Last Updated on 10/10/2005 by bidz

Apparently he had an offer of $500,000 for it:

Rarest fishing lure gets special care from new owner

AP Wire | 10/02/2005
The Huntsville Times

“GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. – Occasionally, Kerry Chatham will take the remarkably pristine lure out of the vault and admire it, wonder about its travels over the years, maybe gently spin the 146-year old tail that still moves fluidly in front of two massive barbed hooks.

…Very quietly, in January 2004, Chatham also became the owner of the 10-inch Haskell Minnow, the rarest fishing lure in the world.”

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