Here is a rare and hard-to-find mallard duck decoy, hand-crafted by an artist at the Boyds Collection Ltd. This all wood mallard decoy is hand painted in a antiqued-style coloration, with skillful brush strokes. He has glass eyes and a smooth body.
This decoy was part of the Boyds Classic Group that was produced between 1982 and 1987. The Boyds Collection Ltd started with antique reproductions and duck decoys. Later, the company went into the plush business with the famous Boyds Bears. The decoys are highly collected and prized.
This mallard drake decoy is in very good condition. There are no chips or broken places; there is a small nick in the dark red body area, but it is not very noticeable. The bottom has the Boyds logo burned into the wood, along with the artist's signature.
This Boyds decoy is referenced in the "Boyds Tracker: The Boyds Collection Ltd" by Ron and Kristy Northman, copyright 2003. In this book, this decoy is valued at $295.00.
SIZE: 12 inches length
Classic Group: Mallard Drake #7012A