|Curlew shorebird by Mark McNair, Craddockville, VA circa 2002. "Roothead" carved Curlew in the VA style. Made for VA Eastern Shore Ducks Unlimited dinner event. Hole in tail for tying multiple decoys for easy carrying to and from hunt. Nice antique patina including shot marks on body. McNair incised under bottom and comes with Mark's stand. $875.|
|Blue Winged Teal pair by Grayson Chesser, Sanford, VA. 2003. Outstanding swimming drake and content hen. This is a rare species by Grayson. A great pair of Teal for $850.|
|Blue Heron by Billy Crockett, Onancock, VA. Outstanding carving which stands about 4 inches tall. $425.|
|Wren and Chickadee carvings by Ronald Justis, Chincoteague, VA. 2016. These one of a kind carvings by Ronald are life sized standing on a finial base. Approximately 4 inches tall. Glass eyes and RJ carved under tail. Sold.|
|BlackDuck, S.Douglas Jester (1876-1961) Chincoteague, VA. Circa: 1940's. Carved from Cottonwood with a hand chopped head nailed to body. Excellent condition with very nice scratch paint. Old collection numbers under bottom. From a fine Eastern Shore collection. $750.|
|Bluebill/Scaupe pr by Pete Peterson, Cape Charles, VA. 1990. Two piece slightly hollowed bodies with a North Hampton County VA raised/shelf neck and head. Very nice. Made for the T. O'Connor collection. Sale Pending.
|Green Winged Teal pr by Pete Peterson, Cape Charles, VA. Very nice gunning decoys formerly from the collection of Sommers G. Hedley and so branded. Older model by PETE and branded. Sold.|
|Brant by Delbert "Cigar" Daisey, Chincoteague, VA. 1971. An excellent swimming pose gunning decoy. Cork body with a bottom board. Keel has been removed. Signed stamped and dated. Sold.|
|Godwit shorebird by Mark McNair. Beautiful sculpture measures approximately 13.5 inches long. Carved eyes and raised wings with outstanding painted plumage. The patina is soft and mellow. "McNair" incised under bottom. McNair stand included. Sold.|
| Gunning Ruddy Duck by Ian McNair, Charlottesville, VA. Nice solid, fat Ruddy with a real patina. I McNair carved under bottom .This gunner has been gunned over. Out of a fine rig from Virginia. 7.5 inches tall. $450.
|Widgeon pr. by Grayson Chesser, Sanford, VA. This is the real deal here. Gunning pair that's never seen the shelf. Carved "C" under bottom. Drake has fine crack in bill but solid. From a gunning rig out of Virginia. $700.|
|Bluebill pair by Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, MD. 1983. Solid bodies carved from Cedar and painted with oils. Mint condition. Mr. Lawson started visiting and learning from the Ward Brothers in the 1950's. $1175.|
|Ruddy Duck hen by Delbert "Cigar" Daisy, Chincoteague, Va.Signed and stamped. Cute hen with carved primaries and tail feathers. A very nice Cigar Ruddy for $650.|
|Miniature Bluebill by Robert (Bob) McGaw (1879-1958) Havre De Grace,MD. Original carving, circa.1950, measures, approx.5 and 3/4 inches long. Drake has a hairline crack in neck. Drake rests on Walnut base, felt was applied to bottom of base. Great patina highlights the outstanding paint patterns. $475.|
|Nathen Cobb Black Duck,
Cobb Island VA. by Frank Finney. This two piece hollow decoy portrays the realism of its 100 + year old namesake. This decoy was exhibited in the Chincoteague Decoy Museum for many years. Own this museum quality decoy.
|Dowitcher by Delbert "Cigar"Daisey, Chincoteague, VA circa 1980's. Made for John Maddox and the Chincoteague Decoy Museum. Shorebird is stamped and signed and displays on a clamshell base. Sale Pending.|
|Excellent 30 year old Bufflehead pair by Pete Peterson, Cape Charles, VA. Signed dated and rigged. Sold.
|Sanderling by Pete Peterson, Cape Charles,VA. 2000. This little shorebird stands about 6 inches tall and is about 6 inches long, Bill to tail. Sold.|
|Dowitcher shorebird by Ronald Justis, Chincoteague, VA. Outstanding oil painting. Bird rest on a piece of coral and stands about 8 inches tall. Signed and stamped under tail. Sale Pending.|
|Canvasback by Mark McNair and Ian McNair. 2008. Slightly hollowed body with accented primaries. Made for Eastern Shore VA Ducks Unlimited. Measures about 16 inches long, Bill to tail. Nice aged patina applied to the gray on the back. $1200.|
|Canvasback pair from Havre de Grace, MD. Carved by Paul Gibson. Nice pair of "Kings of the Chesapeake" gunning birds. $450.|
|Delbert Hudson, Chincoteague, VA (B. 1927 D.1979) Black Duck made around 1945 in all original condition. Head and bill are carved from redwood (redwood could only have been from a screen door purchased at a hardware store). Scratch paint and head paint patterns are similar to those of Charles Jester from the 20's and 30's in my opinion. Cracks in neck are firm, this bird is 100%. $200.|
|A very nice pheasant by Ralph Reed Chincoteague, Va. Circa. 1970's. A great find off the island. Mr Reed lived on Ocean Blvd and made and sold carvings during the 1960s 70s and mid 80s. This pheasant is in excellent condition and stands 8 inches tall. $175|
|Bluebill by Charles Clark, Chincoteague,VA circa early 1900's. Mr. Clark was a boat builder, note the boat hull similarities on his decoy body. Charles Clark Shorebirds tend to be found more so than ducks. Mr. Clark made decoys for hunting parties at the Russell Hotel, on Chincoteague, owned by William Mathews in the late 1800's. This heavy and large decoy is about 15 inches long bill to tail. Crack through neck but firm and some filler missing on head and neck. $1300.|
Sleeper Canvasback by William Kennedy (formerly from Havre De Grace, MD. Great form with sleek lines, this hollow two-piece decoy had square nails attaching top and bottom. Wide through the hips (7.5 inches).Bill, a former MD State trooper has worked with and known some of the Upper Bay makers such as Paul Gibson and Madison Mitchell. $ 450.
|Black Duck by Josiah Travers, (1900-1965) Vienna, MD. This cork body Black Duck, circa 1950, has pine wood carved head and a pine bottom board. Mr. Travers made Black Ducks and Canada Geese out of cork. He used extensive wing carving as evident on this Black Duck. $175.|
|New Jersey shore Ruddy Turnstone by Ed Itter. Great carving and paint by Ed. Lots of feather detail and raised primaries. This Shorebird has glass eyes, wire legs and stands on a Jersey Cypress knee base. Signed on bottom, this Ruddy Turnstone is $325.|
Hooded Merganser by Rocky Detwiler, Chincoteague, Va. 2009. This life-size decoy is finely carved. Extremely detailed feathering with raised primary feathers. The Assateague lighthouse is drawn under bottom near signature. A very nice Chincoteague decoy for $295.
Decoys Deluxe, Morrison, IL. ca. 1939-1940's. These factory decoys were produced from live birds preserved through taxidermy. Decoys Deluxe were produced only in the Mallard species. $300
Information obtained from North American Factory Decoys 2003, Kenneth L. Trayer. Reyart Publishing
|Goldeneye decoy pair by the late Zack Ward, Crisfield, Md. Circa 2000. Gunning birds made in the Crisfield school style by Zack, a cousin to his better known relatives, Lem and Steve Ward. These Goldeneyes are hollowed, rigged and painted with oils. "Z" carved under body. $275.|