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The keel and loop are in place, and the bottom is branded ACA for Adam Charles Anger. Addie Nichol, Smith Falls, Ont., OBW12 Important 12" long Drake Redhead by old time Smith Falls, Ontario carver Addie Nichol, uncle of well known carver Davey Nichol.
Alain Mac Donald, Riquad, Quebec, Canada This is a great example of the work of Alain Mac Donald of Riqaud Quebec.
Amateur Savoie, Neguoc, NB, Canada Circa 1959 rare half duck decorative decoy by famed New Brunswick carver Amateur "Mat" Savoie (1896-1983).
Although Savoie carved between 6-7,000 decoys in his busy carving career, he carved less than 100 of these very interesting folky 1/2 ducks! Great notes in the hand of the carver scribed on the non painted side. Walter Ruppel Attributed, Sheboygon, Wisconsin M26 Half size cork black duck decoy attributed to Walter Ruppel of Sheboygon, Wisconsin.
Some minor rubs to the paint as shown attributed to age.
This carving has a rounded body style and great carving of especially the tail.