Neat old Bernard Ohnmact decoy. From around the Lafayette, Indiana area.
Ohnmact took great pride in the construction of his unique decoys. Constructed of cork & then painstakingly coated with a plastic type material. Spot on bottom, Photo is close up so you can see peel back of the construction.... He bagged every decoy so most survived in great condition.
Ohnmact was ahead of his time... A Duck Hunter just trying to find a better way & his worked. I think you can find information, other photos on the web & possible info on its value. Reasonable offers to be considered. He was a duck hunter & kept live ducks on his property.You can see the detail in the feather painting, he was likely actually looking at a live bird when painting, detail feathering as good as any maker. He championed & masteref the feathering of a hen mallard. Photo of a successful duck hunt and Ohnmact holding some of his decoys on last photo. See listing photo of the brass looking attachment on the bottom. This made the decoys have more movement in the wind & "come alive" on the water....
Ohnmact was granted/awarded patent for his inovation. Photo Added with a penny to show the size of the Bottom that was peeled back. Other decoys, vintage hunting items may be listed, check them out.
Be Safe & healthy, Have a great day. The item "Vintage Duck Decoy Rare Ohnmact Decoy Indiana" is in sale since Friday, March 13, 2020. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Hunting\Vintage Hunting\Duck Decoys".The seller is "bigbuks200" and is located in Columbia, Missouri. 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, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.