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This is a working bluebill decoy. Of what paint you see, I believe it is 100% original.Paint is still on head and bill....thin paint on back showing some feather pattern. Glass eyes appear to be original. I think the body is balsa withcedar head andcedar tail.
Original keel is held on by two brass or bronze screws. There are a couple of initials stamped in bottom which look like PHC and HL. Perhaps the close up photos will help you with these.
Decoy measures approx 16 1/2" from tip of tail to tip of bill, 7 1/2" wide, and 7" tall at head and shows lots of wear.
I am not an expert on decoys but have been told by knowledgeable collectors of Ward decoys that this is a genuine, unmolested Ward decoy.
Stand is not included in sale. I have other decoys listed at this time and will gladly combine shipping for you as long as one PayPal transaction is made. Thank you for looking and good luck offerding.