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Two painted eye original paint Mason duck decoys. On the left is a hen blue bill. The other bird is a drake canvasback, and both are highly collectible. Mark Greenig/Record

Mark Greenig: Those marvelous Mason decoys

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Most decoy collectors will agree Mason duck decoys, of Detroit, Mich., are the most collectible of all factory decoys. The decoys are elegant in design, visually appealing, well constructed and readily available. Put those all together and you have the “perfect storm” in the decoy collecting arena. Let’s get into detail on Mason decoys, with special emphasis this week on their painted eye grade economy model.


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