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Widgeon pair by Lloyd Sterling (1880-1964) Crisfield, MD. Circa 1955-1960. This is an unused, never weighted pair carved from Balsa Wood. Beautiful feather paint in the traditional Crisfield School manner. $975.

Canada Goose by Dan Brown (1930-2010), Salisbury
MD. This swimming goose measures about
11 inches long. Signed and dated 1977.Sold.

Brant by Grayson Chesser, Sanford, VA. 2000. Signed and dated. Hollow carved. Sold.

Dunlin by Ronald Justis, Chincoteague, VA. This life size shorebird is approximately 8 inches tall and stands on a carved clamshell base. Signed and dated. Sold.

Lesser Scaup pair by Delbert "Cigar" Daisey (1928-2017) Chincoteague, VA This pair is in Better Hunting Grade and circa 1990. The Brands appear to be his 3rd, circa 1986-1993. These Scaup have carved primaries and tail feathers. Drake has comb painting and Hen has nice painted feathers. This is a mint and unused pair. Signed and never weighted. Sold.


Merganser Hen by Mark Daisey, Chincoteague, VA. In the 1930's style of Ira Hudson that were sold at the Ben Young Estate on May 8, 1983. "The Gargatha Sale". $575.

Hooded Merganser pair by Jimmy Bowden, Assawoman, VA. This snuggle/content pose pair are branded and signed dated 1992 on hen. Sold.

Curlew by Mark Daisey, Chincoteague, VA. 2009. Nice aged patina applied to this fat bodied curlew. Inserted bill and tack eyes add to this antiqued style. MARK branded under tail. Signed and dated under base. Measures approx 13 inches long bill to tail. $350.

Pintail by Mark Daisey, Chincoteague,  VA. 2021. Mint, outstanding Sprig tail. A lot of combing on this stud. Back feathers and primaries as well as tail feathers are carved! Excellent competition  grade carving. Stamped, Signed and dated. $975.

Green Winged Teal pair by Mark Daisey, Chincoteague, Va. This mint pr of teal are in beautiful paint and carved from high density cork with wooden heads and wooden keels. Sold.

Plover by Mark Daisey, Chincoteague,  VA. Stamped and signed,  dated 2009. Fat body with aged and antiqued.  Pellet "shot marks" and a knot hole in left side. Carry hole in tail for multiple shorebirds. Sold.

Teal Hen, 1985, by Dan Brown (1930-2010) Salisbury/Hebron, MD. Carved primary feathers, "Collectors Series" $375.

Ruddy Duck by Ronnie White, knotts Island, NC a nice high head model with a smooth and dark patina. $150.


MALLARD, dated 1979. Stamped: Hornick Bros. Stoney Point Decoys,
Oak Hall, VA. Signed Raymond E. Hornick

SCAUP Hen, dated 1982. Stamped: Hornick Bros. Signed, Wally Makuchal, Jr

TEAL, dated 1974. Stamped: Hornick Bros. Signed, Raymond E. Hornick

PINTAIL (half sized) Stamped: Hornick Bros. Signed, Raymond E. Hornick Estate Sale
Each $75.

Rare Cinnamon Teal pair by Dan Brown (1930-2010) Salisbury, MD. 1993. This mint pair of "Collector Series" gunners are hollowed and light. Measures about 10.5 inches, bill-tail. $900.

Dove pair by Brooks Co., Houston, Tx. Circa. 1952-1960. Fiber board construction. $85.

Golden Eye pair by Ira Hudson (1873-1949) Chincoteague,  VA. circa. 1930. This round, " football " pair are made from Cedar, probably old phone/electric poles. Original paint with aged wear to the wood in places. Tack eyes, flutes in the tails and ice grooves on back. Hen has tight scratched feather pattern and a long age split on left side. Collector stamp under bottom  of drake and both have 101 stamped in pad weights. Similar pair on pg 101 in Henry Stansbury's book "Ira D. Hudson". $7800

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. $450.

Black Duck, Miles Hancock (1888-1974) Chincoteague, VA. Circa. 1940's. A gunner in original paint with tack eyes and an eye patch. "B" carved on bottom. Numerous shot hits on this old warrior. $600.

Ruddy Duck pr. by Marty Hanson, Hayward, Wisconsin. This mint/unused pair by Marty are painted with oils, have slightly raised and carved primaries with glass eyes. Stamped by Marty on bottom. $1,175.

Miniature Gadwall standing by Alex and Lucy Rubolino, deceased, Brockton, MA. 1967. Outstanding artwork is only 4 inches tall. Wooden legs. Signed and dated on base. $175

"Larus-Argentatus" Latin for Laughing Gull by L.T Ward-Bros., Crisfield MD. -1954- This rare carving is approx 19 inches long, bill-tail. Glass eyes and incised tail feathers adorn this Ward Gull. Carved from Balsa and signed on bottom.$3500

Blue Bill by Lloyd Tyler (1898-1970) Crisfield, MD circa 1930. Wide bill, similar to decoy on page 19 in Lloyd Tyler Decoy book by Henry Stansbury. Collection brand of Jimmie Haneman, New Orleans, LA. on bottom. Nice old one here. Sold..

Sanderling, Crisfield, MD. Circa. 1960. This little folk art piece is about 7 inches long, bill to tail and stands almost 5 inches tall. Wire legs and painted feet. No markings or signature. Attributed to Tyler family or Sherm Jones. $325.

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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

Black Bellied Plover by R K Smoker, Selinsgrove, PA. This Plover is approx 8 inches long, has glass eyes and slightly raised/relief wings. Signed under Cedar base. $275.

Miniature BlueBill/Scaupe from the Stratford, Conn area. Appears to be about 60-70 years old. Measures about 3.75 inches in length. $125.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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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
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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

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. Sale Pending.
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
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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. $95. 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
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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.
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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
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.


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