Very early (pre-WWII) hollow carved (chest plugs) pintail pair by Bill Neal (Black Point, CA), ca. It is very difficult to find Bill Neal decoys this early.
These examples are in worn but original paint. The underside of the tails are quite concaved. It is possible this could have been done at a later date.
For additional information on this important early California decoy maker. Old wooden decoys duck decoy vintage hunting.The item "Bill Neal Pintail Pair Duck Hunting Decoys Decoy Wood Carved 1939 RARE" is in sale since Saturday, May 22, 2021. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Hunting\Vintage Hunting\Duck Decoys". The seller is "bayduckhunter" and is located in Newcastle, California.
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