Canada Goose Decoy Hand Made and Painted - Dated 1987
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This handsome Canada goose was hand carved and beautifully painted in natural plumage by William Schneck of Ramsey, New Jersey, in 1987. Naming his company "Bill's Bird Carvings," he sold his display decoys of waterbirds and shorebirds at shows in the Northeast. This carving is marked by hand on the unpainted bottom "Canada Goose 1987" accompanied by a hand-drawn icon of a water bird. It also bears the stamp Bill used, with "Bill's Bird Carvings" and his address and phone number. There are three round felt pads on the bottom to protect surfaces.
The decoy carving is 1/3 to 1/4 size of an actual Canada goose, measuring about 10 inches long from bill to tail, 4 1/4 inches wide across the breast and 6 inches tall to the top of the head. The eyes are glass and it weighs slightly less than a pound. Since a male Canada goose is no different in coloration or markings from the female, this decoy could represent either. It's in very good condition, with a few minor dents in the wood, and it's a very collectible carving.