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A vintage matched pair of 1950s “Helbig?” magnum hollow mallards in good condition. MARK GREENIG/RECORD

Mark Greenig: Dealing with duck decoys of unknown origin

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The market for vintage duck decoys with proper heritage and visual appeal remains strong. Decoys such as Masons’, Perdew, Stevens’, Pratt, Crowell and others can cost you thousands of dollars. Many in the five figure category and up. The last time I checked, the world record for a wooden bird was $1.14 million. However, there are a multitude of vintage duck decoys with unknown origin which are quite valuable to many collectors.

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