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Updated 04-29-17











                 




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.


$ 595.00
D-01



                 




             




             











                        





                        




Greenwing Teal Decoy Pair
Grayson Chesser

A great looking pair of Green
Wing Teal by Grayson Chesser
of Jenkins Bridge, VA. They
are a full size pair. They are in
very good condition. The
drakes head is turned to the side.

$ 595.00
# 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.


$ 1500.00
# D-03




                 




                 




                 























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.


$ 295.00
#D- 04



                  




                  

















                         


Crow Decoy

A great looking wooden Crow
decoy. It is 17 1/2 inches
long and is setting on a
really neat wooden base, It
is made very well and in
excellent condition.

$ 170.00
D - 05




                   




                   


















                           




Miniature Wood Duck
Flyer Decoy by Judson Budd


A neat little mini flyer. Believed
tp 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.


$ 125.00
# D- 06



                   






















Goose decoy by Paul Nock

A wooden miniature size Goose
made by Paul Nock, Salisbury,
MD. It is 9 1/2 in. long and 6 in. tall.
It is signed and dated on the bottom.
Great looking Goose decoy.

$ 200.00
D-07-EB




                  















                   


Puffin Decoy by Dan Vaughan


It is 11 in. long. It is signed
and dated 1990. Made by
Capt. Dan Vaughan of
Tilghman Island, MD. It is in
very good condition. Painted
very well with exceptional carving.


$ 145.00
# D - 08



                    













                         



Hoopers Island Goose Decoy
by "Gunner" Alvin Meekins

Great looking 3/4 size Goose
decoy from Hoopers Island,
MD. It was made by Alvin
Meekins. It is not signed but
has some writing on the
bottom. It is in very nice
condition. It is 19 inches
long and 7 inches high. It
has some paint flaking. It
has a tight neck crack that
looks to have been glued.


$ 159.00
# D-09




                   




                   














                         




Mallard Decoy by Ken Harris

Great looking, oversize Mallard
decoy made by Ken Harris of
Woodville, NY. It is 19 in. long
and 8 in. high to the bottom of
the keel. It has his stamp on
the bottom. Some filler has
came out around the neck.


$ 255.00
D- 010




                 




                 




 














                         


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 - 011




                



 












                          



Miniature Mallard Decoy Pair


A great looking pair of mini
Mallards. They are about 4
inches long and sit on a 11
inch long piece of driftwood.
They are signed "K.B. 1986"
on the driftwood. The maker is
unknown to me. Great detail
carving and paint.



$ 105.00
# D- 012




                 












                           



Black Bellied Plover

This is a great looking Black
Bellied Plover believed to be
from the New England area
possibly Cape Cod. It is in
very nice condition. Maker
is unknown to me. A very
nice Shorebird.


$ 325.00
# D- 013



                    




                    




                    




 











                   



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.  

$ 115.00
#  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.


$ 265.00
# D- 015




                   




 












                           


Miniature Swan decoy by
Ron Ginn, Kennedyville, MD.

A mini swan made in 1993 by Ron Ginn
at Kennedyville, MD. Ron passed
away in March of 2016. It is in
very good condition. It is 7 1/4 in.
long and 4 1/2 in. tall.


$ 119.00
# D - 016




                   




 













 




Coot Decoy by Gary Crossman


Great looking little Coot
decoy made by the late Gary
Crossman from Snow Hill,
Maryland. It has his "C"
stamped into the bottom.
It is in very good, original
condition. It is made of
Cottonwood. It is 11 inches
long and 6 inches high.


$ 89.00
# D- 017




                   




 



















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- 018



                  



















                  



Jimmy Wright Dove Decoy

Great looking decoy in original paint,
from Massey, MD. It is in the alert
or running position. It has his
trademark "bar W" carved into
the bottom. His production was
limited and you don't see his decoys
come for sale too often. It is about
12 1/2 inches long and all original.
It has a hole in the bottom for
the stand and a staple in the
in the top to hang it.

SOLD
#  D- 019




                   











                 



Jimmy Wright Blue Jay Decoy

Great looking decoy in original paint,
from Massey, MD. It is a very nice
folkart carving. It has his trademark
"bar W" carved into the bottom.
His production was limited and
you don't see his decoys come for
sale too often. It is 10 1/2 inches
long and all original. It has a
hole in the bottom to rest on a
stand and a hook on top to
hang it from. It is in weathered,
worn paint.


SOLD
# D - 019 - A




                    




                     












                  



Jimmy Wright Frog Decoy

Great looking decoy in original paint, from
Massey, MD. It is a very nice folkart carving.
It has his trademark "bar W" carved into
the bottom. His production was limited
and you don't see his decoys come for
sale too often. It is 7 1/2 inches long
and all original. It has a staple
on top to hang it from a stand.
It is a wooden body with metal
legs and lead poured in the
bottom for weight and balance.


SOLD
# D - 019 - B




                    
















                   



Miniature Mallard Decoy Pair
from Crisfield, Maryland

A great looking pair of mini Mallards.
Made in Crisfield, MD but the
maker is unknown to me. They
look to be from the Tyler or
Sterling families. They are 8
in. long and 4 in tall. Lots of
writing on the bottom from
from the previous owner.

$ 99.00
# 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




                         



















Tern Decoy

by Ed Green


This is a great looking
Common Tern Decoy by
Ed Green from Baltimore,
MD. It is about 15 in. long
and in very good condition.
Probably made in the
1970's or early 1980's.

$ 95.00
# D-022


                  




                  











                 



Miniature Hen Bluebill Decoy
by Ira C. (Glorybound) Hudson

A very nice mini hen Blue Bill
made by Ira C. (Glorybound)
Hudson (1930-2008) from
Chincoteague, VA. The
grandson of Ira D. Hudson.
It is 8 1/2 in. long. Carved
with a open bill. A very
folky little carving.


$ 110.00
# D- 023




                 




                 












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



                 

















                 



Weldon "Guinea" Legg
Blue Bill Duck Decoy


This is a great looking Bluebill
decoy made by the late Guinea
Legg from Kent Island, MD.
Holton Legg, another Kent Island
decoy maker was his uncle.
It is all original and signed on the
bottom. It is 13 in. long and 6 3/4 in.
tall. It has some scuffs and rubs.
A great looking, hard to find local
decoy to add to your collection.


$ 250.00
# D-026




                


















Red Head Miniature
Drake Duck Decoy

Great looking Red Head
made out of balsa wood.
It is from Chincoteague, VA.
It looks a lot like Miles
Hancock. It is not signed. It is
5 1/2 in. long and has tack eyes.

$ 115.00
# D- 027



                    












                         




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.



$ 175.00
# 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





                         




                         












                        




Joe Fallon Miniature Pintail Duck Decoy

This is a great looking mini Pintail
made by Joe Fallon from
Havre de Grace, MD. It is in
very good original condition
and is 5 3/4 inches long.


$ 189.00
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.


$ 275.00
# 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.


$ 155.00
# 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















                          




Green Wing Teal Pair
of Working Duck Decoys

This is a great looking little pair of Green
Wing Teal decoys. I don't know who the
maker is. They are 10 1/2 inches long
and in all original condition.


$ 99.00
# D - 034



                  





                   











                   




Black Duck Duck Decoy
by Bill Collins

This is a very nice looking, Black
Duck decoy made by Bill Collins.
It is signed on the bottom and dated
1996. It is in very good condition.
It is 16 1/2 inches long.


$ 139.00
# D - 035





                    















                  



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.

$ 119.00
# D - 036




                  















  


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



                    














                  



Mallard pair by Kirby
"Choo Choo" Thompson


A very nice looking pair
of Mallards from Kent
Island, MD. Capt. Kirby was
featured in the decoy book
"The Forgotten Seven" Decoy
Carvers of Kent Island. They
are flat bottom, hand chopped
and original paint. It will
be hard to find a better
pair. Green felt is on
both bottoms.


SOLD
#D - 038




                




                  


















                         



Wildfowler Redhead Duck Decoy

From the Wildfowler Decoy
Factory, Old Saybrook, CT. It
is in very nice condition.
Looks to be all original paint.
The head is loose. It has
some wear on the tail.. It is
stamp branded in the bottom.
A nice hunted over Redhead
(Aythya Americana). Body
looks to be made of balsa.


$ 99.00
# 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.


$ 99.00
# 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



                   




                   















                  


Miniature Goose Decoy

A great looking mini goose
from Havre de Grace, MD. The
maker is not known to me. It is
about 7 in. long and is in very
nice condition. Very nicely done.



$ 60.00
# 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.


$ 145.00
# 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




                   

















                   




Curlew made by Gary Crossman

A great looking Curlew decoy
made by the late Gary
Crossman. It is signed on the
bottom "Crossman" and it has
his "C" carved into the bottom.
It is in very good, original
paint. It is 16 inches long.


$ 189.00
# D-048




                  


















                  



Wooden Box Turkey Call

A wooden box Turkey call
made by Lee's Goose Call Co.
I can't make out the address. It
is in very good condition.


$ 30.00
# D- 049


                    













                  



Miniature Old Squaw
Decoy by Travis Tyler

This is a great looking little
Old Squaw decoy made in
Crisfield, MD. It is signed on
the bottom. It is 8 1/4 in. long
and in very good condition.

$ 85.00
# D-050



                











                   



Canvasback Hen made by Bailey Moltz

A Hen Canvasback believed to have been
made in Madison Mitchell's shop by
Bailey Moltz. Bailey worked in Mitchell's
shop and carved some decoys of his
own. It is 15 inches long.


$ 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.

$ 110.00
# 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

















                  



Miles Hancock Blue Bill
Duck Decoy Pair

A full size, original paint,
hunting Bluebill pair of decoys.
Made at Chincoteague, VA. by
Miles Hancock. The bodies are
cotton wood. They have the
original weights and antenna
wire straps. If your looking for
a good old, true hunting decoy
pair from Miles this is the pair
for you. Small chip of wood out
of the neck on the hen. This
is a slightly over-size pair.


SOLD
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.


$ 65.00
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




                   





                  














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