Cigar Daisey is known as one of the premier carvers of Chincoteague and his carvings are highly collectable. This is a prime example of his great work. He was the son of Herbert Lee Daisey and Emma Jane Daisey. He lived and worked in. Virginia, and was the resident carver at the.
His decoy carvings are recognized for both their artistic value and functionality as working pieces for. And often crafted in drake (male) and hen (female) pairs. He had carved about 1900 ducks in total and he generally used cork or wood as his medium.
He carved his first duck out of balsa wood in 1940 at his father's wood shop. Has his works in their collection. He was given his nickname in 1945 by John Buckalew, Federal Game Warden and first manager of the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge because Daisy would leave cigar butts to taunt game wardens while poaching ducks on. Later in life, Daisey was an avid. One of the most valuable pieces he had ever made was a pintail in 1973, as a present for his wife.
That was the only fully decorative decoy he had ever made, and was featured in National Geographic magazine, June 1980, page 826. The item "Cigar Daisey of Chincoteague Wooden Duck Decoy / Decoys" is in sale since Sunday, December 30, 2018. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Hunting\Vintage Hunting\Duck Decoys". The seller is "virginiacollectables" and is located in Chincoteague Island, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.