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17 FINE PAIR OF BLUEBILLS by the Wildfowler Decoy Co., Old Saybrook, CT. Both in excellent original
paint showing very light in-use wear. Both retain full bottom keels with weights and crisp brands. Hen’s bottom
painted silver. For similar examples see Wildfowler Decoys by Cowan & LaFountain. 250-350

18 RARE STANDING HERRING GULL by the Wildfowler Decoy Co., Pt. Pleasant, NJ. Excellent original
paint and condition. Mounted atop realistic feet on a custom painted base. Split tail carving. Head turned very
slightly right. Paint by William Keim, Neptune City, NJ. For information, see Wildfowler Decoys by Cowan and
LaFountain. 300-400

19 PINTAIL DRAKE by the Wildfowler Decoy Co., Pt. Pleasant, NJ. Excellent original paint and condition
showing light in-use wear. Retains full bottom keel and crisp brand. 75-125

20 RARE REDHEAD DRAKE by the Wildfowler Decoy Co., possibly Old Saybrook, CT. Very good original
paint and structural condition with bottom board. Full bottom keel. Shows signs of in-use wear. 150-200

21 PAIR OF MALLARDS by the Wildfowler Decoy Co., Pt. Pleasant, NJ. Very good original paint and condition
with minor gunning wear. Both retain bottom keels. The drake with a strong brand. 200-250

22 TWO WIDGEON DRAKES by The Wildfowler Decoy Co., Old Saybrook, CT. Both retain very good original
paint showing some in-use wear and rubs. One with some staining. Both retain full keels and brands. For literature
and photographs see Wildfowler Decoys by Cowan and La Fountain, pgs. 36 and 61. It can be noted that these decoys are from a rig of 20 recently found in Chillmark, Martha’s Vineyard. They were last used in the 1950s. 300-400

23 RARE GULL by The Wildfowler Decoy Co., Pt. Pleasant, NJ. Superior model of hollow-carved pine, in excellent original paint with weighted gunning keel. For information and an illustration, see pg. 101 of Wildfowler Decoys
by Cowan and LaFountain. Made circa 1962. 200-300

24 EARLY GRAY-BACK GULL by the Wildfowler Decoy Co., Pt. Pleasant, NJ. Near-mint original paint and
unused condition. Hollow construction. Wing separation. Retains early ink factory stamp. For information see
Wildfowler Decoys by Cowan and LaFountain. 200-300