This decoy exhibits Dolson Sr's classy style and form and simply yet effective paint detail. The heads of Dolson decoys are my personal favorite aspect, as the detail and form is exceptional. This decoy bears the correct RD brand in the bottom. Mostly all original, with the exception of an early neck crack/repair and some touch up.The rest of the paint is all original, and overall the decoy is very pleasing. These decoys don't come along very often, and when they do they are quick sellers. 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. Some information extracted form this book about Dolson is below. Roger Dolson lived and hunted in the Chatham area of Ontario Canada. Roger was a sousin of known carver Frank Dolson, but Roger carved in a more folky form.
There decoys are best told apart by looking at the brand on the bottom. 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 "Exceptional Classic Roger Dolson Drake Canasback Duck Decoy Branded RD Chatham" is in sale since Sunday, October 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.