Antique Lures


Prices for Shakespeare and Rhodes Lure Boxes

Gabby Talkington

Contact information if you wish to sell your lures or boxes

These are prices we will pay for nice empty boxes

* Prices vary with color, condition, grade, markings, age, and desirablity.

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Rhodes' Kalamazoo Fishing Tackle Co. Mechanical Frog in tan/buff colored cardboard box (c.1905?) $800-up *
Black "introductory" cardboard box with silver imprinted top for Revolutions, Worden bucktail, Shur-Lure (1902-1905)   $1,000-up *
Shakespeare Rhodes Wooden Minnow maroon cardboard box (1906) $500-up *
Early Shakespeare buff or white cardboard picture box with a printed "picture" label of a 3 or 5 hooker underwater minnow on top (1905-1906) $1,000-up *
Shakespeare Wooden Minnow in a maroon cardboard box with paper label attached to top and end (1907-1909) $1,000-up *

Early Shakespeare wood box with paper label on top (1907-1910) $400-up *

Later wood box with red ink imprinted logo on top of box and paper label on the end (1910-1918?) $400-up *

Gray box with green and red logo with various end labels (1912-1924 and maybe into 1930's) $200 *
Orange and blue box (1925-1950's) $10 *

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Introductory or "intro" box examples:

Various Shakespeare introductory or special issue cardboard boxes were used the first year of production:

Slim Jim introductory white cardboard box with printed label on top (1907) $400-up *
Kazoo Wooden Minnow introductory white/buff cardboard box (1909) $400-up *

Whirlwind introductory maroon box with white paper label on top (1909) $500-up *

(Intro boxes not shown: Punkinseed, Musky Underwater, Rhodes Mechanical Frog.)

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