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Janel

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Hi, I was recently asked if we have anyone who know s about "Jake Drake birds". The question asker stated "Because of Jake Drake's impact on carving in America, I would hope to gather some guidance." He needs a couple of pieces evaluated for value.

 

Does anyone know about this carver? My Google search did not reveal anything, but that is not the end all of knowledge.

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Aloha Janel,

 

I went through the same Google search that you probably used. Then I tried Jake decoy and Drake decoy. Came up with male turkey and duck respectively. Could that be it? :lol:

If so, there was an Antiques Roadshow segment on carved decoy values and appraisers.

 

KC

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I guess "Jake Drake" doesn't have an impact on carving in america as one might think. ;)

 

However, I think there may be a typo involved. I know of a Jack Drake, and a lot of hunting decoys are named Drake decoys, probably after his carvings.

 

Interesting enough, there was a post on these forums mentioning Mr. Drake: http://www.thecarvingpath.net/forum/index....entry5977

 

Also some of his carvings are in this book http://store.russellfinkgallery.com/maofdebicasr.html

 

Info on the guy seems pretty difficult to track down, but I bet they would know a lot more on a decoy carving forum.

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