Antique Duck Decoys

Jan 28, 2007 | Collectibles | 0 comments

Antique duck decoys take wing at auction

United Press International – NewsTrack

“NEW YORK, Jan. 26, 2007 (UPI) — City slickers are paying thousands of dollars at U.S. auction houses for duck decoys carved a century ago for rural hunters.

Two wooden pintails, bought by a Michigan dealer for $25 in Minnesota in 1972, were sold last week at Christie’s for $90,000, the St. Paul Pioneer-Press reported.

The pintails were carved by an anonymous artist. A red-tailed merganser carved by Lothrop Holmes of Massachusetts in the 19th century set a record in the same auction by selling for $856,000.”

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