354. Pintail Drake by J. F. Mott (1866-1934) Stamped J. F. Mott and in Ink “344”. Tight neck check, appears to be in good original condition. Tack Eyes. 300-500 355. Pintail Drake by Fred Mott of Pekin, IL. Father and son both carved decoys and were market hunters. Birds harvested were iced down and shipped by the barrel to Chicago. BB brand on the bottom. 300-600 356. Pintail Drake by Cline McAlpin of Chicago, IL. In virtually mint condition, head turned to left signed, “McAlpin, 71. Chicago, IlI.” 1919-1973 See page plate 134 in Decoys and Decoy carvers of Illinois on page 179 for a similar example. 400-600 357. Pintail drake by Robert Weeks, Bureau IL (1898) Split tail. Head turned to the right, “Weeks” stamped into bottom. Weeks, learned his craft from spending time watching Henry Holmes making decoys in his shop. 400-600 354 356 355 357 116 1194263 text.indd 116 6/20/19 11:50 AM 1194263 text_116 Page 116 28-Jun-19 Cyan Magenta Yellow Black