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Posted 4 years ago

whitman75
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Hi guys just got these and was hoping to find any info you could share with me on these 2 ducks. Both are made of wood and appear to be Vintage at least. Was hoping to find Maker , duck type or era they are from. I was told the thinner of the 2 was likely a Mason. Neither are in great shape and the larger one appears to have original weight but secured with a modern screw.

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Agree both are REAL decoys. The paint actually looks fairly good. Sorry I cannot be of help in determining maker.

    scott
  2. whitman75 whitman75, 4 years ago
    I have had one expert so far tell me they are Drake Bluebill decoys likely from the Northeast other than that not much.
  3. solver solver, 4 years ago
    whitman75, a long time ago, on another board, a highly-respected board member gave a poster the name of the leading decoy auction house who is well-respected and trustworthy. Happily for that poster, he owned a real jewel.

    The auction house is Guyette & Deeter, the leading decoy auction house, and they do FREE appraisals from a photo. Here is the page with the instructions and contact information:
    http://guyetteanddeeter.com/appraisals.html

    Here is the catalog for their November 11-13, 2014 auction. It took me some time to figure out, but you advance each page by clicking anywhere on the right side of the screen.
    http://issuu.com/mtjstevenson/docs/14n_catalog?e=5670342%2F6465660

    Good luck!

  4. whitman75 whitman75, 4 years ago
    Silver thank you very much for the information I actually emailed them an hour before you posted and just noticed it I hope to hear from them and hope to get good news u never know. Thanks
  5. Karenoke Karenoke, 2 years ago
    So happy I looked at this posting. As I just posted one myself, but mine has been turned into a lamp. But I plan to use the info that was shared with you, thanks!
    And I hope these turned out to be real jewels for you!

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