|RARE Hosmer Mechanical Frog Lure in Box
Closing : Nov-03-07 08:00:00 PDT
The Hosmer Mechanical Froggie. The rarest and most important of all frog style baits, patented by J. D. Hosmer of Dearborn, MI, in 1936, complete with its equally rare and original cardboard box. Strong Ex on this extremely rare version, finished in solid yellow with hand painted spots and mouth, with glass eyes protruding from the top of the head, clear and blemish free. Top paper label is complete with instructions on how to fish the Froggie, as well as "Patent Pending" and the "J. D. Hosmer Company, 6052 Kenilworth Ave., Dearborn, MI" address. Super rare box is strong VG+ condition with staining, light wear and very minor paper loss. With very few known examples of this elusive lure, especially in this condition, this would certainly be the collection centerpiece for the serious frog collector.