Armstrong - Thanks for the tip on the shorthand code. I was aware of this by looking at their boxes as to tell what kind of lures they are, was wondering more specifically on if anyone had any tips on dating them. I can't seem to find any copyright/production year marks on any of the boxes or lures, except a couple that have "printed in finland 88/89"
I apologize in advance for the picture quality, it was taken with the camera on my phone (whose lens is scratched to hell), but this is one of the storm lures that I'm having the most trouble finding anything out about. From what I've seen on e-bay, at least one guy is selling ones in the same packaging as pre-rapala, but I cant seem to find any info on this style. Its a Storm (pre-rapala?) ThinFin "Silver Shad" The item is listed as T1, and the color is purple scale. Ive only seen one on e-bay that looks similar, and it was out of box w/ no box on the sale. This is one of the ones I mentioned that is unopened in original packaging.
Any thoughts/guesses as to rarity or value?