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Canvasback by William Cranmer, Beach Haven, NJ. Signed and dated 1960. This miniature measures about 7.5 inches long. Cranmer was friends with Lem and Steve Ward and their influence is strong in this carving. Nice mellowed patina on this one. $275.

Blue Winged Teal pair by Dan Brown (1930-2010) Salisbury, MD. 2003. This mint pair of "Collector Series" gunners are hollowed and light. Measures about 10.5 inches, bill-tail. $750.

Bufflehead hen by S.Doug Jester (1876-1961) Chincoteague, VA. Rare. Hen measures 10.5 inches, bill-tail. Old wood crack in head around nail but very firm. Some old gunning paint on black.Nice "dipper" available. $800.


Mallard hen by Paul Nock, Salisbury, MD. Dec. 1961. Nice carved and raised primary feathers. There is a  small paint flake on the right upper wing. Very stylish hen. Measures about 6 inches in length. Sale Pending.

Canvasback by James C. Reed, "Corb", (1897-1982) Chincoteague, VA. This full size "bull" canvasback measures 16 inches long, bill-tail. Nice comb paint on back. Great like new condition on this 1972 rare decoy. Mr Reed's birds are becoming hard to come by. $975.

Merganser by S. Douglas Jester, (1876-1961) Chincoteague, VA. Nice early one here. Note the high neck shelf and hand chopped back slopping toward neck. Carved from Cedar Wood. Approx. 13 inches long, bill to tail. Sold.

Mallard pair by Oliver Lawson, b.1938, Crisfield, MD. This pair, approximately 9 inches long, are patterned after Steve Ward's raised primary wing style. Signed by Mr. Lawson. Drake's wing tip has a slight chip. $975.

Widgeon Pair by William or Maynard Tyler, cousin to Lloyd Tyler and Eldred Tyler of Crisfield, MD. Circa 1950's. This miniature pair is approx 7-8 inches long. A similar pair is on page 57 of Henry Stansbury's book "Lloyd J. Tyler Folk Artist, Decoy Maker". WHC initials under bottom. $500.

Snow Goose by Danny Marshall, Chincoteague, VA.  Circa 1980's. Hollow and carved from Pine for Sommers Headley as written on bottom along with Mr Marshall's stamp. Evident is the Crisfield style that Danny studied and crafted his style while spending many years with Len and Steve Ward. Sommers was a very popular collector from Delaware and originally New Jersey. Mr Headly has been deceased for approximately 30 years. This Goose is about 18 inches long, bill-tail. $950.

Standing and Preening Wood Duck by Roger C. Mitchell, Kingston, Mass. Circa 1980. This art-piece is approx. 3.5 inches tall on a "mud stump". Signed on bottom. $185.

Plover attributed to Lloyd Tyler (1898-1970) Crisfield, MD. Circa 1950's. This Plover has a nail/wire bill. Wire legs with painted feet. Age split under belly. Structurally fine. Formerly in the collection of Henry Stansbury, Baltimore, MD. This carving was very likely made by Sherman Jones of Crisfield and sold by Mr Tyler. Sherm, an African American had it difficult in selling his carvings so Lloyd Tyler, his friend, sold for him. Nice piece of Chesapeake Bay Folk Art. Sold.

Canvasback by Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, MD. Circa. 1956. This miniature Can, approximately, 7 inches long, was made when "Tuts" was about 18 years old. Signed and dated. Painted eyes, carved from Balsa wood with a Cedar wood head. Sold.

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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. $3500. Ward Bros.

Golden Eye by S. Douglas Jester (1876-1961) Chincoteague, VA. Circa 1940. Carved solid from Cedar wood. Note the rubber tuping dipped in paint to mark eyes. Golden Eye measures 13 inches, bill-tail. A nice rare species for $650.


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. $95. Shipped to lower 48.Dove Brooks CO Dove Brooks Co

Pair of Dove. Approx. 11 inches long with thick strong tails. This Folk Art pair has heart shaped wing patterns and inserted bills. No markings or identifications. Just a cool older pr. of love birds. $325.

Widgeon drake by Jess Urie (1901-1978) Rock Hall, MD. Circa. 1960's. Full size, like new, never used or weighted. Signed. $300.

Widgeon by Frank Finney, Capeville, VA.
 Approximately 2.5 inches tall,
 standing on a mud tump.
 Glass eyes on this delicate Baldpate carving.
Frank's initials carved in base. Sold.


Hooded Merganser, Oliver Lawson, (1938) Crisfield, MD. Miniature, 6 inches long, Bill to tail. Has an ice groove behind neck. Circa 1958 and so signed and dated. This is a more rare species. Sold.

BlueBill drake by Ira Hudson (1873-1949) Chincoteague, VA. Approximately 14 inches long bill-tail. This "naked" football style with fluted tail Hudson, has an outstanding form. Note the high forehead on this 1930's, Cedar carved classic. Sold.

Bufflehead by Ross Smoker,PA. A carving inspired by Ross's gunning Chincoteague Bay and seeing plenty of "dippers". "Welcome to Chincoteague, here's your Bufflehead" was a memory for Ross. Solid body in a Chincoteague style. Branded and signed R.K. Smoker. $250.

Miniature BlueBill/Scaupe from the Stratford, Conn area. Appears to be about 60-70 years old. Measures about 3.75 inches in length. $180.

YellowLegs by Ross Smoker. Nice aged patina. Display is very appealing and stands about 10 inches tall. R.K. Smoker branded and signed on bottom. $275.

Yellow Bellied Sapsucker by Ross Smoker,        Selinsgrove, PA. Bird measures approx 6 inches long. Ross was inspired to replicate this bird while seeing one in Canada. This Sapsucker placed 3rd in the 2020 Chesapeake Challenge held by the Ward Museum, Salisbury, MD. $225.

Black Duck Pr. by Robert J. Brown, Tuckerton, NJ. Circa 1980's Mint, hollowed gunners with finely carved primary feather tips. Nice blended paint on head and neck. RJ Brown stamped on bottom. $300.

Black Duck by the Mason Decoy Factory. Premier grade in restored condition. Circa 1920-1930. rs branded in bottom."rs" probably stands for Ray Schalk, an important restorer of mason decoys.$375.

Pintail PR by James Eldred Tyler (1900-1995) Crisfield, MD. These Folky carvings are a fine example of Mr Tyler's work. Made during the 1970's for the tourist trade. The drake measures approx 14 inches long and the hen approx 13 inches. Both are signed. $475.

YellowLegs by Rich Smoker, Marion Station, MD.  This 2019 shorebird is carved from cedarwood and painted with oils. An oak bill is splined through the head. Rich's signed and dated brass stand is included. A very nice one here! $450.


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. $500. Don Briddell
Bill Cranmer Bill Cranmer
Bill Cranmer
Herring Gull by Bill Cranmer (1917-2008), Beach Haven, NJ. Hollowed body with wide cheeks and glass eyes. $750. Bill Cranmer
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. $1,600. Lloyd Tyler
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. $100. Dave stavley

Widgeon/Baldpate by Grayson Chesser, Sanford, VA. Nice retired warrior in a swimming posture. Rigged for the hunt but resting on the shelf. Small chip under bill. C carved under bottom. $375.

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. $400. Mark Daisey

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.
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. $1,650.

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. $150. New Jersey Yellow legs
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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
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. $125. shipped.



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 $350. Tom Fitzpatrick
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
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. $300. 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. $125.
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
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. $300.

Walt Oler
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. $275. 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
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.  $300. Ryan Dockowitz
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.

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. $100. Unknown Mallard


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