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Updated 05-23-19







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.


$ 1150.00
D-01












            



Shorebird Decoy


A great looking shorebird
decoy made along the coast
of North Carolina. It has a
early repair to the head. The
bill could have been
replaced or a earlier repaint.

$ 750.00
# D-02



            















            




Bluebill Decoy
by the Elliott Bros.

A great looking drake
Blue Bill made in Easton, MD
by the Elliott Brothers. It is
in very good condition and
looks to be original paint.
It is 14 1/2 in. long.

$ 495.00
# D-02-B



            











               




Canvasback Decoy
by the Elliott Bros.

A great looking drake
Canvasback made in Easton,
MD by the Elliott Brothers.
It is in very good condition
and original paint. It is
15 in. long.

$ 495.00
# D-02-C



                   












                   



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.


$ 625.00
D - 03-A
SALE PENDING



               
















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


                  

















Cat Bird
Decorative Carving by
David W. Geistler (5-2-94)

This is a great looking wooden
bird carving. It looks to me
to be a Cat Bird. It is very
nicely done and in very
good condition. It is signed
and dated on the bottom.


$ 225.00
#D- 04-A





















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.


$ 525.00
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



         













Decoy Brands Book


A out of print book on
decoy brands. Written by
Robert T. Wollens. One
of the only books on
decoy brand identifications.
A unused copy.


$ 55.00
# D - 06 -A













             




Goose Decoy by
Ron Laber


A nice old wooden goose
decoy. Made in Fishing
Creek, MD by Ron Laber.
It is a great looking decoy
from Dorchester County.
Ron makes mostly cork
decoys now. The goose
is 26 inches long.


$ 275.00
# D- 07



















Miniature Wood Duck
Decoy by Larry Tawes Jr.

Great looking mini Wood
Duck decoy by Larry Tawes
Jr. from Salisbury, MD. in
1981. It is under a glass
dome. A great looking
decorative carving.


$ 325.00
# D-07-A




                   



                   



















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.


$ 135.00
# 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




                 





 












                



Merganser Pair by
Alvin (Gunner) Meekins


This is a great looking pair
of Merganser decoys that
were made at Hoopers Island
in Dorchester County, MD.
They are in original condition.
A great looking pair of duck
decoys made on the eastern
shore of Maryland.


$ 675.00
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 Duck Decoy
by Capt. Percy Smith

This is a great looking
Bluebill by Percy Smith
from Shady Side, MD.
in Anne Arundel County.
It is in original condition
and original paint. Has
the filler missing on the
top of the head over the nail.
It is 12 1/2 inches long.


$ 265.00
# D- 013




                   














 



Middletown Flying Club
Pigeon Bands and Paper

A great group of pigeon
racing ephemera and bands
from the Middletown Flying
Club in PA. It is from 1928.
You are getting the bands,
letter and envelope.


$ 200.00
# D- 014


 



 










 



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




                   













 



Victor Salesman Sample
Duck Decoy Display

A great looking paper
mache decoy display
from The Animal Trap Co.,
Lititz, PA and Pascagoula,
FL. The paper mache
Mallard decoy is in the
original box and is near
mint condition.


$ 495.00
# D - 016



 













                   




Brant Decoy by
John Meredith


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.


SOLD
# 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




                  















                  




Al (Shoe Bill) Thomas
Canvasback Duck Decoy

Great looking Canvasback
decoy in original paint
from Al "Shoe Bill" Thomas
of Swan Creek, MD in
Harford County. This is the
nicest Shoe Bill decoy that
I've ever owned. Looks to
be branded in the bottom.

**SOLD**
# D- 019




                   



                   















Wildlife Sanctuary Sign


A great looking metal
Wildlife Sanctuary from
Baltimore, MD. It is
mounted on wood.

$ 165.00
# D- 019-A
















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



                    









                   


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 Mag. cover story Jan/Feb 09.


$ 210.00
# D-026



                 









                   




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





                    













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













           



Charles Jester (1876-1952)
Black Duck Decoy


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


$725.00
#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















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