Vintage Black Duck Drake Decoy, Possibly By Madison Mitchell. The decoy measures 16 1/2 inches long, 6 3/4 inches wide, overall height is 6 1/2 inches, head height is 31/2 inches above a slightly raised sloping neck seat. The head has painted eyes, with a neck crack, the head being very stable, with no movement.
The head is attached with 3 nails thru the head and 2 under the chin, and the weight is attached with 4 nails with a tie line staple driven across the the grain. There are minor shrink cracks in the body. There is a wood dowel in the breast, suggesting there may be a dowel attaching the head to the body and reinforced with a dowel. There is a flake chip at the end of the tail. This is a working decoy, with above average wear to the original scratch paint.The weight of the decoy is 4 pounds, It may be an Up The River model due to the size. The surface has some white paint spatter, obviously from sitting a work area.
The bottom has a letters JHS branded in the bottom. The item "Vintage Black Duck Drake Decoy, Possibly By Madison Mitchell" is in sale since Saturday, January 16, 2021. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Hunting\Vintage Hunting\Duck Decoys".
The seller is "twosist" and is located in Ashland, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.