Flying Yellowlegs Shorebird Decoy

Unusual carving of a flying yellowlegs shorebird with impressed signature by Herbert Randall, known as "the last of the Seabrook carvers" from Seabrook, New Hampshire.  Randall, who died in 1971, began carving working decoys in the era of shorebird hunting and continued carving decoratives thereafter.  Some flying decoys were used to simulate a bird landing or taking off and this decoy has nail eyes, which were used by Randall on his earlier birds. There is minor wear and a small old age crack in the breast.  Hard to know if it began life as a working decoy or was made as a decorative.  The mount could well be later.  Apprx. 10" long from tail to bill tip with 14" wingspan. More photos available upon request.  (BU-37)

Price: $395
 
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Flying Yellowlegs Shorebird Decoy

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