Wye River Antiques   |   Home
About Us   |   Oyster Can Tins   |   Oyster Can Tins page 2   |   Vintage Duck Decoys   |   Vintage Duck Decoys_ Page 2    |   Advertising Tins and Signs   |   Hunting + Fishing Antiques   |   Contact Us   |   Sold Items   |   Links





DECOYS











If you see something you like
please e-mail or phone me on
availability, shipping charges
and payment instructions.
Phone 410-827-6726 Thanks.




Welcome to Wye River Antiques





Click on the decoy images
to view a larger picture





Updated 01-18-19














Red Head Pair
by Charlie Joiner
from Betterton, MD.
MD. (1921-2015)


A very nice, early pair of
Charlie Joiner Redheads
(1952 era). They are in very
good, original condition.
They are branded "X" on
the bottom. This is some
of Charlie's very best paint.
Early Red Heads decoys are
not a easy species to find.


$ 1500.00
D-01



                 















                            




Pintail Decoy
by Dr. Brendle

A great looking drake
Pintail hunting bird by Dr.
William "Bill" Brendle of
Havre de Grace, MD. A full
size decoy in very good
condition. It has his "B"
brand in the bottom.

$ 295.00
# D-02-B


















                         



Brant Decoy

A big Atlantic Coast Brant
decoy. It is 18 1/2 inches long
and 8 3/4 inches tall. It looks
to be original paint. There
may be some in use over
paint on some of the white.
You can see good, honest
hunting wear. Has a brand
carved into the bottom.


$ 775.00
# D-03




                 




                 




                 













              



Snow Goose Decoy by
R. Madison Mitchell

A hard to find, full size
Snow Goose made in
Havre de Grace, MD by
Madison Mitchell. It is
signed on the bottom and
dated 1982.


$ 655.00
D - 03-A



               




                



    





















High Head Canvasback
by Scott Jackson (1852-1929)
Wooden Wing Duck Decoy

This is a great looking wooden
wing duck that was used on
the wings of a sink box as with
their iron counterparts. It is
believed to have been made
by Scott Jackson (1852-1929)
Charlestown, MD. It is very
early and in great condition
with a neck crack and missing
a chunk of wood making the
neck unstable. It is a great
example of a upper bay wing
decoy no matter who you
think the maker is. It would
be a easy fix for a professional
restorer. I'll leave that up to the
next owner. When sink boxes
were outlawed these were
usually taken back to the shop
and had a bottom added to go
back into use in the hunting rig.


$ 1695.00
#D- 04



                  

























Redhead Pair Duck Decoys
by Paul Gibson (1902-1984)
of Havre de Grace, MD.

A great looking Redhead
pair of decoys made in Havre
de Grace, MD by Paul Gibson.
They are in original paint and
look to have been hunted.
The drake has a neck crack
as shown. They both have
"B" branded in the bottoms
for Dr. Brendle from Havre
de Grace, MD. A nice pair
of early Gibson's.


$ 495.00
D - 05




                   




                   























Miniature Black Headed Crane
Decoy by Manfred Scheel


A great looking mini
Black Necked Crane decoy
It is 5 inches long and 5 3/4
tall. Made by Manfred Scheel.
It is very good condition.


$ 195.00
D - 05 - A




                   















                           




Goose Decoy by
Paul Gibson (1902- 1984)


A nice old wooden goose
decoy. Made in Havre de
Grace, MD by Paul Gibson.
It is a older goose that has
been hunted before being
retired to the shelf. It is in very
good condition for its age.
It has some cracks and
checks. It is in original paint. A
nice, old working goose decoy.


$ 355.00
# D- 06



                   





















Southern Coot Decoy


A great looking little Coot
decoy. Made in VA or NC
but unknown maker too me
It is 12 1/2 inches long and
in very good condition.
There is some filler missing
around the base of the neck.


$ 145.00
# D - 08





                   



















Miniature Loon Decoy

Great looking mini Loon
decoy on a marble base.
Not sure of the maker. It is
4 3/4 inches long. It has
some paint loss on the tip
of the bill. The base is 7 1/2
inches long.


$ 135.00
# D-09




                   













                         




Canvasback Decoy by
Charlie Joiner (1921 - 2015 )

Great looking, early Canvasback
drake decoy made by Charlie
Joiner. Charlie made this one
while living in Betterton, MD.
He only did the "Roman Nose"
bill for a couple years back in
the 1950's. A solid body with a
"FRW" branded in the bottom.
It has a crack in the neck. It is
15 3/4 inches long and is in
original paint.


$ 485.00
D- 010




                 




                 




 














 


R. Madison Mitchell
Bluebill Decoy(1901-1993)


This is a great looking drake
Bluebill made by R. Madison
MItchell, Havre de Grace,
MD. It is in very good condition.
It is branded "F R M" in the
bottom. All original paint.


SOLD
D - 011




                



 












                          



Herters Black Duck Decoy


A great looking, early canvas
over cork body Herters Black
Duck decoy. It is in very good
condition. A very nice factory
decoy for any collection.



$ 250.00
# D- 012





 













 




Bluebill Pair of Duck Decoys
by Charlie Joiner (1921-2015)

This is a great looking pair
of Bluebills by Charlie Joiner
from Chestertown, MD. Look
to have been made in the
1980's. They are in very nice,
original paint. They are not
signed. More pictures on request.


$ 650.00
# D- 013



                    














                   



Robert Grimes Swan Decoy

This is a folky Swan decoy
made by Robert Grimes from
Sudlersville, MD. It was said
to have been hunted over on
the Chester River in a rig
as a confidence bird. It is in
great condition with minor
wear from use. It has the
makers initials carved in the
bottom. He was a high school
teacher. It is 22 inches long
and 16 inches high. It was
weighted and keeled. More
pictures are available.


$ 295.00
# D- 014
SOLD





 





 

















                   




 



Goldeneye Decoy Pair by
John Meredith of Worton, MD


A great looking pair of
fullsize working Goldeneye
Duck Decoys. They are signed
and dated 1989. They are in
original paint and great
condition. They are 13 inches
long. A nice early pair.


$ 235.00
# D- 015




                   




 












                           


Doug Jester
Black Duck Decoy

A great looking full size Black
Duck decoy made by Doug
Jester, Chincoteague, VA.
It looks to be in original paint.
It shows wear from many
years of hunting. It is 17 1/2
inches long.


$ 795.00
# D - 016




                   




 















                   




Brant Decoy by
John Meredith of Worton, MD


A great looking fullsize
Brant working decoy by
John Meredith. It is signed
and dated 1989. It is in
original paint and great
condition. It is 16 inches
long. It does have a
couple dents in the back.
as shown in the pictures.


$ 185.00
# D- 017




                   




 
























Black Duck Decoy made by
R. Madison Mitchell
Havre de Grace, MD (1901-1993)


A very nice full size Black Duck
decoy made by Madison Mitchell
from Havre de Grace, MD.It is
in original paint but not signed.
A great looking decoy.

$ 350.00
# D- 018




                  




















                  



Will Heverin (1860-1951)
Canvasback Duck Decoy

Great looking Canvasback
decoy in old Madison Mitchell
repaint. It is in very good
condition with a neck crack.
This is a higher head than
most have. A very nice, old
gunning decoy. Will Herervin
was from Charlestown, MD.

$ 350.00
# D- 019



                   
















Wooden Corn Decoy

A great looking wooden ear
of corn. These were made to
put out in the field decoys as
a bait lure. It is made very well.
It looks great in with your
decoy collection.

$ 89.00
# D- 020



                   












                         



Canvasback Duck Decoy

A very old Eastern Shore
Canvasback. In old gunning
paint. Maybe from Dorchester
County. It is 13 1/2 in. long
and 8 3/4 in. tall. A great
looking old decoy.

$ 295.00
# D-021




                         
















                  



Merganser Decoy Pair

by Gene Travers


This is a great looking
pair of Merganser Duck
Decoys by Gene Travers from
Fishing Creek, MD. in
Dorchester County. Gene was
a boat builder who made
decoys and oyster shafts. This
pair has his initials on the
bottom. They are in original
paint and very good condition.
The crest has a tight crack
in the drake decoy. They are
about 16 in. long.

$ 475.00
# D-022



                  














                        





                        




Black Duck Decoy by
Doug Jester

A great looking Black Duck
by Doug Jester (b.1876 -
d.1961) from Chincoteague,
VA. It looks to be original
paint. You can see the
primer coat of paint on the
bottom. It is 15 inches long. It
has a tight crack in the neck.
The lead weight has been
removed from the bottom
years ago. A very nice decoy
from a premier Virginia carver.

$ 585.00
# D-23




                   




             
















The Forgotten Seven
The Decoy Carvers Of Kent Island

by Hugo G. Gemignani. It
has 56 pages with black and
white photo's. Has stories and
pictures of decoys by the Nash
family carvers, Kirby Thompson,
Phil Kemp, Holton Legg, Jim
and Frank Cockey.


$ 35.00
# D- 024











                   


Pintail Duck Decoy
by Gary Crossman

This is a great looking drake
Pintail made by the late Gary
Crossman. Gary lived by
Snow Hill on the Eastern
Shore of MD. It has been
rigged for hunting and is in
very good condition.



$ 125.00
# D- 025



                 

















                 



Paul Gibson (1902-1985) Havre de Grace, MD
Black Duck Decoy


This is a great looking, original paint Blackduck
decoy made by Paul Gibson. It looks to
be from the 1960's. It has a tight neck crack.
Mr. Gibson was a hunter who made decoys
both for himself and for other hunters.
He was the fire chief at the nearby Aberdeen
Proving Grounds. Gibson is listed in Chesapeake
Bay decoy books and his birds are on display
at the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum.
See Decoy Magazine cover story Jan/Feb 09.


$ 210.00
# D-026



                 


















Miniature Mallard Decoy Pair
by Bob Litzenberg (1910 - 1997)

Great looking, pair of miniature
Mallard decoys made by Robert
"Bob" Litzenberg from Elkton,
MD. A signed pair dated 1994.
Mallards are a very hard to find
species by Bob. They are about
7 inches long and in near
mint, original condition.


$ 450.00
# D- 027















Miniature Cinnamon Teal Decoy Pair
by Bob Litzenberg (1910 - 1997)

Great looking, pair of
miniature Cinnamon Teal decoys
made by Robert "Bob"
Litzenberg from Elkton, MD. A
signed pair dated 1996. They
are about 6 1/2 inches long
and in near mint, original condition.


$ 275.00
# D- 027-A

















Miniature Blue Bill Decoy Pair
by Bob Litzenberg (1910-1997)

Great looking, pair of miniature
Bluebill decoys made by Robert
"Bob" Litzenberg from Elkton,
MD. A signed pair dated 1993.
In near mint original condition.


$ 260.00
# D- 027-B


















                         




Standing Goose decoy

A nice, standing Goose that is
13 in. long and 13 in. high with
the base. It was made in Delaware
but I am not sure of the makers
name. It has great details and paint.



$ 120.00
# D - 028




                    




                    
















                         



Capt. Harry Jobes
Miniature Snow Goose Decoy

from Aberdeen, MD. Capt. Harry
learned his trade from years of working
with some of the best upper bay decoy
carvers including Madison Mitchell. This great
looking decoy is 7 1/2 in. long. It is signed
and dated 2010 on the bottom of the base.


$ 55.00
# D - 029





                         




                         






















Wooden Frog Decoy
For Ice Spear Fishing

This is a great looking wooden
Frog decoy. It is in original
paint and very nice condition.
It is weighted in the bottom.
It has great colors and shows
age and wear. It has metal
feet. It has the metal loops on
top to attach the line.


$ 179.00
#D- 030



                  




                  




















Mallard Decoy Pair by Bob Birch

A great looking pair of full size
Mallards made by Bob Birch of
Assawoman, VA. They are
signed and dated 2006 on the
bottom. They are in excellent
condition. Assawoman is on
the Eastern Shore of Virginia.


$ 225.00
# D - 031




                 














               




Dot Quillen Miniature
Redhead Duck Decoy


It is 7 1/2 inches long. It is
made by Dot Quillen from
Chincoteague, VA. It is
signed and dated on the
bottom 1978. A very nice
looking mini decoy.


$ 120.00
# D - 032




                   
















Wooden Duck Call

Not sure of the maker. It works
good and has no makers mark that I can see.
It is 5 1/2 inches tall and has a plastic reed.


$ 32.00
# D - 033












                 




New Jersey Shorebird


A very nice Shorebird from
the Atlantic City, NJ area.
It is a very early Black Bellied
Plover in winter plumage.
It is 8 3/4 in. long. It has
dry paint and some shot
scars. It has proffesional bill
repair. Still has the original
spline in the back of the head.
It has something written in
pencil on the bottom of the tail.


$ 475.00
D-034



                 




             




             


















                   




Pintail Decoy
by John Glenn

This is a very nice looking,
early Rock Hall, MD Pintail
duck decoy by Johnny "Hump"
Glenn. It is in very good and
original condition. Pintails in
this condition from this area
are very hard to find. A great
addition to any Chesapeake
Bay decoy collection. It is
branded "WJS" in the bottom.


$ 1800.00
# D - 035



                    


















               




Pintail Decoy
by John Glenn

This is a very nice looking,
early Rock Hall, MD Pintail
duck decoy by Johnny "Hump"
Glenn. It is in very good and
original condition. A different
paint style than the Pintail
listed above. Both are in great
condition. Pintails from this
area are very hard to find. A
great addition to any
Chesapeake Bay collection.


$ 1800.00
# D - 035-A



                    
















                  



Miniature Swan Decoy by Dave Stavely

A great little miniature Swan
decoy from the late Dave
Stavely of Easton, MD. It is
signed on the bottom and is
7 1/2 inches long. Mr. Stavely
was well known for his
miniatures. It has raised wings
and is 3 in. high.

SOLD
# D - 036



                  


















                  



Miniature Goose Decoy by Dave Stavely

A great little miniature Goose
decoy from the late Dave
Stavely of Easton, MD. It is
signed on the bottom and
dated 1978. Mr. Stavely
was well known for his
miniatures. It has raised wings.
He really captured the correct
look on this one as I think it is
his best Goose I've ever owned.

SOLD
# D - 036-A



                  














  


Wigeon Miniature Duck Decoy

A great looking little mini
Wigeon drake. It is 8 inches
long. The maker is unknown
to me. It appears to have
some age to it. It is in all
original condition. My guess
would be Crisfield or Eastern
Shore of VA. for the origin.
It is the same unknown maker
of D-053 Mini Canvasback.



$ 30.00
# D - 037



                    














                  



Charles Jester (1876-1952)
Black Duck Decoy


A great looking Black Duck
decoy. Made by Charles
Jester from the Eastern
Shore of Virginia.


$795.00
#D - 038




                




                  











                         



Miniature Redhead Decoy Pair


A great looking pair of Havre
de Grace, MD mini decoys.
They are signed on the
bottom "Howard Coulter"
but the look like they came
out of Jim Currier's shop.
They are 6 inches long and
in very good, original
condition. They have had
some varnish applied and one
time in the past. Maybe by the
maker. The paint is superb.


$ 275.00
# D-39




                 


















                           




Mallard Duck Decoy by Wildfowler


From the Wildfowler Decoy Factory,
Old Saybrook, CT. It is in very
good condition. Looks to be all original
paint. It has normal wear associated
with hunting use. It is not stamped
with there brand on the bottom.
It is 15 3/4 in. long. Looks to be
made of cedar or pine.


$125.00
# D- 40



                   




















                  




Black Duck Miniature Pair Decoys

from Havre de Grace, MD. I'm
not sure who the maker is.
They look to be from the
1950's or 60's. They are about
6 inches long. Great scratch painting.
They have heads that are turned
to the side. They are in very good,
original condition with minimal wear.


$ 245.00
D-041



                 




                  




                 




                   














                    


Harold Haman Miniature Swan Decoy

This is a great looking mini
Swan decoy made by Harold
Haman from Middletown, DE.
It is 13 in. long and signed and
dated 1993 on the bottom.
Most of his decoys were cork.
It has a filler crack behind the head.


$ 215.00
# D- 042





                    

















                           


Miniature Zach Ward
Crisfield Duck Decoy

A mini hen that is just over 10 in.
long. It looks like a hen Pintail
or maybe a Teal to me. I am not
sure. The bottom of the decoy and
under the bill have not been
painted. It was made in
Crisfield by Billy ( Zach ) Ward.

$ 59.00
# D-043



                 











                   


Miniature Mallard Duck Decoy


Wooden Mini Mallard decoy.
It is 4 1/2 inches long.
It looks to be made in the
mid-west. The maker is
unknown to me. It is flat bottomed.


$ 65.00
# D-044



                   




                   













                  


Black Duck Decoy by
Gene Hendrickson


J. Eugene Hendrickson
(1899 - 1971) Northfield, New Jersey
Gene Hendrickson is remembered as
one of Northfield's most notable watermen.
He created decoys and hunting boats
("sneak boxes") of exceptional quality. His
decoys were carved from local white cedar.
The bodies are hollow, tails are long ending
in a point. Heads have detailed carved bills.
He often branded his birds on the bottom
with the initials, "J.E.H." Hendrickson
carved from patterns shared with
Mark Kern (1888 - 1972) another
well known Northfield carver. He
provided ballast by pouring hot lead
into an inlet he cut into the
bottom of the decoy in the
manner of Harry V. Shourds (1871 - 1920),
a regional carver of note. Hendrickson's
later decoys are somewhat larger
than life-size. He is credited
with having carved some very fine
Canada geese, brant, canvas back,
broadbill, red head, merganser,
black duck, mallard and pintail decoys.

For additional information
Decoys of the Atlantic Flyway,
1974 by George R. Starr.
Decoys of the Mid-Atlantic Region,
1979 by Henry A. Fleckenstein.
New Jersey Decoys, 1983
by Henry A. Fleckenstein.

This information was shared
from the Ward Museum page.



SOLD
# D 045




                   



                   


















Miniature Mallard Decoy Pair
by Ray Walker

This is a great looking pair of
mini Mallard decoys believed
to be made by Ray Walker
from Chincoteague, VA. They
are 5 1/2 inches long. The drake
has a neck crack. They are not signed.


$ 115.00
# D - 046



                 













                         


Rick Brown Bufflehead Decoy Pair

A great looking decoy pair from
Rick Brown of NJ. This pair are
copies of Rowley Horner Buffs probably
made at the Point Pleasant Wildfowler
Decoy Shop. One of the decoys
has a "FCB" brand in the bottom.

$ 155.00
D - 47




                   


















                           




Miniature Wood Duck
Flyer Decoy by Judson Budd


A neat little mini flyer. Believed
to have been made on the Eastern
Shore of VA by Judson Budd.
It is 13 1/2 inches across the
wings and 9 3/4 inches long.
It is in very good condition with
some chips to the end of the
wings. It has carved feet and
a hole in the bottom to mount it.


$ 99.00
# D- 48



                   




















Dove Decoy made by
Capt. Jimmy Wright


A great looking full size
Dove decoy. Made by Jimmy
Wright from Massey, MD.
It is 12 inches long and in
very good, original condition.


$ 95.00
# D - 049





                   













                   



Gary Crossman Mallard Decoy

This is a drake Mallard decoy
that Gary made for he and
Rick Fish to hunt over. It is
rigged with a weight and
leather strap for the anchor  
rope. It is in great condition  
with minor wear from use.  
Gary's trademark "C" is  
stamped into the bottom.  

$ 145.00
# D- 050



                    




                    




















Brant Decoy made by
Gary Crossman

A very nice full size Brant
made by Gary Crossman
who was from Snow Hill, MD.
It is 17 inches long and
8 inches tall. It has tack eyes.

$ 155.00
# D- 051



                  

















                   



Automatic Decoy Anchor

It is marked "Automatic Anchor"
on the side. It is 6 1/4 inches
long. It looks to be from the
1940's or 1950's. Works good.

SOLD
# D- 052



                   













  


Canvasback Miniature Duck Decoy

A great looking little mini Canvasback
drake. It is 8 inches long. The maker
is unknown to me. It appears to have
some age to it. It is in all original
condition. My guess would be Crisfield
or Eastern Shore of VA. for the
origin. Same maker a D-037.



$ 30.00
# D - 053



                    













12 Gauge Shotgun Shell Extractor

Shell extractor ring that went on your
finger for pulling shells out of old
break open shotguns with out
ejectors. It has a crack as seen
but is still tight and functions.

$ 49.00
D-054

















                         


Miniature Goose Decoy by John Clark

This is a great looking half size Goose decoy.
Made by John Clark of Havre de Grace,
MD. John made this is in 1998.
He was the chairman of the Havre
de Grace decoy festival in 2000. It
is signed and dated. It has a couple rubs.

$ 99.00
D - 055




                



 










                  



Crow Decoy by Rick Fish

This is a great looking Crow
decoy made by Rick Fish.
It is 16 1/4 inches long
and in very good condition.
It is not signed. It has glass
eyes. Rick lives outside Snow
Hill, MD but he was born
and raised on Chincoteague.


$ 189.00
# D - 056




                  




















Crouch Miniature Mallard Decoy

It is 7 inches long and in
very good condition. It is
in original paint by Titbird
Bauer who painted most of
Mr. Crouch's decoys that he
carved. He was from
North East, MD.


SOLD
D- 057



                  














                  



Miniature Canvasback Duck Decoy

A great looking mini wooden Canvasback
made by Ronald Laber of Fishing
Creek, MD. It is 6 3/4 inches long.
Probably made in the 1970 or 80's.
Nice Dorchester County miniature.
It is signed and branded by Ron.
Ron is known for his great
looking cork hunting decoys.

110.00
# D-058




                   





                  














OR








 E-mail me by clicking on the link below for ordering and
 payment instructions.




We Accept Credit Cards Payments Through Pay Pal

PayPal Acceptance Mark



Site Design Copyright © 2001-2019
All rights reserved. No part of this website may
be used without my permission in writing.