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Decoys - North America's One Hundred Greatest

Antique decoys are among the hottest collectibles in the nation right now. With prime specimens commanding prices reaching well into the six-figure range, collectors see them as both an investment and a status symbol. Everybody wants them, but few can own the real thing. Loy Harrell, one of North America's pre-eminent decoy authorities, has crossed the country to gather photographs and information on the most valuable and sought-after decoys. This full-colour masterpiece displays the greatest decoys of a bygone era, tells about their history and in some cases discusses their value. One of the specimens went for more than 600,000 dollars at a Sotheby's auction. Hunting, antique and waterfowl enthusiasts will want this book not only as a display of great artwork, but also as a valuable reference tool for these American treasures.

Hardcover: 208 pages

Publisher: Krause Publications (September 1, 2000)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0873419219

ISBN-13: 978-0873419215

Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 12.2 x 0.7 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #1,136,160 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #37 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Sports Memorabilia & Cards > Sports Memorabilia #157 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Art #1052 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Antiques Care & Reference > Reference

I purchased this book because I have an interest in Early made decoys. There were many to choose from and I decided on this one. Being a collector of many different area's of interest in Antiques, I have purchased a few Antique Decoys but knew little about their Origin or Rarity.The Book here was helpful with very large color pictures, good text and displayed 100 'Best" Decoys. While I will no doubt purchase other books on the subject, this one here will be often used while reviewing potential "Purchases" I would assume that any collector would find this book helpful with great untouched carved birds in their untouched state in fine fitting settings.

I found this book one of the most inspirational books for a carver that is interested in wildfoul carving.My friends that do not carve enjoyed the book for the pictures and history.I would definitely suggest it to anyone,it makes a good coffee table and reference book.

This book was done very well,I liked the information about the decoys and the carvers who did each decoy and the pictures were taken with alot of different feeling towards each bird. Well done Loy

This is a great book to view some fascinating decoys. I only wished that the text would go into more detail. Overall this is a great decoy book

Lucious, outstanding photos of these magnificent decoys. I'm a collector and a carver, and this book is a beautiful addition to my library.

Beautiful book. Gives you a really great close-up of many major collectible decoys. I could look at this all day.

This book gives one a visual sense of the history of Decoy Art. Well worth the money; great coffee table book.

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