Branford House Antiques
A Historic 1850s Farmhouse on a Scenic Vermont Dairy Farm








Vintage Minnow Buckets & Minnow Traps

Minnow buckets are important to keep one's bait alive and frisky. There were and are all kinds of devices to that. Some buckets are meant to have the inner portion float while partially submerged in the lake or stream while the wave or current action helps to keep required oxygen flowing through the water. Other devices have various technologies to pump additional oxygen into the bucket. The colored buckets, especially green painted ones, tend to have more value than the plain galvanized metal ones and the more the graphics the better.


Glass Minnow Trap

We do believe this to be a vintage trap but it appears never to have been used. Its' metal lid and wire frame do not show any signs of tarnish or other wear. It has no markings and is in excellent condition without any cracks, chips or unmeant holes. We collected it recently in the Indian Lake area in New York's Adirondacks. It is approximately 13.5 inches long, 9 inches high and 8 inches deep.

$160.00

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Classic Little Bait Pail

This is one of my favorite pails. The tapered look is what many people think of when they imagine a vintage bait bucket. It is galvanized metal and has a wonderful bluish tint remaining from its original coat of paint. There never was an insert and the opening slide works well. it is 10.5 inches wide and 8.5 inches deep at the base and about 7 inches high.

$225.00

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Lucky Waters Bail Pail

This green Lucky Water Pail has its original green minnow bucket insert and is ready to go fishing. It is approximately 8.5 inches in diameter and 9 inches tall.

$135.00

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Collapsable Canvus Minnow Bucket item# 8s500

This is a very rare and patented collapsable canvus minnow Bucket by the Planet Company of Westfield, Mass and was made in 1899. Its US patent number is 638822.

$235.00

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Vintage Green Minnow Bucket

This vintage green minnow bucket is from the 1930s-40s era and is in very good condition.

$140.00

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Early Old Pal Minnow Bucket

Neat vintage Old Pal Minnow Bucket, the name can barely be seen on the side of the bucket. We think it might date back to the 1930s.

$140.00

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