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Really nice blocks Nick. Glad they landed in the hands of someone who hunts. My dads cousins have a few individual birds hand carved. None live in hunting homes. They get admired on every visit.
All the best with your new birds.
Bob
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As of today 2-7-22. There are a pair of CECIL ANGER, Bluebills for auction at http://www.decoysforsale.com

The website is by G&D auction house.











"Art does not reproduce what is visible - but makes things visible." ~ Paul Klee, artist, 1920
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Vince Pagliaroli wrote:

As of today 2-7-22. There are a pair of CECIL ANGER, Bluebills for auction at http://www.decoysforsale.com

The website is by G&D auction house.


I have been watching those intently, hoping the price stays in my realm especially with the US dollar and shipping back to Canada. Nick, your decoys are really nice!

My collection focuses on the Dunnville area (where Anger resided), and am fortunate to have a few Anger knock offs and one Cecil Anger.

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Mark,
I have a hen Bufflehead I picked up at the Pointe Mouillee festival a number of years ago.
It was carved by Thircul Church from Port Dover, Ontario. Are you familiar with him or his decoys?

RVZ
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Question about the relation of Cecil Anger to Ken Anger. The Description On G&D says Cecil was the son of Ken Anger. Ken Anger was a life long Bachelor.
Ken Anger was born in 1905 and Ceil was born in 1900. So that does not make sense. Any one no who Cecil was to Ken Anger?

Tom
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Ken Anger?s decoys are hollow, crafted of two thick laminated red cedar boards. Anger joined the upper and lower pieces with glue and then drove a wood screw in either side to keep the pieces from shifting while drying. Afterwards, Anger removed the screws, filled in the holes, and inadvertently gave his decoys a unique identity. His cousin Cecil left the screws in and uncovered- the best way to identify either man?s work.



Mr. Ford's previous post.











"Art does not reproduce what is visible - but makes things visible." ~ Paul Klee, artist, 1920
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Thanks Vince, For posting Mr Ford's explanation.
Tom
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Tom your welcome. I learned from Mr. Ford's post as well.



Best regards
Vince











"Art does not reproduce what is visible - but makes things visible." ~ Paul Klee, artist, 1920
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Rod VanZile wrote:
Mark,
I have a hen Bufflehead I picked up at the Pointe Mouillee festival a number of years ago.
It was carved by Thircul Church from Port Dover, Ontario. Are you familiar with him or his decoys?

RVZ

I?m not familiar with that carver. A quick search shows a can he carved in the late 80s sold at auction for couple hundred bucks. There are a couple good facebook groups about Ontario Decoys if you want to find out more about him. Search ?Canadian Decoy and Outdoor Collectible Association? and ?Southern Ontario, St. Clair Flats & Toronto School Decoys.? I?d love to see some photos if you want to send them through PM or here, I don?t want to derail Nick?s post.


thomas wilkins wrote:
Question about the relation of Cecil Anger to Ken Anger. The Description On G&D says Cecil was the son of Ken Anger. Ken Anger was a life long Bachelor.
Ken Anger was born in 1905 and Ceil was born in 1900. So that does not make sense. Any one no who Cecil was to Ken Anger?

Tom

I noticed that sibling comment on G & D, I have also seen it listed that Ken and Cecil were brothers. Based on my research and discussions with Dunnville locals, they were cousins.
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Just a thought.

For many years at the Ohio Decoy show, held in March. There were several Canadian decoy "experts", authors of decoy books, and decoy dealers that attended the show. Mr. R. Paul Brisco was just one.

It was at that show that I became aware of how many very good, and outstanding Canadian decoy carvers, and makers there are. Also there were many examples of their work to examine first hand. Plus very good displays, and talks given by the authors of books.

The show has reconnected the collectors & carvers this year after a long hiatus.

It maybe worth it to check the listing of decoy dealers, authors, etc. of Canadian Decoys that will be attending the show this year. There was always a very strong showing in the past, but that was then, and this is now. If so it would be worth it to check it out.


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"Art does not reproduce what is visible - but makes things visible." ~ Paul Klee, artist, 1920
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Just a thought.

For many years at the Ohio Decoy show, held in March. There were several Canadian decoy "experts", authors of decoy books, and decoy dealers that attended the show. Mr. R. Paul Brisco was just one.

It was at that show that I became aware of how many very good, and outstanding Canadian decoy carvers, and makers there are. Also there were many examples of their work to examine first hand. Plus very good displays, and talks given by the authors of books.

The show has reconnected the collectors & carvers this year after a long hiatus.

It maybe worth it to check the listing of decoy dealers, authors, etc. of Canadian Decoys that will be attending the show this year. There was always a very strong showing in the past, but that was then, and this is now. If so it would be worth it to check it out.


my 2 cents



I still say it is a scaup, neck is too short to be a canadian.
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Ya mean a CANADA GOOSE, or do ya call em canadian's.....











"Art does not reproduce what is visible - but makes things visible." ~ Paul Klee, artist, 1920
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Vince Pagliaroli wrote:
Ya mean a CANADA GOOSE, or do ya call em canadian's.....


"canadian's" should not be singular possessive is should be a simple plural, unless it was a Canadian that owned those scaups, but I'm pretty sure Nick is from the states.
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So then ya know his neck size... interesting.











"Art does not reproduce what is visible - but makes things visible." ~ Paul Klee, artist, 1920
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So then ya know his neck size... interesting.


;).
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Nick asked for info about the decoys.

Others and I tried to help.

You did what you do.

It is what it is no harm, no foul.











"Art does not reproduce what is visible - but makes things visible." ~ Paul Klee, artist, 1920
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Vince Pagliaroli wrote:
Nick asked for info about the decoys.

Others and I tried to help.

You did what you do.

It is what it is no harm, no foul.


Glad I could help.
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It is nice to have a forum like this to help identify these old decoys. This is how it all started back before the internet with the magazine called
The Decoy Hunter. Thanks Eric for this Great Forum.

Tom
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Nick,perhaps you can contact the previous owner, whose name is on the bottom. You might get info on maker?
george@runamuckdecoys.com
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George, not possible. My brother-in-law is in his 40s and his father is in his 80s. That would put his grandfather in the 100-120 age group. No longer alive
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Nick, there is a FB group I belong to that has some very knowledgeable members that may be able to identify your decoys.
You can post a picture of them, and they will respond.
Southern Ontario, St Clair Flats & Toronto School Decoys

Tom
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Aha, I did not realize tha was your grandfather. Take to Clayton for the decoy show in july. Someone there should be able to give you an i D.
george@runamuckdecoys.com