I have some nice decoys for sale so please take a look. This decoy also happens tohave been made in 2004 and it certainly exemplies Mr. Flawlessly hollow bodied with the typical NJ style inletted lead weight, the sleek style in reminiscent of the legendary Hurley Conklin.The paint patterning is cleverly done to emulate a feathered look. The bottom has Rhodes' unique DR brand with his fingerprint inside the D. Also on the bottom is his signature and 2004. Use the multiple pictures to assess condition. Dimensions i n Inches (Length by Width by Height) and Weight in Lbs-Oz.
Approximately: 15.5 x 5.5 x 7 inches ; Weight: 1 pounds 7` ounces. Some background information from the Tuckerton NJ Seaport & Baymen's Museum webpage about Mr.
A resident of Absecon, NJ, David Rhodes was born in Ontario, Canada to English parents who immigrated to the Atlantic City area. Rhodes grew up around the fishing docks of Gardiners Basin and the jetties of Absecon Inlet, where he fished for black bass, tuag, and bluefish.
Rving decoys after returning from service in the U. Air Force in Korea to find his store-bought decoys missing.
He taught himself to carve, first a few crude ducks, then later shorebird carvings, which became his specialty. His first tools and material were an old hunting knife, a coping saw, and pieces of driftwood from the beach.Although Rhodes carves everything from sandpipers to egrets, his favorite is the curlew, which resembles a large sandpiper. Rhodes is a noted carver, featured in Henry Fleckenstein's book Shore Bird Decoys. David Rhodes is currently retired from Wheaton, Inc. Of Millville, NJ where he served as artist-designer-photographer for over thirty years. In 2004 he was named Carver of the Year by the New Jersey Decoy Collectors Association. The item will be carefully and securely packaged. Your satisfaction is my guarantee.
This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Hunting\Vintage Hunting\Duck Decoys". The seller is "mrsciguy" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.