April 19, 2017 (aged 89). Black duck by Cigar Daisey. Delbert Lee "Cigar" Daisey March 6, 1928. Known as "Cigar" Daisey , was an American.
He was the son of Herbert Lee Daisey and Emma Jane Daisey. He was born, lived and worked in Chincoteague. Virginia, and was the resident carver at the Refuge Waterfowl Museum. His decoy carvings are recognized for both their artistic value and functionality as working pieces for waterfowl hunting.
His works include black ducks. And often crafted in drake (male) and hen (female) pairs. He had carved about 1900 ducks in total and he generally used cork or wood as his medium.He carved his first duck out of balsa wood in 1940 at his father's wood shop. Has his works in their collection. He was given his nickname in 1945 by John Buckalew, Federal Game Warden and first manager of the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge because Daisy would leave cigar butts to taunt game wardens while poaching ducks on Assateague Island. Later in life, Daisey was an avid conservationist. One of the most valuable pieces he ever made was a pintail. In 1973, as a present for his wife. That was the only fully decorative decoy he had ever made, and was featured in National Geographic.
Magazine, June 1980, page 826. The item "HOLLOW DRAKE BLUEBILLDELBERT CIGAR DAISY1928-2017, CHINCOTEAGUE, VIRGINA" is in sale since Saturday, August 24, 2019. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Hunting\Vintage Hunting\Duck Decoys". The seller is "chippewa53" and is located in Pigeon, Michigan.
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