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Oversized, solid cork, bluebill pair by the Humboldt Bay carving legend, Bill Pinches (Arcata, CA). Signed and dated 1982.
Black Brant #2
This old warhorse has seen some use on the rugged waters of California's North Coast. Solid carved redwood body and balsa head, circa 1940s. Measures 18" in length. Paint is a mix of original and old in-use repaint.
Black Brant #3
Folksy Pacific black brant circa 1950s from Eureka, CA. Solid carved redwood body and what appears to be root for the head/neck. The bill is held on with an old nail through the end. Paint is a mix of original and old in-use repaint. Measures 19" in length.
Black Brant #5
Solid carved redwood Pacific black brant from Humboldt Bay, CA circa 1940s. This is the same maker as pictured on page 631 of Wildfowl Decoys of California by Michael Miller. Paint is a mix of priginal and old in-use repaint. The tip of the bill is chipped. Measures 16.5" in length.