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Updated 07-10-18

















Canada Goose Pair
by R. Madison MItchell
from Havre de Grace,
MD. (1901-1993)


A very nice, early pair of
Madison Mitchell field geese.
They are solid wood and were
never rigged or weighted for the
water. They have two holes
drilled into the bottom for wooden
feet to stand in the field. These
were hunted over on a farm at
Tilghman Island in Talbot
County back in the 1950's.
They are in very good, used
and hunted over condition.
The head position on the
shorter neck goose is turned
to the side unlike any position
you will find on a early
Mitchell. The other has a very
tall, alert head as a sentinel.
Both are in original paint
which has aged beautifully.
Tight neck cracks and paint
wear from years of use in the
field. A rare pair to find.

Would prefer not to ship
but have picked up.


SOLD
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.

$ 650.00
# 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.


$ 875.00
# D-03




                 




                 




                 


















3 Miniature Mallard Decoys

by Alonzo Green


A great looking mini Mallard trio
by Alonzo Green from Vienna
Maryland. They are very
small and mounted on a
framed panel. They show
folky carving and painting.
They look to have been done
in the 1950's. They are not
signed. They resemble ducks
made in the Mid-West style.


$ 199.00
# D-03-A




                 




                 





















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.


$ 199.00
#D- 04



                  




                  



















Miniature Canvasback Decoy
Pair by Jim Currier,
(1886 -1969) Havre de Grace.

A great looking pair of miniature
Canvasback decoys. The drake
is 10 inches long and the hen is
9 1/2 inches long. They are in
original paint and very good
condition. The drake is signed
on the bottom that it was
made in 1968.


$ 450.00
D - 05




                   




                   

















Miniature Red Head Decoy
Pair by Jim Currier,
(1886 -1969) Havre
de Grace, MD.

A great looking pair of miniature
Redhead decoys. The drake
is 10 inches long and the hen is
9 1/2 inches long. They are in
original paint and very good condition.


$ 450.00
D - 05 - A




                   















                           




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.


$ 125.00
# D- 06



                   



















Miniature Alvirah Wright
Canvasback Duck Decoy
by Bob Seabrook


A great looking mini, copy
of a Alvirah Wright (1864-1951)
from Duck, NC. It was made by
Bob Seabrook, Absecon, NJ. in the
antique style of the original. Bob's
work shows great detail and
rarely is available. It is 7 inches long.
It has Bob's brand on the bottom.


$245.00
# D - 08





















Cobb Island Virginia Style
Miniature Brant Decoy
by Bob Seabrook

Great looking mini Cobb Island
Brant decoy by Bob Seabrook
from Absecon, NJ. It is about
9 inches long with a reaching
head. It has a weight and
leather tie. It's a very nice copy.


$ 245.00
# 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




                 




                 




 














                         


Charlie Joiner Redhead Decoy(1921-2015)

This is a great looking drake Red Head
made by Charlie Joiner. This is a earlier
1950's style. It is not signed. It is in
very good condition. It is 14 inches long.


SOLD
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




                 












 




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



                    










                   



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- 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




                   




 













                         



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-17




                   




                   















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 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


                  




                  














                        





                        




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.


$ 250.00
# 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.



$ 165.00
# 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












                 




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-034



                 




             




             
















                   




Swan Miniature Decoy
by Barry Fuchs

This is a very nice looking,
mini Swan made by Barry
Fuchs on the "Open Acres Farm"
in Millington, MD. It is
signed on the bottom. It is in
very nice, original condition.
It measures 12 inches long.


SOLD
# 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



                    














                  



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 by Howard Coulter


Mr. Coulter was from Havre
de Grace, MD. This pair was
made in 1967. They are
signed and dated on the
bottoms. 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 few pairs of his
minis I have seen have all
had varnish on them. The
paint is superb on this pair.


$ 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 Henricks


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.



# 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.


SOLD
# 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



                













Mallard Pair of Miniatures
by Paul Marshall

A great looking pair of
mini decoys from Paul
Marshall of Smiths Island,
VA. The drake is 7 1/2 in. and
the hen is 7 in. long. Both are
in very good condition.


$ 250.00
# 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

















                         


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.


$ 60.00
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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