Val Leonard Tribute Acrylic - Flying Duck Co.
The Flying Duck Co. Val is based on the Mondo 2B platform. Leonard was the nephew of famous Illinois River decoy carver Henry Holmes. Val cut his teeth, helping his uncle scrape, repaint, and repair decoys. Leonard is known to have carved some working decoys as well as decorative miniatures. Still, he is best remembered for his stylish duck calls of simple yet elegant design. He made calls until the 1940s. All of his standard-sized calls found to date are banded, with some having a metal sleeve on the inside of the barrel where the insert is fitted. Leonard also made a plastic reed Arkansas-style call. His standard call could be best described as an Art Deco version of the Grubbs standard call. This is the only run of these calls that will be produced.