1920-1930 Decoys

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1920-1930 Decoys

Postby pete/pmr » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:51 am

I need some help finding someone who can appraise these for me,any help would be appreciated! I am not looking to sell them,just find a value of them! Other than sentimental value! Insurance company does not pay well on that,if something were to happen to them!

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Canada Geese 105
Mallards 43
Woodies 31
Teal 16
widgeon 8
Blacks 11
Goldeneyes 25 "Take-em"
Buffleheads 4
Bluebills 1
snows 27
Band Count 5
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Re: 1920-1930 Decoys

Postby PSUbuzz » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:28 am

pretty interesting set of decoys. I would maybe take them to Easton or Harve de Grace to the museum. They might be able to help you appraise them. Id like to borrow those for just 1 weekend to hunt over just to see if I could sucker in a duck or two with them haha. Oh my, how far the waterfowling world has come :biggrin:
does having multiple screen names on a forum and having a conversation with yourself make you an extra special rock star hunter?
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Re: 1920-1930 Decoys

Postby Chesapeake Waterfowler » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:29 pm

We hunted with ones just like that (mostly goose decoys) back in the early 80's. We made 100's of them ourselves. Are you sure they are actually from the 20's or 30's.
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Re: 1920-1930 Decoys

Postby gr8white » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:21 pm

I know nothing about decoys, BUT look at the hinges on the V boards. Maybe you can get an idea that way. I know with interior door hinges you can get a general idea that way.
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Re: 1920-1930 Decoys

Postby pete/pmr » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:53 pm

These were made by William T Donnell when he owned the shipyard in Bath , Maine and have been stored in a wooden crate since the 20's or 30's when they sold the home and have not been used or touched since I opened the crate this week! The shipyard is now a historical site one of the Maine Maritine Museums holdings!

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2013 Season Totals

Canada Geese 105
Mallards 43
Woodies 31
Teal 16
widgeon 8
Blacks 11
Goldeneyes 25 "Take-em"
Buffleheads 4
Bluebills 1
snows 27
Band Count 5
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