Mason Decoys, A Complete Pictorial Guide, Updated Version

Mason Decoys, A Complete Pictorial Guide, Updated Version

Mason Decoys, A Complete Pictorial Guide, Updated Version

Mason Decoys, A Complete Pictorial Guide, Updated Version



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This will be an instant favorite and a most valuable addition for all who collect or simply admire Mason decoys. The extensive, professional quality color photographs of the better available examples of the various species, styles and grades provide a definitive, visually enhanced, reference work.
Russ and Alan have been dedicated Mason students and collectors for thirty years and have been dealers with a special interest in Masons for the last two decades. Their vast, nationwide network of contacts among collectors with similar interests has given them the best possible photographic access and knowledge of existing or surviving specimens. Alan's extensive professional travels have afforded him an unique opportunity to visit more collectors and collections than any one person I have met. This impeccable background and their academic approach allows the authors to speak with unequaled authority on the subject.
In this book they share some newly uncovered information on multiple facets of the Mason story. New information fuels speculation, discussion and general interest and should further enhance the popularity and mystique of Masons - the undisputed royalty of factory-made bird decoys.
Includes full color photographs of all the species and grades of decoys that the Mason factory produced during their 30 years of production.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150052215
Publisher: Decoy Magazine
Publication date: 12/15/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 176
File size: 17 MB
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About the Author

Russ J. Goldberger is a well-regarded dealer and collector in quality antique decoys with over 36 years experience. He is the third generation from his family to participate actively in the antiques and art business. It was this acquired appreciation of form and surface, coupled with a love of the water and waterfowl, that attracted Russ to decoy collecting. Russ, originally from Long Island, New York, spent most of his business career in the Midwest. Russ and his wife Karen have lived in New Hampshire for 24 years where their business, RJG Antiques, offers quality antique decoys, folk art, American country furniture and accessories in their original painted surfaces. They have a large antique and decoy gallery in their home, available by appointment. Russ had had the pleasure of working with most of the major decoy collectors. He believes that "Masons are unrivaled from a design craftsman ship, collectibility and value standpoint"
Alan G. Haid is well known as a collector and author in the field of classic antique waterfowl decoys. He and his wife Elaine have actively collected decoys for more than 46 years. His first book, "Decoys of the Mississippi Flyway." published in 1981, is the definitive work on that area. He was the decoy columnist for Sporting Classics magazine from 1982 to 1989. His writings and interviews have appeared in North American Decoys, Wildfowl Carving and Collecting, Decoy Hunter, The American Sporting Collector's Handbook and Hunting and Fishing Collectibles. Alan has always appreciated the exceptional quality of Mason decoys. He made the presentation, "The Mason Decoy Factory, 1896-1924: Undisputed Royalty of Factory Made Bird Decoys," at the day-long seminar at Sotheby's in conjunction with the McCleery auction in January 2000. Alan and Elaine live in Connecticut and dealers of quality decoys on a full-time basis.
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