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Bufflehead pr by Pete Peterson, Capeville, VA 1999. Outstanding gunning pr, drake approx 14 inches long and hen approx 13 inches long. Relief primary wings on each. Slightly turned head on drake. Branded, signed and dated.
$1300.

 Snow Goose by Charlie Bryan, (1920-2008) Middle River, MD. A fine and rare decoy by Mr. Bryan as only a few dozen were made. This 1980 Goose is in great condition minus a small paint bubble on right side of breast. Signed and dated.  $750.

Blue Wing Teal hen by Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, MD 1959. This pretty little hen is 6 inches long and retains her "Duck House" label. Signed and dated 1959. Paint is in excellent and original condition. Rare hen to find. Sold. 

Mallard pair by Larry Tawes, Salisbury, MD 1973. Near 50 year old miniature, 6 inches long, has glass eyes and a great body form. Small dent in hen's right wing. Signed and dated. $400.
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Hooded Merganser pair by Ronald Justis, Chincoteague, VA. Scratch painted back feathers, fluted tails and a football shaped body. Note the detailed bills and teeth. Nice crest with highlight carving and tack eyes. Signed, branded and weighted. The top left photo is of Ira Hudson's Hoodies which sold for about $170,000. in 2020. This pair by Ronald is a fraction of that cost for
$600.
Ronald Justis

Mallard pr. by Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, MD 1958. A Duck House miniature pr. here carved from balsa wood. Showing a bit of their 60+ year age with a few scuffs, neck filler and paint loss. Sold.

Red Head by Larry Tawes, Salisbury, MD circa. 1960's. Carved from Cedar with glass eyes. Approx. 6 inches long. Nice Crisfield School decorative for Sold.
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Canada Goose by Joe Hayman, Coinjock, NC. Circa 1940. Canvas over wire construction. Appears all original. Writing on bottom in pencil. Literature: "Gunnin Birds", Kroghie Anderson, PG 149. Sold.
Joe_haymen
Dave stavley Dave stavley
Dave stavley
Canada Goose by Dave Stavely, Easton, MD 1969. Fantastic raised and overlapped primaries on this miniature, 8 inch long goose. Excellent condition. $200. Dave stavley
Dan Brown Dan Brown
Dan Brown
Mallard pr by Dan Brown, Salisbury, MD. (1930-2010) Dated 1973. This miniature pr measures approx 7.5 inches long. A few minor paint rubs are on each. Both are signed and dated. $350. Dan Brown
Oliver Lawson Oliver Lawson
Oliver Lawson
Wood Duck by Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, MD. 1958. This 7 inch long Woodie was made for Kitty Cummings and her "Duck House" store/home in Rumbley, MD and retains the original "jelly jar" label. Significant paint loss and wear. Signed and dated. Sold. Oliver Lawson
Mason Mason
Mason
Blue Wing Teal, Premier Mason style. Painted and restored by Paul Fortin. This Teal is hollowed and has what sounds like "shot" rattling inside. $600. Mason
Jess Urie Jess Urie
Jess Urie
Pintail PR by Jess Urie (1901-1978) Rock Hall MD. This miniature pair, approximately 7 inches long, was made about 1970. The Capt. started making minis in the late 1960's until near his death. This pair has tight painted feathers, characteristic of earlier birds. Excellent and original. $190.
Jess Urie
Cigar Daisey Cigar Daisey
Cigar Daisey
Black Duck, female by Delbert "Cigar" Daisey, Chincoteague, VA circa 1985. Competition Grade. Approximately 17 inches long, hollowed, carved from Cottonwood, not weighted. Carved raised wings and primary wings. Stamped CIGAR and signed on bottom. Excellent.Sold. Cigar Daisey
Mark McNair Mark McNair
Mark McNair
Herring Gull, Mark McNair, Craddockville, VA. Confidence decoy approx. 18 inches long. Hollowed with slightly raised wings. Keel has a metal strap along bottom edge. Stand included. Carved and painted eyes. McNair branded on bottom fine neck crack but firm. Circa 1999 from Mark's personal rig. $2,000.

Mark McNair
New Jersey Yellowlega New Jersey Yellow Legs
New Jersey Yellow legs
YellowLegs shorebird flattie. Atlantic City, NJ area. Inserted bill, bird is approx 1/2 inch thick and measures about 10 inches bill-tail. 0ld paint and wear. $275. New Jersey Yellow legs
Larry Tawes Larry Tawes
Larry Tawes

Pair of Scaup/Bluebills by Larry Tawes, Salisbury, MD dated 12/20/75. This miniature pair measures approximately 6 inches long, bill-tail. Excellent condition. The Crisfield School is evident on these as Mr Tawes was originally from the Crisfield area. Glass eyes and fine feather paint on the backs. Signed and dated on bottoms. Almost an antique at 45 years old. Sold.
Larry Tawews
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John Dorsett
Black Duck by John Dorsett (1870-1900) Point Pleasant, NJ. Great form and style on this old warrior. Content, snuggle pose with high hips and extremely hollowed. This bird is light. Old working repaint. Mr Dorsett was a ship builder and Capt of the local Life Saving Station. Sold . john_dorset
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Robbie Lewis
Red Breast Merganser pair by Robbie Lewis, Onancock, VA. Large, 17 inches long and 10 inches tall, top of head. Carved from Cotton Wood and hollowed. RKL and Masonic emblem carved under bottom. Corn cob weight attached. Drakes comb is made from horse hair. Nice ornamental gunners. $650.
Robbie Lewis
Ray Walker Jr. Ray Walker Jr.
Ray Walker Jr.
Pintail by Ray Walker, Jr. Chincoteague, VA circa 1970. Very nice Folk Art carving. Pintail on driftwood base, base measures 8.5 inches long. 5 inches tall. Glass eyes and scratch painting on wings. Fine split through neck but firm. Sold.
Ray Walker Jr.
atlantic flattie atlantic flattie
atlantic flattie

Shorebird, Curlew, Flattie stick up with inserted Bill. Atlantic Coast, probably N.J. to Massachusetts. Measures about 12 inches long, Bill to tail. Bird is only one half inch thick. $150. shipped.

 

 

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Paul Nock Paul Nock
Paul Nock
Black Duck pair by Paul Nock, Salisbury, MD. 1964. This miniature pair measure about 9 inches long, bill-tail. Great paint with raised primary feathers. Small chip repair on drakes' elevated primary feather tip. Formerly in the collection of Brantley Watkins of Pocomoke, MD. Dated 12/64. Paul Nock and address printed on bottoms. $400. Paul Nock
Tom Fitzpatrick Tom Fitzpatrick
Tom FitzpatrickTom Fitzpatrick
Delaware River Blackduck by Tom Fitzpatrick, Delanco, NJ circa. 1920's. A nice content head pose with outstanding Primary wing carving. Partially hollowed and inserted bottom board and ballast weight attached. Eyes have rusted away or broken off it appears. Old dry crack runs thru bottom of the body. Fine Delaware River decoy for $550. Tom Fitzpatrick
Dove Brooks Co Dove Brooks Co
Dove Brooks Co
Pair of Fiber Board Dove decoys by The Brooks Dove Company, Houston, Texas. Circa 1950's. Another Fiber Board Dove Decoy Company in Houston during the 50's was Real D-Coy. $125. Shipped to lower 48.Dove Brooks CO Dove Brooks Co
Pete Petterson Pete Peterson
Pete Peterson
BlueBill/Lesser Scaup pair by Pete Peterson. 2014. Folky and aged pair here. Patina is outstanding with painted eyes,nail through head, rusty nails through neck, ballast weight and ring. Unique style, stamped, signed and dated under bottom of drake. $800. Pete Peterson
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. $550 Frank Finney
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 $650. Lloyd Sterling
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. Head is firm. $1075. LLoyd Tyler
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
Oliver lawson Oliver lawson
Oliver lawson
Laughing Gull, Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, MD 1991. Beautiful carving by Mr Lawson with  wide tail feathers and painted overlapping Primaries. This Gull is in a Spring/Summer Plumage. In Spring, the Laughing Gulls head turns black. Signed and dated. $1,450. Oliver lawson
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

American Bald Eagle by Skinner, N.C. Nice primitive Eagle with a 16 inch wing span. Stands about 4 inches tall. A lot of detailed carving on wings and body. $175. shipped.
Bill Cranmer Bill Cranmer
Bill Cranmer
Herring Gull by Bill Cranmer (1917-2008), Beach Haven, NJ. Hollowed body with wide cheeks and glass eyes. $875. Bill Cranmer
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. $750. Miles Hancock
Richard Roth Richard Roth
Richard Roth
Full size Woodcock carving by Richard Roth, Massachusetts, 1996. This art piece is one of a kind and sits on a 10 inch long Walnut base. Finely carved feathers and soft colors adorn this Woodcock. Richard was a fishing guide @ The Timberdoodle Club in Temple, New Hampshire and currently resides in Massachusetts with his wife where the operate a high end Pottery Shop. Richard no longer carves. $450. Richard Roth
Mark McNair Mark McNair
Mark McNair
Bluebill/Scaupe by Mark McNair, 1974. This Connecticut style decoy is One of 100 from a gunning rig for Tommy Dolany and Orie Jones.  A early back preener by Mark with fine scratch paint on back. Old dry wood splits and one chip under tail. Signed, dated and McNair carved under bottom. $800.
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Mark McNair
Walt Oler Walt Oler
Walt Oler


Herring Gull, Walt Oler, originally from NJ and relocated to Chincoteague, VA about 1970's. A nice Jersey style Confidence decoy with an inletted ballast weight and hollowed. Branded, WM Oler. Excellent condition. $375.

Walt Oler
Ward Bros. Ward Bros.
Ward Bros.
Herring Gull by Lem and Steve Ward, Crisfield, MD. Dated 1954. 18 inches in length. Carved from Balsa Wood with raised primary feathers. Glass eyes. Latin name, Laura Argentatus, written on bottom. $3900. Ward Bros.
Ben Annis Ben Annis
Ben Annis
Shorebird, Curlew by Ben Annis, Guilford/Bloxom, VA. Approx 11 inches, bill-tail. Note the pupils in eyes. Mr Annis passed away in the 1960's and this bird appears to have been made late 1950's. Brown porch paint was used and the oil has come to the surface for a glass like effect. Bill appears to have been splined thru the head. Mr Annis made primarily miniatures that were brightly painted. $200. Ben Annis
N C  Peep N C  Peep
N C  Peep
North Carolina Peep shorebird. Very unique swirl paint pattern on back. Carved eyes and hardwood bill splined thru head. No markings. $325. N C  Peep
Hurley Conklin Hurley Conklin
Hurley Conklin
"Root Head" shorebird by Hurley Conklin, NJ. Circa 1970's. Small, 8.5 inches head to tail. H C stamped in base. $225.
Hurley Conklin
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
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
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
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
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
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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