Reg Bloom Drake Bluebill Decoys. An exceptional example of Reg Bloom's work, this drake bluebill is an excellent find.Carved in the Nichol School style, this drake has excellent detail to both the body, back, head, and bill and is painted expertly with vermiculation detail and crisp transitions. Bloom is well-known for his Davey Nichol style duck decoys, and this is about as good as they get if you are looking for minty example. Essentially mint with very minimal wear, as shown in the photos. 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. Reg Bloom was a carving from the Smith Falls region of Ontario who carved decoys in the Nichol style.
His decoys are highly collectible as Bloom was an expert painter and master carver who was able to replicate real birds in wood. 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 Reg Bloom Kingston, Ontario Drake Bluebill Duck Decoy, Nichol School" is in sale since Sunday, January 6, 2019. 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.