Old Carved Decoys

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Old Carved Decoys

Postby NVDuckSlapper » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:30 pm

My great grandpa passed away at the age of 96 a few months ago and he used to collect these awesome old decoys hand-carved by someone... I was visiting my great grandma this week and she was kind enough to give me a few of them. None of them have a name on them but they all have two V shapes on the bottom. I was wondering if anyone knew who made them. I do not plan on getting rid of them as they have too much meaning to me, and I appreciate them too much. I just wanted some more information on them. [attachment=-1]uploadfromtaptalk1395376097016.jpg[/attachment][attachment=-1]uploadfromtaptalk1395376111386.jpg[/attachment][attachment=-1]uploadfromtaptalk1395376171680.jpg[/attachment][attachment=-1]uploadfromtaptalk1395376196173.jpg[/attachment]

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Re: Old Carved Decoys

Postby widuckhunter1 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:15 pm

Them are awesome looking!

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Re: Old Carved Decoys

Postby Leaky-NY » Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:51 am

I am always looking in the antique shops around here and have found a few old carved dekes. Wish a couple could tell stories from the looks.

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Re: Old Carved Decoys

Postby jaysweet3 » Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:35 am

I have a buddy that's big into buying and selling decoys. He was at a estate sale, found a bunch of carved decoys. Picks up a mallard decoy, looks nice. Flips it over and sees the lead strip down the bottom. It says Charles Purdue and has a date. He said his knees started knocking. They had a price of $90 on it. He buys it thinking he'd hit the jackpot. Couple months later, takes it to a decoy show to have it appraised then sell. Shows it to a fellow and asks what it worth. He thinking ten grand or better. The appraiser said, it worth $85 bucks. There a guy at a table on the other side of the room selling those reproductions.
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