145. Merganser Drake attributed to Charles Jester in excellent original condition. Maker identified by a former collector. Tight neck and lower body checks, painted eyes 500-1000 146. Self-Bailing Common Scoter by Joe Lincoln c1920. Structurally sound. In nice old gunning paint . Bottom reads “Joe Lincoln, 1920, Self Bailer Scoter made for Olympic Champion Ellery Clark of Cohasset.” Unique bill design. 500-1000 147. Wooden Self-Bailing Common Scoter by Joseph Lincoln. Sold to Ellery Clark by Joe Wood. Tight neck crack. Struck by shot, glass eyes. In original paint with in use wear. 750-1250 148. Red-Breasted Merganser Hen by Joe Lincoln. In good old paint with wear and traces of original paint. Glass eyes, typical bottom check, circular inlet weight. 750-1250 149. Rare Self-Bailing Surf Scoter by Joe Lincoln. Very good condition with grain wear on the left side. White glass eyes. This unique design is credited to Joe Lincoln who devised a way to build a decoy that had three advantages. One, it would be much lighter to carry. Two, it would let the water wash in and out which helped stabilize it in rough water. Three, in theory the hunter could use it to bail out a boat that took on too much water in a rough sea. Just wonderful Yankee ingenuity by a man that could design and build anything from a goose driven lawn mower to a camera and this around the turn of the century. 750-1250 150. Merganser hen by Miles Hancock ca 1900-1920 with nicely scratch-painted back and painted eyes. Overall gunning wear to the wood in places. 400-600 145 146 147 148 149 150 59 1194263 text.indd 59 6/24/19 11:22 AM 1194263 text_059 Page 1 28-Jun-19 Cyan Magenta Yellow Black