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Saved Decoys

Postby xrated » Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:59 pm

My dad scored 6 or so of these from an old cabin that was being torn down.

Not the greatest of shape but neat and these two will find a spot in my house.

Wooden heads. One done green other looked blackish. Obviously one is a mallard. Looks like cork bodies.

Bottom is what I'd say is a cut down 2x4 with a keel weight.

I assume it is a homemade job but neat either way. ImageImage


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Re: Saved Decoys

Postby KRB » Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:38 am

Cool, love finding old decoy's
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Re: Saved Decoys

Postby mudpack » Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:16 pm

Very cool. One on the right might be mallard, one on the left might be broadbill.
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Re: Saved Decoys

Postby xrated » Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:13 am

mudpack wrote:Very cool. One on the right might be mallard, one on the left might be broadbill.


For sure the one is a mallard. Head is green and under good light you can see the wing markings.
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Re: Saved Decoys

Postby OHIODUCKA5 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:43 am

Very cool.
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Re: Saved Decoys

Postby Slack Tide » Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:58 am

Isn't it amazing what those guys got away with years ago...and I'm sure they slayed ducks over them....now we got battery powered, fully flocked, spinning wings.....
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Re: Saved Decoys

Postby Swanny » Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:57 am

I'm sure we over think the decoys more than we should. This brand is the most realistic, etc, in reality when the ducks are close enough to see any sort of detail, the dog should be on it's way out for a retrieve.
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Re: Saved Decoys

Postby Echospartan » Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:42 am

Swanny wrote:I'm sure we over think the decoys more than we should. This brand is the most realistic, etc, in reality when the ducks are close enough to see any sort of detail, the dog should be on it's way out for a retrieve.


^^^ I agree, these decoys are strictly gunning decoys, no frills, no contests to win, just duck slayers. What a neat find!
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Re: Saved Decoys

Postby Slack Tide » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:00 am

Why do you think that one keel weight says "GUAM" on it?
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Re: Saved Decoys

Postby xrated » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:41 am

Slack Tide wrote:Why do you think that one keel weight says "GUAM" on it?


No idea, they both do.
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Re: Saved Decoys

Postby xrated » Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:51 pm

Update

According to a collector I email these are Oscar Quam decoys from the 30s or 40s. He was a MN decoy maker. The bluebill actually says Quam on the anchor as well as the keel weight.
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Re: Saved Decoys

Postby MassDecoyCarver » Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:54 am

Great old decoys for the shelf !
Now that you know the history behind them , it's even better.
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Re: Saved Decoys

Postby xrated » Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:25 am

MassDecoyCarver wrote:Great old decoys for the shelf !
Now that you know the history behind them , it's even better.


It is nice knowing the back ground.

Now if only I could get my hands on grandpas old shotgun I could really spruce up a wall in the house.
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