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If you thought $400 for a swim bait was too much... #14009600 05/25/21 02:25 PM
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A friend of mine is a lure collector extraordinaire. He travels all over the world buying antique & exotic bass lures.

If you have never seen a $48,000.00 Top Water Plug, here you go! It is a 1904 Heddon 100 Dowagiac Minnow. He purchased the bait with the original cardboard box.

I thought it was too cool not to share. cool

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Re: If you thought $400 for a swim bait was too much... [Re: Ken A.] #14009604 05/25/21 02:28 PM
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WOW......... OMG


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Re: If you thought $400 for a swim bait was too much... [Re: Ken A.] #14009687 05/25/21 03:12 PM
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$48K!?

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Re: If you thought $400 for a swim bait was too much... [Re: Ken A.] #14009726 05/25/21 03:37 PM
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The box is probably worth more than the actual plug.

Re: If you thought $400 for a swim bait was too much... [Re: Ken A.] #14009740 05/25/21 03:43 PM
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That is awesome. Thanks for sharing. thumb


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Re: If you thought $400 for a swim bait was too much... [Re: Ken A.] #14009808 05/25/21 04:31 PM
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Excellent find.


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Re: If you thought $400 for a swim bait was too much... [Re: Ken A.] #14009877 05/25/21 05:09 PM
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I think you have higher class friends than me.

Re: If you thought $400 for a swim bait was too much... [Re: Ken A.] #14009898 05/25/21 05:23 PM
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Re: If you thought $400 for a swim bait was too much... [Re: Ken A.] #14009909 05/25/21 05:28 PM
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I'm more impressed with the original cardboard box. They don't build cardboard like they used to.


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Re: If you thought $400 for a swim bait was too much... [Re: Ken A.] #14009987 05/25/21 06:21 PM
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What lb test do you throw that on? Medium or Medium Heavy rod??


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Re: If you thought $400 for a swim bait was too much... [Re: Ken A.] #14010013 05/25/21 06:48 PM
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Ken,you think he will let you give it a try next time you go to Camelot Bell? LOL

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looks like there are two of them in the picture. Were they 48K each?


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Re: If you thought $400 for a swim bait was too much... [Re: Ken A.] #14010087 05/25/21 07:36 PM
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Incredible find, people go nuts for those antique collectibles. Wooden duck decoys also fetch incredible amounts of money, lots of people trying to find their "rosebud."

Re: If you thought $400 for a swim bait was too much... [Re: Ken A.] #14010092 05/25/21 07:40 PM
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WOW shocked


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