Shipping Your Antique Fishing Lure
A Simple way to ship Your Antique
Below is a pictorial guide as to how to ship a Antique Fishing Lure. We
spend a lot of time searching, hunting for and finding our favorite Antique
Lures; it is then the utmost importance to ensure they get to their destinations
safe and sound. When buying, trading and selling Antique Lures, one needs to
take the time to protect what life and history has been kind enough to protect
There is nothing that makes me more upset then
spending money with someone who does not take the time which can be as little as
3 minutes to ensure the antique lure at least has a head start to make it safely
to its lure destination.
I have personally seen some completely and utter disasters in
shipping, not all being the packers fault, but if we can take the packer out of
the disaster equation I think its got a real good chance to make it.
Below is just a quick guide on how to ship your antique fishing lure.
Please note I'm not trying to belittle your intelligence, if you had seen some
of the antique lure packing jobs in the past and felt the frustration you too
would spell it out plain and simple.
The simplest way to ensure a safe comfortable ride for your
antique fishing lure is to wrap the lure in Toilet Paper. Yes every home has it,
its cheap and it does a great job of providing the first line of Defense for
your Antique lure. Protecting it from itself.
Steps to Insure your Antique Lure is
Safe during Shipping
Taking the antique lure, and starting with the hooks, wrap
the toilet paper around the hook, securing the hook away from the body of
Continue wrapping the rest of the hooks of the lure in a
Ball type fashion so that they do not scratch the paint of the Antique Lure.
Continue on wrapping the lure in a baseball Type fashion
once the hooks are secure so that he body of the lure is covered up.
This process is a must for each lure. If you have more
then one lure please wrap each lure this way ensuring the lures cant damage
each other from swinging hooks or from body to body contact.
For more protection you can place the Antique lures in a
Zip Lock baggy, or directly into the packing material if you don't have zip
Please then, either using peanuts, papers, airbags, shredded
paper what have you, make sure there is a layer of protection between the lure
and the bottom of the box, the side of the box and the top of the box.
Who should you ship your Antique Lure with with??
I personally use USPS Priority Mail (Post Office) and have
shipped and received thousands of antique fishing lures over the years. I use Priority mail
because I have seen it take 2 weeks to get a standard package, or First Class.
Who you ship your antique fishing lure with is your choice. I understand that the Post Office can be quite
an ordeal if you live in a Lager Metroplex. So Should you Ship UPS I will leave
that up to you. UPS seems to take significantly longer and costs more and I
personally trust the protection of the shipment less, but everyone's experiences
Here are a few links to the shippers websites, should you want
to review the shipping costs, and or insurance costs, and guidelines:
US Post Office
Final Note about Shipping your Antique Lure
Should you choose to ship or pack using other methods please
do so with the protection of the lure being your primary concern.