18 January 2003
A MALLARD HEN AND DRAKE
Charles Perdew, Henry, Illinois
Elaborate painted signature and Oct. 12, 1958 date on each decoy; also, stamped with the Kangas Collection brand on the underside; both were made for Dr. Hall of Henry, IL
Both decoys are in mint condition, original paint; the drake has hairline cracks through neck; the hen is in virtually mint condition (2)
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G. and L. Kangas, Decoys, A North American Survey, Spanish Fork, 1983, p. 217 (illustrated).
A. Haid, Decoys of the Mississippi Flyway, Exton, 1981.
CHARLES PERDEW, HENRY, ILLINOIS
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