July 31 Decoy AuctionPlatinum House
340 lots with images
July 31, 2005
24718 Beverly Road
P.O. Box 1170
St. Michaels, MD, 21663 USA
Phone: 410 745 0485
Fax: 410 745 0487
Lot 332: Rare hollow greenwing teal drake, in a sleeping pose, Charles "Shang" Wheeler, Stratford, Connecticut, early 2nd quarter 20th century.
Description: This exceptional bird has a very colorful provenance. Wonderfully comb painted with exceptionally painted and delineated wing detail. Exhibits a slightly raised crest on the back of the head.
Condition Report: Outstanding dry original paint with one or two small areas of flaking to the primer coat; the surface shows a fine patinated finish; structurally excellent.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: Shoe button eyes and square nail construction.
Condition Report: Good old paint with minor wear; combing on face; small dents.View additional info »
Description: Decoy is branded "B HOLMES" which is very rare, it is possibly from his personal hunting rig. Retains the teardrop style Holmes weight.
Condition Report: Old in use repaint by Shang Wheeler; small dents and shot marks.View additional info »
Description: Stamped "R E BLISS" on the underside.
Condition Report: Very good and original.View additional info »
Condition Report: Old working repaint shows average wear; structurally excellent.View additional info »