Raine's Tavern Duck Decoys

     Cell 443-614-6015      Click here to see Sold Decoys        

Decoys Folk Art Collectibles Antiques Links Contact Home Decoys

Ruddy Duck hen by Delbert "Cigar" Daisey (1928-2017) Chincoteague,  VA. This Ruddy is Cigar's "Better Hunting Grade." Wings and tail feathers are carved, and feather details are scored with a Foredom tool. Signed and branded CIGAR. $1,200.

Robin Snipe/Red Knott by Mark McNair, Craddockville, VA. A folky carving with a nice painted patina. McNAIR incised under the bottom. Stand included. Sale Pending.

Bufflehead by Miles Hancock (1888-1974) Chincoteague, VA. This little 5 inch long dipper is signed and dated 1970. The owner of this little carving bought it directly from Mr. Hancock. $300.

Red Breasted Merganser by George Strunk, Glendora, NJ. This little 6 inch long "Shell Duck" has nice carved tail feathers and V carved primaries. He stands on a carved "mud tump" which is signed and stamped G Strunk. Sold.

Bufflehead pair by EJ "Pete" Peterson,  Capeville, VA. This pair of "dippers" were made in 2009 and so dated, signed and branded. The Body's have a boat hull design and have carved mandibles and eyes. These dippers measure about 11 inches long, bill-tail.

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.

Wood duck by Ned Mayne, New Castle, DE. 1988. Excellent swimming pose woodie with glass eyes carved from high density Portuguese cork with a cedarwood or pine head. Signed and dated. Sold.

Pintail by Dan Brown (1930-2010) Salisbury/Hebron, MD. This Collectors Series Shooting Stool was carved and painted in 1990. Mr Brown carved feathers and used a combing/scratched method on gray areas of this drake sprigtail. Signed and dated on bottom.

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. $475.

Robin Snipe by Mark McNair. This is a primitive fat bodied style by Mark. This creation has a cool patch under bottom by stand hole and McNair carved as well. Sold.

Mallard pair by Miles Hancock (1888-1974) Chincoteague, VA. This pair of Mr. Miles' popular miniatures have had one owner who purchased directly from him in 1970. This pair measure approximately 6 inches, bill to  tail. Signed and dated 1970.

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. $875.

Dowitcher by Mark McNair, Craddockville, Va, circa 1990's. This mellowed patina shorebird has nice carved primaries and tail feathers. Bill is splined thru the face and head. Carving has glass eyes and comes with Mark's Mahogany stand. McNair etched under bird. Slight shrinkage on left shoulder. Sold

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.

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". Sold.

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.

Black Duck by James Corbett Reed, (1897-1987) Chincoteague, VA. This decoy, part of a dozen or so rig,  was made while "Corb" was living in Washington, DC during the 1940's/50's. Hollow 2 piece, never had a ballast weight similar to a few others I have seen. Very nice used condition. Sold.

"Larus-Argentatus" Latin for European Herring 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.


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". Sold.

Dunlin by Ronald Justis ( b. 1970 ) Chincoteague,  VA. Fresh of the bench, this life size Dunlin stands on a carved and painted wooden clamshell base. Signed and dated 2023. Sold.

Canada Goose by Miles Hancock (1888-1974) Chincoteague, VA. This 1/4 size goose is signed and dated 1971 one of Mr Miles last carvings. 2 piece body with glass eyes. This bird has been owned by one person since its acquisition in 1971.(Silver dollar for size reference.)

Yellowlegs by Lloyd Tyler and Sherm Jones. Lloyd sold these for Sherman. Similar examples on page 25 of "Lloyd J. Tyler Folk Artist Decoy Maker" by Henry Stansbury. $450.


High head Ruddy Duck by Ryan Dockiewicz, Capeville, VA. This very antiqued decoy is very appealing with a swooped down tail and wide hips. D carved in bottom. Sold.

Bluebill by August G. Heinfield, (1880-1957) Rock Hall, MD this old warrior is in old working repaint. This is a heavy decoy, probably carved from pine. Most of Mr. Heinfield's decoys were sanded well. $300.

Red Breasted Merganser by Mark Daisey, b. 1970, Chincoteague,  VA. Full size "Shellduck" in the style of Miles Hancock.  Branded MARK on bottom. $475.

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.

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.


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

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. $125.

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.

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

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.

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.

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
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
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
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.
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

DecoysDecoys Folk Art Collectibles Antiques Links Contact Home Top