Rare vintage Nick Purdo Redhead Duck Decoy from Eastern Michigan Detroit/ St. This decoy was acquired from a private collector. Dating late 40s - early 1950s.I absolutely love the amazing patina - the story this old glory reveals. Please note how rare the redhead is - Nick carved numerous canvasbacks, but almost no redheads. The whole look, the lifelike head, and masterful carving make this old gunner one to cherish for generations. I verified the authenticity with Detroit experts.
Interesting note: I left the writing on the bottom because i thought it was really cool. The old gentleman I bought it from was convinced it was Ben Schmidt, and proudly write that on it.But it is not a Ben Schmidt. But I thought it added to the story to keep it. Please feel free to ask questions. I have other Michigan decoys to sell, and some from the St Clair/ Ontario regions. The pics are the best description. The decoy measures 1 long. The item "Vintage Redhead Duck Decoy Nick Purdo St. Clair/ Detroit Michigan Glass Eyes" is in sale since Sunday, May 2, 2021. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Hunting\Vintage Hunting\Duck Decoys". The seller is "upnorthhq" and is located in Romeo, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.