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#12180436 - 08/01/17 (New pics) 80+ year old decoys  
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Dad having had a couple little strokes and slowing down, mom saw the opportunity to get the garage cleared out. I came across these. Dad says he got em when he was about five.

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What do I do with them?

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#12181503 - 08/01/17 Re: 80+ year old decoys [Re: Ella]  
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Maybe take some pics and post them up.


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#12181509 - 08/01/17 Re: 80+ year old decoys [Re: Ella]  
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I might be a buyer with good pics. PM me if you need contact info. The pics you posted above don't show up because they are hosted on Photobucket.

#12182183 - 08/02/17 Re: 80+ year old decoys [Re: Ella]  
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Crap. They were showing in the preview. Let's try this exercise again....


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http://imgur.com/a/W43GO

http://imgur.com/a/IIdw9

Yes?

Kingston, I don't know if these are salable. Let me know what you think when you see them. Thanks.

#12182488 - 08/02/17 Re: 80+ year old decoys [Re: Ella]  
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Hmm. I got the pictures both times.Those look pretty neat. Someone will have an interest. Old school.

#12182508 - 08/02/17 Re: 80+ year old decoys [Re: Ella]  
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The pictures are all showing up now.

I'd be interested, but have no idea what they're worth. They'd look pretty cool in relief frames on my wall.

#12183131 - 08/02/17 Re: 80+ year old decoys [Re: Ella]  
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Wow...they are something!

Disposable decoys.

Youd think there probably arent too many of those that survived, so may be worth something.


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#12183325 - 08/02/17 Re: 80+ year old decoys [Re: Ella]  
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I thought they were cool as hell.

Dad's noncommittal on selling but I'll keep you in mind if he decides to let go, Kingston. No clue how figure a price. There's about a half-dozen of them in the "box"--two hens, the rest drakes. Seem in pretty good shape for how old they are. I might have to fold one up just for kicks.

#12191235 - 08/06/17 Re: 80+ year old decoys [Re: Ella]  
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[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]

#12208111 - 08/14/17 Re: 80+ year old decoys [Re: Ella]  
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I would keep them, assemble them and put em' on the top of a book shelf. Neat stuff.

#12214322 - 08/17/17 Re: 80+ year old decoys [Re: Ella]  
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That is sure a tighter pack up than when I carry a dozen mallards to the field.


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#12221148 - 08/20/17 Re: 80+ year old decoys [Re: Ella]  
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Those are pretty cool...I'll bet someone need them for a collection

#12226052 - 08/23/17 Re: 80+ year old decoys [Re: Ella]  
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I'm still looking for info on these if anyone has resources or suggestions. They're made by Gardner-Richardson of Middleton-Ohio around mid to late 1930s. My internet search turned up some decoy patent documents for decoys, and this:

https://www.etsy.com/nz/listing/293167763/very-unusial-1940s-folded-duck-decoy-set

But there doesn't seem to be much out there. Any advice on how to find out more would be appreciated.

#12277329 - 09/17/17 Re: 80+ year old decoys [Re: Ella]  
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What more are you looking to find out?


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#12278803 - 09/18/17 Re: 80+ year old decoys [Re: Ella]  
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Anything historical. Anybody use them or something like them? How do you price something like them? Is there a best way to preserve them? Thanks.

#12322185 - 10/09/17 Re: 80+ year old decoys [Re: Ella]  
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I use to have a dozen canvasback and a dozen mallard cork decoys.Wish I would have saved a pair of each for decoration, but I didn’t.
Biggest problem with them was they were heavy as uck.


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