This completely illustrated book thoroughly covers the bird decoys of the American Mid-Atlantic region. The photographs are clear, allowing the reader to identify details. Woven through the text are historical facts that help date hand-made decoys of antique, as well as modern, origin. There is an explanation of how weights are used in decoys and how condition affects value. After a full discussion of the decoys, Mr. Fleckenstein includes suggestions on repairing decoys, a complete list of makers, and recommended reading.
Mr. Fleckenstein has collected decoys since boyhood when he hunted with his father in the Chesapeake Bay area. He now runs a business in antiques and decoys and has an impressive fund of source material gleaned from his frequent conversations with decoy carvers, Bay River men, fishermen, hunters and local historians.


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