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    Posted 11 years ago

    hoser
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    i need to know if anyone has a clue who made this lure...was purchased at a flea market about 2?years ago.....paid $1.00 for it
    there isnt any name on the main body or the "hooks"
    everyone i talked to so far say they havent seen anything like it.
    thanks for looking.....

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    1. Thom, 11 years ago
      Your lure is a "Cornelius Lie Bait", Pat Nov. 17, 1885. Pat #330793. The book value is stated as $750.00 to $1000.00. Hope this info helps you! Regards, Thom
      http://www.rarefishinghooks.com
    2. hoser, 11 years ago
      thanks for the reply ,Thom....not a bad investment for $1.00....wish i could have found more....lol
    3. JTeachout JTeachout, 11 years ago
      Great find ,it is a very interesting how it was made.
    4. Eaglescott89, 10 years ago
      Couldn't identify it - but any vintage metal minnow = $$$, especially with built in action for hooks or hardware. Super find, enjoy.
    5. hoser, 10 years ago
      i am not going to get rid of this lure.it will be hard to find another like it ..had it in my truck before i found out the value...now its locked up...lol
      thanks for all the comments...
    6. sayer34, 9 years ago
      Hoser: we use lures simular to this for jigging for Whitefish-No idea as to the age of your lure-Thanks for sharing the photo with us

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