Canvasback Drake Decoy - Charlie Wargo
Rare and incredibly detailed 'Competition Grade' Canvasback decoy by Worlds Competition carver Charlie Wargo of Florence, NJ. Thick stippled white paint with intricately carved wing tips and tail feathers. Signed and dated by Charlie.
Decoys by Charlie are rare to begin with making this high quality Competition decoy a truly special offering. It is unclear how many competitions this decoy may have been entered into or any ribbons it may have won. Charlie was a highly skilled wildlife carver that won over a dozen 'Professional Class' ribbons in everything from Working Class decoys to Decorative pieces in his career. Unfortunately as his career in the decoy world was beginning to peak he passed away. For his skills and abilities as an artist, the Wolds Competition honored him atleast once in 1978 when they held the 'Charles Wargo Memorial Decoy Painting Decoy Competition'
Condition: Near mint original. Competition weight and rigging has been removed.