My Favorite Three Decoys ..
Peter Cilento was the favorite three speaker for the September meeting. Peter brought in several decoys to show and talk about.
The first decoy Peter showed was a black bellied plover made of wood and carved by Obadiah Verity of Seaford.
The favorite three speaker for May was Joe Daly. The first decoy that Joe shared with us was a goldeneye made of white cedar from Delaware carver Ned Mayne. Joe said he got it at an auction in 1990 and he really likes it because it’s a beautifully painted gunning decoy.
George Rigby was the favorite three speaker for the March meeting. The first and second decoys that George showed were carved by his father George Rigby Senior. They were a pair of broadbills made of live cork with cedar heads.
The favorite three speaker for January was George Grivas. He brought four of his favorite decoys.
Craig Kessler was the favorite three speaker for the April meeting, but he brought in four decoys to show and talk about. Craig says that he collects decoys because of personal value to him, not the financial value.
The December favorite three speaker was John Griffiths. He said that when he first began decoy collecting in 1993 he started collecting decoys by Manahawkin carver Hurley Conklin.