Freeman Auctions - Summer Vintage Tackle Auction - Mint Airex Items (Lionel)

Location: Auction to be held at the Stout Auction House located in Williamsport, Indiana. Three hours south of Chicago and one hour north of
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Heddon / Airex Summer Auction Highlights Heddon Wilder-Dilg #11portrait box (Dilg's own), 100+ Heddon lures in boxes, several Heddon "research" lures in lots, down leaping boxes, 9 total dealer display panels, 2 large display cases, one of Heddon "pal" construction process, other is the entire molded lure production process with stock colors and custom colors. These 2 pieces as well as most of the other Heddon dealer panels come with the cardboard boxes from Heddon. We have Sterling Silver "leaping bass" lapel pins that we offered from the Factory to the Manufacturing Representatives that were executive gifts for tackle dealers & distributors. We also have a Heddon flag that was custom made for the factory for COHO tournaments in Michigan (these flags were known to only number around a dozen in production and we have one in mint condition). We have dealer cartons of Heddon lures (these are 1/4 of the master carton, Heddon lures came from the factory in 4 boxes of 12 (48 total) for the Master Carton). One complete Master Carton of lures (48 total). Multiple sets of Heddon "fish prints" in Heddon factory envelopes. Several confidential price list for Heddon products in many different years, including Armed Forces. Lots of Heddon paper goods (factory stationary and other confidential sales information). Heddon catalogs starting in 1926 and working up to the 1970's. Approximately 40-50 Heddon rods in the original bags and tubes with all stickers and shrink-wrap on cork handles, in mint condition. Heddon Mark 2,3,4 & 5 in all styles and configurations, Heddon #17 fly rod, #315 Heddon Steel rod in bag in excellent condition. Many reels in boxes never used and in mint condition in all styles (Carter Patent, Heritage in all numbers, Spinning & Casting in all sizes). Several other reel manufacturers as well (Shakespeare tournaments & others). Other lures manufactures will be represented also; South Bend, Creek Chub & Shakespeare. Gus Habich catalogs from the 20's in mint condition. Airex will make a very strong appearance in this Auction, all of the Airex items are virtually museum grade in quality. Reels; all of the 300 series reels in boxes; Mastereel, Larchmount, Bach Brown, Apache, Mastercast, Eldorado, Impala, Beachcomber, Masterspin, Vagabond, Vic, Meisselbach Ablette. We have the following kits complete in the boxes with all contents complete: Mastereel Deluxe outfit, Aristocrat Outfit & Spinster Outfit. Airex Rods; 130, 135, 245, 250 & Eldorado. Lure sets; #577 gift set & #594 gift set. Counter dealer display #297 (6 large eel skin lures), 608 dealer display with 12 "Tippy" lures. Many Airex catalogs, single lures and accessories. Hoffman 1100 wooden tackle box.This is auction will feature some extremely rare items from Heddon, our consignor had approximately 60% of all the Heddon tackle that was sold for many years move through him as a manufacturers representative, this gave him unlimited access to these unique items which we are offering at auction. This is only a partial representation of the entire auction, please visit our website or order a paper copy of the catalog for a full listing.
Directions: Stout's Auction House is the brown building on the east side of State Road 28 in Williamsport, across from the John Deere tractor dealership lot. Need a landmark? The town's new red-white-and-blue water tower is in our backyard. From Chicago and the north: take US 41 south to State Road 28, then follow 28 south toward Williamsport. From south, east or west: at the junction of Interstate 74 and State Road 63 near the Indiana/Illinois border follow 63 north to State Road 28. Take 28 east through Williamsport. The closest hotel to the auction site is the new Attica Motor Lodge (765-762-3699), five minutes from the facility. Danville, Illinois hotels are 25 minutes southwest of us and offer a wide selection. Lafayette, Indiana hotels are a 30 minute drive northeast and offer both high end hotels (University Inn, Hilton Garden Inn) and plenty of less expensive lodgings. Crawfordville, Indiana hotels are 30 minutes southeast on I-74.
Terms: 10% Buyer Premium will be charged to all purchases as well as Indiana Sales Tax (6%). Cash & Check only, no Credit Cards. All announcements the day of auction takes precedent over printed materials.
Freeman Auctions 13 Freeman Drive Rossville, Indiana 46065 PH: 765-379-3567 FX: 765-379-2597
Todd Freeman Auctioneer AU10300062
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