Thurman McCann Duck Calls - Checkered ??

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  1. MALLARD222

    MALLARD222 Senior Refuge Member

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    Does anyone have one of Thurman McCann's checkered calls?

    Been wanting one and have not even seen one out there.

    Mallard222

    Would like to see a picture or two.

    Thanks.
     
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    I have three. I'll post some pics this evening. Mr. McCann didn't checker very many calls. All three of these came from Ray Wright's collection. Two of them are matching hedge calls marked #1&#2. Then inserts are signed and say "To my good friend Ray Wright" and #1 also says "my very first chechered call".
     
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    Wow, that very first checkered call should be one to cherish :tu
     
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    I can only attach 2 pics at a time so I will post a couple replies.
     

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    A couple of other McCann calls that I have never seen 2 of.
     

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    auto5 Elite Refuge Member

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    Them checkered are bad ace :flame

    I have no McCanns , but (1) Ray Wright & it's a Westinghouse :yes
     
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    Those are some sweet McCanns!
     
  8. MALLARD222

    MALLARD222 Senior Refuge Member

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    VERY NICE!!!

    There are not many checkered McCann calls out there.

    I was told he only made 9 raised panel checkered calls. Each are numbered.

    These are some of the first chekered calls other than those 9 that I have seen.

    The checkered McCann call I have is cocobolo with 3 checkered panels. The one blank panel has a white Mccann label on it. It is dated "2000" on the band.

    Snowman,

    Does the dark wood checkered call have a date on it?

    I would guess there are VERY few of his checkered call out there maybe less than 10 other than the 9 raised checkered ones. I have only seen your 3 and the one I have.

    I spoke with another callmaker / collector that owns 2 of the raised checkered calls and was a close freind of Thurman's. He only was aware of the 9 checkered calls.

    Thanks for the pictures.

    Mallard222
     
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    The band has McCann 2000and on it. He also did a few Ivory calls . Some of those Raychckered for him. I was with Ray when Mr McCann sent them with him to checker. I have a coiple of Ray's Westinghouse calls.I don't know the value but was told one sold recently for several hundred dollars.
     
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    How many WH Micarta calls did Ray Wright turn ??
     

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