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Old Tin Black -bellied Plover Decoy

Old Tin Black -bellied Plover Decoy
Old Tin Black -bellied Plover Decoy
Old Tin Black -bellied Plover Decoy
Old Tin Black -bellied Plover Decoy
Old Tin Black -bellied Plover Decoy
While I will be the first to admit that I don’t know an awful lot about decoys, I do know folk art and what appeals to me as such. Over the years I’ve amassed a small collection of these tin shorebird decoys because I love the way they are painted as no two are ever alike it seems.

This particular one measures 10 inches in body length and 5 ½ inches tall (without the stand). Its condition is that of a working decoy so there is chipping of paint and some oxidation in spots as well as a bend in it s beak. The paint itself appears to be its original guise. I do not believe it was ever repainted. Age: Late 19th/early 20th C. Origin: Southern New Jersey.

These look great either hanging from a rig, or perched on a robin’s egg blue clock shelf!

Price: SOLD

The items featured here are a small sampling of our inventory. If you are looking for a particular item, it may be in the shop so don't hesitate to contact me. Also, do check the photos under the "Shop & Shows" feature page, as you may spot an item in one of them that speaks to your collecting sensibility.

Also, don't hesitate to ask for more photos of a piece..Or ask as many questions as you like about it.

Terms and Conditions of Sale:

Personal checks, money orders, cashiers checks. Personal checks require a 7 business day bank clearance period. Unless prior arrangements have been made, payment must be received within 7 days or item will be re-offered for sale.

I guarantee all items to be as described. I try to be as thorough and meticulous in my descriptions as possible, and will gladly send additional photos as well as answer any questions about a piece in order to avoid return of merchandise.

In the event there is a discrepancy with respect to an item's representation, I must be notified within 48 hours of receipt of the piece. Upon notification, and my approval, the item must be returned within 7 days in the condition it was received in order to receive a refund less shipping and insurance.

Pennsylvania residents must pay 6% sales tax unless they possess a valid resale number.

Shipping and Handling:
Purchaser is responsible for all shipping, handling and insurance costs. I ship via the best and lowest priced carrier for the piece. Pickup of items at The Black Angus in Adamstown, Pennsylvania is a possibility depending on circumstances.

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