377 378 376 376. Pintail pair by Virgil Lashbrook of Pekin, IL (b1913). Stamped with his name and address on the bottom of the decoys. See page 355 in Decoys and Carvers of Illinois by Parmalee and Loomis for a history of this talented decoy maker. 800-1200 377. Ben Schmidt (1884-1968) pintail drake. Tight bill check. Bottom is fitted with a keel. Body check. All original early paint and construction. 400-600 378. Mallard Hen by Ben Schmidt with some light gunning wear and body checks. Weighted keel. Mid neck check. Nice example by this important maker. 300-500 123 1194263 text.indd 123 6/20/19 11:50 AM 1194263 text_123 Page 123 28-Jun-19 Cyan Magenta Yellow Black