Mason Challenge Bluebill Drake and Hen Decoy Pair
Ca. 1910

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Special order roiund body Gavitt rigmates from upstate New York. Untouched, strong original paint. Drake has a neck crack on right side, some bill roughness, and a hairline on the right waterline. Hen has hairline back and bottom shrinkage cracks.

Acquired from John Delph 35 years ago and pictured in his "Factory Decoys" book, page 38 top. Similar example shown in "Mason Decoys," page 40, and other Gavitt rig examples in pages 45 and 47.

14" long.

ITEM # 19394