Rare Branded Toronto School Brant Decoy. A very interesting decoy in a species that I have never seen from Toronto, a brant goose.
Decoy is branded BENT on both the back and the bottom and decoy is hollow, with an inset bottom board. The only other Ontario decoys I have seen with this type of bottom board are decoys made by the Nichol family, not D. Decoy has some of the provenance on the bottom of the decoys and is said to be from the early 1900's. On top of all of this, it is an exceptional decoy for any collector!Very pleasing and I expect paint is a mixture of original and hunter's working paint with perhaps some later touch-up. 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. Unknown carver, but absolutely exceptional. Great form, paint, and being hollow is a great addition. 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 "RARE Toronto School Hollow Brant Duck Decoy Excellent Provenance Branded BENT" is in sale since Monday, October 26, 2020. 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.