Vintage Chippewa fishing lure and original box

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  • Item Category: Sports
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 14, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House
This week I will be selling three very nice old vintage fishing lures. I will try to describe each very well. My pictures on my computer are pretty good, but by the time they get to Ebay--who knows. This is a Chippewa lure from Blair Wisconsin made by Omar Immel. The box is from the distributor J. Frost of Stevens Point who is either the creator or at least associated with one of the other lures I am selling this week. The Chippewa Skipper. This acution is for a beautiful pike sized ,Chippewa in what I would call rainbow , but the box says "green back-white belly". So I guess that is what it is. It has some as made distortions in the paint inside the spinner cavity and what looks to be a blown out air bubble on the spinner mount. All hardware bright and shinney with no rust and original paint still on most of bottom hook holders. Eyes are perfect. All paint on spinner. A bit of varnish loss near spinner cavity on one side, but I am pretty sure it was never there to begin with. A couple age lines on bottom, all paint present. Overall I think this is as good as they get, and I don't believe it was ever out of the box until garage sale found about 18 years ago. The paint is bright and shinney. This is a scarce bait , in really amazing , beautiful, condition. I haven't owned many , but this is the best of the ones I have. I won't be grading any of my lures--that is for the experts. I will guarantee the authenticity and that they are unaltered, as made condition, unless mentioned. Size of body is a hair over 4 ". Pretty lure. The box is a different story , but interesting as it has a second label under the first one. This can be seen in last photo wher I hold up the loose end paper to display the underlabel with the wording in nice condition as opposed to the other photo of that end with very little legible wording.. Quite dirty and water stained and with a bit of paper loss, this box could use some professional help, but then you should end up with an extra original label and I know there are genuine original boxes out there without labels.Please check out my other auctions if you have the time. All my items are guaranteed old and authentic and unaltered unless mentioned. All my items carry a no-questions asked return policy not including S/I unless I make a major description error in which case I will pay S/I back to me only. Insurance is mandatory for items over $50 and highly advised on all purchases. In no case will I be responsible for any loss due to uninsured packages. I try to come as close as possible to actual costs for shipping and insurance and in the long run lose money but yours may be slightly above or below my actual costs.I will combine shipping on multiple purchases. Please check your costs in the description for cont. U.S. buyers. Wisconsin buyers must pay sales tax as well. Always happy to answer questions.