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Mark Mcnair Mark Mcnair
Mark Mcnair
Dowitcher shorebird by Mark McNair, Craddockville, VA. Outstanding Short billed Dowitcher with glass eyes and a soft mellow patina. Split carved tail feathers. McNAIR  carved under bottom. Out of a fine Virginia collection. $900. Mark Mcnair
Ralph Reed Ralph Reed
Ralph Reed
Mallard drake by Ralph Reed,  Chincoteague, VA. Circa 1970. A great little 6 inch long carving with raised primaries and scratched painted wings. Mr Reed, now deceased made these for the tourist on Chincoteague.  His stamp is under bottom. 121 Ocean Blvd.  $75. Ralph Reed

Mark Mcnair

Mark Mcnair
Mark Mcnair
Black Duck by Mark McNair, Craddockville, VA. Circa 2000. This snakey neck BlackDuck is approximately 21 inches long and solid body with knots filled. There is a fine stress crack in neck. Excellent form and patina. McNair incised under bottom. Sale Pending.
Mark Mcnair
Mark Daisey Mark Daisey
Mark Daisey
Yellow leg shorebird by Mark Daisey, Chincoteague, VA. 2004. Signed, dated and branded on base bottom. This "minnow in the throat " pose looks identical to his mentor and uncle, Delbert "Cigar" Daisey's Yellow leg shorebird.  Nice driftwood on base stand. $275.
Mark Daisey
Doug Jester Doug Jester
Doug Jester
Bluebill by S. Doug Jester (1876-1961) Chincoteague, VA. This 5 inch long antique is in great condition, small paint chip on breast. Very collectible and hard to find. $425. Doug Jester
George Strunk George Strunk
George Strunk
Gorgeous Bufflehead pair by George Strunk, Glendora, NJ. Hollow, carved from Cedar wood with George's outstanding paint techniques. Measures 12 inches, bill to tail. Signed and rigged for use. $700.
George Strunk
Grayson Chesser Grayson Chesser
Grayson Chesser
Rare BlackDuck pair by Grayson Chesser, Sanford, VA. Rare because they are approximately 6 inches long. Miniatures. Look identical to his gunning birds. C carved under bottom. A nice addition to any Chesser collection. $600 Grayson Chesser
Sterling Sterling
Sterling
Pintail, Sterling family, Crisfield, MD circa 1940. Great Crisfield School form on this 21 inch long Pintail gunning decoy. Original paint with worn to wood on most of decoy.Carved from pine with age cracks, but bird is solid. Filler missing on top of head where nail attaches head to body. $875 Sterling
Mark McNair Mark McNair
Mark McNair

Teal by Mark McNair, Craddockville,  VA. 11 inch long decoy rigged for gunning. Great aged patina with tack eyes. McNair incised under body. $850.
Mark McNair
Ronald Justis Ronald Justis
Ronald Justis
Bufflehead pair by Ronald Justis, Chincoteague,VA 2016. Excellent and gorgeous pair of "dippers" by one of the World's best decoy makers. Carved foot on hen and drake. Bill carving is realistic and outstanding oil paint. $600. Ronald Justis
Taggart Taggart
Taggart
Red Breast Merganser pr by R. Taggart, Elkton, MD. Signed and dated 1970. Nice Balsa Wood minis, measuring about 9 inches, Bill to tail. Mr Taggart was friends with Lem and Steve Ward and spent alot of time visiting Crisfield. You can defiantly see the Crisfield influence. Not a common pair of decoys. $175.
Taggart
Pete Peterson Pete Peterson
Pete Peterson
Nice high head Green Winged Teal pair by Pete Peterson, Cape Charles, VA. 1978. This pair was formally in the Hillman collection ,staple, and branded PETE, signed and dated.  $650. Pete Peterson
Pratt Decoys Pratt Decoys
Pratt Decoys
Bluebill pair, William Pratt Co. Joliet, Illinois. Circa 1925. Note the Mason paint style on the drake. Pratt bought out Mason decoys around 1920. Pratt sold out its business in 1937 to Animal Trap/Victor Decoys. This pair $550.
Pratt Decoys
Mark McNair Mark McNair
Mark McNair
Peep by Mark NcNair, Craddockville, VA. Great little North Hampton County, VA shorebird with a fantastic hundred year old looking patina and shot marks. Similar to Eli Doughty 's Peep decoys from the early 1900's. MSM incised under bottom. $675. Mark McNair
Grayson Chesser Grayson Chesser
Grayson Chesser
BlackDuck by Grayson Chesser, Sanford,VA. Outstanding preening decoy with carved and raised primary wings. Glass eyes and rigged to gun over. Sold. Grayson Chesser
Mark McNair Mark McNair
Mark McNair

Ruddy Duck by Mark McNair, Craddockville,VA. Wide breast and stylish  Ruddy drake carved and finished with an old and used effect. Great "antique" gunning appearance. $1050.
Mark McNair
Doug Jester Doug Jester
Doug Jester
Pintail hen by Douglas Jester, (1876-1961) Chincoteague,VA circa. 1930. This mini is approximately 5 inches long with scratch paint on back. A nice little decoy by a legend. $375. Doug Jester
Miles Hancock Miles Hancock
Miles Hancock
Bufflehead by Miles Hancock (1888-1974) Chincoteague,VA. Made in 1952. All original with slight wear marks in paint. Nice and wide body, great dipper by Mr Miles. $550.

Miles Hancock
Pete Peterson Pete Peterson
Pete Peterson

Ruddy Duck by Pete Peterson, Cape Charles, VA. 1982. A very fine gunning decoy for $375.
Pete Peterson
Mark Mc Nai Mark Mc Nair
Mark Mc Nai
Outstanding Golden Plover by Mark McNair. This creation by Mark is hollow and egg shell thin. A great, soft and dark patina resembles an old classic masterpiece. Mark has reinforced the post hole with either hard wood or bone insert. McNair incised under bottom. Sold. Mark Mc Nai
J. eldred Tyler J. eldred Tyler
J. eldred Tyler
Pintail drake by the late and eccentric J.Eldred Tyler, 1901-1995. Mr Tyler, a lifelong resident of Crisfield, MD made and sold his decoys in front of his home. Folk Art in its purest form. $195. J. eldred Tyler
Oliver lawson Oliver lawson
Oliver lawson
Mallard pair by Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, MD. 1971. Outstanding pair carved from Cedar and painted in oils. This pair of miniatures measure 9 inches bill to tail. Nice raised primaries and glass eyes. $975. Oliver lawson
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. $625
Pete Peterson
Grayson Chesser Grayson Chesser
Grayson Chesser
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 $750. Grayson Chesser
Cigar Daisy Cigar Daisey
Cigar Daisey
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. $625 Cigar Daisey
Doug Jester Doug Jester
Doug Jester
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. $650. Doug Jester
Ronald Justis Ronald Justis
Ronald Justis
Kinglet or Crest by Ronald Justis, Chincoteague, VA. This small bird is standing on a fennel and is approximately 4 inches tall. Signed by Ronald. $125.
Ronald Justis
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 $200.

Rocky Detwiler
Grayson Chesser Grayson Chesser
Grayson Chesser 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. Sold. Grayson Chesser
Oliver Lawson Oliver lawson
Oliver Lawson
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. Sold. Oliver lawson
Cigar Daisey Cigar Daisey
Cigar Daisey
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. Cigar Daisey
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
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.
$625.
Frank Finney
Mark McNair Mark Mcnair
Mark McNair 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. Mark Mcnair
Canvas back
canvasbsck
Canvasback pair from Havre de Grace, MD. Carved by Paul Gibson.  Nice pair of "Kings of the Chesapeake" gunning birds.  $450. canvasback
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%. $200. Delbert Hudson
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
Charles Clark Charles Clark
Charles Clark
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. Charles Clark
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. Sold.
William Kennedy
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. $175. Josiah Travers
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. $300

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

 

Decoys deluxe
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. $275. Zack Ward
   

   
   

   
 
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