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Cameron McIntyre Cameron McIntyre
Cameron McIntyre
Ruddy Duck by Cameron T. McIntyre, (b. 1968) Pitts Creek, VA.  Great style  and patina on this 10 year old beauty. Note the detailing of this "antique" gunner. CTM incised under bottom.  $1,750. Cameron McIntyre
Ward Bros Ward Bros
Ward Bros
Black Duck by the Ward Bros. Crisfield,MD circa 1950. Wide body and great form. Provenance, stamped, Bobby Richardson Collection, Cambridge, MD and handwritten, Dr Mort Kramer, 2002 collection, Baltimore, MD. Working repaint on head, bill. A classic for $1700.
Ward Bros
Dan Brown Dan Browndan_brown
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Highly artistic Wood Duck pair by Dan Brown (12/13/30 - 9/17/2010) Salisbury, MD. This outstanding and one of a kind art piece measures approx 12 inches long, each Wood Duck is approx 4 inches long. The Walnut base is filled with an apoxy simulating a pond with highly detailed woodies resting on logs. Dan studied under Lem and Steve Ward in the later 1950's and 1960's. Dan was an original visionary for the Ward Museum  of Wildfowler Art and later became the museums first curator. Dan opened his decoy business "The Decoy Bench in the late 19 60's in Salisbury, MD and Ocean City, MD. A special art piece here for $900. dan_brown
Pete Peterson Pete Peterson
Pete Peterson
Gunning Ruddy Duck, Pete Peterson, Capeville,  VA. Great form and patina on this 12 inch long decoy. "PETE" stamped under bottom. Glass eyes. $375.
Pete Peterson
Cigar Daisey Cigar Daisey
Cigar Daisey
Yellowleg on shell base by Delbert "Cigar" Daisey. Nice tail carving and glass eyes. Stamped and signed under bottom. $750. Cigar Daisey
Ronald Justis Ronald Justis
Ronald Justis
Blue Winged Teal pr by Ronald Justis,  Chincoteague,  VA. Gorgeous hollow pair with a 2017 penny inside each. Rigged for gunning, if you desire. Drake in a feeding pose. Carved from Cedar wood and painted with oils. Signed and RJ carved under tails. $495. Ronald Justis
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. Sold.
Ronald Justis
Pete Peterson Pete Peterson
Pete Peterson
Bufflehead drake by Pete Peterson, Cape Charles,  VA. 1989. Sleek and thin model measures about 12 inches long. Signed, dated  and PETE stamped on bottom. $375. Pete Peterson
Oliver Lawson Oliver Lawson
Oliver Lawson
Widgeon pair by Grayson Chesser, Sanford, VA. Retired gunners with a small amount of wear. Nice fat sleeper hen included. The real deal here folks. Sold. Oliver Lawson
Oliver Lawson Oliver Lawson
Oliver Lawson
Hooded Merganser by Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, MD. 1986. Great gunning decoy originally from the Vogel collection of Dewey Beach, DE. Carved from Cedar and painted with oils. $700. Oliver Lawson
Corb Reed Corb Reed
Corb Reed
Black Duck by James "Corb" Reed, ( 1897-1987 ) Chincoteague,  VA. Circa 1940's. A gunning decoy with pegged bottom board. Dry flaking paint in one area. $500. Corb Reed
Mark McNair Mark McNair
Mark McNair
Semipalmated Plover by Mark McNair, Craddockville, VA. Great patina including scratched painted feathers.  Tack eyes and bone in-letted bill. Measures about 7 inches long. Made for Ducks Unlimited and marked under bottom along with McNair. Stand included. $495. Mark McNair
Unknown Mallard Unknown Mallard
Unknown Mallard
1/3 sized Mallard by Tom Haman, Middletown,DE circa 1990. Thanks to Matt Burton for info. Tom sold decoys out of a crab shedding opperation near Lewis, DE. Tom was known for his gunning decoys versus these rare decoratives. $175. Unknown Mallard
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. $395. 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.
$500.
Frank Finney
John Smith John Smith
John Smith
Canada Goose circa 1940 by John Smith (1871-1959) South Point/ Ocean City MD. Located along the Sinepuxent Bay. This bay seperates Assateague Island from the Maryland mainland. Mr. Smith was a farmer, waterman, boat builder, gun smith and decoy maker. Not many original Smith decoys come to market, most have remained in collections. Scratch paint on back and old dry mellow paint on decoy. (more information in Jim Trimble's article in Decoy magazine, July/August 1996. $750. John Smith
Cigar daisey Cigar daisey
Cigar daisey
Curlew by the late Delbert "Cigar" Daisey, Chincoteague,  VA. 1960. This 57 year old shorebird in the Cobb Island style has a  weathered and worn patina. Signed, dated and stamped. $1,300. Cigar Daisey
Marty Hanson Marty Hanson
Marty Hanson
Gadwall drake by Marty Hanson, Hayward, Wisconsin. Only 2 single drakes ever made. Hollow with keel and early Martin  Hanson stamp on bottom. Great style and form by one of the World's top makers. A rare decoy for only $1250. Marty Hanson
Ian McNair Ian Mcnair
Ian Mcnair
Black Duck by Ian McNair, while living in Craddockville,  VA. Nice wing carving on top and scratched head. I MCNAIR   incised on bottom as well as "1". $400. Ian Mcnair
Pete Petterson Pete petterson
Ptet petterson
Black Duck by Pete Peterson,  Cape Charles,  VA. Racy and sleek, pine two pieced body with knot missing near tail. Head is in a snuggle pose "PETE"  stamped on bottom. $400. Pete Petterson
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. $850. Mark Mcnair
Pratt Decoys Pratt Decoys
Pratt Decoys
Bluebill pair,Sperry Decoy Company, New Haven, CT. Circa 1925. Note the Mason paint style on the drake. Sperry produced decoys from 1920 - 1929.This pair Sale Pending.
Pratt Decoys
Art Kilmon Art Kilmon
Art Kilmon
Black Duck by Art Kilman, Pocomoke City, MD. 1988 Outstanding hollowed decoy signed and dated. Art stopped carving and attending decoy shows about 20 years ago. Not many of his decoys are available. Sale Pending. Art Kilmon
Ian McNair Ian McNair
Ian McNair
Large Black Duck by Ian McNair, Charlottesville,  VA. Gunning decoy made of cork in a preening posture.  17 inches long, head to tail. ITM carved in keel. $300. Ian McNair
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
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. $150. J. eldred Tyler
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
Canvas back
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Canvasback pair from Havre de Grace, MD. Carved by Paul Gibson.  Nice pair of "Kings of the Chesapeake" gunning birds.  $450. canvasback
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
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. $100. 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

 

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