Offered here for your consideration is a vintage full size goose decoy. The goose is big; from tail to beak is 24" or 2' long (two feet) and 9.5" wide across the wide part of the bottom.It is carved by the renown Ward Brothers, Lem & Steve Ward of Crisfield, MD. It is signed and dated-see pictures. It was a working decoy so it's not going to be perfect. It is 70 years old and was used for hunting so it shows signs of age and the fact it was used for hunting. The decoy was used for hunting and at one time had a weight on it. Again see pictures as it does have some rubs, bumps, scrapes, flaking paint, signs of age and all the normal things you'd find on a old working/hunting decoy. It is missing the weight which was probably removed so it would sit level. It is made of balsa word so it is not heavy.
A well-known local carver, RW Smoker, who does appraisals for the Ward Museum examined it. He assured me that it is the real deal. He is a very accomplished carver. It may have but the paint matches and it was like it is when Mr. Smoker is a more qualified opinion.The Ward Brothers did remarkable work and it's getting harder and harder to find. I don't believe this one is worth close to that much. You don't have to take my word for it. Just do an internet search and find out for yourself. The decoy can be seen locally if you'd like to make arrangements to stop by. Dont be afraid to make an offer! I will consider all offers. Thank you so much for your consideration and interest! I package all my items with care so that they will arrive safely. I have no control over the price the post office charges. So if I do make a mistake please forgive me don't mark the feedback left for me down.
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