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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.

Dowitcher in content or snuggle pose by Mark Daisey, Chincoteague, VA. MARK stamped under bottom. Signed and dated 2019 under base.Sale pending.

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

Semi Palmated Plover pair by Mark McNair. 2005, bone bill, scratch paint and relief wings. Has a carrying hole in bottom. Made for Harry Bertel and so noted under base. Sold.

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". $8400

Large Bay Widgeon/Baldpate by Lloyd Sterling (1880-1964) Crisfield, MD. Great form with gunning wear. Retains detailed paint patterns. Carved from Balsa and probably from old WWll life rafts. Circa early 1950's. Measures about 14 inches, bill-tail. Sits about 9 inches high, keel bottom to head. Inserted cedar tail and a cedar head. Crack in bill. E I S stamped in repainted bottom. Sold.

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.

Green Winged Teal pair by Ronald Justis Chincoteague,  VA. Circa 2000. This pair, with keels, and nails drilled into bill and head for strength were part of a local gunning rig. RJ carved under tail. $525.

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.

Pintail by Miles Hancock (1888-1974) Chincoteague,  VA. Circa 1940's. This sleek Pintail tail has a great form with "banjo sprig" and tack eyes. Strong paint on this Cottonwood decoy. Ballast weight and rigging have been removed for shelf at some point. Sold

Brant by Grayson Chesser, Sanford, VA. Hollowed body in a swimming pose. This gunner was used on the bays along the Atlantic Ocean. Sold.

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. $775.

Loon by Jimmy Bowden, Assawoman, VA. 2011. This loon measures about 21 inches long, bill-tail. Signed,dated and stamped. $325.

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.

Canada Goose by Dan Brown (1930-2010) Salisbury, MD. This little goose measures 9.5 inches long. Nice brush painting of feathers. Signed and dated 1975. Sale Pending.

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. $175.

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. $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. Sold.

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
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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
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. Sold. 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.



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