Wild Fowl Decoys

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2000 - Sports & Recreation - 151 pages
Joel Barber spent 20 years studying and collecting wild fowl decoys from Nova Scotia to North Carolina. Mr. Barber's authoratative volume is the only text written for the true collector and contains all there is to be known on the subject: how to recognize the locality from which a decoy comes, the world of famous decoy makers, the scarcity of certain types of decoys and more.

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While vintage decoys are fetching high prices as antiques, they began life as hunters' tools used to lure ducks from the sky to the dinner plate. Barber's 1934 volume has long been a standard for ... Read full review


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Joel Barber was a New York architect who spent 20 years studying and collecting wild fowl decoys. He is also the author of the Derrydale book Long Shore. His collection of decoys is now in Vermont's Shelburne Museum, where it forms the nucleus of the largest and most important public collection in the world.

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