"You have a classic Southern bass fishing plug called a Dalton Special. The Dalton Special got its start as the brainchild of Tampa Bay, Florida's Perry Dalton in the 1930s. They were originally hand carved and made from white sugar pine, but like many a bass-catchin' plug, he could not keep up with demand. Enter Shakespeare of Kalamazoo, who manufactured the lure on contract to Dalton. In 1942, Dalton switched to the Florida Fishing Tackle Co. and had them manufacture his lure. He finally sold out to them in the mid-1950s, and the lure was made for many years afterward, changing hands several times. Since Florida Fishing Tackle Co. marked their offerings "St. Pete" we can be assured you have a ca.1960 Dalton Special on your hands. It is worth $15-$30 in that color and condition, but it's also an incredible bass bait. Perhaps you should take it fishing..."