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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. $900 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
Mark Daisey Mark Daisey
Mak Daisey
BlackDuck by Mark Daisey, Chincoteague,  VA. Nice gunning pattern, hollowed two piece with keel. Thick carved primary feathers. MARK stamped on bottom. Sold. Mark Daisey
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. $400. Pete Peterson
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
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
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
Ward Brothers Ward Brothers
Ward Brothers
BlackDuck by the Ward Bros, Lem and Steve, Crisfield, MD. 1954. Great decoy with wide body. Solid Balsa Wood with inserted tail. Formally in the collections of Bobby Richardson and Dr Mort Kramer, as noted on bottom. $2800. Ward Brothers
Cigar Daisey Cigar Daisey
Cigar Daisey
Eskimo Curlew or Long Billed Curlew by Delbert Cigar Daisey, Chincoteague,  VA circa 1971. The Long Billed is the largest in Curlew family. Measures about 15 inches long, bill to tail. Signed, dated and stamped by Cigar. A slight discoloration on right side. A great 45 year old shorebird by Mr. Daisey . Sold. 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 $1500 Marty Hanson
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
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
Pete Peterson Pete Peterson
Pete Peterson
Ruddy Duck by Pete Peterson, Cape Charles, VA. This gunning Ruddy is approx 12 inches long bill to tail. Small scrape on bill. PETE is stamped in bottom. Nice decoy for $275. Pete Peterson
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 $550.
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. $350 Art Kilmon
Mark McNair Mark McNair
Mark McNair
Peep shorebird by Mark McNair, Craddockville, VA. This creation has an old worn and soft patina with shot marks and a split in wood. Mark carved raised wings, eyes and bill inserted through head. About 7 inches in length with "McNair" incised under bottom. A nice primitive shorebird. $650. Mark McNair
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. $700. Mark McNair
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 $700. Grayson Chesser
William Gibian William Gibian
William Gibian
Red-Breasted Merganser pair by William Gibian, Onancock, VA. Special pair of decoys, by a renowned artist. This pair is hollowed with carved overlapping primaries and tail feathers. Comb paint on drake, blended oil paint is outstanding. Glass eyes and Gibian inscribed on bottom with signed card attached. Mint condition  $2,300. William Gibian
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. $500. Ronald Justis
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. Sale Pending
George Strunk
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.
$585.
Frank Finney
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
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
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
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
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
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
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. $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

 

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