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David E. Perkins

Duluth Fish Decoys

by Richard and Raymond Bonin

Released February 2008

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ISBN 978-1-896980-36-2


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    David E. Perkins


By Richard and Raymond Bonin

© 2007

Hand-made fish decoys have a special place in Americana. They are both practical Tools with a long tradition of use in ice-fishing and creative works of folk art worthy of appreciation.

One of the most prolific and distinguished producer of traditional fish decoys is David E. Perkins, maker of Duluth Fish Decoys. Perkins has been carving for nearly six decades and over the years his wooden fish and “critters” have become some of the Most sought-after in the country – without the benefit of any advertising. Today his “fish”, as he calls his carvings, can be found in museums, in antique and designer Shops, and in flea markets across America.

This book documents a wide range of his work, demonstrates how his style has Evolved over the years and defines methods of identification. Duluth Fish Decoys is An invaluable resource to enthusiasts of American folk art and serious collectors alike.

You can order a book direct by writing or search DFD on eBay for the book.

Ray Bonin
111 Tidewater Drive
Warwick, RI 02889

The book is $49.95 plus US Shipping.

Shipping is about $4.95.

They will charge actual shipping cost anywhere else.

Bonin, Richard, 1946

Bonin, Raymond, 1949

Duluth fish decoys by David E. Perkins / written by Richard and Raymond Bonin ; Beachburg, Ont. : Heliconia Press, c2007. ISBN 978-1-896980-36-2 :

1. Perkins, David E., 1934- 2. Fish decoys 3. Wood-carving 4. Fishes in art 5. Animals in art 6. Wood-carvers--United States--Biography


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