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Lot 13: Very rare canvasback drake, Charles Ruggles, Henry, Illinois, circa 1880's.Platinum House
April 25, 2013
St. Charles, IL, USALive Auction
Description: Very rare canvasback drake, Charles Ruggles, Henry, Illinois, circa 1880's. Branded "Club" twice on the underside. Both brands have been partially cut out. Exceptionally fine form.
Condition Report: Original paint with good patina and minor wear; very lightly hit by shot.
Provenance: Taylor collection.
Literature: "Decoys of the Mississippi Flyway", Alan Haid, p. 171.