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Lot 427: Rare rigmate pair of "highneck" bluebills, Gus Moak, Tustin, Wisconsin, 1st quarter of the 20th century.Platinum House
April 26, 2013
St. Charles, IL, USALive Auction
Description: Rare rigmate pair of "highneck" bluebills, Gus Moak, Tustin, Wisconsin, 1st quarter of the 20th century. Hollow carved with slightly turned heads and glass eyes. Both have decorative wet on wet wing and back painting.
Condition Report: Both are in original paint; drake has minor wear with small dent at tail; hen has minor wear; one shot mark and one tiny dent; hen has a bill replacement.
Literature: "Fish and Fowl Decoys of the Great Lakes", Donna Tonelli, p. 211