Monday, September 14, 2009
An addition to the last post.
This Rhodes Minnow box went for an astounding $788.00 for the BOX only!
I break it down like this... It's a simple box, cardboard with some paper glued to the lid. It does'nt even have a picture on it of the sweet lure that should be in the box.. its just a box.
The reality is it's a wonderful specimen of a Rhodes minnow box and a fine piece of fishing history that will undoubtedly be preserved in somone's collection and I suppose that's what is important in the end. I only wish it wound up in my collection.
Monday, September 7, 2009
I have had the pleasure of being able to follow a few recent auctions on Ebay and thought I would share in case you missed them.
The first is a Sand Eel imitation from Edward vom Hofe in a beautiful early 1900's box. This would have most likely been used in saltwater fishing, especially for stripers. The box reads "If it's fishing tackle, it's Edward vom Hofe's" Great combo and the price dictated that - it came in at $393.00
The second is a Pflueger Supreme DL, Model CK. Pretty slick looking reel that had me guessing the whole time. By the time it was over it had realized $1345.00 Not bad considering that if most folks saw this at a yard sale it would probably have a tag on it for less than 10 bucks.... I pray for days like that.