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Bill Gibian Bill Gibian
Bill Gibian
Black Duck by William Gibian, Onancock, VA. Mint back prenner pose with raised primary feathers and nice carved tail feathers. Hollow 2 piece decoy. This is a one of a kind carving by Bill, as he states on his card. Gibian incited on bottom (under Bill's card) $1350. Bill Gibian
Corb Reed Corb Reed
Corb Reed
Rare preening Canvas back  drake by J. Corb Reed, 1897-1987, Chincoteague,  VA. This beauty is a little different than most I've seen with his upswept tail. Relief wing carving and glass eyes. Approximately 13 inches long breast to tail. $950. Corb Reed
Bill Gibian Bill Gibian
Bill Gibian

 

Oyster Catcher by William Gibian, Onancock, VA. Relief wing carving and carved wing tips. Bill splined thru head. Gibian incised under bottom. Beautiful hand crafted stand included. $950.

Bill Gibian
Grayson Chesser Grayson Chesser
Grayson Chesser
Green Winged Teal Pair by Grayson Chesser,  Sanford, VA. Tried and true gunners retired to the shelf. $650.
Grayson Chesser

Black Duck by Ira/Norman Hudson, Chincoteague, VA circa 1930,40. Solid body with Tack eyes and Norman's paint. Crack in neck but firm. Nice addition to your collection for $650.
Colin McNair Colin McNair

Colin McNair
Ruddy Duck by Colin McNair, formally from Craddockville, VA. Circa 2000. Approximately 10 inches long, Bill to tail. Pad weight has Colin's stamp in it. Excellent antiqued patina. Sold. Colin McNair
Pete Petterson Pete Petterson
Pete Petterson
Coot by Pete Peterson, Cape Charles, VA. Large confidence decoy in a great form by "Pete". Measures approx. 12 inches long and 7 inches tall to top of head. Small chip on tail. Sold.  Pete Petterson
Paul Marshall Paul Marshall
Paul Marshall
Pintail pair by Paul Marshall,  Tylerton on Smith Island, MD. Chesapeake Bay 1967. Nice paint patterns with glass eyes. Hens breast has some paint shrinkage. Paul was friends with fellow Somerset Countians Lem and Steve Ward. Smith Island is located west of Crisfield, MD. $550. Smith Island Paul Marshall
Cigar Daisey Cigar Daisey

Cigar Daisey
Black Duck by Delbert "Cigar" Daisey, Chincoteague, VA circa 1970. This swimmer is carved from dense Black Cork and has an inserted hardwood tail support. Keel, bottom board and head are also hardwood. Old small brand used to brand CIGAR. Sold. Cigar Daisey
Skidmore Skidmore
SkidmoreSkidmore
Brant by Jacob Skidmore, Skidmore Island, VA circa 1920's,30's. Brant body is cut/carved from an old life preserver. Wooden carved neck and head is inserted into body. Bill is inserted thru head. Skidmore Island, originally called Long Point Island, was purchased in 1852 by Isaac Skidmore. Located, sea side, just north of Smith Island and east of Cape Charles, VA. Skidmore Island was purchased in 1987 by the Nature Conservancy. Thanks to John Deeter, Tommy O'Connor, Dick McIntyre for information. A very helpful reference was Rick Kellam and Curtis Badger's book, "The Barrier Islands" 1989 by Stackpole books. $375. Skidmore Island
Ronald Justis Ronald Justis
Ronald Justis
Ira Hudson style Mallard wall hanger by Ronald Justis, Chincoteague, VA. Mallard measures approx. 11 inches bill to tail and wooden plaque measres approx. 9 inches tall. $275. Ronald Justis
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
Ian McNair Ian Mcnair
Ian Mcnair
Black Duck by Ian McNair, while living in Craddockville,  VA. Nice wing carving on top and scratched head. I MCNAIR   incised on bottom as well as "1". $300. Ian Mcnair
Corb Reed Corb Reed
Corb Reed
Black Duck by James "Corb" Reed, ( 1897-1987 ) Chincoteague,  VA. Circa 1940's. A gunning decoy with pegged bottom board. Dry flaking paint in one area. $400. Corb Reed
Bill Gibian Bill Gibian
Bill Gibian
Godwit by William Gibian, Onancock, VA. Relief wing carving and carved wing tips. Bill splined thru head. Approx 15 inches long, bill to tail. Gibian incised under bottom. Beautiful hand crafted stand included. Sold. Bill Gibian
Ian McNair Ian McNair
Ian McNair
Large Black Duck by Ian McNair, Charlottesville,  VA. Gunning decoy made of cork in a preening posture.  17 inches long, head to tail. ITM carved in keel. Sold. Ian McNair
Grayson Chesser Grayson Chesser
Grayson Chesser
Pacific Brant by Grayson Chesser, Sanford, VA 2000. Hollow carved with glass eyes in a swimming pose. Never gunned or weighted.  Signed, dated and "C" carved under bottom. Sold. Grayson Chesser
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
Ronald Justis Ronald Justis
Ronald Justis
Blue Winged Teal pair by Ronald Justis, Chincoteague, VA. 1994. Gorgeous Cedar carved with raised and overlapping primary feathers.Sold. Ronald Justis
Roanald Justis Roanald Justis
Roanald Justis
Miniatures by Ronald Justis,  Chincoteague, VA. 2018. A Marsh Hen and a Greater Scaupe. Both are standing on a hardwood base. Sold. Roanald Justis
William Gibian William Gibian
William Gibian
Robin Snipe in feeding pose by William Gibian. This "minnow in the throat" Red Knot has nicely blended colors for a soft mellow patina. Relief wing carving and split primaries at tail. Bill is inserted thru head. 11 inches in length bill to tail.   GIBIAN incised under bottom. Sold. William Gibian
Gibian Gibian
Bill Gibian
Marbled Godwit by William Gibian, Onancock,  VA. Excellent and original with slightly raised wings and carved wing tips. Bill is inserted thru head. "Gibian" incised under bottom. Approximately 13.5 inches bill-tail. Sold. Bill Gibian
Pete Petterson Pete Petterson
Pete Petterson
Ruddy Duck by Pete Peterson,  Cape Charles, VA. 2013. Great style, measures about 10 inches breast-tail. Nice wing patch accents on this gunner. Signed, dated and branded. Sold. 
Pete Petterson
Cigar Daisey Cigar Daisey
Cigar Daisey
Bufflehead pair, Delbert "Cigar" Daisey, Chincoteague VA circa 1980. Finely carved with accented primaries. Never weighted or used. Original brand and signed. $2200. Cigar Daisey
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. $550. Lloyd tyler
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
Ira Thornes Ira Thornes
Ira Thornes
Miniature Humming Bird 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. This Ruby Thoraded Humming Bird stands about 4 inches tall. $85. Ira Thornes
John Smith John Smith
John Smith
Canada Goose circa 1940 by John Smith (1871-1959) South Point/ Ocean City MD. Located along the Sinepuxent Bay. This bay seperates Assateague Island from the Maryland mainland. Mr. Smith was a farmer, waterman, boat builder, gun smith and decoy maker. Not many original Smith decoys come to market, most have remained in collections. Scratch paint on back and old dry mellow paint on decoy. (more information in Jim Trimble's article in Decoy magazine, July/August 1996. $700. John Smith
Mark McNair Mark McNair
Mark McNair
Coot by Mark McNair, Craddockville, VA.  1988 #1. This round and very hollowed body is pegged together, top and bottom. A fantastic, artistic folk sculpture. $1450. Mark McNair
Reg Birch Reg Birch
Reg Birch
Curlew by Reg Birch,  formally of Chincoteague,  VA. Nice primitive shorebird with slightly raised primary feathers. Bill is splined thru head and head and neck are pegged for positional change or removal. Very nice applied patina. R Birch carved under bottom. $375.  Reg Birch
hormides_tribert hormides_tribert
hormides_tribert
Goldeneye by Hormidas Tribert, Quebec.  Very nice feather carving on head and back. Painted tack eyes. H.T. stamped on bottom with strap weights. $300. hormides_tribert
bob_mcgaw bob_mcgaw
bob_mcgaw
Miniature Bluebill by Robert (Bob) McGaw (1879-1958) Havre De Grace,MD. Original carving, circa.1950, measures, approx.5 and 3/4 inches long. Drake has a hairline crack in neck. Drake rests on Walnut base, felt was applied to bottom of base. Great patina highlights the outstanding paint patterns. $350. bob_mcgaw
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
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. This decoy was exhibited in the Chincoteague Decoy Museum for many years. Own this museum quality decoy.
$500.
Frank Finney
Art Kilmon Art Kilmon
Art Kilmon
Black Duck by Art Kilman, Pocomoke City, MD. 1988 Outstanding hollowed decoy signed and dated. Art stopped carving and attending decoy shows about 20 years ago. Not many of his decoys are available. $350. Art Kilmon
J. eldred Tyler J. eldred Tyler
J. eldred Tyler
Pintail drake by the late and eccentric J.Eldred Tyler, 1901-1995. Mr Tyler, a lifelong resident of Crisfield, MD made and sold his decoys in front of his home. Folk Art in its purest form. $150. J. eldred Tyler
Ralph Reed Ralph Reed
Ralph Reed
A very nice pheasant by Ralph Reed Chincoteague, Va. Circa. 1970's. A great find off the island. Mr Reed lived on Ocean Blvd and made and sold carvings during the 1960s 70s and mid 80s. This pheasant is in excellent condition and stands 8 inches tall. $50. Ralph Reed
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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