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World Record Prices for Fish Spearing Decoys

World Record Prices for Fish Spearing Decoys at Auction, A Brief Historical Overview By Gary L. Miller, Copyright 12/30/2020 This last November 21st a new world auction record for a fish decoy was set at Guyette & Deeter, Inc. of …

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Mr. Gary Miller has provided us with a updated copy of “Ice Spearing Decoys and Related Paraphernalia, An Annotated Bibliography and Index Dated: 11/12/2020 Check it out at CLICK HERE

Shown here are some MIKKO advertisements – You make your own conclusions. If you have any additional words that you would like to add – send them to me for review.     Photos provided by John Gabriel (folkartfishdecoys@sbcglobal.net) Hi …

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Pioneer-Tribune January 9, 2009 Craig Linderoth got a big and unpleasant surprise when he headed out to his Indian Lake fish shanty on New Year’s Day. When he arrived at the spot, about 200 yards offshore from the Arrowhood landing, …

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Tips for eBay Sellers of Fish Decoys by Gary L. Miller © 2008 As a collector and researcher who has purchased thousands of fish decoys and looked at thousands more over the last 30 years, let me offer a few …

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The Fish by Larry D Christy Ice Spearing fish decoys began with Native Americans. The decoys were used to attract fish to bring them close enough to spear them through the ice holes. Styles of fish decoys are as numerous …

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Just How Scarce and Old is that  Folk Art Fish Decoy You’re Looking to Buy by John A. Gabriel © 2008 The 1980’s brought a whole new life to folk art fish decoys and they quickly joined the ranks with …

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Ice spear fishing associations:  Minnesota Darkhouse & Angling Association (est. 1986, http://www.mndarkhouse.org/), Michigan Darkhouse Angling Association (est. 2002, http://www.midarkhouse.org),  National Fish Decoy Association Incorporated (est. 2000, http://www.nfdadecoys.org), Great Lakes Fish Decoy Carvers & Collectors Association http;//www.glfda.com (est. 1989), and American …

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