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Mourning Dove Decoy by the Mason Decoy Factory (1894 – 1924), Detroit, Michigan, circa 1905 – 1910. This wonderfully Sleek Body is typical of the Mason Factory Dove Decoys; it displays Strong Original Paint with Fine Sponging to the Body, Original Glass Eyes, and an Iron Nail Bill. (See Goldberger & Haid’s Mason Decoys for a detailed discussion of these doves and comparable photographs.) It is in Very Good Original Condition with Minor Gunning Wear. Measurements: 11” in length, 2 ½” in width, and 11” in height, including the stand. A Nice Mason Dove Decoy with Early Gunning Wear. 

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Price  $1995 plus shipping

 

An Early Tack Eye Golden Plover Shorebird Decoy by A. Elmer Crowell (1862 – 1952), East Harwich, Massachusetts, circa 1890. This Classic Gunning Shorebird by Elmer Crowell displays the Full-bodied Plover Form, Split Tail Carving, Original Bill, Tack Eyes, and Outstanding Wet-on-wet Stipple Painting with Minor Gunning Wear. Measurements: 9 ½” in length, 2 ½” in width, and 11” in height, including the stand. With a Fine Historic Provenance, including the Aitken Collection and Pictured in Shirley & John Delph’s New England Decoys (then a part of the Quandy Collection), this Working Plover Decoy by Elmer Crowell is not to be missed.

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Price $9500  plus shipping

 

Nice Old Golden Plover Shorebird Decoy by an Unknown Maker from the Hingham, Massachusetts, Carving Style, circa Later 1800s. This is a Nice Tack Eye Decoy with a Sweeping Split Tail Form and Split Tail Form and Thigh Carving. The Decoy displays Excellent Original Paint with Wear to the Wood in a Couple of Places. The Paint is Enhanced by the Early Rasp Carving which gives the Finish a Rough or Feathered Look. The Bill appears to be Original and is Apparently Secured by a Dowell from the Top of the Head. The Decoy measures 10 ½” in length, 2 3/8” in width, and 11 ½” in height, including the metal stand. An Excellent Example of an Early Massachusetts Working Shorebird Decoy.

 

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Price $2000 plus shipping 

 

   

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