Hays duck with original paint and glass eyes that are ORIGINAL. This duck is a Superior model and elements that distinguish it from being a Mason decoy are its longer tail, narrower neck, and a head that sits higher from the body.
Hays decoys also had less detailed painting than the Masons but this hen has some nice touches like as the scalloped feathering on the chest. ORIGINAL LEAD WEIGHT AS SHOWING THE ORIGIN AS. Initials under the paint bottom.
ANY QUESTIONS >>> PLEASE ASK. The decoy is in good antique condition. Most of the paint is intact and appears to be original. The duck does show wear commensurate with age and use. This includes somewhat minor paint loss, chips, small gouges, and scratches.
She would make a fine addition for the collector. The item "Antique ORIGINAL HAYS Wing Teal duck decoy c1920, duck with paint and glass eye" is in sale since Friday, September 11, 2020. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Hunting\Vintage Hunting\Duck Decoys".
The seller is "sandstonelion" and is located in Saddle River, New Jersey. This item can be shipped worldwide.