Dating duck decoys, today’s decoy market
Saleability — There are more Mason collectors than any dating duck decoys kind of decoy collector. Then there are some older, general books.
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It is always my pleasure to help with all decoy questions from everyone, anywhere in the world…!!! The bodies of the Mallards are 16". To Steven Lloyd it is his life long study and passion.
Then unfortunately for the waterfowl there was the invention of the punt gun. Look forward to hearing from you as I need a little help here. He can be contacted via his website, decoyinfo.
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Brisco, They also show up on ebay and auctions… If you would like to email me a few pictures I could give you more details on your birds…. There are many different Antique Road Shows in different parts of the world. What book can I buy to learn about decoys?
They only weigh a couple ounces each where a wooden decoy can weigh a few pounds each. The leather is painted like feahters and the eyes are beautiful glass.
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Decoys actually go all the way back to Egyptian times, more than 2, years ago. People would make decoys and use them for a period of time, and then if it broke or fell apart, they would make it a different way.
This is a free services. Jul 24, 7. But, says Guyette, most people collect duck and goose decoys.
Migratory birds are the same way. Sep 25, Location: Is there any indication of alteration or cosmetic restoration? Although there were numerous books on decoys, most of my knowledge came from the carvers themselves or their families and friends.