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Eastern Shore Duck Decoy

Postby Pat » Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:28 am

Hi,
New to forum and hope I'm doing this correctly.
I went to a living estate sale and picked up this wonderful old decoy. The woman was very reluctant to sell it, I won :)
She told me it was decades old and purchased during a trip to the Eastern Shore.
I have been searching for some idea of actual age or perhaps who made it. On this little journey, I found the prices staggering... and quite the range of $$$
No marks on this
I think the head could be repainted?
Any information you can supply would be appreciated.
P.S. With six brothers, four of whom hunt and fish, you might think one could help with a decoy. No.
Thanks so much.
Not sure how to upload the photos, here they are in Flickr
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/69738387@N02/
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Re: Eastern Shore Duck Decoy

Postby outboardman » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:32 pm

Not able to open your pics pat?

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Re: Eastern Shore Duck Decoy

Postby aunt betty » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:37 pm

They work for me.
I've heard that it's incredibly stupid to **** around with a crazy man's head.
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Re: Eastern Shore Duck Decoy

Postby Pat » Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:27 am

outboardman wrote:Not able to open your pics pat?

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Maybe you can open through a computer.
If you can get into one link, you can scroll through the rest of the photos.
Thanks for trying.
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Re: Eastern Shore Duck Decoy

Postby Darren » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:56 am

Very cool! Don't know a thing about them but look like they've got a few days on them. Best of luck with your search
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Re: Eastern Shore Duck Decoy

Postby DComeaux » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:21 pm

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Re: Eastern Shore Duck Decoy

Postby Pat » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:44 pm

Thank you so much. I was very kind of you to take the time to do that.
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Re: Eastern Shore Duck Decoy

Postby DComeaux » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:50 pm

Pat wrote:Thank you so much. I was very kind of you to take the time to do that.


You're welcome..I just wish I could help you with your questions on this old relic, but I can't..... Very neat item.
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Re: Eastern Shore Duck Decoy

Postby aunt betty » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:20 am

Tough topic
Have been given an "antique decoy" or five.
Have no idea on their value.
The one my aunt sent is beautiful. Saw them online priced as high as three grand but when I got on and asked about it on a duck hunting website the guys agreed it's value was closer to $12.95.

Wise man once told me that an item is worth exactly what you can sell it for right now this instant.
I've heard that it's incredibly stupid to **** around with a crazy man's head.
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Re: Eastern Shore Duck Decoy

Postby Pat » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:11 am

You're not kidding it's a tough topic. Yes, I see prices all over the place, but never one as low as $12.95. If it was that nice, it's almost an insult to the work that goes into carving them.

Really would like to know how old it might be. I think since there is no mark, and at least vintage, it would have to be a collector from "back in the day" that would recognize the carver.

Thanks for your post. I'll keep looking.
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