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What makes a lure collectable?

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:46 pm
by fishtrick1
Hi. This site makes fascinating reading. I am curious as to what makes a specific lure (or seemingly a lure maker) more collectable than another. My first impressions are that Aussie lures seem to be the most collectable (in Australia at least), they have to be timber and obviously the less of them that were made, the more collectable them become. However, I have some Aussie timber lures that I am selling. I have some Paul Kneller Deceptions that I can't believe the interest in them. I thought they were pretty widely available in their day but they seem to have real collectable value. Why do these seem to be more appealing than timber Bill's Bugs, Custom Craft, Mick Elliot's or KillaLures?
Fishtrick

Re: What makes a lure collectable?

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:13 pm
by Rupe
g'day fishtrick...

got any RMG's??????????????

hhyp hhyp hhyp hhyp hhyp hhyp hhyp

Re: What makes a lure collectable?

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:18 pm
by fishtrick1
Hi Rupe.
I'll have to check whether I still have any.
Fishtrick

Re: What makes a lure collectable?

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:10 pm
by Fishing Man
hey mate,
welcome aboard!

i guess its different for everyone,
for me it all goes back to when i was a kid looking in magazines (early 90s)
Freshwater Fishing magazine was my favourite and funnily enough using and collecting yellowbelly lures was my thing.
Sadly all my old lures are not with me anymore, nor my piles of freshwater fishing mags.

but for me deception shrimps (green and orange rings) whittys and RMG lures were always favourites,
thus they are the kind of lures i collect. I can spend hours looking at them.
ive had an interest in Aussie cod/yella lures for a long long time so its easy for me to find them collectible.

Re: What makes a lure collectable?

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:11 pm
by fishtrick1
Thanks guys. Very interesting.

Re: What makes a lure collectable?

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:55 pm
by aussbasstony
Downunder Boomerangs

Mcfeeter lures

RMG's

Vipers

CC lures


Legden lures all these and a few other Aussy makers I grew up fishing with in my younger days and wish I never gave them away or lost them.

Hence why I try and collect them now.

Re: What makes a lure collectable?

Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:49 am
by MXB
Its the same for me . . . the lures both Aussie and O/S that I fished with as a youngster I try to collect now (and use) thumbsupsmilie

I love all of them and the collectibility depends on what you are collecting ???

MXB

howdy

Re: What makes a lure collectable?

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:58 pm
by handbrake
What makes a lure collectable? Familiarity with a certain lure or maker that brings back memories of good fishing times. Then you have a goal to collect all his styles, then all the colours. If the luremaker only made 3 lures it wouldn't be much of a collection. Are they valuable? Probably not now but hang onto them for ten years and see then. Rarity and nonproduction makes them valuable. That's only my opinion, do you agree?

Re: What makes a lure collectable?

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:10 pm
by TrebleHooked
I asked the same question, "what makes a lure collectable" after recently talking with with the Guy from Predator lures at the recent Cod Classic. He mentioned that the older Cedar lures he used to make were going for hundreds of dollars to collectors.
So, I thought its probably best not to keep fishing with mine, and swiftly took them out of my tackle box for safe keeping.
On further investigation I found I had several old timber lures which seem collectable. Including a B Campbell platypus, Metal bibbed Rellik Doc and a Hammerhead, as well as a few timber Oar Gee Wee Pees.
When you look at the finish and craftsmanship that goes into making these lures from timber, its no wonder people wish to collect them. Especially now that everything is mass produced in plastic and imported. Australian handcrafted lures are something special.

Re: What makes a lure collectable?

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:44 pm
by action
would you like to get rid of that platypus campbell.....trade or sell ...... cheers aaron