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Rare Waterfowl Decoy Auction - Day 1(268 Lots) Platinum House
268 lots with images
July 29, 2006
Boston, MA, 02108 USA
Description: Branded, "WESCOTT" on the underside. Purchased in 1975 out of a boat house near St. Louis along with drake teal and oversized Graves mallards.
Condition Report: Excellent original paint shows minor wear; the head is slightly loose; some minor chipping to the paint around the neck seam; shallow chip along one side of the bill; overall excellent structurally.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: Very rare Challenge grade, special order, copied from a George Bacon decoy, Burlington, Vermont.
Condition Report: Original paint with moderate wear on much of the decoy; minor wear on the back; some old in use repaint on speculums and upper breast; lightly hit by shot; hairline cracks in underside.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: Rare hollow challenge grade model. Original Mason weight, never rigged.
Condition Report: Original paint with minor flaking and wear; one eye is missing; small defect in wood on lower side.View additional info »
Description: Fine hollow "Premier" grade pintail drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1910.
Condition Report: Outstanding original paint shows minor wear with some rubs to the bare wood at the end of the tail; the surface exhibits a fine patinated finish; structurally excellent.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: Excellent early hollow "Premier" grade pintail hen, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1910.
Condition Report: Outstanding original swirl paint shows minor wear and fine patina; structurally excellent.View additional info »