by Dick Streater
In the interview we did for the Sept. Gazette, we did not cover the FIRST NFLCC lure auction by mail - sale. It was held by me - Sept. 1979.The sale list was mailed only to NFLCC members that had previously ordered my "Bible" that came out in 1978. I guess I figured that those folks were interested in the hobby, and would be likely potential buyers.The sale was 100% Heddon baits.
There were 66 different bidders - and 29 of them were buyers of one or more lures.
Here are some of the lures and their winning bids:
No.500 Multiple Metal Minnow - $105
No. 900 Swimming Minnow - $151
Solid Red Casting Plug w/Decal - $15
No.51 Artistic Minnow w/Buoy - $87
No.300 Surfusser (6 trebles) - $55
No.40 Walton Feathertail - $36
No.700 Muskollonge Minnow (3 Trebles) - $115
No. 610 Coast Minnow (2.5") - $158
Wow! Pretty amazing prices. How times change. I sure would love a shot at that 700 minnow for $115...of the Surfusser for $55!
Thanks Dick for sending this in!
-- Dr. Todd