Jim Cullen

The June favorite three speaker was Jim Cullen.  The first decoy he showed was an Obediah Verity peep from 1900’s. Jim said that he enjoys collecting peeps because he likes the species and that because they are small, he can display more in his home.  He added that since they…

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George Munkert

The April favorite three speaker was George Munkert. He said that most of his collection is Long Island cork, but his three favorites consist of wooden bodied birds.  The first decoys he showed and talked about was actually his third favorite. It was a roothead by Solomon Ketcham (1841-1928). George…

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Mel Phaff

The May favorite three speaker was Mel Phaff. The first decoy he talked about was a Mark Whipple Pintail Drake. It’s from the Bourg area of Louisiana and made of Cyprus wood, which means it won’t rot. It was made circa 1934 and Mel purchased it from a dealer. He…

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Ben Sohm

The March favorite three speaker was Ben Sohm. The first decoy Ben showed was a cork Broadbill. It was made circa 1900 by Seaford carver and commercial fisherman Ben Rhodes. Ben stated that his grandfather Frank Roach had worked for Ben Rhodes. Ben acquired the decoy in 1970 from fellow…

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