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  1. Green Duck Truck

    Green Duck Truck Washington State Moderator Moderator

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    Victor/Animal Trap "Veri-Lite" Bluebills. Date on the bottom says 1946. Any of you in the know that can give me a ballpark on value? Thanks! :tu

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  2. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    Not a clue on the value but nice score! I'd love to float those. :yes
     
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  3. gwdecoys

    gwdecoys Elite Refuge Member

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    Good looking for papier mache. Probably just worth keeping. Clean up with some soap and water and install on a shelf.
     
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    WHUP ! Hen Elite Refuge Member

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    I’ve seen these before but they are scarce. I don’t think they are worth much because of the condition. Clean’em up and put them on a shelf. If you put some kind of oil on them it will bring out the colors. For paper mache birds to be worth much they must be mint, unused.
     
  5. gwdecoys

    gwdecoys Elite Refuge Member

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    Also, since you have an address, it might be worth contacting Victor. The do not make decoys any more, BUT, you might garner some good info about your find. They may be interested in knowing that a group from that year still exist.
    This is the company that makes a lot of MOUSE TRAPS.
     
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  6. NW BIRDHUNTER

    NW BIRDHUNTER Senior Refuge Member

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    They will undoubtedly go up in value. Blue bills aren't very common. Lots of Mallard decoys made by that manufacturer floating around. I would hang onto them, or charge more for them than comparable Mallard or Pintail decoys by the same manufacturer.
     
  7. gwdecoys

    gwdecoys Elite Refuge Member

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    Go to google and type in either victor or animal trap, Lititz, pa. Found one source that stated, depending upon year and codition, they could be worth 70-100$ each. Problem with letting them slip through your fingers for a few sheckels now is that you may regret selling later, when you cannot locate any more. t least, keep the pair that catch your eye!
     
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  8. aclJDFord

    aclJDFord New Member

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    Pick up a book by Joe Bosco called "Pascagoula Decoys". It will tell you anything you want to know about Victor decoys.
     
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  9. Ringbill

    Ringbill Elite Refuge Member

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    I'm not a "Value collector" , so I have no idea. But I do have a number of old Herter's and Victor decoys going back when I hunted with my dad as a youngster, 60+ years ago. I got some of them on my shelf in my workshop.

    I'd be interested in buying one of them from you .

    Ringbill
     
  10. gwdecoys

    gwdecoys Elite Refuge Member

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    Just an fyi--Victor, aka animal trap company still produces one helluva good mouse decoying object. Had a mouse problem in the garage, aka shop overflow area, and set a few Victors with Peanut Butter as the come on. No more problem! You might want to send pics of those oldies to them--Lititz, Pa., is where the plant is located.
     

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