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Frank Finney Frank Finney
Frank Finney
Nathen Cobb Black Duck, Cobb Island VA. by Frank Finney. This two piece hollow decoy portrays the realism of its 100 + year old namesake. Two piece hollow body, pegged. This decoy was exhibited in the Chincoteague Decoy Museum for many years. Own this museum quality decoy. $600 Frank Finney
Pete Peterson Pete Peterson
Pete Peterson
Bluebill/Lesser Scaup drake by Pete Peterson, Capeville, VA. Great antigued worn patina on this one! Rusty nails, hardware and painted tack eyes. PETE stamped under bottom. Sold. Pete Peterson
Cigar Daisey Cigar Daisey
Cigar Daisey
Lesser Scaup/BlueBill pr by Delbert "Cigar" Daisey. March 6, 1928- April 17, 2017. Circa 1982.Formally from the Ken Farmer collection, Virginia. Better Hunting grade. Mint and unused, never rigged for gunning. The hen has a white and rare "wing patch" Cigar adopted from John Zackman, Detroit, Michigan from back in the 70's when Cigar admired John's painting. A similar pair of Bluebills can be seen on PG 174 of Doily Fulcher's outstanding Book about CIGAR. As Doily notes heads have a "scored" head carve and drake has iridescent paint. Stamped and signed with an attribute to Ken Farmer. Sold. Cigar Daisey
Billy Crocket Billy Crockett
Billy Crockett
Great Blue Heron by Billy Crockett, Parksley, VA. 2000. This outstanding creation stands approx 7.5 inches in height and Heron is approx 4 inches tall. Billy's work is highly sought and in limited supply. Signed and dated. $850 Billy Crockett
Miles Hancock Miles Hancock
Miles hancock
Pintail by Miles Hancock (1888-1974) Chincoteague, VA. This Pintail is carved from Cottonwood and displays a Hudson like "Banjo" sprig. A more rare style for Mr. Hancock. Hardware has been removed and a thin coat of varnish was applied. $800. Miles Hancock
Pete Peterson Pete peterson
Pete Peterson
Hen Bufflehead by E.J."Pete" Peterson, Capeville, VA. 1993. Nice styled Dipper by Pete, signed, dated and stamped. This is a gunning decoy that has been gunned over. Available shipped for $425. Pete Peterson
Ronald Justis Ronald Justis
Ronald Justis
Hissing Goose by Ronald Justis, Chincoteague, VA. Outstanding new creation! Hallowed, old dry Cottonwood. Weighs about 3,4 lbs.  Approximately 23 inches in length, bill-tail, 8 inches tall. Balanced and floats for the hunt with about a 2 inch water draw. Painted in oils and has a patina of an old mellow bird that has been in the Tannic acid waters of Delmarva. Nice one here. Sold. Ronald Justis
Mark Daisey Mark Daisey
Mark Daisey
Black Duck by Mark Daisey, Chincoteague, VA. This gunning bird is in the style of Ira Hudson and has rusty tack eyes, ice groove behind neck, scratch painted feathers and a fluted tail. Nice looking bird for shelf or blind. $350. Mark Daisey
JC Reed JC Reed
JC Reed
Extremely rare Black Bellied Plover in mint condition by James C. Reed, 1897-1982, Chincoteague, VA. Circa 1980. Only a few shorebirds made by "Corb" and this one is mint. I've seen some nice shorebird watercolor paintings by Corb but not carvings. Slightly raised primary tips and glass eyes. Painted in oils. Approx. 10.5 inches long bill to tail. J. C. Reed stamped under bird. Sold. JC Reed
David Bundick David Bundick
David Bundick
Hooded Merganser Pr. by David Bundick, Modest Town, VA. Very nice hollowed, from bottom, decoys Circa.1980. Heads are inletted into body and a strong carpentry influence is evident. Gunned over slightly with Bundick carved under bottom. Sold. David Bundick
Mark Mcnair Mark Mcnair
Mark Mcnair
Plover by Mark McNair, Craddockville, VA. This is a hollow Plover. Egg shell thin body. Mark has reinforced post hole with a diamond shaped bone for strength. Split raised primary wings and splined bill through head. Very detailed and unique shorebird creation. $1600. Mark Mcnair
LLoyd Tyler LLoyd Tyler
LLoyd Tyler
Widgeon Drake by Lloyd Tyler (1898-1970) Crisfield, MD. This excellent decoy is circa. 1930's and once belonged to Joe French. Great form and original paint on this 90 year old gunner $1150. LLoyd Tyler
Cameron McIntyre Cameron McIntyre
Cameron McIntyre
Yellow Legs by Cameron McIntyre, New Church, VA. Nice patina and paint on this 12 inch long, Bill to tail, shorebird with carved eyes and splined bill thru head. CTM carved under bottom. Stand and shipping included. $950. Cameron McIntyre
Marty Linton Marty Linton
Marty Linton
Doug Jester Black Duck by Marty Linton, Pocomoke, MD. What a fine counterfeit by Marty! The details and patina on this decoy would fool many. ML carved under tail. Get an awesome replica here for only  $275. Marty Linton
Pete Peterson Pete Peterson
Pete peterson
Ruddy Duck by Pete Peterson,  Cape Charles, VA. Great style, measures about 10 inches breast-tail. Gunning decoy,signature barely legible and branded. $300 Pete Peterson
Cigar daisey Cigar daisey
Cigar Daisey
Bufflehead pair by Delbert "Cigar" Daisey (1928-2017) Chincoteague, VA. This pair is stamped, earliest stamp, signed and dated 1970. Similar PR can be seen in Doily Fulcher's outstanding book on "Cigar" found on pages 34 and 169. This near 50 year old pair was never rigged. Sold. Cigar Dasiey
Lloyd sterling LLoyd Sterling
Lloyd Sterling
Greater YellowLegs by Lloyd A. Sterling (1880-1964) Crisfield, MD. This YellowLegs is approx 15 inches long, bill-tail. Believe this bird to have been made in the 1950's. Tack eyes and metal legs on a medallion corner block base. Classic Crisfield School for only $800. Lloyd Sterling
Lloyd tyler Lloyd tyler
Lloyd tyler
Yellowleg by Lloyd Tyler, 1950's, Crisfield, MD. Some have attributed the carving to a cab driver from Pocomoke, while Lloyd painted them. Similar shorebird is found on page 69 of Henry Stansbury's book Lloyd Tyler. $425. Lloyd tyler
Ira Hudson Ira Hudson
Ira Hudson
Black Duck, IRA Hudson, Chincoteague, VA. circa 1930's. Football style with smooth tail and tack eyes. Similar decoy on page 71 in Henry Fleckenstein's book "Southern Decoys". Sold. Ira Hudson
Ian McNair Ian Mcnair
Ian McNair
Hudsonian Curlew by Ian McNair, 2019. Slightly raised wings and carved eyes on this fine Curlew. Bill is splined thru head. I McNair carved under bottom and signed and dated under articulate Rosewood stand. $375. Ian McNair
Cobb brant Cobb brant
Cobb brant
Cobb Island, VA Brant. Outstanding century plus old body with a probable early head replacement. Carved eyes, splined Bill thru head. "H" appears to be carved under bottom. Out of a fine Virginia collection. $2,800. Cobb brant
Ryan Dockowitz Ryan Dockowitz
Ryan Dockowitz
Curlew by Ryan Dockiewicz, Cape Charles, VA. Nice appealing VA style with painted eyes and inletted Bill.  Shot marks and  pellets on bird. "D" carved under belly.  $375. Ryan Dockowitz
Mallards Mallards
Mallards
Chincoteague Mallards that resemble Hudson family and Miles Hancock paint patterns. Carved from Cypress and never rigged. Old thick paint. Probably from the 1940's or 50's. Mallard decoys were rarely made on Chincoteague.  $1100.

Mallards
Brian Piccarillo Brian Piccarrello
Brian Pi
Ruddy Duck by Brian Picarillo, Miami, FL. A uniquely styled hollow decoy with aged and worn patina. Head is inletted into body in a preening pose. BP carved under tail. $350 Brian P
Gary Marshall Gary Marshall
Gary Marshall
Black Duck pair by Gary Marshall, Cambridge, MD. 2010. Articulat carved miniatures with raised primaries. Hen has a slightly turned head and tucked bill. Signed and dated. $250. Gary Marshall
Reg Birch Reg Birch
Reg Birch
Canvasback by Reg Birch. Chesapeake Bay Wing Duck with a great appearance. Nicely aged and would fool most. R Birch carved in underside. $325. Reg Birch
Mark McNair Mark McNair
Mark McNair
Curlew by Mark McNair, Craddockville, VA. Carved "Root Head" in the traditional VA style. Made for VA Eastern Shire Ducks Unlimited. Hole in tail for carrying multiple shorebirds.  Shot marks part of the patina on this McNair creation. McNair incised under bottom. Stand included. $750. Mark McNair
Don Briddell Don Briddell
Don Briddell
Don Briddell, Black Duck, MT Airey, MD formally Crisfield,  MD. Large gunning decoy in the Crisfield style. Measures about 19 inches, bill-tail. Body carved from Balsa. Nice paint. $650. Don Briddell
Mark McNair Mark McNair
Mark McNair
Peep, Mark McNair, Craddockville, VA. Feeding pose with carved, slightly raised primaries. Mark's stand included. $600. Mark McNair
Lloyd Tyler Lloyd Tyler
Lloyd Tyler
Pintail by Lloyd Tyler (1898-1970) Crisfield, MD. Circa 1940. Long, 21 inches, Bill to tail. Nice Tyler form with gunning wear. Crack in neck but firm. A great Lloyd Tyler to own. $1,300. Lloyd Tyler
Grayson Chesser Grayson Chesser
Grayson Chesser
Green Winged Teal Pair by Grayson Chesser,  Sanford, VA. Tried and true gunners retired to the shelf. $600.
Grayson Chesser
Ira Thornes Ira Thornes
Ira Thornes
Miniature, 4 inch, Mallard by the late Ira James Thornes, 8/29/28- 01/17/10. Clam, VA. Mr Thornes was life long resident of the area. A WWII Veteren, and worked 37 years for VA Highway Department. A similar Mallard is pictured on page 96, Fig. 140 in Barry and Velma Berkey's book Chincoteague Carvers and Their Decoys 1981. $65. Ira Thornes
Unknown Mallard Unknown Mallard
Unknown Mallard
1/3 sized Mallard by Tom Haman, Middletown,DE circa 1990. Thanks to Matt Burton for info. Tom sold decoys out of a crab shedding opperation near Lewis, DE. Tom was known for his gunning decoys versus these rare decoratives. $175. Unknown Mallard
Decoys deluxe Decoys deluxe
Decoys deluxe

Decoys Deluxe, Morrison, IL. ca. 1939-1940's. These factory decoys were produced from live birds preserved through taxidermy. Decoys Deluxe were produced only in the Mallard species. $300

Information obtained from North American Factory Decoys 2003, Kenneth L. Trayer. Reyart Publishing

 

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