Saturday, September 15, 2007
What Will It beThis Week? - Only You Know.
We have had a Star each week of the $1,000,000 Race, so is this week your time? I hope that you have started your account with $100...have you? I dreamed that this week was going to be a close horse race to see which one of you was going to be the Star and wondered what you would discover.
This week, in the Antique Week, I saw that vintage fishing lures were bringing big money, and you might want to get a copy of this issue for your records. If you contact most of the publications, they will send you a free copy of their paper. You can find what we recommend in reading material by looking in the reference section of our website. When buying lures, you can always pay more if they are in the original boxes. Older lures usually had glass eyes and the hooks were indented into the body by a metal tap. I believe that in the past, I remember that a single lure brought over $50,000, and it might have been a Herron.
Since Fishing season is coming to an end, and hunting season is just beginning, maybe we should also talk about hunting collectibles. Old shell boxes can command a premium, but that isn't where the money is. Finding vintage advertising from companies like Remington will sure bring a smile to your face. Old tin or cardboard signs by the supply companies in the hunting industry can sell for $10,000 or more, if you find the right ones. But even then, this pales in comparision the the prices paid for bird decoys. Are you ready for this?
The A.E. Crowell black bellied plover in spring plumage from the Mackey collection, one of legendary "dust jacket birds,” was termed "arguably the finest Crowell shorebird ever to come to auction,” by auctioneer Gary Guyette prior to the sale. It sold after an intense bidding battle for a record price paid at auction for a decoy at $830,000. WOW WOW WOW.
If diamonds are a woman's best friend, maybe decoys are a man's best friend.
We are beginning to fill the members only section of the website, and it will soon be closed to all but members. So, if you like what you have been reading, be sure to join the 31 Club soon. Happy hunting and let us hear from you.
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"The Guy in the Red Tie" --- Daryle Lambert