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Antiques impart lasting life lessons

One of the best things about antiques is their ability to preserve and represent the past. A recent installment of Ask the Experts prompted a trip down memory lane that involved Saturday afternoons, a telephone table and lessons in literature.

This bufflehead drake decoy, circa 1910, garnered top dollar — selling for $207,000 — at Decoys Unlimited’s 2013 Summer Decoy Auction. (Photo courtesy Decoys Unlimited)

Ten Things You Didn’t Know: Duck Decoys

There's a lot more about duck decoys than you may realize. Their story begins before the European settlers arrived in America, but it was the arrival of the settlers that catapulted decoys into the limelight of commerce.