Yellowlegs Mason Decoy Factory (1896-1924) Detroit, MI, c. 1910 11 in. long
Obtaining near mint Mason shorebirds with Mackey provenance is exceedingly difficult, making this yellowlegs a rare find.
This marks the first time that this decoy has been offered for sale in forty-five years. Outstanding original paint with minimal gunning wear.
Provenance: William J. Mackey, Jr. Collection K. Barry and Janet Sharpless Collection, acquired from the auction of the above, 1974
Literature: Richard A. Bourne Co., Inc., "Very Rare and Important American Bird Decoys from the Collection of the late William J. Mackey, Jr. of Belford, New Jersey," Hyannis, MA, Session IV, 1973, lot 41, exact decoy illustrated.
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