Lot 1081
Wallace O'Neal Jr., Widgeon, Joe Knapp Rig
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Wallace O'Neal, Jr. (1896-1976), Currituck, NC. This important decoy was from the hunting rig of Joseph P. Knapp. Knapp was the founder of Ducks Unlimited in 1937. Knapp cut the bottom down on many of the decoys so they would ride the heavy Currituck chop better. This decoy began as a redhead and received widgeon paint in the 1950s.

Length 17 in.

Working gunning paint.