It is very old, factory carved, and made with a yellow bill and features a solid wood body with holes on the bottom where a weight would be indicating its a true working decoy. It appears to be unsigned but is stamped signed, Victor. With declining numbers, they are currently endangered and facing possible extinction in the near future. While the early Animal Trap Co.The longest producer of hunting decoys, the Animal Trap Company of North America began producing in 1848. After World War I, the company began producing wooden duck decoys. Animal Traps are known for the unique carving pattern.
These stamps also indicated where the decoy was made. Production in Pascagoula, Mississippi began in 1939 and continued through 1949.
This information was from the unlimited ducks website, one of the experts on Victor Decoys. The form and style is looks great for an early US factory decoy. It is in good condition for age with many imperfections and areas of wear from usage appropriate to age.Please see all photos and make offers accordingly. This decoy measures roughly 14 1/8" long, the body is 6 1/8" tall, and it is about 5 wide. A very unusual styled high quality decoy and a extraordinary piece of early American Folk Art, a great decoy for any collection. Please see my other auctions for more early pieces of Americana and folk art including two more very early decoys I have decided to sell from my personal collection acquired over the last 35 years in the antiques business. The item "Animal Trap Co. 1918-1938, Rare Endangered Spectacled Eider" is in sale since Friday, June 23, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Primitives". The seller is "wolfmarksales" and is located in Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica.