Putting some of my decoy collection up for sale so please take a look. THESE DECOYS: This is a really nice looking pair of red breasted merganser decoys by Captain Richard E. Belote, 87 of Lewes, Delaware (and also Willis Wharf, Virginia). Captain Belote has been a consistent award winning carver at the Wards World Championship of Waterfowl Carving Competition in Ocean City Maryland.Although he began carving in 1951, this pair are of more recent vintage and probably not carved at the same time to be a matched pair. The decoys are hollow bodied with something small inside that rattles if they are shaken - a common carving technique used to verify a hollow body. CONDITION: Use the multiple pictures to assess condition. All original paint with nice detail and bill carving, most likely just as they looked when he finished them. These are nice sized decoys as well. Dimensions i n Inches (Length by Width by Height) and Weight in Lbs-Oz. Drake - approximately 19 x 5.5 x 6 inches ; 1 Lb - 13 oz.
Hen - approximately 16 x 4.5 x 8 inches; 1 Lb - 13 oz. The item will be carefully and securely packaged. Your satisfaction is my guarantee. The item "Great Pair Merganser Decoys signed Capt R. Belote Lewes DE &Willis Wharf VA" is in sale since Thursday, May 28, 2020.This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Hunting\Vintage Hunting\Duck Decoys". The seller is "mrsciguy" and is located in Milford, Delaware. This item can be shipped worldwide.