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
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A great decoy! Here is a rare mallard drake by Elmer Crowell, ca. 1915. Pristine original condition. For sale; details here: http://www.rjgantiques.com/Product.aspx?invno=18269. via RJG Antiques-Decoys and American Folk Art FB
Antique Illinois River Bluebill Duck Decoy Pair, Circa 1920-1940 For Sale: $ 650 This handsome pair of second quarter 20th century Illinois River bluebill working decoys measure 12" long, 6 1/2" high, and 5" wide and feature wonderfully carved wings and unusual painted wood eyes set with tiny finishing nails. These old working decoys are in good condition with a few minor losses and cracks, but they are structurally sound and absolutely gorgeous in their old, if not orginial, paint.