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Goose by Miles Hancock (1888-1974) Chincoteague, VA. Circa 1968. This 10 inch, bill-tail, miniature carving is in pristine condition and is a size larger than his more common 6 inch miniature carvings. Tack eyes adorn the face. (OysterTin not included.) Sold.

Blue winged Teal pair by Ronald Justis (b.1970) Chincoteague, VA. This pair of teal are hollowed and painted with oils. A gunning pair that has been floated and weighted. Signed and dated, 2018. $900

Hooded Merganser pair by Delbert "Cigar" Daisey (1928-2017) Chincoteague, VA. Circa 1970. These gunners were made in the style of S. Douglas Jester who passed in 1961. $1,700.

Bluebill by Captain John Smith (1871-1958) of Berlin/South Point, Md., circa 1940. Smith was a waterman and decoy maker who also was a highly respected gunsmith (Smith owned nearly 60 shotguns when he died). The lifelong bachelor was color blind. This drake shows some wear from a life working on the water and captures the spirit of the species perfectly. $400.


Brant by Grayson Chesser, Jenkins Bridge, VA. Slightly turned head on this exceptional gunner. Signed and dated and "C" carved in bottom.

Sold.


Laughing Gull by Ronald Justis, (b.1979) Chincoteague, VA. This is a new creation by Ronald. Gull stands on a post top and carving measures 12 inches tall to top of head. Measures 13 inches, bill-tail. Carved legs and applied feet. $450.

Woodduck by Grayson Chesser. Gunning bird made of wood and cork. C carved in keel.

Sold.


Great Horned Owl from the North East US. Circa 1970. Approx 16 inches tall with some paint shrinkage/ crazing. This owl has glass eyes and rest on a dowl and Cedar wood base. Right ear has been broken and glued back on. Paint chip missing on top of head. True American Folk Art. $850.


Dowitcher by Mark Daisey, b. 1970, Chincoteague,  VA. A beautiful snuggle head, resting shorebird with sleepy eyes, glass. This Dowitcher is branded MARK under bird and signed, dated under driftwood base. Sold.


Hissing Canada Goose by Ronald Justis, b.1970, Chincoteague, VA. This gunner, made in 2019, is hollow and painted in oils. The goose was water floated b4 weighted. The length is 24 inches, bill-tail. Signed, dated and stamped. Sale Pending.

Green Winged Teal pair by Delbert "Cigar" Daisey (1928-2017), Chincoteague,  VA. Circa. early 1970's. This Mint, unused pair is hollowed and carved from Tupelo Gum. These are considered Cigar's Premium Grade. This pair has had only 2 owners and were stored away for over 40 years. Cigar's first brand, 1965-1977, is applied on this pair. Very tough to find a nicer pair. Sold.


Carolina Chickadee by Ronald Justis, b. 1970, Chincoteague, VA. 6 inch tall carving and wood branch stand. Signed and dated. $275.


Hooded Merganser pair by Mark Daisey, b. 1970, Chincoteague, VA. Gunning birds in gunned wear. Solid bodies. $700.


Mallard pair by Grayson Chesser, Sanford, VA. This is a used gunning pair. Relaxed low head hen. A few scrapes from use, ready for the hunt. "C" carved on bottoms. Sold.


Golden Plover by Delbert "Cigar" Daisey (1928-2017) Chincoteague, VA. It's an excellent shorebird by Cigar standing on a clamshell. Signed and stamped under belly. Sold.


Canada Goose by Grayson Chesser, Sanford, VA. Like new. Low head, ready for the hunt or shelf. He will not make this again anytime soon. Signed and marked C. Sold.

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Herring Gull by Jay Parker (1882- 1967),
Parkertown, NJ. This Guill was made circa. 1950’s
And has a hollowed 2-piece body. Primaries are cut on this confidence decoy. Sold.

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Canvasback pair by Lem and Steve Ward, Crisfield,  MD 1973. This pair was originally from the Robert McCurdy collection as noted on the bottom. Excellent condition with minor age shrinkage and a sap bleed spot on hens tail. Stipple painted on drake. Both are hollowed and have glass eyes. Signed and dated on bottom. $4300.


Mallard pair by Lloyd J. Tyler (1898-1970) Crisfield,  MD. A very rare and miniature pair. Each measure approx. 3.5 inches long. Carved from a light wood, probably, Balsa. I am searching for miniature Pintails, Bluebills and Black ducks by Lloyd Tyler. This pair, $1,700.


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

Curlew by Delbert "Cigar" Daisey (1928-2017) Chincoteague, VA. This Curlew is branded, signed, and dated 1960. This well weathered Curlew sat on top of Cigar's decoy shop. Possibly sold to Bill Mackey on one of his visits to Cigar's home. This Cobb Island style Curlew has an all natural patina. I took this carving to Cigar approximately 2010 and he branded, signed, and dated for me. $1800.

 

 

Picture courtesey of National Geographic, vol. 157, no. 6, June 1980. Not same bird as shown in 1980 photo.


Bluebill/Scaup by Capt Jess Urie (1901-1978) Rock Hall,  MD. This example is hand chopped and circa 1950. Fine firm age crack in neck. Beautiful paint. $350.


Bluebill/Lesser Scaup hen by Mark Daisey b.1970, Chincoteague, VA. 1988. This hen is an early one and has lots of detailed carving and paint. Carved mandibles and glass eyes. Signed and dated. $425.


Ruddy Duck by Ryan Dockawitz, Capeville, VA. This regular Ruddy has a scalloped bill and tail. Primary feather pattern has been cut out of body and an ice groove behind neck. Heavily aged patina applied with D branded in bottom. $350.


Curlew by Jode Hillman, b. 1972, Mullica Hills, NJ. This hollow carved feeding Curlew is painted with oils. Excellent brush work accentuates the fine tail feather carving. $600.


Bufflehead by Bobby Castlebury, Brookston, TX. 1985. Outsanding feather combing, carved, layering details. Hollowed from the bottom. $450.


Sanderling shorebird by Marty Linton, Saxis, VA and currently Pocomoke City, MD. Carved from white pine. Antiqued patina with a splined bill thru head. ML branded under body. $300.


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

   

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. $275.

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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. $75.


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.

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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. Sold. Paul Nock

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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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
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