Captain John's Fishing Tackle: Price Guide

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Online dealers and collectors will delight in reeling in Captain John's Fishing Tackle Price Guide. Captain John, a.k.a. John Kolbeck, has been in the online fishing business for over 10 years and has sold thousands of items over the Internet 'Captain John' still spends up to 70 hours each week online buying and selling. His diligent record keeping has produced an amazing database of items and their actual selling prices which he and co-author Russell E. Lewis (a.k.a. 'findingo' and author of Modern Fishing Lure Collectibles, Volumes 1 and 2) have compiled into this handy reference guide. Each listing in the book contains the name, model, description, maker, condition, selling price, and date of sale. There are over 10,000 listings, of which over 7,000 are lures. There are also rods, reels, tackle boxes, catalogs and vintage advertisements, and over 1,000 miscellaneous items. All this data in one easy-to-use guide allows readers to see sales trends and compare lure makes, models, and conditions. Captain John estimates that 10% of his annual sales are to overseas buyers, so the over 10,000 prices at your fingertips allow you to track sales changes over time on a global scale. Representative photographs of each category are also provided to aid in identification. You'll be hooked when you snag Capt. John's Fishing Tackle Price Guide! AUTHORBIO: John Kolbeck has been a magazine editor, a full-time fishing guide, and outdoor writer, and is currently an antique lure dealer. He has always fished, but only started collecting old tackle about eight years ago. Now that the Internet has made it so easy to contact collectors, he makes his living as an antique tackle dealer. AUTHORBIO: Russell E. Lewis is the author of Modern Fishing Lure Collectibles, Volume 1 and Modern Fishing Lure Collectibles, Volume 2, as well as co-author of Captain John's Fishing Tackle Price Guide. Having collected fishing lures since 1950, he and his wife run a business, Heritage Tackle 'n Tiques, where he deals fishing lures online and at antique shows. REVIEW: This book features actual Internet auction sales results for fishing tackle, rods, and reels, and is a quick reference for collectors. If you have aCrazy Crawler you are wondering about, just go to the listings until you find the appropriate model and color and check it out. Condition is given, as well as pricing based on rarity and the amount of desirability. A section of color photos is included showing a variety of lures featured in the price guide.

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