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The Heddon Punkinseed series 740 "Floater" was first cataloged in 1940 with nine cataloged colors, which are shown below.

The 730 "Sinker" series was also available during same time with six cataloged colors. There are several sizes of the Heddon Punkinseed lures, which came in many colors and color variations. See cataloged and non-cataloged colors below.

See Key Dates to help date your Punkinseed.

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CATALOGED COLORS

CODE & NAME VERSION APPROX. YEAR VISUAL
BGL Bluegill Common 740 series 1940-43
730 series 1940-49
Many variations of this color
CRA Crappie Common 740 series 1940-43
730 series 1940-49
Many variations of this color
CRA Crappie Soft Spot 1940's Notice the non-typical spots
PCH Perch Common 740 series 1940-43
730 series *
Many variations of this color
ROB Rockbass Common 740 series 1940-43
730 series 1940-43
Many variations of this color
SD Shad Common 740 series *
730 series 1947-49
SHA Shad Common 740 series 1940-43
730 series 1940-43
Notice the silver flitters
SUN Sunfish Common 740 series 1940-43
730 series 1940-49
Many variations of this color
SUN Sunfish No Spots 1940's Notice that there are no red spots...
SUN Sunfish Green Face 1940's Has green face, instead of blue...
2XS Red & White Shore Minnow Common 740 series 1940-43
730 series 1940-43,
then 1949**
Also found without the Red Scales on Side. 730 series would have used XRW as color code in 1949.
9XBW Black & White Shore Minnow Common 740 series 1940-43
730 series 1948-49**
XBW was only cataloged in 1948 and 1949 for the 730 series.
9XRY Yellow Shore Common 740 series 1940-43
730 series 1948**
XRY was only cataloged in 1948 for the 730 series.
Any Cataloged Variations Help

NON-CATALOGED COLORS

CODE & NAME VERSION APPROX. YEAR VISUAL
?? Yellow, Red & Black Spots 740 Common Early 1940's Looks like Spotted Orange, but too early to call it that.
SH Silver Herring 740 Common Early 1940's The eyes are orange with blue pupil
9PLB Blue Pearl 740 Common Early 1940's Beautiful color, easy to reproduce
9XRS Silver Shore Minnow 740 Common
730 Common
Early 1940's Also found with scales over ribs
9XSK Goldfish Shore Minnow 740 Common
730 Common
Early 1940's Also found with scales over ribs
RB Rainbow 730 Common Later 1940's Found with both surface and two piece hardware
Any Non-Cataloged Colors Help

* Not Cataloged for Noted Series
**
The 730 series was stamped with "Heddon Sinker Punkinseed" from 1940 to 1943. After the war, they were stamped with just "Heddon Punkinseed". The 740 and 730 series were not listed in the 1946 catalog. In 1947 the 730 series was listed as   "The New Perfected Punkinseed". Heddon changed the color codes after the war, so the 730 series color codes would have been XBW, XRW, and XRY.

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