Capt. Ben Dye (1821-1896) lived on Stumps Point, (Cecil County) MD, where he worked as a fisherman, market gunner, and guide. This decoy, which is in old working repaint, was probably made between 1860-1870; its large, symmetrical shape is typical of his later decoys.
Please look carefully at ALL photos of the decoys. We try very hard to describe accurately the physical appearance (including any blemishes) of the decoys we sell. Still, if you are dissatisfied with your purchase after you receive it, you may return it for a full refund (less fees if you paid by credit card) as long as the decoy is returned within two weeks in the same condition that it was in when shipped to you. You are responsible for shipping costs for returns.