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1. Decoys
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a) Canvas Bag: With drawstring, approx. 46 cm. L; writing on both sides "12 Bodies Only - Johnson's Folding Fiber Board Ducks Decoys - A Thoroughly Practical and Effective Decoy that Weighs Ounces Instead of Pounds - The Decoy Question is settled" - Mallards b-g) 6 Hen Mallards: Info on fold out on bottom of decoy regarding instructions on how to use; "Manufactured by Wm. R. Johnson Co. Inc. - 72 Columbia Street, Seattle, Wash. U.S.A. - Price 55 cents each with float - 35 cents each without float"; condition fair - faded, worn from use h-j) 3 Drake Mallards: Same description as on Hens above; tip of beak to tip of tail - 41 cm L.; condition same as Hens.
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2. Decoy, Goose -- early 20th century.
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cut-out goose decoy; flat; silhouette; remnants of white paint at throat and tail; wooden stake split in middle into which decoy has been slipped and nailed; remainder of stake under decoy tapers to point.
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3. Decoy, Brant -- Slim Knickerbocker. -- c. 1960's.
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Oval; hollow body; rough finish with minimal shaping; flat bottom; rounded sides; pointed tail extension; separately carved head and neck nailed to body; leather lead nailed, c.f. base; rectangular lead weight screwed to base bottom; label, base: "Slim Knickerbocker, this decoy from Bruce R. Ledingham's rig"; Black painted cedar, entire.
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4. Decoy floats
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a) Canvas Bag: With drawstring; approx. 39 cm. L; writing on both sides "12 Floats - Johnson's Folding Fibre Board, Duck Decoys"; same as wording on DE1985.108.1a, but not Mallards. b-f) 5 wooden floats for decoys to sit on; they have weights on bottom; 25 x 12cm
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5. Decoy / Hunting Vest -- 1930s.
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Tan canvas; 12 pockets for decoys (6 front and 6 back); the two bottom corners of each pocket are open and there is a scoop cut out of each pocket along the front top edge (these openings are presumably to fit neck and tail? of decoys- donor thought head down, tail up); vest is simply a front and back attached at shoulders - there are no sides except string ties.
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6. Decoy -- Wm. R. Johnson Co. Ltd. -- c. 1940's.
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a) Drake decoy; printed fiberboard with a wax coating; flat silhouette; fold-out base; stapled together along top edges; instructions for use in blue printing, base; "Johnson's folding fiberboard decoys", etc.; green, brown, yellow, white printed fiberboard, entire. b) Wood flotation device; flat; rectangular; rounded end, front; hole pierced, c.f. edge; cylindrical metal wire with round lead weight attached, stapled to base.
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7. Decoy -- Wm. R. Johnson Co. Ltd. -- c. 1940's.
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a) Drake decoy; printed fiberboard with a wax coating; flat silhouette; fold-out base; stapled together along top edges; instructions for use in blue printing, base; "Johnson's folding fiberboard decoys", etc.; green, brown, yellow, white printed fiberboard, entire. b) Wood flotation device; flat; rectangular; rounded end, front; hole pierced, c.f. edge; cylindrical metal wire with round lead weight attached, stapled to base
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8. Decoy -- Wm. R. Johnson Co. Inc. -- c. 1940's.
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a) Hen decoy; printed fiberboard with a wax coating; flat silhouette; fold-out base; stapled together along top edges; instructions for use in blue printing, base; "Johnson's folding fiberboard decoys", etc.; green, brown, yellow, white printed fiberboard, entire.
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9. Decoy -- John R. Wells. -- c. 1920s.
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Canvasback (?) duck decoy; carved wood body; glass eyes; "J.R.W. / MAKER" stamped into bottom of decoy
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10. Decoy (Brant) and anchor
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a) Decoy: Oval; hollow body; extended tail; base nailed to body; carved head and neck nailed to body; black painted body; white tail and stripe at neck; leather lead, base front; rectangular metal weight embossed "T.H.O.", base; "T.H.O." carved, base; "1948" picked in nail holes, base; b) Weight: triangular lead anchor tied to a length of white cotton seine twine and tied to leather leader; painted red cedar, entire.
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