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    Posted 8 years ago

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    I believe I can read the fine print "Chas. Perdew, Henry, IL, Nov. 2, 1906." I do not believe this duck call is valuable, but centimental to me as it belonged to a relative. I hope the Perdew family has some of these, also! Have I read the print correctly? Thanks for answers! Also, I put it under sporting goods because decoys were there. Help me learn!

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    1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 8 years ago
      Yes, No & Maybe. Do you have the wooden end that goes over the reed end? Most of the old ones came apart so you could clean them. This one seems to be lacking the mouth piece. New ones are all one piece and like everything else today you throw it away and get a new one. This should have had either a mouth piece or a dust cover to cap the end. Some of them are actually worth a few 100 if you have an odd ball. I would think this is worth researching and there are collectors sites for them.
    2. CardinalLady, 8 years ago
      No, I have never seen the cover. I think my dad used it in Alabama duck hunting or knew someone who did. Thanks, fhrjr2. I will do some checking.
    3. CardinalLady, 8 years ago
      I noted in finding Charles Perdew's history, that the year may be 1909, and the call may be a crow call. Anyone out there that might know more than that? Thanks!
    4. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 8 years ago
      I found a patent for 1906 and 1903 but I didn't bookmark them.
    5. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 8 years ago
      Crow calls are still popular in the south. They have been migrating through here for close to three weeks and I will be glad when they are gone. Two years ago we had a crow stay behind because it fell in love with the neighbor's chicken. That wasn't a fun summer.

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