY FROG FISHING LURE WITH BOX , BOX HAS NUMBERS 35?9 I THINK IT IS THE CORRECT COLOR BOX FOR THIS COLOR LUNY FROG JUST NOT SURE , BUT IT DOES NOT MATTER STILL A VERY RARE COMBO THE SAY THE LEAST, I WILL LET THE PICTURES TELL THE STORY SO PLEASE LOOK AT ALL PICTURES AND ENJOY! WILL MAKE A GREAT ADDITION TO ANY ONES COLLECTION , THIS IS A GORGEOUS PIECE OF HISTORY ! IT IS THAT NICE .


HEDDON LUCKY 13 MINNOW LURE NATURAL SCALE

Sold for $836.01 on 01/21/11 and had 31 bids.




Have fun bidding on this Heddon Lucky 13 in natural scale finish with red head. It is a very difficult lure to find and is from the 1930’s. In very good condition it has good glass eyes, and two piece hardware. It has a couple of hook pointers, some flakes around the mouth, and minor surface dents. Just being very picky. These items are from local estates and have never been offered before.


Heddon Dowagiac Wood Lure~ ~ Nice~~No reserv

Sold for $510.00 on 01/15/11 and had 24 bids.




This old Heddon Dowagiac Wood Spin Diver has been put away for at least 20 years or more. I found this among other tackle that was stored in an old barn years ago. I cannot find the box it came in, so I'm just selling the lure for now without it. The finish / color is Red and Gold (Made 1918 -and ended in1926--- 3000 H Red Scale ??? Not 100% sure )--.Measuring 4-3/8" in length, it has glass beaded eyes, , L-rig hardware and is marked on the diving lip Spin Diver and Heddon Dowagiac on the front spinner. This lure is 93+ years old --Wow!! looks to be in great shape, seen not much water either,--The chips, Nicks, Dings are all shown in pictures. It is in Beautiful shape for its age!!! (Still Slick and Glossy)


Vintage 1920s Heddon Fish Decoy Lure, White w/ Red

Sold for $566.66 on 01/11/11 and had 15 bids.




Up for auction is a vintage 1920s Heddon's Dowagiac fish decoy lure. It is all original with no touch ups or repairs. It measures 5-1/4" long (4-3/8" wood body). Glass eyes are great w/ no cracks. Has 5 belly weights. It does have some chips to the patinated varnish exterior (note the white spots in the photo). Only paint loss I can find is at the belly weight and that is very minor. No reserve and priced to sell so don't let it get away!


VINTAGE TACKLE~RARE HEDDON LUNY FROG LURE W/BOX~ANTIQUE
AWESOME RED&WHITE LUNY FROG WITH CORRECT BOX~DONT MISS

Sold for $721.56 on 01/03/11 and had 21 bids.




UP FOR SALE IS A GORGEOUS RED AND WHITE COLOR HEDDON LUNY FROG FISHING LURE WITH THE CORRECT LUNY FROG BOX , BOX IS MARKED 350 WITH THE NEXT NUMBER AND LETTER FADE OUT , SO THIS IS THE CORRECT BOX FOR THE LUNY FROG , JUST NOT SURE OF THE COLOR , I WILL LET THE PICTURES TELL THE STORY SO PLEASE LOOK AT ALL PICTURES AND ENJOY ! BECAUSE OF THIS LURE BEING SO RARE , I WILL SHIP THIS LURE WITH A 1000.00 INSURANCE OUT OF MY OWN POCKET , WiLL MAKE A GREAT ADDITION TO ANY ONES COLLECTION , THIS IS A GORGEOUS PEICE OF HISTORY ! IT IS THAT NICE . SORRY ABOUT CAMERA GLARE , GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR BID


Vintage 1915 Heddon Dowagiac "00" 5 hook Minnow w/BOX~!
Tough L-rigged bait w/rare correct box-outstanding set!

Sold for $685.00 on 12/26/10 and had 26 bids.




This is an exceptional Heddon "00" Five Hook Dowagiac Minnow. This one is in exceptional condition; the paint is still lipstick wet. Very minor chips on the nose, tail, and rear underside; any other shiny white spots is simply light reflection. Most of these "00" show alot of wear. This one is not one of them. It has the harder to find "L-rigging," which first came out in 1915.

The box is worn, but solid, with no split corners. The box is correctly stamped "00"; I just couldn't get the faint inking to show in the pictures; you can make it out when holding the box. Now....about the box.....

This "down bass" box has the red/white lure in the bass' mouth, as well as the "Heddon's Dowagiac Stamped on the Spinners" logo on the sides. This box was only used from 1912-1915 (Heddon Legacy, pg 214). So what we have here is the last year for this model box, and the 1st year for "L-rigging", so I am fairly comfortable with dating this outstanding combination at 1915.

This is the crown jewel of this great consignment; please look at all the pictures. Heddons like this just do not come up very often, particularly in the box.

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