The Earliest Mason Challlenge Decoys You Will Find!
Ca. 1895, Representing A Transition Between Challenge and Standard Grades to Follow

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A pair of redheads and a broadbill drake with glass eyes and incised bill carving characteristic of Mason Challenge decoys. Bodies and paint patterns are more closely associated with Standard Grade decoys.

Broadbill drake has Tackeye paint patterns. Redhead drake and hen have classic Glasseye paint. The redhead drake is a one-of-a-kind handmade decoy with a carved inset neck seat and an unusually shaped tail. All are in bone dry, untouched original paint.

Exact redhead hen and broadbill drake are pictured in our "Mason Decoys" book, page 155.

Each about 13" long.

ITEM # 20594