Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Collector Books; 1st edition (March 15, 2007)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.8 x 11 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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The evolution of Fred Arbogast's company. It became one of the premier fishing tackle manufacturers under his son-in-law after he had an early death.. I was a little disappointed that the information on Fred himself was short. However, the pictures are outstanding and you won't be disappointed.
Scott Heston's THE FRED ARBORGAST STORY: A FISHING LURE COLLECTOR'S GUIDE is for any avid collector of fishing lures: it surveys both cataloged and uncataloged lures, providing good-sized color photos of both lures and packaging and blending design history insights with values. Any sports or fishing collectibles collection will want this.
This has to be THE best collectors guide I have ever purchased on ANY collectable, EVER! Even better than his book on Ohio fishing lures. I am so glad I bought this guide. I recently found an old tackle box full of old lures at a yard sale, one of the lures were still in it's box, both in incredible condition! (not gonna mention which lure...but it is valued at $200 in the box)...this guide helped me to recognize what an outstanding deal these lures really were at the price...I paid only $5 for the lot and was able to make quite a tidy profit off of them on eBay. The eBay tips on picture viewing (or in my case, taking) helped me to show the lures off to their best advantage...Thanks Mr. Heston!!!
Excellent book, has lots of great info about the Fred Arbogast Company and the lures and items that are collectable. The print quality of some of the pictures could be better, especially the color charts, but that aside, thanks to Scott Heston for putting it together.
This book is everything it was described to be. It was incredibly complete and detailed. I would recommend it to anyone who is or considering collecting Arbogast lures.
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