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Metal Crow Decoy

Metal Crow Decoy
Metal Crow Decoy

Metal Crow Decoy

Metal Crow Decoy

Metal Crow Decoy

Metal Crow Decoy


I must confess that I know very little about this piece other than that it is a crow which, I am sure, was used as a decoy.  

Made out of thin sheet metal and measuring 16 inches long from tip of beak to tip of tail, 8 ¾ inches tall (with base add another  2 ¼ inches) and is about 6 inches wide with wings extended.  This crow’s wings collapse (one folding up the other down) to lay flat against its body for storage.  There is a spring on the base used to adjust height.  It is in excellent condition with some minor rusting attendant with age and use.

I am assuming this is a manufactured piece, although I can’t seem to find it in the Herter’s catalogue.  I also am assuming it dates to the first half of the 20th C but it could be earlier. 

What I know is that I just love old crows and this one was part of my collection.  I haven’t seen too many others like it.  I just love the simplicity of shape and form.

Price: SOLD


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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.

Taxes:
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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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