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Need Help Identifying Antique Duck Decoy

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by 5 Stand Dan, Oct 22, 2012.

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  1. 5 Stand Dan

    5 Stand Dan Active Member

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    Hey Guys, I have an old duck decoy that my parents bought in Colorado years ago at an antique shop. I need to know more about it.

    1) What kind of duck is it intended to be?

    2) Age?

    3) Value?

    4) Where to find additional information?

    Thanks for your help.

    5 Stand Dan


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  2. EuroJoe

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    looks like Mason, repainted, Black duck.
     
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    Motteled horseshoe duck not to be confused with a Fulvous Whistling Duck. J
     
  4. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    It is a mallard hen and has sentimental value to you. Homemade, copying no other maker.

    I am a collector
     
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    Jack! wanna bet?
     
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    Mason "Detroit" grade, 3 of 4 grades, tack eyes. Premier and Challenge grade eyes were glass, grade 4 were painted on.
     
  7. 5 Stand Dan

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    I was hoping it was worth something, but at least it looks good on my mantle.

    Thanks for the help guys.

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  8. JACK

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    Joe. I agree that it has similarities. But a lot of guys did just fair copies.

    Dan. Send your pics to Guyette and Schmidt.They are the best in the country adn will tell you what you have.

    Everyone shoudl have a decoy on theri mantle.
     
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