Rare Early 1890 Mason Challenge Broadbill Duck Hunting Decoys Decoy Wood Old
January 5, 2019
These early (circa 1890) Mason Decoy Company (Detroit, Michigan) pronounced snakey head examples are extremely rare and highly sought after by Mason decoy collectors. Russ Goldberger and Allan Haids excellent reference, Mason Decoys A Complete Pictorial Guide show a similar example (redhead) on page 44. In 20 years of collecting, I’ve only had a few of these. They are extremely stylish and show the artistry of this early and most collectible decoy company. With exception of the white speculums, this examples paint is worn but original. It is of utmost importance to have the most original paint possible on any old decoy and this one has over 90%. The left eye is missing as is the neck filler. Additionally adding the the rarity is the fact that this example is a broadbill (greater scaup) as opposed to the more commonly found bluebill (lesser scaup). This is identifiable only by the more pronounced spatulate bill. Please see my other auctions for collectible old antique vintage duck hunting decoys decoy leg bands and duck calls. The item “Rare Early 1890 Mason Challenge Broadbill Duck Hunting Decoys Decoy Wood Old” is in sale since Friday, January 4, 2019. This item is in the category “Sporting Goods\Hunting\Vintage Hunting\Duck Decoys”. The seller is “bayduckhunter” and is located in Newcastle, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam.
- Duck Type: Broadbill
- Brand: Mason
- Features: Antique
- Material: White Pine
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States