Rich passed on Feb 7, 2014. Maybe they had been buying howlers and stock piling? Allpred. calls that is ???
Mine has a white delrin mouth piece, extra reed, and an instructional tape. Hindsight being what it is... I should have bought 2 !
That being said, there are some really fine call makers around. Canislatrans54 would get my money now. He actually bought the remaining stock from Rich's wife after he passed and makes some nice stuff.
That's what I was thinking too. Mine also has a PVC cover over the mouthpiece.
Canislatrans makes some good calls, and is a top notch guy.