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Cigar Daisey Cigar Daisey
Cigar Daisey
Yellowleg on shell base by Delbert "Cigar" Daisey. Nice tail carving and glass eyes. Stamped and signed under bottom. $700. Cigar Daisey
Pete Peterson Pete Peterson
Pete Peterson
Bufflehead drake by Pete Peterson, Cape Charles,  VA. 1989. Sleek and thin model measures about 12 inches long. Signed, dated  and PETE stamped on bottom. $350. Pete Peterson
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
zRonald Justis Ronald Justis
Ronald Justis
Bufflehead pair by Ronald Justis,  Chincoteague, VA.  Lifelike "dippers" finely carved from Cedar. Drake was made for Chincoteague Ducks Unlimited 1995. Hen was matched at a later date. A great pair for $450 Ronald Justis
David Bundick David Bundick
David Bundick
Pintail pair by David Bundick, Modest Town, VA circa 1988. Nice rare gunning and hollowed decoys. Comb style paint on drake and soft, mellow patina on hen. Sprig tail mortised into decoy. One owner for nearly 30 years. Great buy for $550. David Bundick
Frank Finney Frank Finney
Frank Finney
Hummingbird on post, Frank Finney, Capeville, VA. Delicate and finely carved with a nice dark patina. Stands about 8 inches tall. Very appealing. Sold. Frank Finney
Cigar Daisey Cigar Daisey
Cigar Daisey
Grebe by Delbert "Cigar" Daisey, Chincoteague,  VA circa 2000. (1 of 12 only). Nicely carved feathers and painting. Stamped and signed. Sold. Cigar Daisey
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
Mark McNair Mark Mcnair
Mark McNair Canvasback by Mark McNair and Ian McNair. 2008. Slightly hollowed body with accented primaries. Made for Eastern Shore VA Ducks Unlimited.  Measures about 16 inches long, Bill to tail. Nice aged patina applied to the gray on the back. $650. Mark Mcnair
Cigar daisey Cigar daisey
Cigar daisey
Curlew by the late Delbert "Cigar" Daisey, Chincoteague,  VA. 1960. This 57 year old shorebird in the Cobb Island style has a  weathered and worn patina. Signed, dated and stamped. Sold. Cigar Daisey
Ward Bros Ward Bros
Ward Bros
Herring Gull by Lem and Steve Ward, Crisfield, MD 1969. Large,18 inches long, bill to tail "confidence" decoy. Hollowed with a bottom board and glass eyes. Signed and stamped LT Ward Bros Crisfield,MD. $2200. Ward Bros
Cameron McIntyre meron McIntyre
meron McIntyre
Curlew by Cameron McIntyre,  Pitts Creek,  VA. 15 inches long, bill-tail.  Bill splined thru head and incised slightly raised wings. Great full bodied VA Curlew. Distressed patina with shot holes on side. CTM incised under body. Sold. meron McIntyre
Lawson
Cinnamon Teal by Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, MD. 1986. This pair of miniatures, measure about 8 inches, bill-tail. Mint. Signed and dated. $550. 
Oliver Lawson
Lawson Lawson
Lawson

Lawson

Lawson
Widgeon pair by Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, MD. 1992. This miniature pr measures 8 inches, bill-tail. A neat gunning style, complete with keel and anchor weight. Signed and dated. Mint. $550. Lawson
Graayson Chesser Graayson Chesser
Graayson Chesser
Widgeon/Baldpate by Grayson Chesser,Sanford, VA, 1998. Hollow carved with great paint. Nice crowned head with a touch of grain showing.  Signed and dated. Sold. Graayson Chesser
Mark McNair Mark McNair
Mark McNair
Large Hollow Plover by Mark McNair, Craddockville,  VA. Fat body with 2 display post positions. Head and neck are attached by 4 nails. Bill is splined thru head and patina is outstanding. Fine crazing or shrinkage on face and bill. This Plover measures just under 14 inches long, bill-tail. McNair incised under bottom. Sold.  Mark McNair
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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. $500. hormides_tribert
Cigar Daisey Cigar Daisey
Cigar Daisey
Black Duck hen by Delbert "Cigar"Daisey (1928-2017) Chincoteague, VA circa 2000. Two piece hollow body, carved from Cottonwood. Nice carved wings with glass eyes. CIGAR stamped under keel and signed. A very fine gunning/decorative decoy by the late Mr. Daisey. Sold. Cigar Daisey
Oliver Lawson Oliver Lawson
Oliver Lawson
Hooded Merganser by Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, MD. 1986. Great gunning decoy originally from the Vogel collection of Dewey Beach, DE. Carved from Cedar and painted with oils. $700. Oliver Lawson
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
Cameron McIntyre Cameron McIntyre
Cameron McIntyre
Ruddy Duck by Cameron T. McIntyre, (b. 1968) Pitts Creek, VA.  Great style  and patina on this 10 year old beauty. Note the detailing of this "antique" gunner. CTM incised under bottom.  Sold. Cameron McIntyre
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
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. $500. Corb Reed
Mark McNair Mark McNair
Mark McNair
Semipalmated Plover by Mark McNair, Craddockville, VA. Great patina including scratched painted feathers.  Tack eyes and bone in-letted bill. Measures about 7 inches long. Made for Ducks Unlimited and marked under bottom along with McNair. Stand included. $495. Mark McNair
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
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". $400. Ian Mcnair
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
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. $300. Ian McNair
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
Josiah Travers Josiah Travers
Josiah Travers
Black Duck by Josiah Travers, (1900-1965) Vienna, MD. This cork body Black Duck, circa 1950, has pine wood carved head and a pine bottom board. Mr. Travers made Black Ducks and Canada Geese out of cork. He used extensive wing carving as evident on this Black Duck. $100. Josiah Travers
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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