HOME
  ABOUT US
  DECOY STORE
  SERVICES
  TESTIMONIALS
  AUCTION LISTINGS
  SHOW SCHEDULE
  DECOY SUPPLIES
  LINKS
  SPECIAL ANNOUCEMENTS
  CONSIGNMENT INFO
  CONTACT US
 
Welcome to Mallar Decoys Toller Shed
Midwest Decoys
Click on any Decoy photo to enlarge!
Lane School Drake Redhead

Lane School,Lacon,Illinois,IBW1
Hollow Redhead very old working decoy in the best form a decoy collector will ever see. Dry old paint in mellow patina that says Stephen Lane except for the head which is a great job, but not typical of Lane. Near original paint as well as condition. Decoy is two piece construction and is circa 1910. My favorite decoy on the website!

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $12000

TOP
Lane School Bluebill

Attributed to the Lane School,Lacon,Illinois,IBW2
Lane School Blue bill working toller with the original glass eyes. Body is thicker through the middle than most Lane decoys, but very similar otherwise to Stephen Lanes work. Old second coat of paint to the black areas. Great form!

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $3500

TOP
Harold Haertel Cork Black Duck

Harold Haertel,Dundee,Illinois IBW3
Black duck by famed Mid West carver Harold Haertel of Dundee,Illinois,(1904-1995). Rare cork example of this carvers work in original condition. Decoy has a finely carved pine head and retains the original glass eyes.Body form is very well done in the carvers style with a 1/2" bottom board for flotation purposes as this was rigged for hunting and used as such. Great decoy for a very fair price!

Carver: Harold Haertel

Weight: 10
Price: $950

TOP
Roy Kamm Drake Pintail

Roy Kamm,Lacon,Illinois,IBW4
Pintail Drake working decoy circa 1890 in the best Illinois River form by old time carver Roy Kamm. Repainted in 1950 by Cline McAlpine, a great Illinois river carver in his own right! The McAlpine feather paint as seen is very distinctive of McAlpine.

Carver: Roy Kamm

Weight: 10
Price: $1950

TOP
Robert Elliston Pintail

Robert Elliston,Bureau,Illinois,IBW5
A rare Pintail by famed Midwest carver Robert A. Elliston of Bureau,Illinois,(1849-1915). Nice form with great lines and symmetry. Balanced in the water, which made Ellistons gunning decoys sought after by hunters and today, these are sought after by collectors, especially this particular species, which he did only a few known examples of. Displays a very distinctive form as well as the carvers signature paint pattern.

Carver: Robert Elliston

Weight: 10
Price: $1100

TOP
Unidentified Midwest Canadian Goose Decoy

Unidentified Carver,Illinois,IBW6
Very old and well crafted Canada Goose decoy that has the stamp "Mud Lake Club" on the bottom which was also known as the West End Club in Illinois. Interestingly, this carving has some similarities to the work of Charles Birch of Virginia. This decoy has an old light coat of olive wash. Great head and neck position and was rigged for hunting and used as such. Most likely a Midwest carver.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $12000

TOP
Richard Wilcoxin Redhead Drake

Richard Wilcoxen,Liverpool,Illinois IBW7
Decoy is a Richard Wilcoxin who was the older brother of the much more prolific carver, Perry Wilcoxen. This is a wonderful hollow Redhead Drake in original condition. The form, especially the "snakey" neck and head represents one of the best profiles anyone will probably ever see. Great balance as well as symmetry with very smooth lines making this decoy highly collectible.

Carver: Richard Wilcoxin

Weight: 10
Price: $7500

TOP
John Hyatt Brook Trout

Great Brook Trout by John Hyatt of Pekin, Illinois in all original condition painted by his wife Goldie. This wonderful folk art fish carving done in the 1950's was acquired directly from Larry Hyatt grandson of John Hyatt known primarily for his great Owl carving. Per Larry, this is the only 3 dimensional full sized Trout carved by John. It was previously displayed at the Lakeview Museum with some other Hyatt folk art. This is a one of a kind piece and the attention to detail in both the carving and also the painting by Goldie show's the great work the Hyatt;s were known for.

Carver: John Hyatt

Weight: 10
Price: $5000

TOP
36" MODEL MOTOR LAUNCH

(BW) 36" MODEL MOTOR LAUNCH CIRCA 1910 SOLD BY V.L.&A. FEATURING AN ELECTRIC MOTOR, BRASS PROPELLER, REOSTAT TO CONTROL SPEED, WORKING RUDDER, CUSTOM STAND AS WELL AS THE ABERCROMBIE & PITCH CO., NEW YORK METAL LABEL ON THE STERN. A RARE EXAMPLE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION!!

Carver:

Weight: 10
Price: $3500

TOP
Mike Vallero Pintail

Mike Vallero,Spring Valley,IL.IBW8
16.5" beautiful hollow sculpture by Mike Vallero of Spring Valley Illinois. Decoy dates to around 1930. Great form and very collectible.

Carver: Mike Vallero

Weight: 10
Price: $1350

TOP
Brink Lane Whistler

Attributed to Brink Lane,Villa Park,IL.,IBW9
Attributed to Brink Lane in the "Carriage House Style". Only known Golden Eye in the Illinois River style attributed to Mr. Lane. The paint appears to be all original except 2/3rd's of the bill which has been replaced. Note the undercut bill carving typical of the Lane School is gone. Head configuration and cheek carving is typical of this style and period. Very fine, early Illinois River decoy!

Carver: Brink Lane

Weight: 10
Price: $1350

TOP
Keith Littlejohn Owl

Keith Littlejohn,Newark,IL.,IJY1
Hand carved Great Owl by Keith Littlejohn, Newark,Illinois in mint original paint as well as condition, this is a very realistic Owl carving with glass eyes, detailed feather carving and is mounted on a wooden stand, the Owl is 201/2" long and 23" high (including the stand).

Carver: Keith Littlejohn

Weight: 10
Price: $995

TOP
HECTOR WHITTINGTON DRAKE PINTAIL DECOY

HECTOR WHITTINGTON, HIGHLY RESPECTED ILLINOIS RIVER CARVER, TWO PIECE HOLLOW DRAKE PINTAIL, CIRCA 1938. THE GREAT SCRATCH PAINT ON THE BACK OF THE DECOY APPEARS TO BE ORIGINAL WITH A WELL DONE PROFESSIONAL RESTORATION TO THE HEAD, FEATHER AND WING PATCH PAINTING. TYPICAL DETAILED PAINT SCHEME REPRESENTATIVE OF WHITTINGTON WITH GREAT FORM AND DETAILED BILL CARVING. THE OLD WORKING DECOY IS ABOUT 17" LONG BY 6" IN WIDTH.

Carver: Whittington, Hector

Weight: 10
Price: $950

TOP
Charles Schoenheider Drake Mallard

Charles Schoenheider,Sr.,Peoria,Il. IBW11
Charles Schoenheider Sr., Mallard Drake in an old second coat of gunning paint. The eyes have been replaced and a professional repair was done to a chip on one side of the bill. Still, all in all a very good decoy that represents a work by the master of Illinois river carvers and a way to own a treasure at a price that makes that possible!

Carver: Charles Schoenheider

Weight: 10
Price: $665

TOP
Otto Garren Ringbill

IBW12 Otto Garren (1890-1968) Canton, IL made this hollow, 12" long, boat bottom ringneck/ringbill circa 1935. The paint is Garrens, the black may be a second coat. Nice example from this folky IL River carver.

Carver: Otto Garren

Weight: 10
Price: $650

TOP
Pair of Mallards Attributed to Mike Valley

Unidentified, Attributed To Mike Valley IRM1
Pair of solid body Mallards in original paint as well as condition with keels and anchor lines still attached. Drake is near mint with just a couple small rubs to the paint. Hen has more in-use wear, especially to the underside of the tail and along the right side and breast area. However, this is minor overall. Both decoys retain the original glass eyes and are in bold paint as well as very nice form.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 20
Price: $575

TOP
Restored Charles Walker Mallard Drake

IBW13 Charles Walker (1873-1954) Princeton IL. from his earliest work at the Princeton Fish and Game Club circa 1900. Unfortunately, members of the Princeton Fish and Game Club were notorious for maintaining their decoys in perfect condition and decoys were often repainted at the end of the season - as was this one perhaps more than once. Only around the eyes can you see some paint chipped to the underneath layer, so the original paint may be intact - a big and risky job to find out. The working paint is old, crackled and fairly pleasing See page 57 of MASTERWORKS OF THE ILLINOIS RIVER by Steve O'Brien for a decoy of this period. "...evokes a wild, reared back attitude from his wimsical carving style. This naive quality is almost completely absent in Walker's later works, which have a more sophisticated look." One eye is cracked.

Carver: Charles Walker

Weight: 10
Price: $575

TOP
Early Midwest Mallard Decoy

Illinois River Mallard,Unidentified Hand,BW 35
Very old working decoy from the Illinois river in original paint as well as condition. This is a solid decoy with wear to the paint as well as a few shot marks as shown as attributed to in-use gunning. Decoy also shows a small separation around the neck. Retains the original glass eyes with the great form Illinois River decoys are known for!

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $375

TOP
J. FRED MOTT MALLARD DRAKE BALSA WORKING DECOY

J. FRED MOTT MALLARD DRAKE BALSA WORKING DECOY CIRCA 1930 IN ORIGINAL CONDITION. SOME PAINT TOUCH-UP OVER THE YEARS ATTRIBUTED TO IN-USE GUNNING WEAR OVER A BALSA WORKING DECOY. J. FRED MOTT WAS A LONG TIME PEKIN, ILLINOIS RESIDENT

Carver: Fred Mott Sr.

Weight: 10
Price: $350

TOP
Bluebill By Spiller

IBW14 Spiller carved this beautiful Bluebill drake circa 1960's in the traditional hollow center seam style of Perdew and carved his name in the lead weight mold as did Perdew. A working bird equal in quality the the earlier masters of the Illinois River - rigging still attached.

Carver: Spiller

Weight: 10
Price: $325

TOP
Rare Confidence Loon Decoy

Unidentified Carver,MN.,IBW10
Very Rare Loon confidence decoy from Minnesota. 15.4" in very old crackled paint in original condition as well as paint. Nice form and one of the very few legitimate loon decoys known to exist!

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $325

TOP
Perry Wilcoxen Mallard Drake

Perry Wilcoxen,Liverpool,IL. IBW16
Drake Mallard by Perry Wilcoxen who was the more prolific of the Wilcoxen brothers in regards to decoy carving. Believed to be a Mallard on a Mason style body in the alert position with the head up, Ca. 1915. Great folk art with easily recognized Wilcoxen paint pattern.

Carver: Perry Wilcoxen

Weight: 10
Price: $300

TOP
Ancient Illinois River Redhead

IBW18 Tiny 11.5" long, extremely hollow, redhead drake. Small size like this usually means 1870-80 period when the ducks were more easily lured by off size decoys. This bird weighs only 12 ounces and may have a hollow head. Rare and interesting folk art.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $275

TOP
Fred Bayley Hen Mallard

Fred Bayley,Peoria,Illinois IMM5
Fred Bayley Hen Mallard, circa 1945 in original paint as well as condition. Two piece hollow body decoy retains the original glass eyes as well as the lead bottom weight, very small chip to the wood just above the front of the weight as well as a tight age crack all the way around the neck as shown.

Carver: Fred Bayley

Weight: 10
Price: $275

TOP
WENDELL SMITH BLUEBILL DRAKE DECOY

WENDELL SMITH,CHICAGO, ILLINOIS WORKING BLUEBILL DRAKE AT 15" long this is the longest Smith BB I have seen. Nice original condition with much of the comb painting remaining on the back.

Carver: WENDELL SMITH

Weight: 10
Price: $275

TOP
Steven Tyler Canvasback

Steven H. Tyler,Dallas City,IL. IBW19
Canvasback Drake by early Illinois River carver Steven Tyler of Dallas City,Illinois. This decoy is in original condition and was made on a replicating lathe circa 1910-1920 and therefore could by definition be considered an Illinois "Factory Decoy." Crack around the neck as shown with an old second coat of paint with in-use gunning wear as seen. Nice form in this Tyler example of an early gunning decoy!

Carver: Steven Tyler

Weight: 10
Price: $250

TOP
Schoenheider Bluebill Drake

IBW20 Schoenheider, Sr. (1854-1944) Peoria, IL carved this 13" hollow Bluebill circa 1900. Working paint with some original, glass eyes.

Carver: Charles Schoenheider

Weight: 10
Price: $225

TOP
Illinois River Pintail

Illinois River,Unidentified,IMM2
Old solid body Drake Pintail from the Illinois river with a high head look. Slight separation at the base of the neck as shown. Very nice paint detail with painted eyes. Original paint as well as condition with some rubs to the paint attributed to in-use gunning wear. Decoy was hunted over and then spent some time as a lamp until finding it's way into my collection!

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $195

TOP
Mallard Drake Illinois River Attributed

Unidentified Illinois River Carver IBW22
16" Mallard Drake with a flat bottom and hollowed out head. Unidentified carver from the Illinois area. It has the lines and tail of an Illinois bird but has a bottom board which could have been added later. Ole working paint.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $195

TOP
DRESSER BOX DECOY FORMALLY WORKING

(BW) Unidentified carver is from Peoria or Lacomb area - made book ends too in teal motif - do not know the carver but they date from late 1930s -40s. Very unusual and collectible piece.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $65

TOP
For Terms and Conditions of the sale, please click here.
Find Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter  
For Email Marketing you can trust
 
Home | About Us | Decoy Store | Services | Testimonials | Auctions | Schedule | Supplies | Links | Decoy Interests | Annoucements | Terms | Contact Us
(207) 623-5058 | mike@mallardecoys.com
This site was designed and is hosted by Langer Enterprises