Sears Reel

How old is my fishing pole and reel?

I found a pole and reel that looks real old. On the pole it says "Sears Roebuck and Co. Genuine Fiber Glass. JC Higgins." Then there are some numbers. They are 309-29990-4 1/2' What do they mean? Im guessing its a 4 1/2 foot pole, but what about the others? The reel must have came with the pole and also says JC Higgins. Does anyone know what year it was made or some information about it? A website that talks about them would be great, as I could not find one. Thanks-

309.29990 is a model number, circa late 50's, Higgins reels were sold by Sears Roebuck & Co. and over the years by various other companies. Sears started using Ted Williams as a brand early 1960 as J.C. Higgins had been dropped.
Does the label also say Simpson Sears Ltd?

John Higgins was an employee of Sears, the C was added by Sears.

I have a good amount of parts for spinning and conventional reels plus bicycles with the brand name J.C. Higgins and some wooden lures.

Vintage Sears Roebuck  Co Bait Cast Reel Model 53539660 VG Working Con
Vintage Sears Roebuck Co Bait Cast Reel Model 53539660 VG Working Con
$7.49 (2 Bids)
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M10 VINTAGE TED WILLIAMS SEARS AUTOMATIC FLY FISHING REEL W CASE AND BOX NICE
M10 VINTAGE TED WILLIAMS SEARS AUTOMATIC FLY FISHING REEL W CASE AND BOX NICE
$37.00 (21 Bids)
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vintage Sears 6 31522 Fly Fishing Reel
vintage Sears 6 31522 Fly Fishing Reel
$34.00
Time Remaining: 21h 27m

VINTAGE FISHING REEL  ROD CASTING SEARS 666 REEL ON SEARS ROD 535301006 4 FOOT
VINTAGE FISHING REEL ROD CASTING SEARS 666 REEL ON SEARS ROD 535301006 4 FOOT
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VINTAGE SEARS FISHING REEL NO 779 313221
VINTAGE SEARS FISHING REEL NO 779 313221
$15.00
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Sears Ted Williams Reel Boxes empty
Sears Ted Williams Reel Boxes empty
$4.99
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 34m

Vintage SEARS Roebuck  co fishing reel 779313221
Vintage SEARS Roebuck co fishing reel 779313221
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Vintage fishing lures tackle rods reels SEARS LEVELWIND 6 4374
$2.99 (1 Bid)
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VINTAGE SEARS TED WILLIAMS 240 REEL NICE WITH BOX PRS USA BUILT BUY NOW
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VINTAGE SEARS  ROEBUCK SPINCAST REEL MODEL 31239530 WITH RED ALUMINUM CASING
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$20.00
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Vintage Ted Williams fishing reel Sears Roebuck  Co
Vintage Ted Williams fishing reel Sears Roebuck Co
$10.99
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 15m

Lot of 21 VINTAGE Fishing Reels Pflueger Sears Zebco Shakespeare
Lot of 21 VINTAGE Fishing Reels Pflueger Sears Zebco Shakespeare
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Vintage Sears JC Higgins Engraved Fly Reel  537 3101
Vintage Sears JC Higgins Engraved Fly Reel 537 3101
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VINTAGE SEARS LEVEL WIND FISHING REEL  6 41272 by Ocean City WORKING FINE
VINTAGE SEARS LEVEL WIND FISHING REEL 6 41272 by Ocean City WORKING FINE
$4.99
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VINTAGE SEARS ROEBUCK TED WILLIAMS 540 WORKING FISHING REEL READY TO FISH
VINTAGE SEARS ROEBUCK TED WILLIAMS 540 WORKING FISHING REEL READY TO FISH
$9.00 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 22h 58m

Vintage JC Higgins Sold by Sears Fishing Reel
Vintage JC Higgins Sold by Sears Fishing Reel
$9.99
Time Remaining: 2d 9m

Vintage JC Higgens Automatic Fly Reel Sold By Sears
Vintage JC Higgens Automatic Fly Reel Sold By Sears
$9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 3h 54m

Vintage Sears JC Higgins Engraved Fishing Reel  537 3101
Vintage Sears JC Higgins Engraved Fishing Reel 537 3101
$25.00
Time Remaining: 2d 19h 58m
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OCEAN CITY 603 BIG GAME AND SEARS SAILFISH 6 4381 CONVENTIONAL SALTWATER REELS
OCEAN CITY 603 BIG GAME AND SEARS SAILFISH 6 4381 CONVENTIONAL SALTWATER REELS
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Sears Levelwind 6 4375 Reel
Sears Levelwind 6 4375 Reel
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Time Remaining: 2d 23h 14m
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Vintage sears TED WILLIAMS 410 Spinning reel made in italy by Zangi
Vintage sears TED WILLIAMS 410 Spinning reel made in italy by Zangi
$4.99
Time Remaining: 3d 5h 36m

Vintage J C Higgins SEARS ROEBUCK AND CO Fishing Reel Model 250
Vintage J C Higgins SEARS ROEBUCK AND CO Fishing Reel Model 250
$35.00
Time Remaining: 3d 6h 16m
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Antique Sears Mohawk Level Winding Casting Reel
Antique Sears Mohawk Level Winding Casting Reel
$19.99
Time Remaining: 3d 6h 20m

Ted Williams Sears spinning reel modeL 779 31378 Attention Collectors Rare VG
Ted Williams Sears spinning reel modeL 779 31378 Attention Collectors Rare VG
$55.00
Time Remaining: 3d 17h 40m

Sears Bait Casting Fishing Reel No 779 312321
Sears Bait Casting Fishing Reel No 779 312321
$9.99
Time Remaining: 4d 4h 49m

Vintage Sears Roebuck  Co Spinning Fishing Reel SP 455 Good Condition
Vintage Sears Roebuck Co Spinning Fishing Reel SP 455 Good Condition
$11.25
Time Remaining: 4d 5h 8m
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VINTAGE REEL GAMEFISHER SC 23 SEARS ROEBUCK CO MODEL NO 77931223 PUSH BUTTON
VINTAGE REEL GAMEFISHER SC 23 SEARS ROEBUCK CO MODEL NO 77931223 PUSH BUTTON
$19.99
Time Remaining: 4d 6h 23m
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Vintage Sears Roebuck 300 metal body spinning reel
Vintage Sears Roebuck 300 metal body spinning reel
$7.99
Time Remaining: 4d 6h 57m
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Vintage Sears Roebuck and Co Model 53531670 Fly Fishing Reel Works
Vintage Sears Roebuck and Co Model 53531670 Fly Fishing Reel Works
$5.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 7h 8m

VINTAGE SEARS FLY FISHING REEL
VINTAGE SEARS FLY FISHING REEL
$6.99
Time Remaining: 4d 12h 49m

Vintage Sears Levelwind Reel 6 41276
Vintage Sears Levelwind Reel 6 41276
$15.00
Time Remaining: 4d 20h 11m

Vintage Sears Roebuck  Co Casting Fishing Reel 799312321
Vintage Sears Roebuck Co Casting Fishing Reel 799312321
$9.99
Time Remaining: 5d 3h 22m

vintage sears fly reel
vintage sears fly reel
$8.00
Time Remaining: 5d 9h 18m

Vintage Fishing Spinning Reel Sears Roebuck and Co Model 779 414221
Vintage Fishing Spinning Reel Sears Roebuck and Co Model 779 414221
$17.99
Time Remaining: 6d 5h 5m

VINTAGE Sears  Robuck Fishing Reel Made in Japan
VINTAGE Sears Robuck Fishing Reel Made in Japan
$9.95
Time Remaining: 6d 5h 48m

Vintage Sears Roebuck Simpsons Automatic Fly Fishing Reel Working PRIORITY MAIL
Vintage Sears Roebuck Simpsons Automatic Fly Fishing Reel Working PRIORITY MAIL
$18.99
Time Remaining: 7d 3h 40m
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Vintage Jed Williams 440 Sears  Roebuck Spinning Reel Fresh Water Fishing
Vintage Jed Williams 440 Sears Roebuck Spinning Reel Fresh Water Fishing
$7.99
Time Remaining: 7d 12h 42m
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2 Ted Williams Spinning Reels 1 440  1 450 Sears Roebuck
2 Ted Williams Spinning Reels 1 440 1 450 Sears Roebuck
$29.95
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Vintage SEARS  ROEBUCK 200 Fishing Spinning Reel 779 313240
Vintage SEARS ROEBUCK 200 Fishing Spinning Reel 779 313240
$11.89
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VINTAGE SEARS GAME FISHER FISHING SPINNING REEL  SP 23 KOREA
VINTAGE SEARS GAME FISHER FISHING SPINNING REEL SP 23 KOREA
$6.99
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Vintage Model 719 Spinning Reel Sears Roebuck and Co
Vintage Model 719 Spinning Reel Sears Roebuck and Co
$39.74
Time Remaining: 12d 8h 11m
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VINTAGE SEARS G GAMEFISHER 3 AUGHT REEL MADE BY DAIWA IN JAPAN READY TO FISH
VINTAGE SEARS G GAMEFISHER 3 AUGHT REEL MADE BY DAIWA IN JAPAN READY TO FISH
$39.00
Time Remaining: 12d 21h 53m
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Vintage Sears Trolling Reel 6 4378 with box and papers
Vintage Sears Trolling Reel 6 4378 with box and papers
$65.00
Time Remaining: 15d 16h 10m
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NICE  VINTAGE SEARS NO77931512 SPIN CASTER REEL
NICE VINTAGE SEARS NO77931512 SPIN CASTER REEL
$14.95
Time Remaining: 16d 41m
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Mitchell garcia 600a reel with boat pier model Sears Roebuck and Co rod fishing
Mitchell garcia 600a reel with boat pier model Sears Roebuck and Co rod fishing
$149.00
Time Remaining: 16d 5h 48m
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Vintage Sears Roebuck Co JC Higgins Fishing Reel Instruction Manual Original
Vintage Sears Roebuck Co JC Higgins Fishing Reel Instruction Manual Original
$12.95
Time Remaining: 16d 17h 28m
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VINTAGE SEARS TROLLING REEL WORKS FINE NICE WORKING REEL
VINTAGE SEARS TROLLING REEL WORKS FINE NICE WORKING REEL
$23.24
Time Remaining: 18d 17h 41m
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6276 Vintage Sears Roebuck Co 415 FISHING REEL in soft case UNUSED NICE
6276 Vintage Sears Roebuck Co 415 FISHING REEL in soft case UNUSED NICE
$94.99
Time Remaining: 18d 19h 30m
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Vintage Sears Roebuck  Co Fishing Casting Reel Model  779312324 Antique
Vintage Sears Roebuck Co Fishing Casting Reel Model 779312324 Antique
$75.00
Time Remaining: 19d 2h 20m
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Vintage SEARS  ROEBUCK CO Fishing Spinning Reel Model No 779
Vintage SEARS ROEBUCK CO Fishing Spinning Reel Model No 779
$29.95
Time Remaining: 19d 3h 40m
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Vintage Sears Roebuck  Co Spin Casting Reel
Vintage Sears Roebuck Co Spin Casting Reel
$25.00
Time Remaining: 19d 4h 55m
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Vintage Sears Roebuck Ted Williams 440 metal body spinning reel
Vintage Sears Roebuck Ted Williams 440 metal body spinning reel
$13.99
Time Remaining: 19d 6h 34m
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Vintage Fishing Reel 910 Sears Roebuck  Co Model 77941425 Rare Reel
Vintage Fishing Reel 910 Sears Roebuck Co Model 77941425 Rare Reel
$40.00
Time Remaining: 19d 23h 2m
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VINTAGE SEARS MODEL 77931365 TED WILLIAMS 465 SPINNING REEL
VINTAGE SEARS MODEL 77931365 TED WILLIAMS 465 SPINNING REEL
$19.99
Time Remaining: 21d 3h 41m
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Vintage Sears Roebuck Simpsons Automatic Fly Fishing Reel Working Condition
Vintage Sears Roebuck Simpsons Automatic Fly Fishing Reel Working Condition
$27.99
Time Remaining: 21d 5h 37m
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VINTAGE TED WILLIAMS 475 SEARS ROEBUCK SPINNING FISHING REEL MADE JAPAN
VINTAGE TED WILLIAMS 475 SEARS ROEBUCK SPINNING FISHING REEL MADE JAPAN
$29.99
Time Remaining: 22d 6h 32m
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Vintage JC Higgins Sears Conventional Reel 304 42140 Penn 180 FRC
Vintage JC Higgins Sears Conventional Reel 304 42140 Penn 180 FRC
$29.95
Time Remaining: 23d 8h 24m
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Fishing Reel Sears Roebuck and Co Model 410 Spinning Mint Condition w Box
Fishing Reel Sears Roebuck and Co Model 410 Spinning Mint Condition w Box
$20.00
Time Remaining: 23d 18h 42m
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Vintage Ted Williams Sears Model 236 SpinCast Fishing Reel
Vintage Ted Williams Sears Model 236 SpinCast Fishing Reel
$9.00
Time Remaining: 24d 4h 45m
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Vintage Sears Levelwind Reel surf casting reel FoR Parts
Vintage Sears Levelwind Reel surf casting reel FoR Parts
$9.29
Time Remaining: 24d 21h 11m
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2 Vintage Sears Level Wind Casting Reels Red Finish
2 Vintage Sears Level Wind Casting Reels Red Finish
$15.00
Time Remaining: 24d 22h 4m
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Old Vintage Antique Sears JC Higgens Fishing Reel
Old Vintage Antique Sears JC Higgens Fishing Reel
$9.99
Time Remaining: 25d 3h 12m
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Vintage Sears Trolling Reel Black White Chrome Made In USA LK
Vintage Sears Trolling Reel Black White Chrome Made In USA LK
$19.99
Time Remaining: 25d 6h 25m
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Vintage SEARS J C Higgins Green Aluminum Fishing Reel
Vintage SEARS J C Higgins Green Aluminum Fishing Reel
$31.49
Time Remaining: 25d 22h 48m
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Vintage Ted Williams Sears Roebuck Co spinning fishing reelSP45553531355
Vintage Ted Williams Sears Roebuck Co spinning fishing reelSP45553531355
$11.39
Time Remaining: 26d 3h 3m
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VINTAGE FISHING REEL SEARS ROE BUCK  CO MODEL 535315640
VINTAGE FISHING REEL SEARS ROE BUCK CO MODEL 535315640
$15.00
Time Remaining: 26d 8h 12m
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Vintage SEARS ROEBUCK FISHING REEL NO 779 31513 Made in Japan
Vintage SEARS ROEBUCK FISHING REEL NO 779 31513 Made in Japan
$18.99
Time Remaining: 28d 7h
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vintage fishing reels 1960 jchiggins sears shakespear bronson martin 500
vintage fishing reels 1960 jchiggins sears shakespear bronson martin 500
$100.00
Time Remaining: 29d 8h 7m
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admin posted at 2010-11-15 Category: Fishing Reels