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Lot 447: Important standing Canada goose, Charles Schoenheider, Sr., Peoria, Illinois, circa 1910.Platinum House
April 25, 2014
St. Charles, IL, USALive Auction
Description: Important standing Canada goose, Charles Schoenheider, Sr., Peoria, Illinois, circa 1910. Hollow carved with five piece body construction. Cast iron leg and web foot in underside in use on ice.
Condition Report: Original paint with minor to moderate wear; a few tiny dents.
Provenance: 9 of the 10 standing geese in the photo are in decoy collections, this is the only one the remaining in private hands.
Literature: "Decoys of the Mississippi Flyway," Alan Haid, p. 85. Also on p. 164 is a group shot of the 12 Canada geese made by Schoenheider taken in 1919, this is one of the decoys in the photo.