Certainly carved in the Schmidt School style, this over-sized drake Canvasback is a great working decoy form the region. An old tag on the bottom says John Rymal, though I have not been able to locate any information on such a carver. It reminds me more of a Snow Family decoys.
Nonetheless it is a very nice decoy complete with subtle wing carving and a great overall posture. Gunning wear as shown, tight small neck crack.
I have done my best to document this decoy through both the text above and the photographs. I will do my best to accommodate any and all requests. The decoy you are seeing is the exact one you will be getting, therefore, there should be no surprises if you have taken the time to scroll through all the photos and read the text. Unless the decoy is listed in 100% original paint, expect some old hunter touch-up. Almost every single decoy I have for sale was in fact a working decoy part of a larger rig and subject to typical gunning wear including rubs that were typically touched-up between hunting seasons as a way to pass the time during the off-season.Some of these decoys are more than 100 years old and over the course of many hunting seasons it is bound to happen. I say most because as you see some decoys will have a modest/fair-market reserve. Call it down-sizing if you will. If a decoy doesn't meet reserve, let's talk. NOTE: As with most sporting collectibles, along with being a great addition to a game room or home decor, vintage decoys have shown to be a sound investment that seldom decrease in value. Each decoy is truly a One-Of-A-Kind item as no two hand-carved decoys are exactly alike and with so few available decoys from each carver, as time passes, they will surely only increase in value.
Be sure to add my to your favorite sellers/searches. I have many more decoys to add from all regions including the Chesapeake Bay, Ontario, Quebec, Michigan, New York, Illinois, the St. The item "Excellent Michigan Schmidt School Magnum Drake Canvasback Decoy, John Rymal" is in sale since Sunday, November 1, 2020.
This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Hunting\Vintage Hunting\Duck Decoys". The seller is "dckhuntr" and is located in Butler, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.