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North American Decoys at Auction

by Guyette & Deeter

Platinum House

970 lots

April 27, 1995

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Lot 1: MALLARD HEN WITH SNAKEY HEAD by the *Mason Decoy Factory. Premier _ grade. CONDITION: Original paint with minor wear and a couple of

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Description: areas _ of flaking; the entire surface is covered with an old coat of varnish _ which has darkened some; small chip out of the top of the head; fine age _ line on the back. (Somers Headley Collection).

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Lot 2: EXCELLENT MALLARD DRAKE, CIRCA 1922 by the *Mason Decoy Factory. _ Premier grade. Traces of the original newsprint wrapping still visible _

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Description: on the bird. CONDITION: Outstanding original paint with minor wear; _ small chip and very tight crack in the tail; tight crack on the bottom _ and breast. (Somers Headley Collection).

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Lot 3: BLACK DUCK WITH SNAKEY HEAD by the *Mason Decoy Factory. Premier grade. _ Traces of the "Premier" stamp are still visible on the bottom. _

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Description: CONDITION: Original paint with minor wear, but covered with an early _ coat of varnish or shellac which has yellowed slightly; small chip in _ the tail, otherwise the condition is good. (Somers Headley Collection).

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Lot 4: PINTAIL DRAKE by the *Mason Decoy Factory. Rare challenge grade with _ early snakey head style. CONDITION: Original paint with minor _

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Description: discoloration and wear; neck filler has been professinoally replaced _ with small amount of professional touch up in that area; numerous small _ dents in back; small area of touch up on lower side; age line in _ underside.

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Lot 5: RARE WIGEON DRAKE by the *Mason Decoy Factory. Standard grade with _ glass eyes, circa 1910 with the "B. HASELTON" brand in underside. _

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Description: CONDITION: Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; crack part _ way through one side of head; small crack in neck filler; hairline crack _ in back.

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