Lucky Lures Neon Sign: Vintage Tin Litho, Paw Paw Bait & Tackle – NS5158
This Is An Extremely Rare, Original 1920’s Era, Genuine Tin Litho Advertisement For Paw Paw Bait & Tackle Company, “Go For Lucky Lures, “The Best Baits In Any Tackle Box”
Featuring A 101 Point Neon Restoration, Including All Wiring And Electrical Components, Genuine Hand Bent Neon Tubes, And All Solid State Transformers, Signed And Certified By Award Winning Artist H.J. Nick As A World Class Fine Art, Museum And Investment Quality Item, H.J. Nick’s Brass Tag Signature Certification Is Recognized By Experienced Collectors And Insurance Companies Worldwide
Lucky Lures Neon Sign: Vintage Tin Litho, Paw Paw Bait & Tackle
This vintage Lucky Lures neon sign, for Paw Paw Bait Company is an original advertisement from the 1920's, for Lucky Lures. It is a horizontally shaped, rectangular sign that measures 36 1/2 inches wide by 18 inches tall, and is 4 1/2 inches deep including heavy metal housing can. (We also have the extremely rare, larger, 4 feet wide variation of this Paw Paw Bait Co. sign currently in stock as well. Both of these signs are authentic 1920's era tin litho signs, in original condition with fully restored neon). It is just one of hundreds of original, collectible Americana signs currently available from ArtFactory.com. This Lucky Lures neon sign is a genuine, single sided heavy tin litho sign. It is a truly rare and unique advertising sign for fishing bait and tackle from this era. This authentic collectible advertisement features a graphic of a large mouth bass on the left of the sign that is swimming in water that goes across the bottom area of the sign. The sign resembles in appearance the box that these lures were sold in. The rectangular sign is full color with a mostly red background. The sign has white, navy blue and yellow lettering and graphics, and reads "GO FOR LUCKY LURES, THE BEST BAITS IN ANY TACKLE BOX". Just below, it reads "PAW PAW BAIT CO., PAW PAW, MI" in smaller black lettering. The outline of the lettering on the the word "Go For", lights up in yellow neon. The outline of the lettering "LUCKY LURES" and the outline of the bass and waves in the water lights up in a blueish green neon.
Like all of our collectible signs, it is sold in original, unrestored condition (as pictured). This Lucky Lures neon sign is in amazing condition for an item that is now approaching, 100-years-old, with little to no visible blemishes on the sign face. This sign is in Excellent/Near Mint (Exl/Nr Mt) Condition overall, does not appear to have any damage from being displayed outdoors, and is as close to a true near mint condition item as you will find of this age.
Vintage Lucky Lures Neon Sign Specifications
- Type: Lighted Vintage Genuine Tin Litho Sign With Fully Rebuilt Neon And Wiring As Well As Metal Housing Can
- Sides: Single Sided
- Shape: Rectangular
- Design: Design Is Based On The Box That The Lucky Lures Were Packaged In
- Company: Paw Paw Bait Company Of Paw Paw, Michigan
- Product: Fishing Lures, Bait, And Tackle
- Era: 1920's
- Place Of Manufacture: Paw Paw, Michigan, U.S.A.
- Color: Red/Navy Blue/White/Yellow
- Neon Color: Yellow ("GO FOR")/Blueish Green ("LUCKY LURES"/Outline Of Bass/Outline Of Water)
- Dimensions: 36 1/2 Inches Wide By 18 Inches Tall (4 1/2 Inches Deep Including Heavy Metal Can)
- Condition: Original Tin Litho Sign, Not Restored Or Doctored, As-Is, See Photos For Details
- Neon Details: All neon and solid state transformers, wiring, mounts, switches, and wires have been replaced.
- Comes with H.J. Nick exclusive “Fast Hanger Bar” Allowing a simple and easy way to hang straight and true every time.
- Housing Can Rebuilt In Heavy Gage Steel And Finished For Indoor Or Outdoor Use
- Neon has separate toggle pull chord as pictured so that the sign can easily be switched on and off with out unplugging.
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Lucky Lures Neon Sign Additional Condition And Neon Restoration Details
We do not believe in restoring old signs. Restoring damage to vintage porcelain or tin litho signs is frowned upon in the collector community because there is simply no way to repair this type of damage that is consistent with the standards of a museum quality restoration. Most often attempts at this type of restoration leaves the item looking worse than its original condition. Furthermore, it is our belief that every ding, dent, and blemish is part of that item's unique history, and helps to tell its story. The only exception to this is when dealing with neon and electrical components.
That is why we have done a 101 point, museum quality neon and electrical restoration on this Lucky Lures neon sign. This restoration is done under the supervision of, certified, and signed by award winning artist H.J. Nick as meeting all world class fine art qualifications. This certification means each item bearing his signature is backed by over 100 years of manufacturing world class fine art handmade furnishings, and restoring America's finest collectibles to original, museum quality condition. All neon restored by our in house glass blowers, who have blown new glass using the same techniques and materials that were used for the original neon. Also, any electrical parts including wiring and solid state transformers (and solid state flashers) have been replaced. The neon features a separate on/off toggle pull cord as pictured.
Vintage Lucky Lures Neon Sign Details
This vintage Lucky Lures neon sign is perfect for display in any man cave or fishing and tackle business. All of our signs are guaranteed to be authentic, backed by over a century of experience in the antiques and collectibles marketplace. We are a one-stop-shop when it comes to outfitting your man cave or game room. We can can outfit an entire nautical or fishing themed room for you, or help you find that one special item that has been missing from your collection. In addition to signs, we have vintage visible gas pumps, oil pumps, restored side machines, and more, that we have fully restored to working, museum quality condition. Our antique and collectible restorations are the best in the business because nobody has been doing it longer, or pays as much attention to detail.
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This rare, vintage Lucky Lures neon sign is the perfect conversation piece that will wow your friends and clients alike. This sign is in as-is, unrestored condition as we believe that all vintage collectible signs should maintain their blemishes and character, and that any dings and dents are part of the story of the memorabilia. Like all of our vintage collectible signs, it is guaranteed authentic, investment quality memorabilia. We specialize in those hard to find signs that serious collectors are looking for. All antique collectibles offered are genuine memorabilia and appreciable assets, not fake reproductions. All items are fine collectible art at the highest world class collector level. Contact us for pricing on this vintage Lucky Lures neon sign at 1-800-292-0008.
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Paw Paw Bait Company History
Paw Paw Bait Company, located in Paw Paw, Michigan, is a historical and well-known producer of fishing lures and tackle. The company has a rich history dating back to 1924, when Clyde Sinclair and Floyd Phelps purchased the Moonlight Bait Company, and renamed it Paw Paw Bait Company of Paw Paw, Michigan. Here's an overview of the history of Paw Paw Bait Co:
Founding and Early Years: Paw Paw Bait Company was founded in the 1920s in Paw Paw, Michigan. It started as a small-scale operation, producing fishing lures primarily made of wood. The company quickly gained a reputation for producing high-quality, innovative, and effective fishing lures that attracted anglers from various regions.
Innovation and Success: Paw Paw Bait Co was known for its creativity and innovation in lure design. They introduced several unique designs and features that made their lures stand out in the market. One of their most famous creations was the "Paw Paw Wotta Frog," a popular frog-shaped fishing lure. This lure, along with others like the "Paw Paw Flap-Jack" and the "Paw Paw Jointed Pikie," became iconic and sought-after items among anglers.
Enduring Legacy: Paw Paw Bait Company continued to thrive throughout the mid-20th century, gaining a dedicated following among fishing enthusiasts. Their lures were prized for their craftsmanship, attention to detail, and effectiveness in catching fish. The company contributed significantly to the fishing tackle industry and left a lasting legacy. In additional to fishing lures, Paw Paw expanded their inventory to include items such as ice spearing decoys and duck decoys. These items were known to be of exceptional quality, and are highly sought after by collectors today.
Challenges and Decline: Like many traditional fishing tackle manufacturers, Paw Paw Bait Company faced challenges as the industry evolved. Changes in fishing trends, materials, and manufacturing processes impacted the company's ability to compete in the modern market. As a result, the company gradually declined in the later decades, and Paw Paw sold to the Shakespeare Tackle Company of Kalamazoo in the early 1970's.
Collectibility and Nostalgia: Despite its decline, Paw Paw Bait Company's lures remained highly collectible among fishing enthusiasts and antique collectors. The company's vintage lures, with their distinctive designs and historical significance, are often sought after and valued for their aesthetic appeal and historical importance.
More Information About "Lucky Lures"
Paw Paw Bait Company, based in Paw Paw, Michigan, was known for producing a wide variety of fishing lures under the brand name "Lucky Lures." The company gained popularity for its innovative and effective lure designs, many of which have become sought-after collectibles among fishing enthusiasts and collectors.
"Lucky Lures" by Paw Paw Bait Company were crafted with attention to detail and often featured unique designs and color patterns that made them stand out in the fishing tackle market. The company's lures were used for various types of fishing, including freshwater fishing for species like bass, pike, and muskellunge.
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