Fishing tackle is collected by a special group of buyers who understand the beauty of a fishing lure and the skill needed to make one. There are special auctions. Best-known are the two each year by Lang’s Auction in New York. Lang's sold the record-priced 1859 Haskell Minnow lure for $101,200 in 2003. Antique fishing equipment is often sold at shows for sportsmen that sell new fishing equipment as well as at antiques events. More information is in “Hunting & Fishing Collectibles Magazine.” Online you can find over 2,200 prices listed at Kovels.com price guide under “fishing.”
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