Lot 1: Very rare high head pintail drake, Charles Walker, Princeton, Illinois, 2nd quarter 20th century.

Guyette & Deeter

April 25, 2013, 11:00 AM CST
St. Charles, IL, US
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Description: Very rare high head pintail drake, Charles Walker, Princeton, Illinois, 2nd quarter 20th century. Raised wings, flat bottom style with a slight turn to the head. Originally made for the Princeton Fish and Game Club member Henry Gross, club share #22, his shares were purchased by George Skinner and historically, the #22 share number has been referred to as the Skinner rig.
Condition Report: As is the case with most of Walker's pintails, the surface is covered with a coat of varnish; the paint is original exhibiting Walker's fine combed feathering; tight crack at the back of the head, and a very small chip on one side of the head; overall excellent structurally.
Literature: "North American Decoys At Auction", Guyette & Schmidt, Inc., April, 1990, lot 315, and July, 2000, lot 53; "Fish and Fowl of the Great Lakes", Donna Tonelli, p. 180, rigmate pictured.
Provenance: Bartlett collection.; ex-collection Harold Haertel, Dundee, Illinois and bears the Haertel collection stamp.
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April 25, 2013, 11:00 AM CST

St. Charles, IL, US

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