Lot 2070
Wiley "Rat" Moseley (VA, 1899-1976), Goose
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Pungo, Virginia, circa 1920, carved and painted wood, incised M brand.

Length 14 in.

From the Personal Collection of Mr. Kroghie Andresen, Charlotte, North Carolina

Former collection of Jim Roberts.

Wiley Moseley grew up in the village of Pungo in Princess Anne County. He worked part time at the Pellitory Club and Pocahontas Fowling Club as a youth. Rat was a bootlegger by trade. He maintained five stills at one time. Agents raided three of the stills but never caught the elusive Rat Moseley, very rare species by the maker.

Old gunning paint; head slightly lifted from the body.