The River Pup series 6564 was first introduced in 1934, available in five cataloged colors. There are also many non-cataloged colors to be found. It measured 2-5/8" with a weight of 1/2oz. The lip on this lure was engraved with either "Honor Shakespeare Built" or "Shakespeare PUP Honor Built". The 6564 series was discontinued in 1954?.
The Glo-Lite Pup series 6554 was first introduced in 1940, available in six cataloged colors. It was offered in the same size and weight as the River Pup, but it has a luminous substance molded into the tenite body.
The Submarine Pup series 6544 was only offered in 1942, available in five cataloged colors. It measured the same as the River Pup, but with a weight of 3/4oz. The lip is notably larger with an additional belly weight and name printed on belly.
I am not perfect. If you see any mistakes, please email me. The images are low resolution, but should give you a good idea. My Color Guides are printed at a much higher resolution, which can be purchased.
All colors shown were offered on the Pup, but many other Shakespeare lures used the same colors and codes during the same period.
The Pup was re-introduced in the 70's with different colors and plastic eyes.
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