Mason Duck Decoy Chesapeake Bay Premiere
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Mason Duck Decoy Chesapeake Bay Premiere:
THIS IS A VERY HARD TO FIND CHESAPEAKE BAY MASON CANVASBACK DRAKE...A MIXTURE OF ORIGINAL PAINT AND TOUCH UP. NOTE SWIRLS ON BREAST .....APPEARS ORIGINAL
THIS DECOY IS STRUCTURALLY SOUND AND HAS A SOLID BODY.THE MASON DECOY COMPANY WAS IN BUSINESS IN DETROIT MICHIGAN FROM 1886 UNTIL 1924. MASON DECOYS ARE AMONG THE MOST DESIRABLE OF ALL THE FACTORY DECOYS AND THE CHALLENGE GRADE DECOYS ARE SOME OF THE MOST DIFFICULT TO FIND. MASON DECOYS ARE TRULY THE CADILLAC OF DECOYS AND A "MUST HAVE" FOR ANY SERIOUS COLLECTOR.I WILL COMBINE SHIPPINGMason produced decoys in five grades. From best to worst they were: Premier grade, Challenge Grade, Detroit Grade (glass eye), painted eye and tack eye. Serious collectors try to get the same species in all five grades. An ink stamp was put on the bottom of some Premiers and Challenge decoys but never on the other three grades. Unfortunately, once the decoys were put into the water, the ink stamp quickly wore off.Masons in the top grades are famous for the swirl painting of the breast feathers. They have a distinctive head and body shape that you would quickly come to recognize if you had a chance to handle a few of them.lp. You can be absolutely certain about the Mason decoys I sell. I would gladly refund your money if you were ever disappointed. the Mason decoy truly is the Cadillac of decoys and the most collectible of all factory decoys. They are the highlight of my collection.- bobsdecoys