Rare ANTIQUE blue bill Signed Cedar WARD BROTHERS duck decoy limited edition. This has been with me for about 40 years, when it first was given to my family. As you can see it is signed and dated 1972. Here is the info I got about it from a Ward Brothers expert. The decoy is a Ward.
The 1 of 50 is a series; they started to do 50 of every decoy they did. They never finished the series. It is carved of cedar and signed (legit)... If my memory is good I think they were doing the series for the duPonts. As you can see the decoy is in good shape, but the paint is not; it has crazed.This most likely happened because of the top coat of paint dried before the base (white) coat. The cedar wood can also produce the crazing, because of the oils in the wood. The item "Rare ANTIQUE blue bill Signed Cedar WARD BROTHERS duck decoy limited edition" is in sale since Saturday, February 8, 2020. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Hunting\Vintage Hunting\Duck Decoys". The seller is "loufer" and is located in Arlington, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.