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Ward Bros. Ward Bros.
Ward Bros.
Canvasback Drake by the Ward Bros.,Crisfield, MD. Circa 1951. Signed by Steve Ward. This balsa wood carved nine inch long miniature is in excellent condition and exhibits the classic Ward "Gunning bird"style. This sixty year antique decoy is a great investment by the Crisfield Md. legends for $975. Ward Bros.
Ronald Justis Ronald Justis
Ronald Justis

Raised wing Yellow legs by Chincoteague Islands own Ronald Justis. Ronald only makes a few raised wing birds a year and here is a great one. This Yellow legs stands 11 inches tall base to wing tip and is carved from cedar wood. A very stylish turned head preening pose displays from either side. The feet are removable from the driftwood base. Another "R.J." original ( R.J. carved under tail and signed dated under base.) Sale Pending.

Ronald Justis
Virginia Goose Virginia Goose
Virginia Goose
Unknown Canada Goose- miniature. North Hampton County,
VA Circa 1950's. Excellent old paint with patina and heart-shaped wing carving on back. Small cracks in neck, tack eyes and a carved bill. Six inches long bill to tail. Nice folky miniature carving. $175
Virginia Goose
Grayson Chesser Grayson Chesser
Grayson Chesser

Wood duck pair by Grayson Chesser, Jenkins Bridge Va. This gunning pr have been carved in a swimming pose. Very fine and original. Rigged for the flooded timber or resting on your shelf. Sold.

Grayson Chesser
Rocky Detwiler Rocky Detwiler
Rocky Detwiler

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 $325.

Rocky Detwiler
Bob McGaw Bob McGaw
Bob McGaw
Miniature Bluebill pair, Robert (Bob) McGaw (1879-1958) Havre De Grace,MD. Original carvings, circa.1940s, measures, approx.5 and 3/4 inches long. Drake has a hairline crack in neck. This pair rests on Walnut bases, felt was applied to bottom of base. Great patina highlights the outstanding paint patterns. $1075. Bob McGaw
Mark McNair Mark McNair

Virgina Peep by Mark McNair. A fantastic Virginia shorebird that shows shot scars from the "turn of the century" hunts. This new Peep has a well aged patina that Mr. McNair is renowned for. Inserted bill through head and large M under tail. This bird measures 7.5 inches bill to tail. $675. Mark McNair
Miles Hancock Miles Hancock
Miles Hancock

Blackduck  by Miles Hancock,  Chincoteague, Va. Circa 1960. Original paint with moderate wear. Tack eyes and an old thin coat of varnish. Weight has been removed. Nice scratch painted feathers.  Carved from Cotton wood.
Sold .

Miles Hancock
Cigar Daisey Cigar Daisey
Cigar Daisey

Curlew by "Cigar" Daisey, Chincoteague, Va. Circa 1960's. Curlews are large shorebirds, this decoy measures approx 16 inches long, bill to tail. A great near 50 year dry flat patina. CIGAR stamped and signiature under belly. A great old shorebird by the 86 year old Island legend. $1400

Cigar Daisey
Herb Daisey Herb Daisey
Herb Daisey
Mallard hen by Herb Daisey Sr. and Emma Daisey, Chincoteague, VA. Circa 1960. Herb and Emma are the parents of Delbert 'Cigar' Daisey. This solid body Mallard is a great piece for "Cigar" collectors. Signature on bottom is barely legible but reads: Herb Daisey Sr. painted by Emma Daisy. This decoy came out of a collection and was acquired in the 1970's. Sold Herb Daisey
Cigar Daisey Cigar Daisey
Cigar Daisey

Hooded Merganser pair by Delbert "Cigar" Daisey, Chincoteague, VA. Circa: 1970. A neat matched pair of Hoddies by "Cigar" made in the style of Doug Jester. Signed, branded and weighted. $1250.

Cigar Daisey
Mark McNair
Mark Mcnair

Blue Winged Teal by Mark McNair, Craddockville, Va. Nice carved and painted drake by one of the worlds finest makers. This solid body Teal is weighted and has tack eyes. McNair is incised under bottom. A stylish carving that has been aged for only $1,250.

Mark McNair
Oliver lawson Oliver lawson
Oliver lawson
Shoveler pair by Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, Md. 1955.  A rare and early miniature pr by the Crisfield master. This pair was made for Kitty Cummings and her Duck House shop in Rumbly, Md. Note the early "jelly jar" label which she used in the 1950's. ( see Decoy Magazine issue Nov / Dec 2010 for more info. regarding the Duck House) $900.
Oliver lawson
Ronald Justis Ronald Justis
Ronald Justis

Bluebill drake by Ronald Justis, Chincoteague, Va. 2014. Outstanding solid body carved from white cedar. Raised wings and carved primaries are finely painted with oils. A comb painting technique is used on the back for added appeal. This decoy measures 11 inches. Ronald is the premier Chincoteague maker today in my opinion. Sold.

Ronald Justis
Oliver Lawson Oliver Lawson
Oliver Lawson

Miniature blue Winged Teal by Oliver Lawson. This 6.5 inch carving was made about 1955 when Oliver was at the age of 16 years. One of the earliest decoys available by the Crisfield, Md legend. Outstanding condition and rare. Mr. Lawson signed and dated his carving in 2006. Someone had previously mistakenly written "LT Ward" and signed Steve. This Balsa wood Teal hen is $300.

Oliver Lawson
George Strunk George Strunk
George Strunk

Robin Snipe/Red Knott by George Strunk, Glendora, N.J. This shorebird was carved and painted by George in 2012. Very soft and fine feather pattern by George highlighting the raised wings. George used glass eyes on this bird and has signed his name and added his stamp on the underside. $550.00

George Strunk
Lloyd Tyler Lloyd Tyler
Lloyd Tyler
Green Winged Teal by J. Lloyd Tyler (1898-1970) Crisfield, MD. This Teal carving is all original and in very nice condition for approx. 60 years old. Some of the putty filler on thighs is missing but legs are firmly attached to body and base. Elaborate wing carving, and realism are very eye appealing. This carving stands about 7.5 inches tall and is available for $950. Lloyd Tyler
Oliver Lawson Oliver Lawson
Oliver Lawson

Canvasback pair by Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, Md. A mint and original pair of 1936 model Ward Bros. Cans. by Mr. Lawson. A classic style and one of the most recognized and popular styles collected. This pair is carved from Cedar wood and is painted with a stipple style technique using old lead based paint on most of back and sides. A nice touch as this is the way the Ward's painted their decoys. A great pair of Lawson decoys Sold.

Oliver Lawson
Danny Marshall Danny Marshall
Danny Marshall
Canvasback pair by Danny Marshall, Chincoteague, VA. 1985. This approx. 8 inch long pair has a stipple texture paint pattern on Drake's back and both have glass eyes. Mr. Marshall is a retired Game Warden and hunting guide who studied under Lem and Steve Ward. Danny was raised near Saxis, VA. which is south of Crisfield, MD. across the Pocomoke Sound. These are decoys are stamped, signed and dated. $350. Danny Marshall
Frank Finney Frank Finney
Frank Finney
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.
$1100.
Frank Finney
Wildfowler Wildfowler
Wildfowler
Pintail pair by Wildfowler Decoy, Quoque, NY. (1958-1961.) This matched pair of Pintails are made of Balsa wood and stamped Wildfowler Decoys,Quoque, NY. Wildfowler moved from Old Saybrook, CT. after the 1957 fire. This pair has minimal dings and wear. A nice rare Pintail pair for $650. Wildfowler
Decoys deluxe Decoys deluxe
Decoys deluxe

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. $400

Information obtained from North American Factory Decoys 2003, Kenneth L. Trayer. Reyart Publishing

 

Decoys deluxe
Ira Hudson Ira Hudson
Ira Hudson

Bufflehead pair by Ira Hudson (1873-1949) Chincoteague, Va.Circa. 1930's. This rare species is in worn condition but is a matched rigmate pair. There may be nicer Hudson football bodied Bufflehead examples in collections but, would be very hard to find a matched pair. This pair has fluted tails and rusty tack eyes. Appears to have some old working paint but again, how many matched rigmate Bufflehead pairs have been available in the past 10 years? A fine addition to a Virginia or Bufflehead decoy collection. $4,500.

Ira Hudson
Leonard Pryor Leonard Pryor
Leonard Pryor
Bluebill / Blackhead hen, circa: 1930, Leonard Pryor (1876-1967) Elkton and Chesapeake City, MD This all original decoy by Mr. Pryor is a rare example of his finely carved decoys and their great lines and shape. Pryor's decoys are recognized for his fine heads and nostril carving on the bills. You don't find these decoys often and here is a great example for only $1,550. Leonard Pryor
Madison Mitchel Madison Mitchel
Madison Mitchel
Canvasback pair by R. Madison Mitchell (1901-1993) Havre De Grace, MD. "Kings of the Chesapeake", as the Canvasback has been referred. Mr Mitchell was the most prolific maker of decoys up and down the bay. This drake is signed and dated, using Electra pen, 1958, by Mr. Mitchell. Great majestic pair with a small soft spot and dent on hens right side. $550. Madison Mitchel
Miles Hancock Miles Hancock
Miles Hancock
Miniature Mallard by the Chincoteague,Va. legend, Miles Hancock. Circa 1967. This 6.5 inch long, and 3.5 inch tall Mallard is a fine early carving by Mr. Miles. Raised wings and scratch paint with small tack eyes are some of Mr. Hancock's finer attributes to his "special" carvings. This decoy was not signed or dated which indicates to me that it is an earlier model and not returned to the maker for a signature. $225. Miles Hancock
Delbert Hudson Delbert Hudson
Delbert Hudson
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%. $450. Delbert Hudson
   

   
 
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