Heddon Vamp in Goldfish
This Heddon Vamp in Goldfish is a series 7500, and painted in Heddon Goldfish color, a color we as lure collectors cant seem to get enough of. The lure was first produced in 1920 and was a regular staple in the James Heddon and Son lineup. The color is a tough to find and very desirable goldfish color, code K. Should you have it, the proper box for this antique lure would be a red border down leaping bass box marked 7509K. The lure has crystal clear flawless glass eyes, with the typical green eye shadow you find on goldfish colored lures of this era. This antique fishing lure has a engraved diving plane, the lure is stenciled Heddon on the belly, and has L rig hardware holding 3 treble hooks. This Heddon lure and dates roughly to around the mid 1920’s.
This golden age era of antique fishing tackle saw the introduction of many lure models that seem to last for decades. This vamp itself is really in marvelous condition and a solid EX+ and was a joy to hold and photograph, and I use that grade very conservative on most lures. The vamp lure is a great lure to collect as there are as many different colors as styles, shapes, hardware configuration, and sizes. Many of these varieties I will do entries for in time.