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|Albert D. Koepsel Neenah, Wisconsin 1930's Bluebill Drake|
Albert Koepsel carved several hundred solid cans, bluebill, mallard and coot decoys from the 1920's to the early 1950's. This decoy is solid with Koepsel's trademark painted eyes. Its in excellent near mint untouched original paint and condition. It has a small amount of the original neck filler missing on the front of the neck and wear on the edge of the bill and top of the head It measures 14x7x6-1/2 inches.
W67 Price: $225
|Here is a about as good as you can get hand
painted, vs. the later spray painted, Evans Mammoth Can. This
decoy was never rigged, weighted, or used. It has thick detailed
original paint with no wear and the "Evans Decoy", factory stamp
on the bottom. It has just a few flakes of paint loss on the
tail and the neck seat areas and a tight crack in the neck with
no movement, that runs to the seat area and not through the
neck. This is truly an investment grade Evans Decoy for the
serious collector. W178
Price: $ 2800
|Harold Leeder, LaCrosse, Wisconsin Pintail Drake|
|Harold Leeder was friends and the
hunting partner of Walter Lowery, and, both were from La Crosse, WI.
Harold's first decoys were designed using Lowery patterns.
Walter Lowery even painted and carved the heads of Harold's first
decoy rig. This decoy is one of Harold's later carvings
probably dating to the 1950's or 1960's. This decoy has never
been weighted or used and is in mint condition. This is a very
rare Wisconsin decoy.
W146 Price: $550.00 SOLD
|Earl Volker, Milwaukee, WI, Bluebill Pair|
Wisconsin Milwaukee School Earl Volker Rigmate Bluebill Pair Ca. 1940's. These decoys are in excellent-near mint original condition. They were found with a number of Milwaukee school decoys about 10 years ago. They are weighted but probably used very little and they are solid. They have excellent paint and the drake has carving in the tail area. The hen is slightly larger than the drake. The drakes bill has been broke off and re-glued leaving a fine line and a very small piece missing. These are an excellent example of the typical carved and realistic paint patterns of this area. W1PRN Price: $ 800.00 for the pair
|Hollow Milwaukee School Style Mallard Drake|
|Hollow Milwaukee School Style Mallard Drake by an
unknown Maker. There are a number of these hollow laminated
construction decoys in collections. This decoy has a mixture
of original paint and touch up to various areas of flaking including
the sides and in and around the neck seat area and head. The
decoy is approximately 90% original paint and 10% touch up. A
very rare example.
W238 Price: $1200.00
|John Hanson, Edgerton, WI. Green Wing Teal Hen Circ: 1920's|
|John Hanson made a small rig of teal for his own
use in and around the Lake Koshkonong area of S.E. Wisconsin.
This decoy has excellent dry original paint and has the original
rig line and bottom weight intact. It has tack eyes and
bill carving and has very subtle feathering on the back. It has
a small mouse chew on one side of the tail and wear at the end.
W83 Price: $ $250.00
|Unknown Pair of Hollow Oversize Bluebills from central Wisconsin|
|These decoys date to the 1950's and are in
excellent original paint. They have carved raised wings and
detailed head carving with glass eyes and excellent structure.
There are a few rubs and the keels are missing off of them.
W3N Price: $350.00 Pair
|Here is one of the better examples of a Wisconsin coot
decoy, and there are many from this state. This decoy has it
all, detail carving on the head and body, a nice high head and
excellent original paint. It does have a split in the wood on
one side and a slight separation in the neck seat area, but this
is typical for his decoys.
W68 Price: $ 300.00
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