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Mark McNair Mark Mcnair
Mark McNair
Red Knot by Mark McNair, Craddockville, VA. Eloquent style and patina on this shorebird. #3 punched under breast. Only 12 of these were made. McNair incised under bottom. Carved eyes. Mark's stand included. $750.
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. $350 Pete Peterson
Grayson Chesser Grayson Chesser
Grayson Chesser
Red Knot by Grayson Chesser, Sanford, VA. Back preener with glass eyes. Shorebirds are few and far between by Grayson and a fine one here. C carved under bottom. Stand included. $400. Grayson Chesser
Doug Jester Doug Jester
Doug Jester
Canvasback by S. Doug Jester (1876-1961) Chincoteague, VA circa 1940. Note the yellow eyes but dark bill. Carved from Cotton wood with a Cedar wood head. Mint and never rigged. Approx. 16 inches long bill to tail. Previous owners tag has been removed from bottom. $875.

Doug Jester
Miles Hancock Miles Hancock
Miles Hancock

Canada Goose by Miles Hancock (1888-1974) Chincoteague, VA. This 1/4 size carving is dated Aug 29, 1967. Mr Miles started making miniatures in 1963. Approx. 6 inches bill to tail. Nice mint original with decorative raised wings. Sold.

 

Miles Hancock
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. $325. Gary Marshall
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
Bill Gibian Bill gibian
Bill Gibian
Clapper Rail by William Gibian, Onancock, VA. Life size shorebird. Approximately 13 inches Bill to tail. The Clapper Rail resides in Bay salt marshes and dines on Fiddler crabs and other crustaceans. This Rail rests on a beautiful darkwood base. $1,100. Bill Gibian
Grayson Chesser Grayson Chesser
Grayson Chesser
Black Duck pair, Grayson Chesser, Sanford, VA. Miniature pair, mint. Glass eyes, "C" carved under bottom. Sold. Grayson Chesser
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
Danny Marshall Danny Marshall
Danny Marshall
Red Breasted Merganser by Danny Marshall originally from Sanford, VA. This solid cedar body decoy, with a round breast resembles his mentors, Lem and Steve Ward of Crisfield, MD. Outstanding condition and signed. Sold. Danny Marshall
Delbert Daisey Delbert Daisey
Delbert Daisey
Bluebill/Lesser Scaup pair by Delbert "Cigar" Daisey (1928-2017) Chincoteague, VA. This pair was made about 1980 and were Cigars "competition grade" decoys. Never weighted or rigged. Note the wing patch on hen. Cigar credited this to John Zackman from Michigan, whom he admired. Signed and stamped. Sold. Delbert Daisey
J C Reed JC Reed
JC Reed

Black Duck by James "Corb" Reed, 1897-1984, Chincoteague, VA. Circa mid 1970's. Classic gunning bird has never been rigged. JC REED stamped in bottom. Sold.
JC Reed
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) Sale Pending. Bill Gibian
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. $600. John Smith
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

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 $550.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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