It's amazing what can happen with old lures...and Heddon is one of but MANY companies that have truly old things.
Here's a lure that I got mixed in with a pile of junk in an auction on Ebay. The pics hid the damage to many of the lures
so I was not a happy camper to be sure.
Last spring I saw a lure similar to this one go up for auction on Ebay for $85...no takers.
About 2 weeks later he relisted his lure...and got $65 for it.
I did a little research...and discovered that both his and mine were from the pre-L-rig days (before 1915).
A couple weeks ago I had an inquiry from an Ebay buyer looking for Heddon 5 hooks minnows. Told him about mine...and the $65 one...and sent him pics. He asked for a price...I said $50...and he bought it
Just goes to show...just because a lure looks like a beater...doesn't necessarily mean it's not worth anything.
It also goes to show...just because you get a plie of sh*t...doesn't mean that you can grow roses