FRED EVERETT ( On Front @ Bottom Right in the Grass) See Picture M1
457 (Engraved On the Back) See Picture M2
Fred Everett wrote and illustrated three books, Wild Ducks (1946) Fun With Trout (1952) and Fun With Game Birds (1954).
Fred Everett sculpted 3 painted models from which Hubley cast 3 doorstops:
3 GEESE -- --- Mold # 457
PHEASANT -- Mold #458
QUAIL -------- Mold # 459
All were signed on the front with " FRED EVERETT " Hidden in the grass
This marking did not disturb the view of the Wildlife because it was not obvious to the eye.
All Everett Doorstops had their mold numbers engraved on the Back except the Quail.
In 1940, Hubley sold this Doorstop from their own catalog for $7.20 a dozen.
A Reproduction exists -- See Pictures "X1" & "X2"