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Goldeneye Drake Decoy, Clark C. Madara (1883-1953)

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Goldeneye Drake Decoy, Clark C. Madara (1883-1953)
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Goldeneye Drake
Clark C. Madara (1883-1953)
Pitman, NJ, c. 1915
15 3/4 in. long

An outstanding slightly swimming whistler by one of New Jersey’s top decoy makers. Indeed, this exact bird was selected for Jim Doherty's "Classic New Jersey Decoys." Stamped "DSC" on the bottom. Marked "NGH" for Nelson G. Holloway, a famed clay-target shooter and a member of the Bishops Head Gun Club in Maryland.
Original paint with gunning wear and a tight neck crack.

Provenance: Nelson G. Holloway Rig, hunted at Bishops Head Gun Club
Jim and Deb Allen Collection
Dave and Jean Campbell Collection
Private Collection

Literature: James R. Doherty, "Classic New Jersey Decoys," Louisville, KY, p. 163, pl. 342, exact decoy illustrated.
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Goldeneye Drake Decoy, Clark C. Madara (1883-1953)

Estimate $3,000 - $4,000
Mar 05, 2022
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Starting Price $1,500
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0302: Goldeneye Drake Decoy, Clark C. Madara (1883-1953)
Sold for $1,8004 Bids
Est. $3,000 - $4,000Starting Price $1,500
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Mar 05, 2022 10:00 AM EST
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Goldeneye Drake
Clark C. Madara (1883-1953)
Pitman, NJ, c. 1915
15 3/4 in. long

An outstanding slightly swimming whistler by one of New Jersey’s top decoy makers. Indeed, this exact bird was selected for Jim Doherty's "Classic New Jersey Decoys." Stamped "DSC" on the bottom. Marked "NGH" for Nelson G. Holloway, a famed clay-target shooter and a member of the Bishops Head Gun Club in Maryland.
Original paint with gunning wear and a tight neck crack.

Provenance: Nelson G. Holloway Rig, hunted at Bishops Head Gun Club
Jim and Deb Allen Collection
Dave and Jean Campbell Collection
Private Collection

Literature: James R. Doherty, "Classic New Jersey Decoys," Louisville, KY, p. 163, pl. 342, exact decoy illustrated.
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