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James Heddon & Sons

Heddon is the most collectible of all vintage fishing lures and probably because it was among the most prolific. The company started way back in 1897 and continued under the direction of various Heddon family members until 1955. It has been under many different non-Heddon family ownerships since then and currently is operating in Arkansas. The original James Heddon is often given credit to being the first to create lures out of wood peices or "plugs".


H-1 Heddon Near Surface Wiggler series 1700 in box

Heddon New Surface Wiggler series 1700 in original box, white with red head, wood, glass eyes, inch worm tie line, l-rig and cup hardware, signed one screw diving plate, good condition, circa 1915, fish down box has some small losses but is generally in good condition for its age, it does display a Pat. Apr. 1, '02 date.

$225.00

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H-2 Heddon Expert series 200

Heddon Expert, series 200, wood, no eyes, signed collar (collar has a few bends), l-rig hardware, white body with blue head, has lost some varnish but paint (crackled with a few cracks) still intact, circa 1916

$85.00

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H-3 Heddon Dowagiac Minnow series 00

Heddon Dowagiac Minnow series 00, wood, glass eyes, front & back signed propellers, 5 (T) hooks, painted gills, old rim cup and screw hardware, red with black decorations, some small paint and varnish losses, circa 1912

$125.00

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H-4 Heddon Weedless Widow

Heddon Weedless Widow, circa: 1939, good condition with crackled old paint and could use a good cleaning

$30.00

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H-5 Heddon Game Fisher, series 5500

Heddon Game Fisher, series 5500, three piece jointed wood lure, no eyes, signed diving lip, l-rig hardware, yellow body with red head, some paint loss and a few chips, circa 1920s

$35.00

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H-9 Heddon Dowagiac "200" Special

Heddon, Dowagiac "200" Special, 4.75 inches, signed collar, rare yellow body with green head, about 25% paint loss and otherwise in good condition, 3 hooks, circa: 1912

$85.00

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H-10 Lucky 13

Heddon Lucky 13, spotted wood, glass eyes, a few little nicks and scratches but otherwise in very good condition, circa: 1938

$40.00

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H-11 Heddon Basser

Heddon Basser, stamped "Head-on-Basser" on lip, less than 10% paint loss and a few minor marks but otherwise in good condition, circa 1917

$65.00

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H-12 Heddon Lucky 13

Heddon's Lucky 13, #2500 series, red, very good condition, painted eyes

$35.00

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H-14 Heddon Dowagiac

Heddon Dowagiac Minnow, maybe series 100 unique model?, signed front & back propellers, 3 gill marks, 3 hooks in line but the center hook may have been added post market?, some paint loss on top & rear, wood, glass eyes, circa: 1905?

$75.00

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H-15 Flaptail Grey Mouse

Heddon Flaptail Grey Mouse, 4 inches, 2 hooks, signed on bottom, very good condition, circa 1935

$60.00

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H-16 Vamp

Heddon Vamp, glass eyes, signed Heddon's Dowagiac on metal diving lip, unusual all white (pearl) color, L-rig hardware, circa 1930

$95.00

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H-17 Jointed Vamp

Heddon Jointed Vamp, probably series 7300, paint chip on top of head oterwise very good condition.

$25.00

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H-19 Crazy Crawler

Heddon's Crazy Crawler, series 2100, 2.75 inches, flap rig hardware, about 10% paint loss otherwise in good condition, circa: 1940s

$55.00

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H-20 Baby Crazy Crawler

Heddon Baby Crazy Crawler, Grey Mouse, original tail & ears, 2.5 inches, loss red paint in one eye otherwise in good condition, circa 1946

$35.00

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H-21 King Zig-Zag

Heddon Jointed King Zig-Zag, yellow body with red head, wood, glass eyes, 4.5 eyes, some nicks, chips and age cracks, circa 1939

$35.00

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H-23 Heddon 7500M Vamp in Box

This Heddon Vamp comes in its original box (box is marked "7500M Vamp"). The lure is wood with glass eyes, L-Rig hardware, signed metal diving lip, one belly weight and 3T hooks. It does have a few nicks and a little paint loss (see photos) but is otherwise in decent condition. circa: 1920s.

$45.00

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H-27 Super Dowagiac Spook

Heddon's Super Dowagiac Spook, clear plastic, 3.5 inches, glass eyes, White's 2002, page 97, good (6+), circa 1931

$115.00

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H-28 Crazy Crawler Mouse

Heddon's Crazy Crawler Mouse, original ears & tail, series 2100, flap rig (needs tightening) good condition, circa 1941

$35.00

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H-32 Near Surface Wiggler

Heddon Near Surface Wiggler, #1700, multiple line tie, glass eyes, spotted frog finish, signed metal diving lip, L-Rig (rear one tight but missing "L"), one treble off the front hook and age crackled paint but otherwise good condition, circa 1915

$75.00

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H-36 Heddon Crab Wiggler

Heddon Crab Wiggler wooden lure, series 1800, glass eyes, yellow bar perch, signed U collar, pig tail, L-Rig hardware, circa: 1915, some paint losses and chip around the nose (see photos) but otherwise in decent shape for a used 100 year old fishing lure.

$45.00

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H-37 Heddon Pumpkinseed

Heddon Sinking Pumpkinseed, series 730, 2.25 inch body length, bluegill color, line tie in mouth, metal diving lip, circa: 1940s. A couple of small nicks but generally in good condition

$35.00

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H-38 Heddon Near Surface Wiggler

Heddon Near Surface Wiggler, series 1700, wood, glass eyes, l-rig hardware, early two screw mounted metal under nose plate, inch worn tie line, tarnish on nose plate and treble hooks, yellow with red head, most of paint in tack with an approximate 50% varnish loss. estimated circa: 1918

$125.00

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