SPRING-LOADED FISH HOOKS, TRAPS & LURES
Identification and Value Guide
Collectors should not miss adding this to their reference library.
We are extremely impressed!
Best resource for early fishing lure information
Excellent source with pictures and script
Great book. A lot of good solid info...
Number of Pages: 304
Dimensions: 11" x 8.5" x 1"
This is an exciting guide to a never-before-documented field of antique fishing collectibles. It includes hundreds of color photos (many items are shown actual size), patent drawings, and clear, precise computer scans of patented spring-loaded traps, hooks, and lures, most of which have never been pictured, discussed, or valued in any book.
These ingenious American inventions span the time period from pre-Civil War until the 1970s, with values ranging from $10.00 to $10,000.00.
The book provides a written and visual history of spring-loaded fishing devices along with descriptions and explanations of their mechanisms in concise, easy-to-understand language that the beginning, intermediate, and advanced collector has not had access to in any book.
This long-awaited book on Americana collectibles sets a new standard in the field of collecting antique fishing memorabilia.
Written by the country's two foremost collectors and experts in the field, this informative, fascinating book is a must for anyone interested in the history of fishing in the United States, antique fishing memorabilia, or metal traps.