A great example of Cliff Avann decoy carvings complete with great form/posture and his paint. In all original condition, this pair is very easy on the eyes with active head postures that look like they are alertly swimming.A great pair to add to any collection as they are in excellent condition. All original and as shown.
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. He carved decoys for more than 60 years and started carving out of necessity.
Simply put, he started out carving to build his own decoy rig for hunting, but that later morphed into a business making decoys for other hunters. More info and some great examples of Avann's work can be seen on the book "Ontario Decoys" by Bernie Gates. 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 Pair of Cliff Avann Bluebill Duck Decoys All Original Ontario Canada" is in sale since Sunday, August 9, 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.