I had one given to me by a neighbor for Christmas! The owner of the company was his wifeís uncle. If it will let me, Iíll post some pics of the lure and the packaging. It was Chicago Tool & Stamping Co., 1331 Belmont Ave., Chicago 13 Ill. I cannot figure out how to post pics?
07-14-2004 08:36 AM
Send a picture to the appraiser in BASSMASTER magazine... He's an ace with this stuff... I would fish the **** thing with a pork chunk or mister twister double tail like a Johnson silver minnow...
07-14-2004 06:42 AM
I could only find a cached image of an older/newer marvelure. Note the wording rustless and Made in USA on the lure. It also looks like it is nickleplated.
My next suggestion is to see if your local library has any books on antique lures.
07-11-2004 11:18 PM
Well Zonk, we'll make you a partner too!!! See we need investors because Vice President/CEO Blu has us over budget with ink and scent costs.
I have a real urge to try it. This thing may have caught alot of fish in its day, The fish swimming today have probably never seen one before. Maybe it would fool a few. :wink:
07-11-2004 10:50 PM
The lure OZ relates to states "Nickel Plated"...
jd, your lure is stamped "STAINLESS"...
It may be more valuable as being one of the last examples of this obviously superior lure... No wonder I can't catch anything!!!
07-11-2004 10:39 PM
Must be somewhat of a collectors piece. :wink: I remember going to Canada years ago and they were using a lure similar to this (silver spoon) with pork on the back in the weeds for northerns. I think I'm gonna have to give it a try someday.
Or maybe I shouldn't take the chance of loosing it.
07-11-2004 10:07 PM
Found the following on a message baord - dated July 10th, 2004
1) MARVELURE - Pachner & Koller, Inc.
(Chicago) late 1940's Bait = "The
Fully Weedless Wiggler". 3" Nickel-
Plated in the Ex/Ex- Cardboard Tube
Bait: Minty New/Unused..... $20.00
07-11-2004 09:13 AM
OK scented packaging to tip the lure with thus the packages get extremely rare and the million or so in the stornloc get valuable, we retire and fish with minnows.
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