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Ronald Justis Ronald Justis
Ronald Justis
Hen Red Breast Merganser, Ronald Justis?  Chincoteague, VA. 2015. Approx 15 inches long with outstanding carving and painting. Note the veins in neck and details of the head crest. Made as a tribute to his mentor and friend "Cigar" Daisey. Drake available per request. $325. Ronald Justis
Sterling Family Sterling Family
Sterling Family
Sterling family,Crisfield,MD Pintail circa 1940. Great Crisfield School form on this 21 inch long Pintail gunning decoy. Original paint with worn to wood on most of decoy. Small cracks in wood but bird is solid. Filler missing on top of head where nail attaches head to body. $950. Sterling Family
Oliver Lawson Oliver Lawson
Oliver lawson

Pintail pair by Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, MD. Outstanding paint on these extremely light yet full size decoys. Both have keels and are signed. Green paint on bottom was a trademark of the Ward Bros that they shared with Mr Lawson. This was to help camouflage an upside down stool from approaching birds. This pair is only, $995.
Oliver lawson
Ronald Justis Ronald Justis
Ronald Justis
Ruddy Ducks by Ronald Justis, Chincoteague, VA. 2015. Beautiful life-size Ruddies by Chincoteague's best maker. Hen is in a preening pose while drake has a 45 degree turned head. Realistic pair, carved from cedar wood and painted with oils. Lots of detail and signed and dated. RJ carved under tail. $675. Ronald Justis
Will Birch Will Birch
Will Birch Cardinal by Will Birch, Chincoteague, VA. Circa 1970. Folk carving measures about 8 inches long, bill to tail. Raised wings with artistic feathering. Bird stands on wire legs and a wooden base approx. 5 inches tall. Signed on base. $125. will Birch
Cigar Daisey Cigar Daisey
Cigar Daisey
Outstanding Bufflehead pair by Delbert "Cigar" Daisey of Chincoteague, VA. This pair is stamped, signed and dated 1981. Excellent carved primaries that are crossed and carved tail feathers. This period (1970-1990) was Mr. Daisey's finest decoy making years. A bit of sap bleed through is slightly noticeable on hens breast. $1,350. Cigar Daisey
Ralph Reed Ralph Reed
Ralph Reed
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 Ralph Reed
Zack Ward Zack Ward
Zack Ward
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. $300. Zack Ward
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.
$675.
Frank Finney
Pete Peterson Pete Peterson
Pete Peterson
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. $825.
Pete Peterson
Mark McNair Mark Mcnair
Mark McNair
Golden Plover by Mark McNair, Craddockville, VA. Nice slightly raised Black Bellied Plover measuring 8.5 inches bill to tail and stands about 8.5 inches tall. Mark's walnut stand included. Primitive painting with a neat aged patina, there is a knot that runs thru body that was in the original piece of wood. A nice addition to the aged appearance. $775. 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) $800.
Oliver lawson
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
William Kennedy William Kennedy
William Kennedy
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.
William Kennedy
Ian McNair Ian McNair
Ian Mcnair
Long Billed Curlew by Ian McNair, Craddockville, VA. Stylishly carved Curlew with rich and mellow painted feather pattern. Carved eyes with finished highlights. I McNair incised under bottom. Hardwood bill splined thru head. About 16 inches long, bill to tail. $600. Ian McNair
Bill Gibian Bill Gibian
Bill Gibian
Curlew in feeding pose by William Gibian, Onancock, VA. Outstanding carved shorebird with raised and seperated primary feathers. Measures about 14 inches long. Gibian incised under bottom. $750. Bill Gibian
Ira C. Hudson Ira C. Hudson
Ira C. Hudson
Mallard Plaque circa 1960's by Ira C. Hudson Chincoteague VA. This Mallard on board measures approximately eleven inches tall. Its age is showing and Folk Art indeed. Ira C. known as "Glory bound" due to his response when folks asked how he was, he responded "I am Glory Bound". Mr. Hudson is the grandson of Ira D. Hudson. $300.
Cigar Daisey Cigar Daisey
Cigar Daisey
Golden Plover, Delbert "Cigar" Daisey, Chincoteague, VA.  A classic shorebird by the 87 year old classic maker. Cigar is one of,if not,the best decoy maker and entertainer alive. Great hunting and trapping stories can always be heard when visiting with the Chincoteague legend. This Plover is signed and stamped. $625. Cigar Daisey
Mark McNair Mark McNaiir
Mark McNair Curlew by Mark McNair, Craddockvlle, VA. This Curlew measures about 16 inches long, bill to tail. Great form with a fantastic finish and shot shell pellet marks for effect. This bird rest on Mark's Walnut stand. Mark has signed and dated the stand 2015. McNair is inscribed under Curlew. $975. Mark Mcnair
Josiah Travers Josiah Travers
Josiah Travers
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. $275. Josiah Travers
Ed Itter Ed Itter
Ed Itter
Loon and baby by Ed Itter of Bobkin Point in New Jersey, January 1990.This solid body carving measures 15 inches and has burnt incised feathers , raised wings with inserted primary wing tips. Signed and dated this Loon pair $875. Ed Itter
George Strunk George Strunk
George Strunk
Black Duck pr. by George Strunk, Glendora, NJ. Elegant Delaware River style decoys done like only George can do. Carved tail feathers and slightly raised primary feathers with glass eyes and lead ballast weight. Excellent pr. for $1400. George Strunk
Mark McNair Mark McNair
Mark Mcnair
Blue Winged Teal by Mark McNair, Craddockville, Va. A very sleek Teal with tack eyes and nicely painted. McNair is incised under bottom. This Teal has a nice dark painted patina. This decoy was made for Ducks Unlimited. $975. Mark Mcnair
George Strunk Trout fish plague by George Strunk, Glendora, NJ. Nice colorful trout on a 19 inch hardwood plague. George's great carving and paint adorn this carving. A glass eye sets off this speckled trout. Signed and dated 2006. $700. George Strunk  
Bill Gibian Bill Gibian
Bill Gibian

Pintail by William Gibian, Onancock, VA. Outstanding sculptured drake painted in oils.Plenty of details on this large ( 21 inches long and 8 inches tall) original carving by Mr. Gibian.  A great decoy to own by a contemporary master. $1,600.
Bill Gibian
Mason Factory Mason Factory
Mason factory
Mason Premier model Canvasback, Detroit, Michigan circa 1940. Premier model is Mason's highest grade with its brush swirls, paint patterns, highly carved bill and glass eyes.  This decoy has been restored in the Mason style by Paul Fortin and is outstanding for only $850. Mason Factory
bob_mcgaw bob_mcgaw
bob_mcgaw
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. bob_mcgaw
Ed Itter Ed Itter
Ed Itter
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. Ed Itter
Cigar Daisey Cigar Daisey
Cigar Daisey
Ruddy Duck by Delbert "Cigar" Daisey, Chincoteague,VA circa 1990. This Ruddy is "best grade" by Cigar. A lot of wing and feather carving details. Glass eyes and feather details on face. This bird was never rigged but stamped and signed. Cigar's work is highly sought after and in demand. $800. Cigar Daisey
Bill Gibian Bill Gibian
Bill Gibian

Greater Yellowlegs, Bill Gibian, Onancock, Va. Slightly turned head with bill incised thru head. Measures 13.5 inches, bill-tail. Relief wing carving and separated primaries. Very nice and original. $700.

Bill Gibian
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
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
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. $450.00

George Strunk
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
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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