Jon Deeter calls this drake by the Mason Decoy Factory in Detroit, Michigan, a holy grail of collecting. Premier grade, it couples the rarest species with the highest grade of the factory. The only hollow-carved example known to exist, it is in superb condition. No wonder it was top lot at $690,000, setting a world auction record for the factory maker. It brought $354,500 at the McCleery sale at Sotheby’s in January 2000. Guyette Deeter photo.Wood duck by the Mason Decoy Factory
Realized Price: $85,000 Superlatives pale when attempting to describe the appeal of this widgeon drake by Joseph Whiting Lincoln (1859-1938). This is one of only two widgeon by Lincoln that exist in superb original condition. Few, if any carvers, achieved the pleasing rolling lines and perfect symmetry of a Lincoln decoy. The rich luster and surface texture puts Lincoln above the fray. Few admirers of great decoys would disagree. The paint on this decoy has the same brilliance as on th
Photo Credit: Photo courtesy Guyette, Schmidt & Deeter. Classic 1936 model canvasback by the Ward Brothers from Crisfield, Maryland. This is a Great Example of a Ward Brothers Canvasback!!
Nice Ward Brothers Pintail drake
Classic 1936 canvasback drake by the Ward Brothers
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Ward Brothers Canvasback Duck Decoy Vintage Crisfield Maryland ca. 1930
Important goldeneye drake by the Ward Brothers.
A rare red breasted merganser drake by the Mason Decoy Factory fetched $34,500.
Rare and Early Ward Brothers Canvasback Drake, Crisfield, Maryland, circa 1930.
Outstanding pintail drake by the Ward Brothers.
Hand carved Blue Winged Teal Drake Decoy Duck carving - great esty shop of hand carved duck decoys