One of 500 hardcover editions. Rare. Also signed by all three authors with personal notes to fellow collector and author, Gary Carbaugh. Book condition: fine.
Longtime collector R.L. Streater compiled and distributed his guidebook to old fishing lures in 1978 as a basic textbook for serious collectors. That "scrapbook" of old catalog images and sketches of lures, updated and added to over the years, has long been considered the most reliable resource available. This valuable information, presented by Streater in large, looseleaf notebooks, gave collectors an advantage over novices when trading lures. Now the authors of our Fishing Lure Collectibles, Dudley Murphy and Rick Edmisten, have teamed up to completely update Streater's vast amount of research and information into a new volume from which all collectors will benefit. While retaining the original folk art style, they have added price ranges, condition information, and color charts to thousands of collectible lures to make this the ultimate guide for identification and values. There are more than 1,800 lures presented from many manufacturers with heavy emphasis on Creek Chub Bait Co., Heddon, South Bend, Shakespeare, and Pflueger. In addition to the many illustrations presented by company, there are a complete index, tips on displaying your collection, and other collecting trivia. Every illustrated lure has complete descriptions, including size, dates of production, patent information, and a price range to reflect today's exciting collecting trends. This book should increase any collector's knowledge of fishing lure history and add to their enjoyment of the hobby.