Whimsical taxidermy dates back to many centuries. It was at one time considered a lost art form and has picked up of the past years. The most famous of all Whimsical taxidermy is the famous Jack O Lope. This piece in very unique and standing tall on two legs and has double barrel shotgun and holding a bird. He has great bloodshot eyes, very fun piece.
Vintage Buck Knife with leather sheath . I lived very close to The first Buck knife factory in San Diego, and was later located to small building in Lemon Grove. Buck Knives Inc. dates it history back over 100 years to the first knives made by Hoyt H. Buck. Hoyt H. Buck became a blacksmiths apprentice in Kansas in 1899 at the age of 10
Vintage wonderful Othello Hunting Knife with Solingen Rostfrei Germany blade. Has real deer horn carved handles with leather sheath. Knifes have been by man’s side for 1000’s of years. A source of weapon for fighting protection and a tool. Germany in the past 100 plus years have been a leader in manufacturing the best steel for the blades.
Wood Decoy from 1900, from the Wm J Mackey Jr. Collection, has original stamp and tag. It is Canvasback drake by Sam Barnes Havre De Grace MD. He is 16 1/4″ has all original paint. this is an exceptional decoy and museum quality! Wood decoys first started in early 1800’s. Ever since Joel Barber, the first known decoy collector, started in 1918, decoys have become increasingly viewed as an important form of North American folk art.