This hellgramite is one of the earliest versions lacking the lathe turned ribs along the body.
This auction was local pick up only and the winner has to extrat the lure in person. For this lure, I am not sure there is any other way!
The Harry Comstock Flying Hellgramite is one of the most important lures in collecting. although not as revered as the Haskell Minnow, in my opinion this lure is no less important or valuable.
I had initially estimated its value at $3,300.00 It sold at auction for $3, 150.00. I was off a bit :)