Record Bid: Merganser Decoy Fetches $856,000

An exceptional and rare red-breasted merganser hen decoy made by celebrated carver Lothrop Holmes of Kingston, Massachusetts, in the mid to late 19th century has broken the world auction record for an American waterfowl decoy, selling for $856,000 dollars. Check it out in this photo, courtesy of Christie's Images Ltd.

Merganser Decoy