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1/2 Drake Woodie by Savoie

Amateur Savoie,Neguoc,NB,Canada
Circa 1959 rare half duck decorative decoy by famed New Brunswick carver Amateur "Mat" Savoie (1896-1983). Although Savoie carved between 6-7,000 decoys in his busy carving career, he carved less than 100 of these very interesting folky 1/2 ducks!Original paint as well as condition. Great notes in the hand of the carver scribed on the non painted side. 13" Long.

Carver: Amateur Savoie

Weight: 10
Price: $450

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1/2 Size Cork Decoy Attributed To Walter Ruppel

Walter Ruppel Attributed,Sheboygon,Wisconsin M26
Half size cork black duck decoy attributed to Walter Ruppel of Sheboygon, Wisconsin.Working decoy is original condition as well as paint. Retains the original glass eyes as well as the bottom board. Head is connected with a dowel and swivels slightly, but is not loose! The head carving is very well done in fine detail and the cork has been shaved on both sides of the back to depict feathers as well as a line that runs from the back of the neck to the tail. Also, the same technique has been applied just forward of both shoulders to clearly outline the breast area. This is believed to be a trait that Ruppel used in his early work on a limited basis that he went away from in his later works due to time constraints. Limited examples of this early technique exist!

Carver: Ruppel,Walter

Weight: 15
Price: $225

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1946 Hard Cover LL Bean Book

LL Bean,Freeport,Maine,E-65
Hardcover book in excellent condition called,"Hunting,Fishing and Camping" by LL Bean. This was the 6th and final printing in 1946. This book in it's original form which was first produced in 1942 was authored and is signed by LL Bean himself in his own hand in ink on the inside cover as shown. Very nice piece of LL Bean's history.

Carver:

Weight: 10
Price: $125

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ACME FOLDING DECOY CO.MALLARD

ACME FOLDING DECOY CO.,LOUISVILLE,KY.,AND ST.LOUIS,MO.
Hen mallard from the Acme folding decoy factory. Pre-printed canvas over collapsible wire frame. The printing on the canvas is bold and clear. One of the best examples I have seen. Canvas needs to be re-attatched to the base in a couple spots. See "NAFD" page 1 for more information about this company. Ca. 1930's.

Carver:

Weight: 3
Price: $195

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Adam Anger BB

ADAM ANGER,WINDSOR,ONTARIO
This is a mint condition magnum-sized bluebill drake by Adam Anger carved in the mid-1980's. The bird is 15x6.5x6 (LxWxH)inches, not including the keel.This decoy has a look on his face that is absolutely majestic. The wings are deeply incised and the rasp work is fantastic. Note the carefully carved and balanced tail feathers.The initials "ACA" on the bottom are for Adam Charles Anger a relative of famed carver Ken Anger.

Carver: Anger, Adam

Weight: 5
Price: $1000

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Adam Anger Mallard Drake

ADAM ANGER,WINDSOR,ONTARIO
This is a standard size mallard drake decoy carved by Adam Anger in the 1980's. Although there are a few minor rubs to the tips of the paint,this decoy overall is in mint condition. Dimensions are 17x6.5x6 (LxWxH)inches. There is a fine split in the paint of the bill which is very hard to see. The keel and loop are in place, and the bottom is branded ACA for Adam Charles Anger. If you like mallard decoys, this one is a gem.

Carver: Anger, Adam

Weight: 5
Price: $1000

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Addie Nichol Whistler Drake

Addie Nichol, Smith Falls,ON.,
1948 Drake Whistler working decoy by Addie Nichol of Smith Falls Ontario. 13" solid body from an early period in original paint as well as condition. Note the typical great paint with typical feather carving.

Carver: Addie Nichol

Weight: 10
Price: $495

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Alain MacDonald Canvasback Drake

Alain MacDonald,Riquad,Quebec
This is a Drake Canvasback by the late Alain MacDonald (1886-1961). For reference material please see, "Waterfowl Decoys Of The Montreal Region" by Michel Be'lisle. Ca. 1925-1930. A wonderful attribute of this bird is the head is turned out. This gave the carver and a unique ability to create a full, perfectly carved bill for a overall, graceful and realistic look. The carving retains the original glass eyes. A closer look shows this Canvasback has very detailed carving with artistic feather blending of oils to create some of the finest works of art to have ever come out of Quebec.This plaque can be sold as a single lot or as a collection. Please ask for the collection price! This set of 8 plaques were made by MacDonald as a special order for the Weirs family of Montreal fame.

Carver: Alain MacDonald

Weight: 15
Price: $2575

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Alain MacDonald Drake Goldeneye Wall Plaque

Alain MacDonald,Riqaud,Quebec
This is a rare Drake Goldeneye wall placque by the late Alain MacDonald,(1886-1961). This will be sold as seen or as a set of all 8. Please ask for the collection price! Original paint as well as condition, Ca. 1925-1930. A wonderful attribute of this carving is the head is turned out. This gave MacDonald the unique ability to create a full, perfectly carved bill for a overall, graceful and realistic look. Carving retains the original glass eyes. A close look shows the artistic oil feather blending technique of the carver to create some of the best carvings to ever come from Quebec! For a reference please see the book by Michel Be'lisle, "Waterfowl Decoys Of The Montreal Region", page 61 from the Montreal Museum collection. Collectors who have seen this set of eight agree these are rare and report they have never seen a collection of this quality and quantity.

Carver: Alain MacDonald

Weight: 15
Price: $2575

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Alain MacDonald Hen Bluebill Wall Plaque

Alain MacDonald,Riquad,Quebec,Canada
This is a great example of the work of Alain MacDonald of Riqaud Quebec. This is a Hen Bluebill, also known as a greater scaup. Rare example of this carvers work carved as a 1/2 decoy and mounted on a plaque. This was not cut in half and later mounted, but originated in this manner. Carving is very near mint and is in original paint as well as condition. She has and retains the original glass eyes. For reference see "Waterfowl Decoys Of The Montreal Region" by Michel Be'lisle on page 61 from the Montreal Museum colllection, Ca. 1925-1930. Investment quality collectors who have looked at this collection agree this is a very unique find as it pertains to Quebec decoys. Most have seen one or two of these unique plaques, but none have seen a collection of this quality and quantity! Please be sure to note the detailed carving in all of these eight birds which will be sold seperatly or as a collection. Please ask for the collection price.

Carver: Alain MacDonald

Weight: 15
Price: $2575

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Alain MacDonald Hen Goldeneye Wall Plaque

Alain MacDonald,Riqaud,Quebec
Pictured is a Hen Goldeneye or Whistler by the late Alain MacDonald (1886-1961). This decoy has a rounded bottom and has some wear to the paint which is shown. A wonderful attribute of this carving is the head is turned out. This gave the carver a unique ability to create a full, perfectly carved bill for a overall, graceful and realistic look. The carving retains the original glass eyes. A close look shows this bird has very detailed carving with artistic feather blending of the oil paint to create some of the finest carvings to ever come from Quebec in history! Minor paint rubs as shown in the lower area. For a reference please see "Waterfowl Decoys Of The Montreal Region", by Michel Be'lisle. Ca. 1925-1930. This remarkable set of rare wall plaques were a special order for a prominent family in Montreal, the Weirs. This set of unique carvings hung proudly in their hunting and fishing lodge in the Lurention Mountains of Quebec for many years until as the story goes, the lodge was lost in a poker game and the birds were given to the new owners daughter as a gift by her parents. She has had them for over 50 years until now! This plaque is part of a collection of 8 and will be sold as is or as a set. Please ask for the collection price!

Carver: Alain MacDonald

Weight: 15
Price: $2575

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Alain MacDonald Hen Mallard Wall Placque

Alain MacDonald,Riqaud,Quebec
This is a rare and unusual Hen Mallard on a wall plaque carved by the late Alain MacDonald, (1886-1961). For reference material see the book by Michel Be'lisle, "Waterfowl Decoys Of The Montreal Region", page 61 from the Montreal Museum collection. Ca. 1925-1930 in outstanding paint as well as carving detail. Some minor rubs to the paint as shown attributed to age. This carving has a rounded body style and great carving of especially the tail. This example pictured is being sold as is or as a set of 8. Please ask for the collection price! This set was a special order from the Weirs family of Montreal and it hung in their hunting "cabin" for many years until the lodge and all it's contents were lost in a poker game. These were then given to the daughter as a gift and she has had them for 50 years until now!

Carver: Alain MacDonald

Weight: 15
Price: $2575

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Alain MacDonald Hen Redhead Wall Plaque

Alain MacDonald,Riquad,Quebec
This is another in a collection of eight wall plaque works of art by the late Alain MacDonald, (1886-1961). Pictured is a Hen Redhead in near mint condition. All original paint as well as condition as mentiomned with highly detailed carving to the head and secondary feathering. A wonderful attribute of this bird is the head is turned out. This gave the carver a unique ability to create a full, perfectly carved bill for a overall, graceful and realistic look. The carving retains the original glass eyes. Note the artistic wet on wet paint blending of the oils to create some of the finest carvings to ever come from Quebec in history! Some minor paint rubs as shown to the extreme outside edges. A couple small spots of touch-up which could be removed. For reference material see "Waterfowl Decoys Of The Montreal Region" by Michel Be'lisle, page 61 from the Montreal Museum collection. Ca. 1925-1930. One of the best examples of the group of eight which can be sold individually or as a collection. Please ask for the collection price. This set of remarkable plaques which are very rare were a special order for a prominent Montreal family, the Weirs. As the story goes, they were lost with the hunting lodge where they were displayed in a poker game! The parents gave these to their daughter as a gift and she has had them for 50 years until now!

Carver: Alain MacDonald

Weight: 15
Price: $2575

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Alain MacDonald Mallard Drake Wall Plaque

Alain MacDonald,Riqaud,Quebec
This is a Mallard Drake and is a very rare example of the work of Alain MacDonald,(1886-1961) carved and mounted specifically for the placement on the wall placque as shown. Purchased as a special order for the Weirs family of Montreal. This Drake Mallard,Ca. 1924-1930 is signed in pencil on the back of the plaque.This rare work of art may be sold as an individual piece or as a collection. Please ask for the collection price! For a reference please see "Waterfowl Decoys Of The Montreal Region" by Michel Be'lisle on page 61 from the Montreal Museum collection. These have been held for 50 years by the daughter of the family that won the "cabin" where these were displayed and all of the contents in a poker game! The carving has a few very small nicks to the paint as shown attributed to age. It is of round body style and is a great example of this carvers skill both as a painter and as a detailed carver who understood proper form.

Carver: Alain MacDonald

Weight: 15
Price: $2575

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Alain MacDonald Redhead Drake Wall Plaque

Alain MacDonald, Riqaud,Quebec
This is a Drake Redhead carved by the late Alain MacDonald, (1886-1961). This is a very rare example of this carvers work as it was produced as a special order for the Weirs family of Montreal,Ca. 1925-1930. This carving is original paint as well as condition with some minor paint loss as shown. A wonderful attribute of this carving is the head is turned out. This gave the carver the unique ability to create a full, perfectly carved bill for a overall, graceful and realistic look. The carving retains the original glass eyes. I am selling this as a lot or as a collection. Please ask for the collection price. For a reference please see the book "Waterfowl Decoys Of The Montreal Region" by Michel Be'lisle page 61 from the Montreal Museum collection. This rare investment grade opportunity has been held by a single collector for the last 50 years who's family won it in a poker game along with the "cabin" it was shown in! Collectors who have seen these 8 pieces agree that none has seen a collection of wall placques of this quality and quantity!

Carver: Alain MacDonald

Weight: 15
Price: $2575

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Alain McDonald Drake Whistler Wall Placque

Alain McDonald,Riquad,Quebec,MM C1
PRICE REDUCED!!!! Placque carving by Alain McDonald,(1886-1961) from Riquad, Quebec. For reference material please see "Waterfowl Decoy's Of The Montreal Region" by Michel Belisle. Circa 1925. A wonderful attribute of this work is the head which is turned out. This gave the carver a unique ability to create a full, perfectly carved bill for a overall, graceful and realistic look.This carving retains the original glass eyes. A closer look shows this Drake Goldeneye has very detailed carving with artistic feather blending of oils that made MacDonald the "Elmer Crowell" of Canada as quoted by Francois St. Onge. Original condition as well as paint. Small tight crack on the cheek that runs under part of the bill.

Carver: Alain MacDonald

Weight: 10
Price: $575

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Albert Laing Whistler

Albert Laing, Stratford,CT, E 16
Drake Whistler attributed to Albert Laing of Stratford, Ct. This is the earliest known style of the Stratford school of carvers and may be from Laing's first rig in the 1830's. It has the Starr collection stamp on the bottom and is pictured on page 103 of Starr's book.

Carver: Laing

Weight: 10
Price: $300

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Alexandria Bay Bluebill

Alexandria Bay Bluebill,Unidentified Carver, E 10
Great little Bluebill in great form in the style of Wheeler/Coombs. Note the deep eye groove as shown. The decoy is stamped on the bottom "Don Shall/Clayton." In addition there are some metal straps on the bottom with various names. Note the shot marks from the decoy being hunted over.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $220

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Alphon Anderson Canvasback

Alphon L. Anderson,Chillocothe,IL., MW 9
Stylish Canvasback working decoy by an early and extremely rare Illinois River carver.Ca. 1900-1910. Reference is on Plate 393 in Parmalee and Loomis. Andy worked with Glen Cameron and studied the patterns of Steven Lane and Hiram Holtz.

Carver: Alphon L. Anderson

Weight: 10
Price: $375

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Amateur Savoie Goose #1

Amateur Savoie,Neguoc,NB,Canada
Savoie Canada Goose in original condition as well as paint. Shows age crack on the bottom of this solid body flat bottom decoy. Part of a collection all shown on my site which were purchased by the consigners father right out of the carvers barbershop in which he was present.Savoie carved mostly Geese and black ducks, but his Geese in good to excellent condition are sought after by collectors. Note the dark brown patina with the signature feather stamping to the body. 26" Long.

Carver: Amateur Savoie

Weight: 10
Price: $750

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Amateur Savoie Mallard

Amateur Savoie,Lower Nequac,New Brunswick,Canada PRICE REDUCED! C 26
This offering is from New Brunswick which is an area from which it is hard to find examples of working decoys. This decoy is a Mallard with rare feather stamping and great form. O.P. as well as condition and structurally sound. Carved bill and low profile make this a very collectable investment quality Maritimes decoy.

Carver: Amateur Savoie

Weight: 10
Price: $300

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AMATUER SAVOIE HALF DUCK RARE PLAQUE

HAND CRAFTED AMATUER SAVOIE HALF DUCK WALL PLAQUE IN ORIGINAL MINT TO NEAR MINT CONDITION AS WELL AS PAINT. SAVOIE IS GENERALLY RECOGNIZED AS THE BEST NEW BRUNSWICK CARVER TO HAVE EVER LIVED AND HE IS KNOWN TO ONLY HAVE DONE APPROX. 100 OF THESE WALL PLAQUES. PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO LOOK AT THE BACK WITH ALL OF THE HAND INSCRIBED COMMENTS REGARDING DAY AND TEMPERATURE WHEN THIS WAS CARVED PROBABLY IN THE BACK OF HIS BARBER SHOP. SAVOIE ALSO MADE HIS OWN TOOLS AND THIS PIECE RETAINS THE ORIGINAL GLASS EYES AS WELL AS THE SAVOIE TRADEMARK STAMP. VERY COLLECTIBLE.

Carver: Amateur Savoie

Weight: 10
Price: $575

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Ancient Shot Gun Shell Belt

Unidentified Attributed to the MidwestM1
A very old and unusual Canvas bird hunters shot gun shell belt with very nicely engraved head of a hunting dog dated 1881. Piece shows some wear to the canvas which would be expected given the age of the belt. A true antique!

Carver:

Weight: 10
Price: $125

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Anderson Metal Hen Pintail

Anderson Decoy, San Francisco,CA.
Very Rare Anderson Factory Hen Pintail in original paint as well as condition. These metal decoys were only produced in the late 20's as Pintails and mostly these were Drake's. Most of the 30,000 produced no longer exist due to rust. This example is both very rare because it is a Hen Pintain and because it shows no rust at all making it a rare and Mint example! The decoy is formed in a right and left half and the pieces are soldered together. A short wire is also formed and soldered into the base to form the line atatachment. The company was actually called the B.C. stamping company. The name Anderson Decoy is stamped onto the bottom. This decoy was probably painted across the bay by the Scott Decoy Company. This is a very rare find for anyone interested in investment grade factory decoys.

Carver:
Anderson
Weight: 15
Price: $400

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ANIMAL TRAP BLACK DUCK

ANIMAL TRAP,PASCAGOULA,MS.
See page 84 of Pascagoula Decoys by Joe Bosco for a photo. Black duck by Victor Animal Trap. Model 12 Economy Grade. Ex. O.P. and condition with glass eyes. Ca. 1950. Stamp has worn off. Hard to find economy grade in this condition.

Carver:
Animal Trap
Weight: 5
Price: $135

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ANIMAL TRAP CANVASBACK

ANIMAL TRAP,PASCAGOULA,MS.
Drake Canvasback by one of the Factory decoy companies of Pascagoula Ms., Animal trap. Bears the factory stamp on the bottom. Model D-4 in excellent O.P as well as condition. Some in-use gunning wear. Retains the original glass eyes. Ca. 1950.

Carver:
Animal Trap
Weight: 0
Price: $155

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ANIMAL TRAP DRAKE GOLDENEYE

DRAKE GOLDENEYE BY ANIMAL TRAP CO., PASCAGOULA, MS., MODEL D-4 STANDARD IN NEAR MINT O.P. AND CONDITION, GLASS EYES WHICH ARE ORIGINAL, FACTORY STAMP ON BOTTOM, C-1950

Carver:
Animal Trap
Weight: 10
Price: $225

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ANIMAL TRAP HEN PINTAIL

ANIMAL TRAP COMPANY,PASCAGOULA,MS.
Rare Hen Pintail D-4 Balsa model. Very good O.P. and condition with typical gunning wear in-use to the paint as well as several dings and small chips. Retains the original glass eyes as well as the stamp on the bottom. Ca. 1952.

Carver:
Animal Trap
Weight: 0
Price: $120

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ANIMAL TRAP MALLARD PAIR JY

ANIMAL TRAP, PASCAGOULA,MS. S 11 JY
Pair of Mallards by Factory decoy manufacturer Animal Trap of Pascagoula MS. They are model D-45 which are wooden bodies and plastic heads. Excellent O.P. as well as condition. Minimal in-use gunning wear to the tips of the paint. Factory stamp on both bottoms. Ca. 1950.

Carver:
Animal Trap
Weight: 10
Price: $195

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Animal Trap Widgeon

Animal Trap Decoy Co.,Pascagoula,MS. JY
Drake Widgeon by Animal Trap Decoy Company of Pascagoula. Victor Balsa model, very good original paint as well as condition. Some in-use gunning wear as seen on parts of the body and the edge of the tail. Retains the original glass eyes, this is one of the rarest species that Animal Trap made, Ca. 1947-1950.

Carver:
Animal Trap
Weight: 10
Price: $345

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Antique Powder Tin

AMERICAN POWDER TINS, BOSTON, MA.
Antique powder tin from American Powder Tins of Boston. They were also located in Chicago and St. Louis. First quarter 20th century piece in mint condition featuring the Dead Shot logo with the drake Mallard. This is a vintage collectable and is the one worth the most in the marketplace. Size is approx. 5 1/2" high by 4" in width. Bears the letters FG on the top of the tin.

Carver:
American Powder
Weight: 2
Price: $250

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ARIDUK DRAKE BLUEBILL

GENERAL FIBRE DECOY FACTORY,ST.LOUIS,MO.
Working example of a drake bluebill manufactured by Aridux. Rigged for hunting and used as such. Has a front bottom metal loop for attatchment of the decoy line and still retains the manufacturers stamp on the bottom as shown. Toller was hit in a few spots by light shot, especially around the head and a couple of spots to the tail which are all minor. A piece of shot is still to be heard on the inside of this old factory example in O.P. and very good to excellent condition. O.P in working factory decoys, particularly Paper Mache is very unusual. Length:13"

Carver:
General Fibre
Weight: 3
Price: $45

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Art Chilton Black Duck

Art Chilton,Toronto,Canada
Black duck in very nice form and dry extensively touched-up paint from Toronto carver Art Chilton. Fair attention to detail, particularly to the feather paint. Decoy is as found in original condition. Branded AC on the bottom of this working decoy.

Carver: Art Chilton

Weight: 10
Price: $975

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Art Chilton Hen Bluebill

Art Chilton,Toronto,Canada
Mint condition Hen Bluebill by Toronto carver Art Chilton. Classic V groove hump back low head with great wet over wet paint blending technique by this master carver/painter who understands form and the importance of the use of form in his creations. Keel on bottom was removed. Signed VIA Brand in the makers hand "AC". Nice work of art!

Carver: Art Chilton

Weight: 10
Price: $650

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ARTIE BENNETT BLACK DUCK

LAST OF THE LIVING ILLINOIS RIVER CARVERS FEATURED IN PARMALEE AND LOOMIS, ARTHUR BELMELUIK, LOCKPORT,ILLINOIS CIRCA 1950, HOLLOW, 16" LONG BLACK DUCK. ARTHUR, WHO ALSO GOES BY "ARTIE BENNETT" IS THE LAST OF THE CLASSIC ILLINOIS RIVER CARVERS HAVING MADE COMPANY WITH THE LIKES OF PERDEW AND GRAVES. BORN IN 1925, HE ATTENDED AND I HAD THE PLEASURE TO MEET ARTIE AT THIS YEARS NATIONAL DECOY SHOW AND HE VERIFIED THAT THIS IS ONE OF HIS AS WELL AS HIS PAINT. A SLIVER ON THE SIDE OF THE BILL HAS BEEN REPAIRED, HAMMERED LEAD KEEL WEIGHT.

Carver: Arthur Behmetuik

Weight: 10
Price: $335

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Attributed to Gus Nelow Turned Head Can

Attributed to Gus Nelow,WI.,
Attributed to Gus Nelow, turned head preening Drake Canvasback. 17" Winnebago Canvasback in a rare preening position. The decoy came from the Lake Poygon region and came from the 1930's rig of John Buss Sr. One other similar decoy is in the Dasher collection. Solid black in original paint as well as condition with Nelow style speculum.

Carver: Gus Nelow

Weight: 10
Price: $565

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August Haas Drake Mallard

August Haas,Peoria,IL.,IBW21
15.5" very light hollow Illinois River Drake Mallard by August Haas (1890-1952) in unused original paint as well as condition. Very decent comb painting on the back. This may have also been an unpainted decoy that was later painted by the owner of the decoy after the death of Haas. Never rigged, one coat of paint. Nice bird from a very hard to find Illinois River carver!

Carver: August Haas

Weight: 10
Price: $200

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August Moak Drake Canvasback

August Moak,Tustin,WI. MW 37
Special order Drake Canvasback used on the Illinois River. Old working decoy is in original paint as well as condition. Comb paint in the style of the great Illinois River carvers. The white on the bottom is old hunter repaint and could be removed. Two sets of rig brands on the bottom say ov5 over WJH. Outstanding untouched Canvasback in Moak's best style!

Carver: Moak

Weight: 10
Price: $2472

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Babe Strubinger Drake Pintail

Babe Strubinger,San Jocain Valley,CA.
Very interesting offering from the San Jocain Valley of California. Pintail Drake in original paint as well as condition,Ca. 1920. The body is carved from Redwood and the head and neck is tin. This exact decoy can be found on page 323 of "Wildfowl Decoys Of The Pacific Coast". This decoy was also purchased directly from Fred Hanson one of the authors of this book. Paint shows some wear due to in-use gunning and various shot hole marks as shown in the photo's.

Carver: Babe Strubinger

Weight: 15
Price: $525

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Backyard Mason Canvasback

Mason,Detroit,MI.,
14.5" small Canvasback from the Detroit factory believed to be a "backyard Mason" based on recent research by Bill Dodge. Nice old paint, may be original on the main body, original condition with painted eyes.

Carver:
Mason
Weight: 10
Price: $425

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Backyard Mason Early Canvasback

"Back Yard" Mason,Detroit,MI.,
Very early Canvasback believed to be a "Back Yard Mason" in the Mason/Peterson style body with great old crackled paint. 15.5" and a very regal old working decoy with excellent old dry patina.

Carver:
Mason
Weight: 10
Price: $550

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BALSA HERTERS CROW JY

HERTERS FACTORY,WASECA,MN.
JY Balsa Crow by Herters of Waseca,MN. Excellent O.P. as well as condition with an old coat of varnish over the entire decoy. Retains the original glass eyes. Ca. 1948-1950.

Carver:
Herters
Weight: 15
Price: $255

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Balsa Wildfowler Hen Redhead

Old Saybrook Attributed Wildfowler
Balsa Wildfowler Hen Redhead in original condition as well as paint, retaining the original glass eyes, about 14" in length. The stamp is work off, but due to age and other characteristics, I believe this to be Old Saybrook.

Carver:
Wildfowler
Weight: 10
Price: $225

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Barber Pole Duck Call

Unidentified Maker,Barber Pole Duck Call O4 JY
Hand carved early "Barber Pole" style duck call from an unknown carver. Fine detailing in original condition and mint in all respects. Retains the original reed.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $185

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Barney Crandell Curlew

Unknown origin or age but came from the collection of Detroit author Barney Crandall. The dark wood surface is a bit rough and appears to never have been painted. The neck, breast and head is a separate piece of wood with very nice joinery. Wood is fairly light - probably cedar. Big 16" long including bill. This could be a real sleeper.

Carver: Barney Crandell

Weight: 10
Price: $225

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Ben Schmidt Canada Goose

Attributed to Ben Schmidt,Detroit,MI. MW 40
Hollow Canada Goose attributed to Ben Schmidt,circa 1945. Schmidt made several styles of Geese and this has the elements of his various styles, but an exact match could not be found in the literature. It has style,balance and is very light and hollow with a great head. The bottom board may have been replaced at one time or covered with a layer of fiberglass for waterproofing. An outstanding Canada Goose.

Carver: Schmidt, Ben

Weight: 10
Price: $1475

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Ben Schmidt Canvasback Hen

Ben Schmidt,Centerline,MI.PRICE REDUCED!! M25
Very early Ben Schmidt,Ca. 1935 smooth body Canvasback Hen in original paint as well as condition. This decoy comes out of the well known T.L. Baker rig near Lansing Michigan and is so branded. This old working decoy still exibits a wonderful wet paint blending technique used by Schmidt on the wings and tail, as well as his trademark detailed carving to the head/bill areas. Very nice mellow patina and an excellent example of his work.

Carver: Schmidt, Ben

Weight: 18
Price: $950

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Ben Schmidt Goldeneye

Ben Schmidt, Detroit,MI.,MBW3
Very early rare style Goldeneye by Ben Schmidt. See the G&S auction catalog in July of 1993, where a very similar decoy, lot #80 was sold for $1320 with buyers premium. Fine carving detail and great patina, near mint original paint, the keel has been removed, and there is an old collector's rubber stamp that says "from the collection of Bernie Galipeali". Typical Ben Schmidt copper line harness.

Carver: Schmidt, Ben

Weight: 10
Price: $1100

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BENZ WIDGEON JY

BENZ DECOY FACTORY,JEFFERSON CITY,MO.
Extremely Rare Widgeon by Benz wood products. Their Grand Prix model which is near mint O.P. and condition. This decoy was weighted for hunting,but was never used as such. Bold scratch paint on the back of the toller with original glass eyes. This is most certainly an INVESTMENT grade decoy as it is one of only three known examples. A must if you are a factory collector! Ca. 1930's.

Carver:
Benz
Weight: 10
Price: $1775

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BERT GRAVES CANVASBACK

Bert Graves, (1887-1956), Peoria,Illinois. Canvasback decoy by famed Midwest carver Bert "Chips" Graves with the original Graves weight on the bottom stamped in relief which says G.B. GRAVES Decoy Co. Peoria Illinois. 17" long and hollow, circa 1930. The eyes appear to have been reset at one point and some paint that spilled on the right side of the body was taken off by Paul Fortin. Great paint combing technique by Catherine Elliston who painted this particular work of art.

Carver: Graves,Bert

Weight: 10
Price: $5000

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BERT GRAVES CANVASBACK

BERT GRAVES,PEORIA,ILLINOIS
Bert Graves Drake Canvasback with typical Illinois River style tail in great form and bold paint. From the Voorhees rig. Branded D.W.V. on the bottom along with Graves poured lead weight. Painted by Edna Perdew in O.P. as well as condition.

Carver: Graves,Bert

Weight: 5
Price: $685

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Bert Graves Drake Mallard

G. BERT "CHIPS" GRAVES, (1887-1956),PEORIA,IL.,IMM1
HOLLOW DRAKE MALLARD BY BERT GRAVES OF PEORIA,ILLINOIS IN ORIGINAL CONDITION AS WELL AS PAINT, ABOUT 17" IN LENGTH. GRAVES WAS A CARPENTER AS WELL AS A POLICEMAN BEFORE HE BEGAN TO CARVE DECOYS. THE ORIGINAL WEIGHT IS STILL ON THE BOTTOM AND SAYS,"G.B. GRAVES DECOY CO. PEORIA, ILL. STAMPED IN RELIEF, SEE LOOMIS PAGE 312. GRAVES COPIED ELLISTON'S PATTERNS AND APPLIED THE BASE COAT FOR PAINTING WHICH WAS DONE IN THIS CASE BY CATHERINE ELLISTON WITH HER FINE COMBINATION OF BRUSH STROKES DONE IN FREE HAND AND A GREAT COMBING TECHNIQUE. VERY GOOD EXAMPLE OF THIS CARVERS WORK! SMALL CHIP TO THE TAIL WITH SOME RUBS TO THE PAINT ATTRIBUTED TO IN-USE GUNNING WEAR.

Carver: Bert Graves

Weight: 10
Price: $6000

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Bert Graves Mallard Drake

Bert Graves,Peoria,Illinois,MW 12
Mallard Drake in original condition other than a small repair to a crack in the neck from in-use gunning. This is an excellent example of Bert Graves work, aka "Graves Decoy Company", Peoria,Illinois,(1887-1956). Fine lines in old fine patina that was rigged and used as a working decoy. A fine example of what the term "collectible" stands for!

Carver: Bert Graves

Weight: 10
Price: $500

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Bill Cooper Black Duck

Bill Cooper, Verdun,Quebec, Canada C17
Bill Cooper working Black Duck in original paint as well as condition. Some rubs to the paint as shown attributed to in-use gunning wear to the tips of the paint. Very detailed hand painted feathering and typical raised wing carving. 45 degree turned head with nail bill and incised nostril carving at the top of the bill. Dowel capped on the bottom to keep the head in position. Several small holes on the bottom where a keel was once a part of this working decoy. About 15" Long by 7" in width at the widest point. Very, very good example of the work of Bill Cooper!

Carver: Cooper, Bill

Weight: 10
Price: $850

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Bill Cooper Mallard Hen

Bill Cooper,Verdun,Quebec,Canada
Rare Hen Mallard example of this Canadian carver's best work. Turned head in fantastic form and very detailed feather carving typical of Coopers work. Small age crack around the neck with a couple very small rubs to the paint of this otherwise Mint condition, original paint working decoy. Great example and hard to find for any collector of Canadian decoys. Certainly an investment grade quality decoy.

Carver: Cooper, Bill

Weight: 10
Price: $3575

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Bill Cooper Solid Black Duck

Bill Cooper,Verdun,Quebec PRICE REDUCED
Important and early example of a Bill Cooper Black Duck in original condition and wonderful Cooper form with detailed primary and secondary feather carving.Purchased from a neighbor of the Cooper family from Verdun who hunted with the Cooper family. This is one of two decoys we are offering that is out of Coopers personal rig.The paint is original except possibly the bill which appears to be an old touch-up. Ca. 1935, this is a wonderful collection to any Quebec collection.

Carver: Cooper, Bill

Weight: 10
Price: $1150

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Bill Enright Cork Black Duck

Bill Enright (1913-1979) from Maumee Bay, Toledo, was easily the most notable carver from Ohio. This cork body black duck made in the 1930-40 period is typical of his work, almost all of which was with cork bodies and beautifully carved heads. Classic working decoy all original. In 1948 Bill Enright went east to enter the National Decoy Carving Contest pulling a few decoys out of his working rig (rather than special "show" decoys). He took more prize ribbons in that contest than the reigning champion, Shang Wheeler from CT. See page 140 of DECOYS OF THE MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY by Haid for the Enright black duck that is in Alan Haid's collection.

Carver: Bill Enright

Weight: 10
Price: $165

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Bill Enright Drake Pintail

Bill Enright,Toledo,Ohio,JY
Drake Pintail by William (Bill) Enright of Toledo, Ohio, in very good original paint as well as condition, with some in use gunning wear, cork body/pine head, glass eyes, Bill is the most prominent decoy carver from Ohio and hunted the shores of Lake Erie, he won the top honor in the 1948 Ward Brothers carving competition, nice high head with detailed carving, C-1940's.

Carver: Bill Enright

Weight: 10
Price: $425

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Bill Geonne Cinnamon Teal

WBW 2 15" long cinnamon teal signed W.R.G. on the bottom by this talented California carver. Mint condition.

Carver: Goenne, Bill

Weight: 10
Price: $285

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Bill Geonne Turned Head Blue Wing Teal

Bill Geonne,King City,CA.,W-14, MM
Mint condition Bill Geonne turned head Blue Wing Teal in original paint as well as condition. Very nice detailed paint with glass eyes and detailed bill carving. Keel on the bottom with two stamps, WRG and HALL.I really like this carvers ability!

Carver: Goenne, Bill

Weight: 10
Price: $150

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Bill Goenne Drake Redhead JY

Bill Goenne,King City,Ca.
Drake Redhead by Bill Goenne in mint original paint as well as condition. Retains the glass eyes, nice detail to the bill carving. This is a hollow example of this makers work. Made from Redwood or Western Red Cedar. Stamp on the bottom says WRG.

Carver: Goenne, Bill

Weight: 10
Price: $225

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Bill Goenne Pair of Mallard Decoys

Bill Goenne,King City,CA.
JY Pair of outstanding Mallard decoys by Bill Goenne of King City, California. Bold wet blending paint technique in great form with the Hen in a wonderful swimming pose.Original paint as well as condition with glass eyes. The decoys are made from either Western Red Cedar or Redwood. Both decoys are stamped WRG on the bottom.

Carver: Goenne, Bill

Weight: 20
Price: $325

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Black Duck By Downeast Sportcraft

Downeast Sportcraft,Freeport,Maine,JY F11
Swimming Black Duck in typical form for the Downeast Sportcraft Company of Freeport,Maine. Excellent original paint as well as condition, glass eyes, factory stamp, age crack on lower bottom side, a very nice example, see "NAFD" page 120 for an example of this decoy, C-1946-1950.

Carver:
Downeast Sportcraft
Weight: 10
Price: $395

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Black Duck By Peterbourgh Canoe Company

Peterborough Canoe Company,Peterborough,ONT. C 52
Black Duck by Peterborough Canoe Company, Peterborough,Ontario,Canada in very good original condition as well as paint. Some in-use attributed gunning wear, nice feathering and scratch painting,original glass eyes, see "NAFD" pages 292-293 for more information on this company, Circa 1930's.

Carver:

Weight: 10
Price: $395

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Black Duck Decoy

HAVRE DAVERNE, BRIGHTON,ONTARIO
Beautifully carved (ca. 1920)solid cedar decoy,with the carver's signature. Thin neck,sleek long body, and stylish scratch paint style. Head is turned very slightly to the left. Appears to be all original, with a small neck repair but no repaint. a couple of minor rubs to the tip of the paint along the back. This may be the same decoy shown by B. Gates, Ontario Decoys II, page 114 (top figure foreground). Decoy has the less common head style. 17" Long Carver: Havre Daverne

Carver: Daverne, Havre

Weight: 4
Price: $0

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BLACK DUCK DECOY

CHRIS SMITH,(CHRIS CRAFT BOAT WORKS),ONTARIO,CANADA, Ca. 1910.
Christopher Colunbus Smith, owner of Chris Craft Boat works,(1861-1937)in gunning repaint. Small area of paint rub to the right side, otherwise structurallly mint. Hollow black duck carved around 1910. Outstanding form which rides low to the water. 14" LONG CARVER: CHRIS SMITH

Carver: Smith, Chris

Weight: 2
Price: $0

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Blair School Canada Goose

Blair School Canada Goose,Unidentified Carver E 22
Wonderful and important preening Canada Goose in the style of the Blair School. Great form, 20" long. As shown, worn to the wood but simply exquisite! Carved initials as well as location on the bottom, MLK Klock Pt. Working floater decoy retains the original glass eyes and is just an honest decoy in original paint as well as condition as found.

Carver:

Weight: 10
Price: $650

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Blair School Widgeon

Blair School Widgeon,Unidentified Carver
Wonderful and Important Old Blair School Widgeon in hollow two piece construction. Working decoy is in original condition with some paint strenghtening to the tail and head areas. Most of the body is original paint. Decoy is missing the center ballast weight from the bottom, probably removed so that the decoy could sit flat on a shelf.Tail has a very small chip on it's right hand corner. The form is wonderful and typical of the Delaware River. Two specific points of interest on this old working decoy are the detailed carving on the bill as shown as well as a diamond shaped carving on the top of the tail as shown which is probably significant to actual identification of the carver.Couple of small shot marks on the left side of the toller which are hard to see.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $625

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Blue Bill Drake Alain MacDonald

Alain MacDonald,Riguaud,Quebec,P.Q PRICE REDUCED! C9
Blue Bill Drake working decoy attributed to the work of Alain MacDonald with some small spots of hunter touch-up. Original condition two piece hollow design with great rasp work detail. Retains the original glass eyes and wonderful form of a talented Valley Field carver. This is a very nice old decoy!

Carver: Alain MacDonald

Weight: 15
Price: $295

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BLUE WING TEAL MASON DETROIT GRADE

BLUE WING TEAL BY MASON, DETROIT,MICHIGAN, STANDARD GRADE IN EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION AS WELL AS PAINT EXCEPT FOR THE NECK FILLER HAVING BEEN REPLACED BY A PROFESSIONAL, STRONG FEATHERING DETAIL AND WING PATCHES, INVESTMENT QUALITY. C-1896-1924

Carver:
Mason
Weight: 10
Price: $3850

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Bluebill by Budgeon Sampier

Budgeon Sampier,Algonac,MI. M2
Bluebill by Budgeon Sampier,Algonac,Michigan school of carvers. St. Clair flats, circa 1900 with painted eyes, old working paint and 3/8th's bottom board. Nice Folk art decoy!

Carver: Budgeon Sampier

Weight: 10
Price: $395

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Bluebill Drake by Frank Schmidt

Frank Schmidt,Centerline MI., M5
Bluebill Drake by Frank Schmidt of Centerline,Michigan in original paint as well as condition. Circa 1930 with the original glass eyes, excellent condition.

Carver: Schmidt,Frank

Weight: 10
Price: $995

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Bluebill Drake by Robert Barker

Robert Barker,Saginaw Bay,MI. M10
Bluebill Drake carved by Saginaw Bay carver Robert Barker circa 1940. Original paint as well as condition with the original glass eyes. A decoy in nice form in excellent condition.

Carver: Robert Barker

Weight: 10
Price: $1200

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Bluebill Drake Decoy

Smith Falls,ONTARIO Rig-mate to the bluebill hen above,also signed by the maker. Matches the hen exactly;head is turned slight left, and the back is in original comb paint. Near mint with slight rub on tail. Signature raised tail wings and stamping between them; bold original paint. 13" Long

Carver: Bloom, Reg

Weight: 3
Price: $0

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BLUEBILL DUCK DECOY

D.W.(DAVEY NICHOL), SMITH FALLS, ONTARIO
14" long Working Bluebill decoy,Ca. 1947. (See Bernie Gates, Ontario Decoys I and II, p. 144). Gunning decoy from carver who's work in constantly increasing in value. Raised wings with fine coggling around the bill root and that wonderful scratch painting that is Nichol at his best. In use paint rubs to the bill, top of head and tail, all very minor. Structurally sound in all respects. Outstanding rich patina in this example of this St. Clair Flat's carver's work.

Carver: Nichols

Weight: 3
Price: $0

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Bluebill from Milford CT. School

Unidentified Maker,Milford Ct. School,EBW31
Preening old Bluebill working decoy from the Milford Ct., school of carvers. Believed to be around Circa late 1800's in original condition with a second coat of paint evident.Retains the original tack eyes. 11" long.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $275

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BLUEBILL HEN DECOY

ST. WILLIAMS,ONTARIO Very old(ca.1870-1885) bluebill hen. Cedar body with a basswood head. Very old coat of gunning repaint. Turned head with glass eyes. Hollow old working decoy probably hunted over at the Long Point "Millionaires" club where Phineas was head punter. Reference pg. 80 of Decoying:St. Clair To The St. Lawrence.
Carver:Phineas Reeves
12" Long

Carver: Reeves, Phineas

Weight: 3
Price: $275

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BLUEBILL PAIR DAMOS

REAGAN DAMOS,LOCKPORT,LA.
Outstanding pair of bluebills by Louisiana carver Reagan Damos of Lockport. Rigmate hen and drake in O.P and near mint condition. Superb wet over wet paint blending technique as well as wonderful form and original glass eyes. This carver has won numerous decoy carving contests sponsored by the Ward Foundation.

Carver: Damos, Regan

Weight: 10
Price: $495

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Bluebill Working Decoy From Kingston Penitentiary

Kingston Penitentiary Factory,St. Lawrence River,Ontario,Canada.
Bluebill decoy which retains the original glass eyes and is structurally original. This is a Kingston Penitentiary Factory decoy, CA. 1945 and was painted by Davey Nichol. This is a working decoy with the swing weight still connected as shown. Excellent Nichol quality original scratch paint to the entire body which is original. Some overpaint to the tail and to the breast and head portion of the decoy. Bill paint and adjacent white mandible paint appear to be original. Head is secured with a wooden dowel. Small crack on the bottom running part way up the tail on the underside. A couple of rubs to the breast paint as shown as well as very minor paint loss to the tail attributed to in-use gunning wear. Nice addition to any factory collection.

Carver:
Kingston Penitentiary
Weight: 15
Price: $425

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Bob Birchler Black Duck

Robert Birchler, Syracuse,N.Y.,MM
Outstanding and important Black Duck by Robert Birchler of Syracuse, New York in original condition as well as paint. Circa 1958 carved and then given as a gift to Bob Kerr. Signed by Kerr on the bottom. Birchler worked and learned to carve in the shop of Ken Harris. This is a late season red legged Black duck in outstanding form with a turned head and dip in the shoulder to the right. Detailed bill carving with some rubbed to the paint as shown as the decoy was rigged and hunted over as such. Tight age crack around the neck.

Carver: Robert Birchler

Weight: 10
Price: $485

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Bob Kerr Mallard Hen Decoy

Bob Kerr,Smith Falls,Ontario,Canada Outstanding turned head Hen Mallard in original paint and mint condition. Bold paint with extreme talented detail to the feather paint. Incised carving to the primary as well as secondary feathers including the tail feathers. Retains original glass eyes with detail bill and mandible carving. This hollow example of his work is a very good representation of Kerr's talent with the Kerr stamp on the bottom.

Carver: Bob Kerr

Weight: 10
Price: $1400

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Bob Kerr Working Broadbill

Bob Kerr, Smith Falls,Ontario

Carver: Bob Kerr

Weight: 10
Price: $995

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Bob Kerr Working Broadbill

Bob Kerr, Smith Falls,Ontario C18
Working Broadbill working decoy with bottom keel stamped by the maker as shown. Bob Kerr began carving decoys in 1959 and learned from the famed Davey Nichol among others. He has his own refined style of detailing in the carving of the feathers which is both attractive as well as realistic. His hunting decoys, like his decorative birds, are quite detailed both in regards to carving as well as paint. Bob uses a bandsaw to cut the basic shape and then all hand tools to "roll" the sides of his decoys and to do the extensive wing shaping.This decoy is done in well aged cedar that probably came from an old barn.Solid body in original paint as well as condition, retaining the original keel and glass eyes. Investment grade decoy in mint to near mint condition.

Carver: Bob Kerr

Weight: 10
Price: $995

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Boy Lake MN. Mallard Drake

Plump Mallard drake from Boy Lake, MN. that shows strong influence of Minnesota carver John Tax.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $165

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Brant Working Decoy Weighted

Wildfowler Decoy Factory, Old Saybrook, Connecticut
Gunning Wildfowler decoy in outstanding rich patina. Retains weight for hunting as well as Old Saybrook circular stamp. Original paint with old coat of working repaint to white in tail area. Minor rubs and head is a little loose. A very similar decoy recently sold at a Decoys Unlimited auction for $1,100. 19" long

Carver: Factory
Wildfowler
Weight: 4
Price: $0

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British Columbia Hen Pintail

Unidentified British Columbia Pintail C6
Very nice hollow British Columbia Hen Pintail in original paint as well as condition. Nice sleek form with an original 1/2" bottom board as well as the original glass eyes. Circa 1930's with rubs to the paint especially the head which is well worn as shown attributed to in use gunning wear. Very nice feather paint with an old leather strap on the front bottom, a hook on the tail and a small ballast weight at or near the center point. The bottom also shows the original nails that connected the bottom board to the carving.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $225

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BRITISH METAL PARTRIDGE

BRITISH METAL PARTRIDGE,MAKER UNIDENTIFIED
JY Partridge or Grouse as it is often called in bold paint and nice form. Metal example is both unusual as well as a nice addition to any collection, especially a factory collection. O.P. as well as condition. This is an actual hunting decoy used in either England or Scotland in one of the hunting clubs.

Carver:
Unidentified
Weight: 09
Price: $245

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Bud Tully Black Duck

Bud Tully,Peterborough,Ont.,Canada PRICE REDUCED! OBW8
Black Duck by Bud Tully,Ca.1935. Hollow working decoy with a really great surface. Detailed carving to the primary and secondary feathers. Wonderful form with an old light olive wash that is mostly worn back to the original surface. Retains thew original glass eyes and is structurally all original. Just a real nice Canadian decoy for any collector!

Carver: Bud Tully

Weight: 10
Price: $575

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BUD TULLY BLACK DUCK

James "Bud" Tully (1918-1973) Peterborough, Ont. is recognized as one of the finest Ontario carvers who made only working birds and mainly for his own rig. His decoys are hollow (augered like the Peterborough Canoe works decoys) and exhibit perfect balance and deep rasp work. A very hard decoy to find if you are collecting the important Ontario carvers. The paint on this black duck had an over wash which has been largely removed down to the original paint. There is a thin bottom board screwed in covering the auger holes. This was probably done by Tully in one of his experiments with floatation. It also has Tully's leather ties for a swing weight, an unusual feature for a decoy made this far from Hamilton. Decoy dates to late 1930s or 1940. See Traditions in Wood, pg.94; Ontario II, pg.99 &100; Great Lakes Decoys,

Carver: Bud Tully

Weight: 10
Price: $525

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Budgeon Sampier Lowhead Whistler

Budgeon Sampier,Harsen's Island,MI. M11
Lowhead Whistler by Budgeon Sampier of Harsen's Island, Michigan, circa 1890. Folk art at it's best! Retains the original glass eyes in old working repaint.Some small cracks as shown around the head area as noted.

Carver: Budgeon Sampier

Weight: 10
Price: $375

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Budnick Curlew

Budnick Attributed, Curlew,Virginia
Attributed to Budnick from Virginia, this classic style Virginia Curlew is in great form and position. Very skillful rendition that appears very old on a driftwood base. Shown in the preening position; the body is chunky with a slot back neck typical of the Virginia style. Mint condition with nice raised wing tips. Length: 13"

Carver: Budnick

Weight: 15
Price: $225

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Bundgeon Sampier Red Head

Bundgeon Sampier,Detroit,MI.,
Bundgeon Sampier, (1870-1928), made this thin shell hollow Red Head circa 1900-1910 in the Toronto style but he lived just outside of Detroit in Marine City, Michigan and this particular decoy is from a rig that was hunted over in Saginaw Bay. The cast aluminum keel is similar to that used by Otto Misch. His unique style is instantly recognized by the bill extending to the top of the head. Rough old paint, but great form!

Carver: Budgeon Sampier

Weight: 10
Price: $185

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Burt Lang Mallard Hen

Burt Lang,Horicon,Wisconsin M74
Burt Lang Mallard Hen in his best folk art form from lower Wisconsin. Burton Lang, Horicon Marsh, recognized in the second edition of Ron Koch's Wisconsin book. A very early influential Midwest carver. Few examples of this style exist for sale.

Carver: Burt Lang

Weight: 10
Price: $750

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Burton Lang Drake Canvasback

Burt Lang,Horicon Marsh,WI.,
16" Canvasback Drake in Lang's best form with restored paint. This carver is featured in Ron Koch's second edition of Winnebago Lake Decoys. This is the only Canvasback Drake that we know of in this style. Most of this carvers work were Black's and Mallards.

Carver: Burt Lang

Weight: 10
Price: $525

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Burton Lang Drake Mallard

Burton Lang, Horicon Marsh, Wisconsin
16.5" long Mallard in original paint by Burton Lang of Horicon Marsh Wisconsin circa 1920. Not the typical Lang embedded Crow weight on the bottom. There is an old coat of varnish over the body which could likely be removed with denatured alcohol.

Carver: Burt Lang

Weight: 10
Price: $275

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C.M. Hoop Hen Mallard

Arributed to C.M. Hoop,Illinois
This hollow two piece Hen Mallard decoy has a tag on the bottom that says C.M. Hoop who may be an old Illinois River carver who I am just not familiar with, circa around 1940 all original condition as well as paint. Retains the original glass eyes, the bottom ballast weight has been removed and the neck is a little loose, but does not move more than 1/4". Very nice old Illinois River working decoy.

Carver: C.M. Hoop

Weight: 10
Price: $325

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C.V Wells Milwaukee Drake Bluebill

C.V. Wells Factory, Milwaukee,WI.
15.5" long all original paint as well as condition with very sharp Factory stamp on the bottom. Note the detailed bill carving.

Carver:

Weight: 10
Price: $395

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C.W. Chrysler Hen Whistler

C.W. Chrysler,Toronto,Ontario,Canada PRICE REDUCED!C21
Outstanding example of the very respected C.W. Chrysler's work in this particular decoy. Some touch-up paint to the head and neck and otherwise Mint condition as well as O.P. The best of this carvers form in a very rare example of his work in this condition. See page 123 of Ontario Decoys for this exact decoy by Paul Brisco.

Carver: C.W. Chrysler

Weight: 10
Price: $1075

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Canada Goose By Adam Yearwood

Adam Yearwood,Norwood,Ontario
Mint condition Canada Goose,Ca. 1970 by talented Ontario carver Adam Yearwood. In original paint as well as condition, this decoy shows wonderful form as well as bold paint. Especially of note is the long turned neck Sentry position of this carving. More photo's available upon request.

Carver: Adam Yearwood

Weight: 20
Price: $375

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Canada Goose Working Decoy

JOSEPH LINCOLN,Accord,Ma. PRICE REDUCED
Ca. 1st quarter 20th century. Classic Lincoln Canada goose in old coat of gunning repaint. Outstanding, yet simple form. Lincoln had a great talent in replication of what the species actually looked like. Small check in the neck and typical crack along the bottom of this working decoy. 25" Long

Carver: Lincoln, Joseph

Weight: 10
Price: $650

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Canvasback By Darwin Lovitt

Darwin Lovitt,Backbay,Virginia
High Head Canvasback from Virginia carver Darwin Lovitt in original paint as well as condition. Working decoy in great form with worn paint as shown attributed to in-use gunning wear. Decoy retains the original glass eyes and is a flat bottom solid wooden version of this carvers work.

Carver: Darwin Lovitt

Weight: 15
Price: $250

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Canvasback Drake Balsa Working Decoy

Unidentified West Coast Carver,CA.
Outstanding hollow low profile working decoy from the West Coast in original paint as well as condition. Excellent form constructed of probably Balsa around WW II. Upswept tail and flat bottom point to probably grasslands hunting use in or around the Sacramento valley region. Small drilled hole on bottom indicated decoy line support spot. Neck is intersting and appears to be inset as a seperate piece. Working Toller exibits very nice mellow Patina with some yellow streaks starting to show which appear to be the primer as seen in the photo's. Ca. 1930, certainly an investment grade decoy.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $750

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CANVASBACK DUCK DECOY

WAUQUIOT FACTORY, FALMOUTH,MA., Ca. 1900
Extremly rare factory decoy from Cape Cod Ma., Ca. 1900 with bold original paint and a sleek body. It is believed that this family owned factory produced mostly Mergansers and so a Canvasback is a very rare find. Some rubs to the paint which is in use with a small crack to the neck. Two piece construction, approx. 16" by 5" with tack eyes. What a true gem. Factory: WAUQUIOT

Carver:
Wauquiot
Weight: 4
Price: $275

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Captain Harry Jobes Hen Bufflehead

Captain Harry Jobes,Harford County,MD. E 32
Ca. 1960 working decoy example of a Hen Bufflehead in original paint as well as condition. Near mint with a small knot that has caused a small crack on the bottom of the Bufflehead. Very nice example of this upper Chesapeake carvers talent passed on down through time by the most prolific and Jobes mentor, decoy carver Madison Mitchell. This is the rig mate to the Drake sleeper I have listed.

Carver: Jobes, Harry

Weight: 15
Price: $145

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CARRY-LITE BLUEBILL

CARRY-LITE,INC.,MILWAUKEE,WI.
Early #702 Drake Bluebill decoy with a wooden base in 90% O.P. Bottom of the decoy as well as the bill has hunter touch-up as well as some of the black painted areas. Lightly hit by shot and still retains some on the inside of this old working decoy. Bears the Carry-Lite embossed keel on the bottom. Ca. 1939. Length: 13"

Carver:
Carry-Lite
Weight: 3
Price: $45

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CARRY-LITE WAXED GEESE

CARRY-LITE DECOY FACTORY,MILWAUKEE,WI. F47
Rare vintage period standing waxed Canada Geese from Carry-Lite of Milwaukee Wisconsin. Set of six in O.P. as well as mint condition in all respects. An outstanding example for this factory. Set of six with original stakes and all are marked with the makers stamp on the inside. Approx. size: 20" high. Heads were made to be placed in several positions when placed in the field including sentry,upright,feeding,etc. Sold as a set.

Carver:
Carry-Lite
Weight: 15
Price: $125

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Cecile Anger Bluebill

Cecile Anger,Dunnville,Ontario
Very nice Bluebill done by Cecile Anger of Dunnville Ontario in original paint as well as condition. Mint condition in all respects in bold paint and great form. Detailed feather scratch painting, detailed carving to the tail feathers and bill and retention of the original glass eyes. Stamped in the makers hand on the bottom of a decoy intended as a working decoy, but never used as such. Investment grade!

Carver: Cecile Anger

Weight: 15
Price: $495

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CEDAR DRAKE CANVASBACK BY FAMED CARVER KEN HARRIS

CEDAR DRAKE CANVASBACK BY KEN HARRIS, WOODVILLE,NY IN NEAR MINT ORINAL PAINT AS WELL AS CONDITION., HAIRLINE CRACK TO THE NECK, WONDERFUL SCRATCH PAINT, ORIGINAL GLASS EYES, DETAILED BILL CARVING, HARRIS STAMP ON THE BOTTOM, NEVER BEEN RIGGED, THE ORIGINAL OWNER PURCHASED THIS DECOY DIRECTLY FROM KEN HARRIS.

Carver: Harris, Ken

Weight: 10
Price: $395

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Challenge Grade Mason Drake Mallard

Mason Decoy Factory,Detroit,MI., JY M01
Drake Mallard by Mason Decoy Factory, Challenge Grade in excellent original paint as well as condition, with some in-use gunning wear as shown, professional repair to crack along the back by Paul Fortin, Circa 1920-1924.

Carver:
Mason
Weight: 10
Price: $1875

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Charles Allen Scaup

Charles L. Allen,Bordentown,New Jersey,PRICE REDUCED!
Working Scaup decoy by famed carver C.L. Allen of Bordentown, New Jersey, Ca. 1940. Original paint as well as condition and the decoy still retains the original glass eyes as well as the leather strap during it's limited use in the water.Also, retains the Allen plate on the bottom that says, C.L. Allen Bordentown N. J.Near mint condition with a couple of very small and insignificant rubs to the paint. Very nice example of this carvers skill!

Carver: Charles Allen

Weight: 15
Price: $350

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Charles Buchanan Black Duck

Charles "Charlie" Buchanan,North Augusta,Ontario
Buchanan learned to carve decoys from Ferman Eyre and is reflected in his style. This solid Black Duck is in original condition as well as paint and is mint in all respects. Bill carving as well as detailed carving to the tail feathers evident. Signed in the makers hand in pencil. Early example of Buchanans work and his Black Duck hunting decoys are rare, especially in this condition. Wonderful bold paint as well as original glass eyes.

Carver: Charles Buchanan

Weight: 10
Price: $785

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Charles Buchanan Blue Wing Teal

Charles "Charlie" Buchanan,North Augusta,Ontario C 48
Late famed Ontario carver Charles Buchanan,1911-1990. One of the best examples of his work I have seen in mint condition and all original paint. Buchanan was a protege of Ferman Eyre a noted carver from Brockville,Ontario. This Blue Wing Teal has a very small crease on the head near the bill as shown. Signed in the makers hand in paint. This is the exact decoy pictured in the book, "Decoys of the Thousand Islands", page 138 shown with the Drake. This is a very rare example of a Buchanan decoy!

Carver: Charles Buchanan

Weight: 10
Price: $1250

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Charles Buchanan Pair of Canvasbacks

Charles Buchanan,North Augusta,Ontario C 47
Buchanan is a famed member of the Brockville legacy of great decoy carvers and was a protege of Ferman Eyre. This offering is an outstanding pair of Canvasback working decoys in original condition as well as paint. Mint condition with the exception of a very small dent on the back of the Drake as shown. However, it does not go through the paint. These working examples retain the original glass eyes. Great comb painting on the back and nice paint blending technique, especially on the Hen. These are signed in the makers hand in paint. Rig mates intended for the carvers personal use,but never used as they were made just before he passed away!

Carver: Charles Buchanan

Weight: 10
Price: $750

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Charles Hart 1/2 Flying Mallard

Charles Hart,Gloucester,MA.,RM 20E
A Charles Hart Mini flying Drake Mallard cut in half for mounting on a wall.Mint or near mint condition with no flaws noted in original paint as well as condition.

Carver: Hart, Charles

Weight: 10
Price: $350

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Charles Hart Drake Wood Duck

E-101 Charles Hart,Glouchester,MA.
Charles Hart standing solid body Wood Duck in original condition as well as paint. Carving is circa 1920 and is about 12" long. Great paint blending technique that Hart was known for with detailed raised primary wing feathers. Detailed bill carving, a little loose at the connections to the pegs on the stand. Great example of this very collectible carvers work!

Carver: Hart, Charles

Weight: 10
Price: $4000

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CHARLES SCHOENHEIDER DRAKE MALLARD

CHARLES SCHOENHEIDER SR.,PEORIA,ILLINOIS
Ca.1854-1944. Highly repected Illinois River carver. Outstanding hollow Drake Mallard in the same style as the standing "Ice Duck" on the cover of "The Great Book Of Decoys" by Joe Engers. Some minor wear to the tips of the paint with a couple small rubs to the tail area, a small hairline crack around the neck and a very small separation where the decoy is joined in two halves. This decoy is O.P as well as to condition. However, some old hunter touch-up exists to the head, bill, neck and breast areas. Very rare in this condition and simply an outstanding example of a working Illinois River hunting decoy. Not the best example ever, but a good example at a great price!

Carver: Charles Schoenheider

Weight: 10
Price: $1495

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Charles Schoenheider Sr. Bluebill Drake

Charles Schoenheider Sr., Peoria,Illinois,MW 29
Structurally sound old Bluebill be Midwest carver Charles Schoenheider Sr. This working decoy is hollow with original glass eyes and is the best of this carvers form! Old repaint by Schoenheider Sr., intended for future use as a hunting decoy, but was not rigged after the paint job.

Carver: Charles Schoenheider

Weight: 10
Price: $275

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Charles Schoenheider Sr. Canada Goose Head

Charles Schoenheider Sr.,Peoria,IL.,MW 17
This offering is a Canada Goose head made by Charles Schoenheider Senior of Peoria,Illinois,(1854-1924). Until my trip to the Midwest Decoy collectors show recently, it was thought that Mr. Schoenheider died in 44 or some thought 34. However, after I had a meeting with his family, it is now known that he actually died in 1924, making this as well as all as Schoenheider Sr. decoys older that was once thought and probably as such, generally more valuable.

Carver: Charles Schoenheider

Weight: 10
Price: $275

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Charles Schoenheider Sr.Hen Mallard

Charles Schoenheider Sr.,Peoria,IL.,
Charles Schoenheider Sr. Hen Mallard working decoy in the style and form of this master carver repainted by Bud Hinck. Condition of this old working decoy is excellent retaining the original glass eyes. The weight on the bottom of this hollow rounded bottom decoy has been removed.

Carver: Charles Schoenheider

Weight: 10
Price: $450

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Charles Walker Mallard Silhouette

Charles Walker,Princeton,IL. 1876-1954
A rare offering from one of the Midwest carvers in the top five list of what to have as a collector! Mint condition in original paint. This Mallard drake silhouette "Ice Duck" decoy was probably commissioned by a well to do member of the exclusive Princeton Fish and Game Club as the decoy originated from a collector in that area. Noted are a couple of very small rubs to the paint and two knots which appear as a rust color as seen in the photo's. Decoy retains the original tack eyes and bottom board. Great, great, rare honest decoy!

Carver: Charles Walker

Weight: 15
Price: $3475

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CHARLIE MOORE DRAKE MALLARD

CHARLIE MOORE,COPY OF CHARLES PERDEW DRAKE MALLARD
Decoy that appears to be a Charles Perdew drake mallard which was actually done by Charlie Moore. Excellent quality carving in terms of form and detailed paint which is replicated in the Perdew style. Decoy also bears the similar weight on the round bottom decoy to Perdews that bears the Perdew name. Decoy is in O.P and is in mint condition.

Carver: Moore, Charlie

Weight: 5
Price: $225

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Charlie Moore Drake Mallard

Charlie Moore Drake Mallard M32
Nice Drake Mallard in precise form and outstanding bold paint. Comb painting on the body and Mason type swirl technique on the breast. Bill detailing with original glass eyes. Original paint as well as Mint condition. A very nice addition to any collection. Signed on the bottom in the makers hand.

Carver: Moore, Charlie

Weight: 15
Price: $195

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Charlie Simmins Bluebill

Charlie Simmins,Hamilton Bay,Ontario (1862-1920)
A rare offering of a turn of the century working decoy from the carvers personal rig. The letters CRS are inserted under the tail. In tact pendulum weight at the base. Average wear to the paint considering the use as well as age.Signed in the makers hand on the bottom.Exceptional collectors grade decoy!

Carver: Charlie Simmins

Weight: 10
Price: $1975

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Chester Schutte Pr. Canvasbacks

Chester Schutte,Braddock Bay,Rochester,NY.,JY,
Pair of Chester "Chet" Schutte Canvasbacks, Braddock Bay (Lake Ontario) near Rochester, NY., very good (Drake) to excellent (Hen) original paint as well as condition, with some in-use gunning wear on sides of Drake, graceful high heads with detailed bill carving, glass eyes, rasp finish, keels have been removed, these decoys are from my personal collection, circa 1930's.

Carver: Chester Schutte

Weight: 10
Price: $895

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Chris Craft Swimming Black Duck

Chris Craft Boat Works,Christopher "Columbus" Smith

Carver:

Weight: 10
Price: $625

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Chris Craft Swimming Black Duck

Chris Craft,Christopher "Columbus" Smith M80
Alert Swimming Black Duck working decoy that was originally identified by Guyette and Schmidt as a Toby Meldrum. I think this is incorrect as the Saginaw Bay book shows this decoy as a Chris Craft(Christopher "Columbus" Smith) decoy. Very old worn paint as shown on a very thin shell, thin bottom board with a nice neck, pinched breast, tack eyes and a carved egg tooth. Great form and just a wonderful collectible decoy showing even wear and great patina! 17.5" Long and only 5.5" wide.

Carver: Chris Smith

Weight: 10
Price: $625

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Chris Decoy Company Pintail

Chris Decoy Company,Sacramento,CA.
Drake Pintail by this west coast factory. This sheet metal decoy was pressed into the shape of a duck forming a shell which would rest on a single stake pushed into the mud. About 15" long in original paint as well as condition with a few small minor spots of surface rust to the metal. Has the company name and patent number stamped into the outside of the metal on the right rear flank.

Carver:
Chris Decoy Company
Weight: 10
Price: $185

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Chris Smith High Head Canvasback Hen

Chris Smith,Algonac,MI.,
Chris Smith high head Canvasback. 17" very thin shell, long neck from the shop of Christopher Columbus Smith. One of several carvers who made this style of St. Claire Flats decoys. Chris Smith owned Chris Craft boat works and this is a nice example of his work in old working paint.

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Weight: 10
Price: $550

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CHRIS SMITH REDHEAD HEN

ATTRIBUTED CHRIS SMITH, ONTARIO,CANADA
Decoy is strongly attributed to Christopher Columbus Smith decoy carver and owner of the Chris Craft boat company. In the classic Ward/Warin style. Solid decoy retains the original glass eyes and is showing paint loose in areas as shown. Decoy may have an old second coat of hunting paint. Condition is excellent.

Carver: Smith, Chris

Weight: 4
Price: $235

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Chris Sprague Drake Redhead

Chris Sprague,Beach Haven,N.J.
Drake Redhead working hollow decoy from the late Chris Sprague of Beach Haven, New Jersey. Ca. 1945 with keel and leather strap. Carving is real nice form and retains the original glass eyes. Paint is original on back and appears to be strengthened on the front, rear as well as the head. Fine age crack around the base of the neck as well as on the bill.

Carver: Chris Sprague

Weight: 15
Price: $150

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CHRYSLER BLUEBILL PAIR

CHRYSLER (CRYSLER),BELLEVILLE,ONTARIO,CANADA. PRICE REDUCED!C16
Outstanding pair of Bluebills in great form and bold paint. Original Paint as well as condition. Decoys are hollow with paddle tails and retain the original glass eyes. Some in-use wear to the tips of the paint with several small rubs to the paint on the drake. Ca. 1910. Examples of this carvers work in this kind of condition are increasingly difficult to locate.

Carver: C.W. Chrysler

Weight: 15
Price: $975

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Classic Battery Canvasback

Unidentified Carver,Maryland Attributed SEBW44
Classic Battery solid body Drake Canvasback carved with a draw knife and un sanded. 16" long and similar to the work of Doug Jester and probably older.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $125

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Clothes Pin Decoy Stand

Something for everyone! More choices means more satisfied customers which is job #1 at Mallar Decoys!

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Weight: 1
Price: $5

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Clovis LeFebvre Mini Drake Mallard

Clovis LeFebvre,Alexamdria Bay,N.Y.
7" Miniature Drake Mallard by Clovis LeFebvre, circa 1900 in original paint as well as condition. Flat bottom with outstanding cheek carving and great comb paint to the body which is unusual in a mini, with painted eyes. Very nice and important piece of Folk Art!

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Weight: 1
Price: $385

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Clovis LeFebvre Mini Drake Mallard

E-111 Clovis LeFebvre,Alexamdria Bay,N.Y.
7" Miniature Drake Mallard by Clovis LeFebvre, circa 1900 in original paint as well as condition. Flat bottom with outstanding cheek carving and great comb paint to the body which is unusual in a mini, with painted eyes. Very nice and important piece of Folk Art!

Carver: Clovis LeFebvre

Weight: 1
Price: $385

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Clovis Lefevre Hen Bluebill

Clovis Lefevre,Alexandria Bay,New York
Wonderful Hen Bluebill by Alex Bay carver Clovis Lefevre. Lefevre was the first and many think the best of the Alex Bay carvers to use the carved "Eyebrow", circa 1900. See Decoys Of The Thousand Islands for a reference.

Carver: Clovis Lefebre

Weight: 10
Price: $295

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Cooper Black

BILL COOPER,VERDUN,QUEBEC
Early Bill Cooper working black duck decoy. Original paint with signature deep relief feather carving with great detail to the bill and mandibles. Ligthly hit by shot with small knot hole on left breast. Tremendous form with rich dark patina. 15" Long

Carver: Cooper, Bill

Weight: 0
Price: $625

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Cradle Decoy Stand

It's a matter of preference. That's why we try to have some variety regarding choices S3

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Weight: 10
Price: $5

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Cranmer Mini Mallard

WILLIAM CRANMER, BEACH HAVEN,N.J.
Great miniature drake mallard by William Cranmer in excellent O.P. and condition with the exception of a small tail chip as shown. This 8" decoy has glass eyes and is signed on the bottom in the makers hand. Great paint in bold form by this talented craftsman.

Carver: Cranmer, William

Weight: 2
Price: $345

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CURTIS'S AND HARVEY GUN POWDER TIN

CURTIS'S AND HARVEY DIAMOND GUN POWDER TIN IN ORIGINAL CONDITION. HALF POUND EMPTY GUN POWDER TIN WITH FINE AGE RELATED WEAR TO THE PAINT. LABELING IS IMPRINTED AND INTACT. TIN STANDS ABOUT 6" HIGH PRODUCED BY CURTIS'S AND HARVEY OF LONDON, ENGLAND.

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Weight: 10
Price: $75

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Dallas Valley Raven

Dallas Raven, Prairie Du Chien,WI. JY
A Raven in a great pose by Dallas Valley of Wisconsin in excellent original paint as well as condition. Very unique style with raised wing tips, original glass eyes, mounted on a ornate wooden stand.

Carver: Dallas Valley

Weight: 10
Price: $410

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Dallas Valley Snow Goose

Dallas Valley,Prairie du Chien,WI.,JY
Hand carved Snow Goose by Dallas Valley, Prairie du Chien,WI., in excellent original paint and condition, glass eyes, bill carving, hollow and 19" in length, Dallas is a retired Game Warden who no longer is carving due to his health, "DJV" stamp on bottom.

Carver: Dallas Valley

Weight: 10
Price: $550

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Dan Williams Green Wing Teal

Dan Williams Dayton,TN S1
Wonderful Green Wing Teal by Dan Williams of Dayton,TN. in original paint as well as condition. Bold wet over wet paint blending technique as well as intricate individual attention to the primary as well as secondary feathering. Raised and crossed tail feathers in a great turned head posture with glass eyes and bill carving. Signed on the bottom in the makers hand.

Carver: Dan Williams

Weight: 10
Price: $375

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Dan Williams Mallard Pair

Dan Williams,Dayton,TN.
Pair of Mallards in original paint as well as condition. Two piece hollow decoys with bill carving and tack eyes. Primer is starting to show through slightly on the bottom of the drake with a couple of very small rubs to the paint on the head and neck, otherwise mint in all respects. Decoys are branded on the bottom in the makers hand. Finely carved tails that come to a V point. Very nice!

Carver: Dan Williams

Weight: 20
Price: $350

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Danny Scrivens/Bill Dahlka Canvasback

Detroit,MI., Danny Scrivens/Bill Dahlka
16" Bobtail Down River Detroit carving with a great head. Paint is well worn but original which is also true of the condition.

Carver: Danny Scrivens/Bill Dahlka

Weight: 10
Price: $225

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DANZ FACTORY PAIR OF FIELD GEESE

JACOB DANZ CO.,ST.PAUL,MN.
Pair of early metal silhouette field Canada Geese decoys by the Danz factory. Decoys are old working tollers, Ca.1885-1915 with articulated heads.Original paint as well as condition mounted on stands. Some in-use wear to the paint. Patent stamp on the bottom of the decoy. Photo upon request.

Carver:
Danz
Weight: 7
Price: $350

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Danz Metal Factory Goose

This is the finest condition Danz Canada goose yet encountered. It is the high grade model with folding wings, folding head and folding steel stake. As shown mounted on an antique wagon wheel stand (included) it stands 29" tall. Folded it is about 21" x 11". Wonderful original swirl brush work. only flaw is some minor flaking on the left wing. Patent info stenciled on bottom of one wing.

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Weight: 10
Price: $325

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DARK FEATHER FRIEDMAN LOW HEAD HEN CANVASBACK

DARK FEATHER FRIEDMAN HEN CANVASBACK IN ORIGINAL CONDITION AS WELL AS PAINT IN MINT TO NEAR MINT CONDITION RETAINING THE ORIGINAL GLASS EYES AS WELL AS THE BOTTOM KEEL. SIGNED IN THE MAKERS HAND ON THE BOTTOM.

Carver: Darkfeather Freedman

Weight: 10
Price: $200

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DARK FEATHER FRIENDMAN DRAKE WHISTLER, MADISON WIS

DARK FEATHER FRIEDMAN SOLID BODY DRAKE WHISTLER DECOY IS ORIGINAL CONDITION AS WELL AS PAINT IN MINT TO NEAR MINT CONDITION WHICH RETAINS THE GLASS EYES AS WELL AS THE KEEL ON THE BOTTOM. SIGNED IN THE MAKERS HAND.

Carver: Darkfeather Freedman

Weight: 10
Price: $200

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Darkfeather Freedman Blue Goose

Darkfeather Friedman,Madison,WI.,WJY2
Hand carved Blue Goose by Darkfeather Freedman of Madison, Wisconsin.,mint original paint as well as condition, detailed bill carving as well as feathers, glass eyes, 18" long. A SUPER DECOY!

Carver: Darkfeather Freedman

Weight: 10
Price: $525

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DARKFEATHER FREEDMAN PREENING CANADA GOOSE

WJY1 HAND CARVED PREENING CANADA GOOSE BY DARKFEATHER FREEDMAN,MADISON WI., MINT ORIGINAL PAINT AS WELL AS CONDITION., DETAILED BILL AND FEATHER CARVING, GLASS EYES, 20" LONG, A VERY NICELY CARVED DECOY!!

Carver: Darkfeather Freedman

Weight: 10
Price: $575

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Davey Nichol Black Duck

Davey Nichol, Smith Falls, Ontario
Very early DW Nichol Black Duck in original paint as well as condition. Unsigned, as many of his early "gunners" were, this decoy exibits all the great style traits of this Smith Falls carvers best works. Decoy shows some light in-use wear with a rub to the top of the head as well as several nicks to the paint. This is an example of a DW Black Duck with a painted knuckle as shown. 16 1/2" long.

Carver: Nichols

Weight: 10
Price: $2775

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Davey Nichol Decorative Green Wing Teal

Davey Nichol, Smith falls,Ontario
Decorative flat bottom Green Wing Teal hen decoy by talented Smith Falls carver Davey "DW" Nichol in original paint as well as condition as shown. Excellent near mint condition in all respects in great form and is the best example of his talented painting ability. Signed on the bottom in the makers hand. This is as good an example of a teal decoy as you will find. 11" long. Quantity of Two of these available at the listed price, $1,875 each.

Carver: Nichols

Weight: 10
Price: $1875

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Davey Nichol Early Green Wing Teal

Davey "DW" Nichol,Smith Falls,Ontario
Early decorative period decoy signed on the bottom in the makers hand by talented Smith Falls caver Davey Nichol. Caved using white cedar using a spokeshave and then a draw knife to finish the form, the raised wing tips were achieved with three simple saw cuts, a signature Nichol trait along with the coggling of the bill root as seen. Close inspection along the sides of the decoy will show faint ridges left by the draw knife. 11" long in near mint excellent condition.

Carver: Nichols

Weight: 10
Price: $1875

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Davey Nichol Early Hen Goldeneye

Davey,DW Nichol, Smith Falls, Ontario
Early example of a great Davey Nichol, DW Hen Goldeneye in original paint as well as condition. This is a species and gender that Nichol did not do a lot of in great condition with some in-use gunning wear to the paint as shown. Head is not broken, but is a little loose. Note the coggling to the bill root, the three saw cut notch carving to the tail feathers and the use of the comb in this example to show the wing feathering. Great early DW example. 12" Long. Not signed which was not unusual in the early gunning birds Nichol produced.

Carver: Nichols

Weight: 10
Price: $1775

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Davey Nichol Early Whistler

Davey Nichol, Smith Falls,Ontario
Early unsigned working decoy by Smith Falls carver Davey "DW" Nichol of Smith Falls, Ontario. Original paint as well as condition and is being sold just as found with some in-use gunning wear to the tips of the paint as shown.Decoy has all the classic Nichol traits with wonderful form and nice wet paint blending that this Smith Falls carver is known for. 13 1/2" Long.

Carver: Nichols

Weight: 10
Price: $1250

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Davey Nichol Hen Bluebill

Davey Nichol,Smith Falls,Ontario
What many collectors feel is the best of the Smith Falls carvers, Davey Nichol with his representation of a Hen Bluebill decoy. In original paint as well as condition with detail bill mandible carving as well as Nichol signature raised wings and checker board tail feathers. Some in-use gunning wear to the paint on the head. Decoy has a second coat of paint on the bottom, probably placed there to act as a sealant. Oval ballast weight as shown in addition to an old leather strap placed well forward on the bottom to connect the decoy weight line to.Pure Nichol!

Carver: Nichols

Weight: 10
Price: $985

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DAVEY NICHOL RARE HEN BUFFLEHEAD

DAVEY NICHOL,SMITH FALLS,ONTARIO OMM1
RARE SOLID BODY HEN BUFFLEHEAD IN ORIGINAL CONDITION AS WELL AS PAINT IN NEAR MINT TO MINT CONDITION. HAS ALL THE HALLMARK NICHOL TRAITS INCLUDING RAISED DETAILED WING FEATHER CARVING, BILL COGGLING AND GREAT PAINT TECHNIQUE. VERY COLLECTIBLE, MIDDLE PERIOD DECOY BY THE FAMED SMITH FALLS ONTARIO CARVER!

Carver: Davey Nichol

Weight: 10
Price: $1200

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DAVEY NICHOL RARE HEN BUFFLEHEAD

DAVEY NICHOL,SMITH FALLS,ONTARIO
RARE SOLID BODY HEN BUFFLEHEAD IN ORIGINAL CONDITION AS WELL AS PAINT IN NEAR MINT TO MINT CONDITION. HAS ALL THE HALLMARK NICHOL TRAITS INCLUDING RAISED DETAILED WING FEATHER CARVING, BILL COGGLING AND GREAT PAINT TECHNIQUE. VERY COLLECTIBLE, MIDDLE PERIOD DECOY BY THE FAMED SMITH FALLS ONTARIO CARVER!

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Weight: 10
Price: $1200

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Davey Nichol Wood Duck Pair

DW Nichol,Smith Falls,Ontario
A pretty rare pair of mint condition DW Davey Nichol Wood Ducks in original paint as well as condition. Signed on the bottom with the classic Nichol signature that also says, 1968 (Age 78) on bottom. Carved using white cedar, the most durable option for Ontario decoys.He used aged wood that was dry like logs from old buildings that he trimmed with an axe.He then got the block to the right size using either a spokeshave or draw knife. The raised wings on the decoy were created by three simple saw cuts, a signature Nichol trait along with his use of the coggling tool used to give the bill root it's distinctive shape. Some of his best work and rare especially in this condition. Remember, Nichol only made 100 Hen Woodies.

Carver: Nichols

Weight: 10
Price: $5200

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David Bundick Black Duck

David Bundick, Modestown,Virginia
Great turned head Black Duck by David Bundick who is no longer able to carve decoys. Original condition as well as paint in excellent condition. His wife Ann-Marie supplied the great feather detailed paint job to complete a great work of art! About 14" in length.

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Weight: 10
Price: $185

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Decoy Bags: Large - Camo Color

Decoy bags designed to protect your investment! Full size: 21" long by 12" wide. Three different fabrics to choose from. Fabric patterns and thickness may vary slightly according to availability. Quality will as always be first! Inside of bags are smooth and sewn on the sides. No bottom seams to catch on decoy wood. Camo pattern is mossy oak with scent lock on the inside. Heavy duty draw strings on all bags! S6

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Weight: 10
Price: $12

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Decoy Bags: Large - Tan Color

Decoy bags designed to protect your investment! Full size: 21" long by 12" wide. Three different fabrics to choose from. Fabric patterns and thickness may vary slightly according to availability. Quality will as always be first! Inside of bags are smooth and sewn on the sides. No bottom seams to catch on decoy wood. Heavy duty draw strings on all bags!

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Weight: 1
Price: $15

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Decoy Bags: Small - Tan Color

New product to market: miniature decoy bags! Decoy bags designed to protect your investment! Small size: 6" long by 6" wide. Fabric patterns and thickness may vary slightly according to availability. Quality will as always be first! Inside of bags are smooth and sewn on the sides. No bottom seams to catch on decoy wood. Heavy duty draw strings on all bags! Same quality construction as our full size bags. S7

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Weight: 10
Price: $8

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DECOY FACTORY MALLARD

THE DECOY FACTORY,ROCHESTER,NEW YORK
Hen mallard by The Decoy Factory of Rochester New York.Excellent O.P. and condition with nicely carved head and original glass eyes. Hollow decoy with the factory stamp on the bottom. Ca.1960's. Very nice decoy example from a factory that is not as well known as others.

Carver:

Weight: 4
Price: $225

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Decoys Unlimited Black Duck

Decoys Unlimited,Erie,PA.
JY Black duck in very good original paint and condition. Some in-use gunning wear and a couple of smudges from field use. Balsa body/pine head with very nice detailed feather carving. Factory stamp on bottom with glass eyes. Ca. 1960.

Carver:
Decoys Unlimited
Weight: 15
Price: $265

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Delaware River Black Duck

Unidentified Hand,Delaware River E 8
Solid hand carved Black Duck nicely done in the style of the Delaware River. Very talented understated carving in great form, original condition as well as paint. Circa 1940 with slight upturn to the wing tips and nice pencil paint to the head. A very nice addition to any collection and a steal for the price.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $350

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Delaware River Widgeon Pair

Delaware River Region Attributed EMM6
Pair of solid body Delaware River Widgeon in original paint as well as condition.Unusual low head style with very unique carving of the tail feathers. Original paint as well as condition and retaining the original glass eyes. Ca. 1940 which were at one time rigged for hunting and used as such.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $525

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Derelict Pigeon Decoy

Unidentified Carver,Europe or New England
Derelict ancient decoy that appears to be a Pigeon in as found untouched original condition. The form is as good as it gets with two holes in the bottom at about center line side by side. Tip of the bill is missing as well as both eyes. Decoy has a significant crack on one side as shown. Raised wings and tail feathers. About 12" Long by 4" in width. Circa 1880-1890.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $350

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Detroit Snugglehead Bluebill

Detroit River Attributed Bluebill,
Wonderful form in this example of a low head Bluebill attributed to the Detroit region. Heavy rasp work to the body in this original paint as well as condition "snuggle head" working decoy.Ca. 1955 with just wonderful lines and balance.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $180

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Dewey Pertuit Coot

Dewey Pertuit,Raceland,LA.
Very old folky Coot in a second coat of well worn gunning paint. This decoy from Louisiana was rigged for hunting and used as such with a "keel" weight still attatched to the bottom. Toller has a nice short upswept tail and glass eyes. Ca. 1935-1940 this must have been where the term "Old Coot" originated!!

Carver: Dewey Pertuit

Weight: 10
Price: $120

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DEWEY'S METAL CROW JY

DEWEY'S METAL FOLDING DECOY CO.,(OUTING MFG. CO.),ELKHART,IN.
JY Metal working crow decoy in excellent O.P. as well as condition. See North American Factory Decoys on page 112 for more information on this company. Very unusual as well as investment quality decoy for a factory collector as well as an antique store. Ca. 1920's.

Carver:
Dewey's Outing MFG. Co.
Weight: 0
Price: $160

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Dewey's Metal Folding Crow

Dewey's Metal Folding Decoy's,Elkhart,In. JY
Metal folding Crow by Dewey's Metal Folding Decoy's(Outing MFG CO),Elkhart,IN., in excellent original paint as well as condition. See "NAFD" page 108,Ca 1960.

Carver:
Dewey's Outing MFG. Co.
Weight: 10
Price: $210

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DEWITT WAKEFIELD DRAKE BLUEBILL

DEWITT WAKEFIELD,FREMONT,WI.
Drake Bluebill carved with great form "attitude" of early carvers like Wakefield. Wonderful dark rich patina in original paint. Structurally sound condition, Ca. early 1900's with expected wear to the paint consistent with an in-use gunner. Paint wear especially evident to the tail as well as the top of the head as shown. Retains original glass eyes. This is considered to be the earliest style of Wisconsin carvers, (1849-1912) and I believe this decoy is a later use of his earlier patterns. A great decoy for sure!

Carver: Dewitt Wakefield

Weight: 10
Price: $675

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Dick Janson Drake Mallard

Fresh Air Dick Janson,Sonoma Creek,CA.
Outstanding example in original paint of this carvers skill which has the Janson Skag. This decoy is in structurally near mint condition with a leather strap as well as a lead weight on the bottom. This working decoy has a very small rub to the top of the bill,a small chip to the rear of the skag on the bottom as well as a small amount of hunter touch-up to the white paint around the neck. Several typical in-use rubs to the paint exist especially along the tip points of the tail. Very fine example of this carvers work as well as a great addition to any West Coast or Mallard collection.

Carver: Fresh Air Dick Janson

Weight: 15
Price: $3275

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DK Davey Nichol Early Hen Bluebill

"DK" Davey Nichol,Smith Falls,Ontario
Early wonderful example of the work of first generation carver DK Davey Nichol in original paint as well as condition.Old dark rich patina with very nice paint swirl in this early hollow example of his gunning birds. Small crack in the neck, although head is not lose. A small amount of paint loss due to age and gunning wear. 15" long. Please see Nichol Decoys by Gates, plate 98 for a very good example of this bird. Paint is not as detailed as the second generation Davey Nichol, but many of the carving traits are very similar. He was the brother of the third member of the Smith Falls triangle Addie Nichol.

Carver: Nichols

Weight: 10
Price: $1875

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DK Nichol Hen Goldeneye

"DK" Davey Nichol,Smith Falls,Ontario
Late Period "DK" working example of a Hen Goldeneye in original paint as well as condition. DK was the uncle to the more commonly found and as such better known carver "DW" Nichol who was the nephew of this carver. A lot of collectors do not realize that there were two Davey Nichol.This Davey Nichol or "DK" was the brother of Addie Nichol. This working example of a Hen Goldeneye has many of the same traits as the decoys of "DW" as he learned to carve from his uncles. The paint however is not as detailed or as well done and the bill is shorter that later examples of the work of "DW". 13" long in original paint as well as condition, circa 1935 or so, carved from white cedar with a draw knife. Decoy also retains the original glass eyes. Hard to find species and condition of the first Smith Falls Davey Nichol.

Carver: Nichols

Weight: 10
Price: $1850

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DODGE DRAKE BLUEBILL JY

DODGE DECOY FACTORY,DETROIT,MI. F49 JY
Dodge Factory drake bluebill in crisp strong O.P. as well as condition. Early vintage investment grade decoy, Ca.1885. Couple of small gunning rubs to the paint. Neck filler has been replaced. Retains original glass eyes.

Carver:
Dodge
Weight: 10
Price: $1675

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DODGE DRAKE BLUEBILL JY

Dodge DECOY FACTORY, DETROIT, MICHIGAN F57 JY
Drake bluebill by the Dodge factory. Old hunting toller in very good O.P. The decoy has seen a lot of time in the marsh and as such has a few dings as well as a small hole in the top of the head along with a few small shallow chips along the body. Bold paint with nice swirl technique on the breast,original Peterson glass eyes,detailed carving to the bill in this #1 Grade example as defined by this factory in the production of their decoys. A true antique factory decoy from the days of Market Gunning. Ca.1883 or possibly earlier.

Carver:
Dodge
Weight: 10
Price: $625

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Dodge Drake Mallard

Dodge Decoy Factory,Detroit,MI F6
Solid body Drake Mallard from the Dodge Decoy Factory,Circa 1890. Over paint has been removed leaving a worn original surface with lots of original paint showing. The glass eyes as well as the weight on the bottom are also original.Neck filler has been replaced.

Carver:
Dodge
Weight: 10
Price: $475

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Dodge/Petersen Whistler Decoy

Dodge/Petersen Detroit,MI.,F 81 This old working factory toller is either a Dodge or a Petersen, Circa 1920. This solid Whistler decoy has tack eyes and a WB branded on the bottom. Nice form, wear typical of in-use gunning.

Carver:
Peterson
Weight: 10
Price: $225

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Don Faigley Crow Call

Don Faigley,Lancaster,Ohio A1 JY
Very nice textured Crow Call from talented artist Don Faigley. Owl carving in original paint as well as condition. Signed with original reed. Carving is two panel pebbled background and is a great example of a relief carving in cherry wood. Mint and very unique!

Carver: Don Faigley

Weight: 10
Price: $195

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Don Faigley Duck Call

Don Faigley, Lancaster,Ohio O3
Textured Duck call from Don Faigley. Fine detail in original and mint condition with reed intact. Signed in the makers hand.

Carver: Don Faigley

Weight: 10
Price: $175

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Don Faigley Duck Head Call With Shell

Don Faigley,Lancaster,Ohio JY M24
Very nice duck call from Don Faigley which is all original and in mint condition. Carved duck head with silver band and shotgun shell as shown. Call is signed in the makers hand and retains the original reed.

Carver: Don Faigley

Weight: 10
Price: $225

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Don Gearhart Ringneck

IBW15 Donald R. Gearhart, oil executive from Tulsa, OK carved a rig of these Quebec style Ringnecks and redheads for his own use in the 1930s. His good friend and hunting partner, Harry Sinclair made him President of Sinclair Oil Canada which may have influenced his carving style. The wooden keel has a rectangular slot into which a tapered lead anchor weight fits snugly - great invention! 11" long in worn original paint. Signed DON R. GEARHART on the bottom. Neat little decoy.

Carver: Don Gearhart

Weight: 10
Price: $300

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Don Parker Black Duck

Don Parker,Bay City,MI.,
Saginaw Bay Black Duck by Don Parker of Bay City, Michigan. 16" solid body work of art in original paint as well as condition. This is his early and very best style. See Decoys of Saginaw Bay for more information on this carver. Great form and paint blending!

Carver: Don Parker

Weight: 10
Price: $395

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Don Wolfe Hen Mallard

Don Wolfe,Clayton, New York
Very rare Hen Mallard by Don Wolfe (1912-1990), of Clayton, New York in original condition as well as paint. A few small dings to the wood, but minor, 19" long. In the book Decoys Of The Thousand Islands, Mallards were not even mentioned as a species known to have been carved by Wolfe!

Carver: Don Wolfe

Weight: 10
Price: $875

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Double Decoy Stand S2

FINALLY! An opportunity to display both the drake and hen rigmates on the same stand! S2

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Weight: 10
Price: $8

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Dove Whistle

Dove Whistle,Unidentified Hand A4 BW
Hand carved and turned Dove Whistle mid 19th century in original paint as well as condition. Probably made in France and used to hunt Dove which has long been popular in Europe. Very interesting piece and addition to any collection.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $375

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Drake Bluebill Attributed to Ralph Johnston

Ralph Johnston,Detroit,MI.,Attributed,S
Solid body working Drake Bluebill with bottom keel attributed to Ralph Johnston of Detroit,Michigan. This decoy also could be the work of Ben Schmidt, because Johnston often worked up bodies on his band saw that were used by the Schmidt family of carvers. Johnston was a pattern maker by trade, carved 7,000 decoys approx., for commercial sale and personal use. This carver never has achieved the wide-spread popularity of Ben Schmidt. The decoy is in original paint as well as condition and has great form, detailed bill carving, incised feathers and nice form around the original glass eyes.

Carver: Ralph Johnston

Weight: 10
Price: $595

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Drake Bufflehead Decoy

Leavittown, Pennsylvania
Drake Bufflehead from Larry Mclaughlin. Noted carver in true to life form and bold paint. A few rubs to the points of the surface and small gunning touch-up underneath the bill. Very talented carver illustrating slot neck and raised wing form. Hollow 11" Long

Carver: McLaughlin, Larry

Weight: 2
Price: $150

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Drake Canvasback Bill Johnson

Bill Johnson,Saginaw Bay,Mi.
Drake Canvasback from Bill Johnson in original paint as well as conditon. In-use gunning wear to the paint as shown. Bold paint pattern and nice form in this old hunting antique. Retains the original glass eyes and is a flat bottom decoy typical of large water hunting decoys. Nice Michigan hunting Toller!

Carver: Bill Johnson

Weight: 15
Price: $650

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Drake Canvasback by William and Esther Sekkema

William and Esther Sekkema,MI. M4
Drake Canvasback by William & Esther Sekkema, circa 1990 in original paint as well as condition, retaining original glass eyes. Wonderful decorative decoy with fine bill detailing as well as the same for the tail.

Carver: Bill & Esther Sekkema

Weight: 10
Price: $525

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Drake Canvasback Contemporary

Drake Canvasback,Unidentified Carver,MW 34
Beautiful hollow carved Drake Canvasback in original paint as well as condition. Very nice form with raised tail feathers done by an unidentified carver.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $125

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Drake Herter's Bufflehead

Herter's Decoy Factory,Wascea,MN.
Drake Bufflehead by the Herter's Decoy Factory of Wascea,Minnesota. Near mint original paint as well as condition, retaining the original glass eyes. This is an older model Herter's as it does not have the "1893" stamp and the paint pattern on the earlier decoys was different as shown.

Carver:
Herters
Weight: 0
Price: $125

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Drake Mallard By Bill Enright

Bill Enright,Toledo,Ohio,M 89
Drake Mallard in great solid form in original paint as well as condition. This very nice gunning decoy,Circa 1940 is by Ohio carver Bill Enright of Toledo. Retains the original glass eyes as well as bottom keel. Very nice skill work with the feather detailing!

Carver: Bill Enright

Weight: 10
Price: $550

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Drake Mallard by Harold Gibbs

Harold Gibbs,Barrington,RI.,RM 19E
Mint condition mini Drake Mallard by Harold Gibbs of Barrington,Rhode Island in original paint as well as condition. Great paint and finite detail from the wing tips to the extreme detail of the painting.About 3.5 inches on a driftwood base. Says H Gibbs 1960 in pencil on the bottom.

Carver: Gibbs, Harold

Weight: 10
Price: $450

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DRAKE MALLARD DECOY

MIKE VALLEY,PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI.
High head Drake Mallard in alert pose. Bold wet on wet paint mastery. Flat bottom, head turned slight left. Mint in all respects. This is a carver/painter who really get's it. Great addition to any collection, especially if you like Mallards. 17"

Carver: Valley, Mike

Weight: 3
Price: $425

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Drake Mallard Decoy

Barry Chauvin, Larose,Louisiana
The rig mate to the Hen, also in a swimming pose with fine wet blending paint technique. Great detail as to paint shading as well as bill and mandible carving. Rigged and hunted over with several rubs to the paint as well as a very small ding to the end of the tail. May have small amount of gunning touch up to the white ring around the neck. Overall excellent condition as to paint and structure. 15" Long

Carver: Chauvin, Barry

Weight: 3
Price: $0

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Drake Mallard Wildfowler Old Saybrook

Wildfowler Decoy Factory,Old Saybrook,CT.,MM
Drake Mallard by the Wildfowler Decoy Factory of Old Saybrook,Ct., in original paint as well as condition. Superior Model,(Balsa Body/Pine Head), glass eyes,bill carving,nice feather painting. 1/2" bottom board with original keel and Old Saybrook stamp which is faded but can be seen. This decoy was hunted over and has various dings to the paint, but is in very good condition with an old decoy line with snap swivel still connected. About 15" in length.

Carver:
Wildfowler
Weight: 10
Price: $225

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DRAKE PINTAIL ATTRIBUTED TO CHARLES BERGMAN

EARLY TWO PIECE HOLLOW DRAKE PINTAIL ATTRIBUTED TO THE WORK OF CHARLES BERGMAN IN ORIGINAL CONDITION WITH SOME TAKE-DOWN OF THE PAINT ON THE BREAST. WONDERFUL FORM AND THE VERY SLIGHT TAIL IN A GREAT WORK OF ART. RETAINS THE 1/2 INCH BOTTOM BOARD AS WELL AS THE GLASS EYES. VERY COLLECTIBLE, OLD WORKING DECOY, CIRCA 1910

Carver: CHARLES BERGMAN

Weight: 10
Price: $975

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Drake Pintail By Leo Tocchini

Leo Tocchini,Livermore,CA.
JY Drake Pintail by Leo Tocchini,Livermore,California. Near mint O.P. as well as condition, this decoy was rigged,but never used, hair line crack in paint on one side of neck, retains original glass eyes, balsa body. See "Wildfowl Decoys Of The Pacific Coast" by Miller and Hansen for more information on this carver,Ca. early 1950's.

Carver: Leo Tocchini

Weight: 15
Price: $275

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Drake Pintail by Mason Challenge Grade

Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit,MI., JY
Drake Pintail by Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan,Challenge Grade in very good original paint as well as condition with some in-use hunting wear as shown, Circa 1896-1924,

Carver:
Mason
Weight: 10
Price: $1575

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Drake Redhead by Ben Schmidt

Ben Schmidt,Centerline,Michigan M19
Drake Redhead by Ben Schmidt of Centerline,Michigan, circa 1920. Early example with recent paint, original glass eyes,and a 1/2" bottom board.A nice Ben Schmidt, priced to sell!

Carver: Schmidt, Ben

Weight: 10
Price: $575

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Drake Redhead by Chris Smith

Christopher "Columbus" Smith,Algonac,MI.M7
Drake Redhead by Christopher Smith of Algonac Michigan, circa 1900.Chris Smith was the founder of the famous Chris Craft boat works. The body of this decoy has old working paint as well as more recent paint to the head and bill. Nice form and carving detail to the bill with original glass eyes.

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Weight: 10
Price: $500

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Drake Redhead by Win-Mun Boa-Beau,Walpole Island,O

Win-Mun Boa-Beau,Walpole Island,Ontario C5
Drake Redhead by Walpole Island,Ontario carver Win-Mun Boa-Beau in the classic Saint Clair Flats style in original paint as well as condition.Nice Bobtail style. Some light damage to the wood as well as the paint attributed to age as well as in-use gunning wear.

Carver: Win-Mun Boa-Beau

Weight: 10
Price: $875

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Drake Ringneck By Bill Goenne JY

Bill Goenne,King City,CA.
JY Drake Ringneck in near mint original paint and condition. Made of redwood or western red cedar. This decoy is hollow with very nice form and detailed bill carving. Retains the glass eyes.

Carver: Goenne, Bill

Weight: 10
Price: $225

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Drake Widgeon By Wildfowler

Wildfowler Decoy Factory,Old Saybrook,CT. F25 (2) JY
Very nice and important Drake Widgeon working decoy from Old Saybrook. No stamp which causes heartburn for some collectors, but obviously an Old Saybrook creation. This is the companies Superior Balsa model in very good to excellent original paint as well as condition. Some in-use gunning wear as seen on various areas of the body and the edge of the tail,(typical). Retains original glass eyes with detailed bill carving. Rare species for this decoy factory! C-1950's.

Carver:
Wildfowler
Weight: 10
Price: $375

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DUNCHAN DUCHARM HEN CANVASBACK

DUNCHAN DUCHARM,DELTA MARSH,MANITOBA
Great example of an old "Horse Neck" toller once rigged and used for hunting in the Delta Marsh of Manitoba. Hen Canvasback in great form as well as O.P. Several small rubs to the surface of the paint with very small chip to the bill.Still retains ballast weight on bottom as well as line wound several times around the body as found.Paint is thought to be metal paint.This is the real deal, not an imitation.

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Weight: 5
Price: $895

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DW Davey Nichol Drake Bluebill

DW Davey Nichol,Smith falls,Ontario
Early "DW" Davey Nichol working decoy. This Drake Bluebill is 13.5" long and Nichol's use of metallic paint blending is superb. Excellent detailing with the graining comb. Note the Stevens wing patch and the unusual J carving in the tail region. Some wear to the original paint attributed to in-use gunning.

Carver: Nichols

Weight: 10
Price: $1475

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DW Nichol Blue Wing Teal Hen

Davey Nichol, Smith Falls, Ontario
Excellent mint to near mint condition in all honest original paint. Great Nichol form with classic bill root coggling and raised wing tips. Flat bottom decorative middle period piece from DW Davey Nichol, the best of the Smith Falls cavers. Great wet blending paint technique with very nice mellow patina. Just a great decoy.

Carver: Nichols

Weight: 10
Price: $1995

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DW Nichol Drake Goldeneye

DW Davey Nichol, Smith Falls,Ontario
Davey Nichol Drake Goldeneye in original paint as well as condition. Great condition in this gunning example that has the classic Nichol form with three saw cut wings tips and clear bill root coggling. Retains the original glass eyes and believed to be a middle period DW decoy, unsigned on the bottom, but a Nichol no doubt. 14 1/2" long.

Carver: Nichols

Weight: 10
Price: $1475

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DW Nichol Pair of Green Wing Teal

DW Davey Nichol,Smith Falls,Ontario
Pair of cedar carved DW Nichol Green Wing Teal. Early example, unsigned in striking Nichol form with typically great paint. Drake is mint in all respects as to both paint as well as condition. Hen is all original paint with a very slight tight neck crack due to drying of the wood. My favorite of the species and some of Nichol's best paint pattern. All the Nichol traits are present.

Carver: Nichols

Weight: 10
Price: $3500

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DYE-CALL CO. PAIR OF PINTAILS

DYE-CALL COMPANY,SEATTLE,WA.
Pair of Pintails from the West Coast. Near Mint O.P. as well as condition. Very minor in-use wear. Molded from polyethylene based material. Ken Trayer, author of "NAFD" considers Dye-Call decoys to be the Cadillac of plastic decoys. See "NAFD" page 131 for more details on this company. Ca. early 1960's.

Carver:
Dye-Call Company
Weight: 10
Price: $135

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E.E. Montgomery Duck Call

E.E. Montgomery, Oklahoma M23 JY
Hand caved duck call by E.E. Montgomery. Very well done skip checked call with single lanyard groove. Original condition, mint in all respects and retains original reed.

Carver: E.E. Montgomery

Weight: 10
Price: $145

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Early Brant decoy by John Bailey of Maryville,New

***C-75 EARLY BRANT DECOY BY JOHN BAILEY OF MARYVILLE NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA IN ORIGINAL PAINT AS WELL AS CONDITION,CIRCA 1910. THIS DECOY WAS USED IN THE RIG OF WILLIAM T. CHESTNUT AND IS INDICATED BY THE STAMP ON THE BOTTOM. IT IS DOCUMENTED IN THE BOOK BY GARY AND DALE GUYETTE'S BOOK, "DECOYS OF MARITIME CANADA", PAGE 171. THE BRANT MEASURES 20" LONG X 9 3/4"T AND 81/2" WIDE. NOTE AN OLD REPAIR TO THE NECK AS WELL AS THE TAIL WHICH APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN RESET WITH TWO SMALL SCREWS. THE FORM IS AS GOOD AS IT GETS AND THE PAINT WEAR IS JUST AS IT SHOULD BE. THIS DECOY WAS PURCHASED FROM A CANADIAN PICKER BACK IN THE EARLY 70'S. OUTSTANDING COLLECTIBLE DECOY FROM A HARD TO FIND NEW BRUNSWICK CARVER.

Carver: John Bailey

Weight: 10
Price: $475

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Early Factory X-Board Decoys BW

UNIDENTIFIED FACTORY PRODUCED X-BOARD SILOUETTE DECOYS. F53
Set of four factory produced X-Board decoys with original springs. Condition is O.P. and decoys are painted on both sides. One side is the Hen and the other side is the Drake example. The species include the Mallard, Teal,Redhead and Canvasback. Rare example in this condition.

Carver:
Unidentified
Weight: 15
Price: $300

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EARLY LAFLIN AND RAND SMOKELESS EMPTY GUN POWDER T

EARLY LAFLIN AND RAND EMPTY SMOKELESS GUNPOWDER TIN, HALF POUND, ORIGINAL PAINT AS WELL AS CONDITION WITH IMPRINTED LABELING FRONT AND BACK. SURFACE HAS PAINT CRACKING PROBABLY FROM THE SUN. THERE REMAINS AN OLD LABEL ON THE LOWER EDGE OF THE BACK OF THE CAN WITH A NUMBERED STICKER ON THE BOTTOM WHICH MAY BE A COLLECTORS I.D. NUMBER. CIRCA EARLY 1900'S, VERY COLLECTIBLE.

Carver:

Weight: 10
Price: $75

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EARLY P.E.I. MERGANSER OLD DRY PAINT

MMM10 SOLID BODY P.E.I. CANADA GOOSE OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN CIRCA 1910 IN EXCELLENT OVERALL CONDITION WITH NICE OLD DRY ORIGINAL PAINT. HEAD HAS BEEN SECURED WITH A SERIES OF NAILS AS SEEN. SMALL AGE CRACKS AND TWO PIECE HEAD WHICH IS TYPICAL OF THE REGION. RETAINS LEATHER STRAP ON BOTTOM, ABOUT 28" LONG BY 10" WIDE. GREAT PATINA AS WELL AS FORM. SHIPPING WILL BE $30 IN THE U.S. AND $40 TO CANADA.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $350

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Early Paw Paw Black Duck

Paw Paw Factory,Paw Paw, MI.,F 84
Early Black Duck by Paw Paw Manufacturing better know as a producer of fish decoys and lures. This Black Duck is in near mint condition with original paint. Great form, V slant back and tack eyes. A very good example for this maker as many times it is very difficult to find Paw Paw decoys in this kind of condition.

Carver:
Paw Paw
Weight: 10
Price: $250

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Early Quebec Hen Bluebill

ANTIQUE GUNNING BLUEBILL HEN FROM QUEBEC IN ORIGINAL CONDITION AS WELL AS PAINT. OUTSTANDING FORM WITH TYPICAL RAISED PRIMARY AND SECONDARY FEATHERS. ABOUT 14" LONG, RETAINS THE ORIGINAL GLASS EYES, DETAIL TO THE BILL CARVING AND MISSING THE ORIGINAL KEEL WEIGHT.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $195

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East Coast Oyster Catcher

Unidentified East Coast,MM
Unidentified East Coast Carver probably either New Jersey or the Eastern Shore of Maryland.Original paint as well as condition. Detailed carving to the lower section of the tail. Nice piece!

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $125

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Eastern Shore Of Virgina Early Canada Goose Workin

VERY LARGE CANADA GOOSE DECOY CARVED BY AN UNIDENTIFIED HAND AND ATTRIBUTED TO THE EASTERN SHORE OF VIRGINIA CIRCA 1930 IN ALL ORIGINAL CONDITION AS WELL AS PAINT, ABOUT 25" LONG BY 10" WIDE. HIGHLY UNUSUAL FIVE PIECE LAMINATED CONSTRUCTION WITH AN INLET HEAD AS WELL AS THE NECK BEING SLOTTED AS SHOWN BOTH FRONT AND BACK, AGAIN NOT A COMMON TECHNIQUE AT ALL, EXCELLENT FEATHER PAINT, THIS IS A GREAT OLD WORKING DECOY IN OLD DRY PAINT EXIBITING WONDERFUL PATINA! SHIPPING AT COST OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES INCLUDING CANADA. THE $25 SHIPPING COST TO CANADA DOES NOT APPLY ON THIS ITEM!

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $675

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ELAM FISHER DUCK CALL JY

ELAM FISHER,DETROIT,MI.,1870-1930
Elam Fisher tongue pincher duck call with a rosewood barrel and horn bell in excellent working condition. Tight crack in bell.This is the earliest style duck call known and was first discovered in a Currier print,Ca. 1854,entitled "Wild Duck Shoot". Nice example.

Carver:
Elam Fisher
Weight: 10
Price: $150

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Ellis Hen

BILLY ELLIS,1865-1963,WHITBY,ONTARIO
Outstanding high head Hen Mallard in original paint. Some in-use gunning wear to this working decoy with a neck seperation present and slight head loose effect. Carved mandibles with great form and detail. Initials carved into bottom read either NS or SN? Also stamped JCM. Overall Very Good to Ex. condition. Length:17"

Carver: Ellis, Billy

Weight: 15
Price: $975

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Ellis Mallard Drake

BILLY ELLIS,1865-1963,WHITBY,ONTARIO
Terrific low head solid body drake mallard in original paint with small touch-up to underside of the tail. Oversized toller that was rigged for hunting and used as such. Gunning paint lose as shown to primer in several spots. Nail bill and finely detailed mandible carving. Some slight wear to the tail area. Overall Good to Excellent. Length:18"

Carver: Ellis, Billy

Weight: 3
Price: $650

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Elliston Drake Pintail

M-144***ELLISTON, BUREAU,ILLINOIS DRAKE PINTAIL, TWO PIECE HOLLOW CONSTRUCTION SOME ORIGINAL PAINT AND SOME OLD TOUCH-UP, 17" LONG, GREAT FORM AND NICE OLD SWIRL PAINT DONE BY CATHERINE ON THE BACK. REPAIR DONE TO THE NECK, COULD BE REDONE BY A PROFESSIONAL PROPERLY. GREAT OLD ILLINOIS RIVER EXAMPLE FOR THE PRICE AS THIS DECOY IN ALL ORIGINAL CONDITION COULD BE WORTH IN EXCESS OF $10,000, A GOOD THING TO KEEP IN MIND.

Carver: Robert Elliston

Weight: 10
Price: $585

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Elmer Crowell Drake Mini Mallard

A. Elmer Crowell,East harwich,MA.,RM 17E
Stunning Mini Drake Mallard by A. Elmer Crowell of East Harwich,MA. in original paint as well as condition in mint to near mint condition. Outstanding old dry patina and striking paint pattern by the master former Harwich carver. Square stamp on the bottom as shown.

Carver: Crowell, Elmer

Weight: 10
Price: $2500

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Elmer Crowell Hen Mallard Mini

Elmer Crowell,East Harwich,MA,RM 18E
Superb example of the work of A. Elmer Crowell in original paint as well as condition with no flaws noted and the much sought after Hen Mallard mini on an oval base with the blue ribbon stamp on the bottom. This piece simply speaks for itself!

Carver: Crowell, Elmer

Weight: 10
Price: $2500

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Elmer Crowell Oversized Black Duck

Elmer Crowell, East Harwich,MA.,25E PRICE REDUCED!
Oversized Black Duck by Elmer Crowell, East Harwich,MA.,excellent original paint as well as condition with a professional tail chip repair, hair line tight crack on the back extending into the tail as well as the bottom, 17 1/2" in length, original glass eyes, bill carving detail, C-1920.

Carver: Crowell, Elmer

Weight: 10
Price: $4300

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Elmer Crowell Preening Black Duck Rare

Elmer Crowell, East Harwich,MA.,24E PRICE REDUCED!
Very rare and important Preening Black Duck by Elmer Crowell of East Harwich, MA., strong original paint as well as condition with very light wear to bare wood on the back, original glass eyes, detailed bill definition, multiple rectangular stamps on the bottom, Investment Quality Decoy!!! C-1920.

Carver: Crowell, Elmer

Weight: 10
Price: $14000

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ENGLISH WOOD PIGEON

UNIDENTIFIED MAKER,ENGLAND,UK. English wood Pigeon in excellent O.P. as well as condition. Mounted on a wooden stand. Nice form in great paint. Wood Pigeons are a very sought after and stable game species hunted in many parts of the U.K. Nice addition to any collection.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 5
Price: $275

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Ernie Fox Black Duck

Ernest Edward"Ernie" Fox,Brockville,Ontario C 46
Ernie Fox was one of Brockville's last commercial carvers. The late noted Ontario carver(1925-1988) produced this working Black Duck decoy in the early phase of his carving career. Near mint decoy with a crack in the neck as shown, but is tight and the head is not loose. Photo may show what appears to be a larger crack than is actually visable with the naked eye due to magnification. The crack does not go all the way around the neck. Fox Blacks are sought after by collectors and are rare in this condition which is original paint as well as retention of the original glass eyes.

Carver: Fox,Ernie

Weight: 10
Price: $575

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Evans Coot

Evans Decoy Factory,Ladysmith,WI. F 5
Rare Evans Coot working decoy. Early example from the Evans factory which was more or less an experimental species for Evans as they are fairly rare. Evans production was from 1921-1932.

Carver:
Evans
Weight: 10
Price: $250

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Evans Drake Bluebiil

Evens Decoy Factory,Ladysmith,WI. F4
Drake Bluebill by Walter Evans of Ladysmith ,Wisconsin, circa 1920 in original paint as well as condition with original glass eyes.Rubber stamped on the bottom. Condition is very good to excellent with a small crack at the base of the neck and on the bottom which is typical, especially his earlier birds.

Carver:
Evans
Weight: 10
Price: $1450

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EVANS DRAKE CANVASBACK

EVANS DECOY FACTORY,LADYSMITH,WI.
Drake Canvasback Mammoth grade in excellent O.P. as well as condition. Some typical in-use wear including a few light shot marks. Tight check in neck which does not go all the way through. Hairline crack on bill. Decoy retains the original glass eyes with nice full wing painting. Ca. 1927-1934

Carver:
Evans
Weight: 7
Price: $1375

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Evans Drake Canvasback

Evans Decoy Factory,Ladysmith,WI. F56
Evans Drake Canvasback which is the Mamouth grade in excellent plus original paint as well as condition. Some in-use gunning wear as noted. Retains the original glass eyes, bill carving as well as the Factory stamp. Ca. 1927-1934.

Carver:
Evans
Weight: 15
Price: $1275

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Evans Drake Canvasback

Evans Decoy Factory,Ladysmith,WI., JY F95
Drake Canvasback by Evans Decoy factory, Ladysmith,Wisconsin, Mammoth Grade, very good original paint as well as condition, with some in-use gunning wear as seen, small tail chip, original glass eyes, bill carving, Evans stamp on the bottom, C-1896-1934.

Carver:
Evans
Weight: 10
Price: $585

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Evans Drake Canvasback

Evans Decoy Factory, Ladysmith,WI., F 16 JY
Drake Canvasback by the Evans decoy factory of Ladysmith, Wisconsin. Mamouth grade in excellent original paint as well as condition, retains the original glass eyes, bill carving, never been rigged. For some reason the factory stamp was removed from the bottom.SUPER DECOY! Circa 1927-1934.

Carver:
Evans
Weight: 10
Price: $1595

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Evans Drake Mallard

Evans Decoy Factory,Ladysmith,WI. FMM 4F16
Drake Mallard by the Evans Decoy Factory of Ladysmith, Wisconsin in original evenly worn dry paint. Small professional repair to a shallow chip to the tail. Unusual notch at the top of the bill which is original. Decoy has hairline crack on the tip of thew bill, a significant crack on the bottom of the decoy which is typical and has two small knots, one near the right shoulder and one on the left breast even with the front part of the neck. Great form and the decoy retains the original glass eyes with Evans stamp on the bottom. Very nice decoy at a very reasonable price for this factory in this condition! 18" Long by about 6" in length at the widest point.

Carver:
Evans
Weight: 10
Price: $400

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Evans Drake Mallard JY

Evans Decoy Factory,Ladysmith,WI.,JY
Drake Mallard by Evans Decoy Factory,Ladysmith,WI., Mammoth Grade in very good original paint as well as condition, with some in-use wear, hollow,glass eyes, detailed bill carving, Evans stamp on bottom,C-1927-1934.

Carver:
Evans
Weight: 10
Price: $835

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Evans Hen Mallard

Evans Decoy Factory,Ladysmith,WI.
Evans Hen Mallard which is a standard grade in excellent original paint as well as condition with some in-use gunning wear to the tips of the paint as shown. Early loop painting on back with a couple nails into the dowel of the neck. Old coat of green paint on bottom. Factory stamp, Ca. 1927-1934.

Carver:
Evans
Weight: 15
Price: $975

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Everett Sinnet Drake Merganser

Everett Sinnet ,Bailey's Island,Maine PRICE REDUCED! E 24
Another offering from a Maine decoy carver of long ago, Everett Sinnet of Bailey's Island Maine (1862-1942). This working Drake Red Breasted Merganser is Ca.1900 and shows great folky form the Maine School carvers are known for with inlet head, painted eyes and a small crest on the back of the neck. Bill was a partial replacement and paint was touched up on the bill, head and to areas of the main part of the body. Very large Toller which is sleek and racy just like a shell drake Toller should be. This is truly finest kind!Just goes to show Gus Wilson, Willie Ross and George Huey were not the only carvers from Maine with a talent for making a block of wood come alive!

Carver: Everett Sinnet

Weight: 10
Price: $1200

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Ferman Eyre Black Duck

Ferman Eyre,Brockville,Ontario C 49
The decoys produced by Ferman Eyre were sought after by U.S. as well as Canadian hunters alike. This is a fine example of a Ca. 1930's Black Duck working decoy prized by collected as this carvers finest work! This is a hollow two piece example with a very slight separation at the seam as shown. The bottom was planed to allow the decoy to be placed on a shelf. Minimal wear to the tips of the paint for a working decoy of this age and as such a rare find in this condition. Fine scratch painting on the head. A great example of Eyre's work!

Carver: Ferman Eyres

Weight: 10
Price: $1050

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Ferman Eyres Black Duck

Ferman Eyres,Brockville,Ontario
Black Duck carved by the late Ferman Eyres of Brockville,Ontario,Canada.Ca. 1935 in original paint as well as condition. Some rubs to the paint as shown attributed to in-use gunning wear. His decoys are highly sought after by collectors and are well documented in several reference books such as "Ontario Decoys", book 1 and 2 by Bernie Gates and Decoys Of The Thousand Islands" by Jim Stewart. This hard to find "Guard Black Duck" owned and hunted over originally by the late Ernie Fox, has been held in a private Canadian collection for over 30 years. Please note the unique feather scratch paint which is an Eyre trademark!

Carver: Ferman Eyres

Weight: 15
Price: $625

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Finger Lakes Redhead

Paul Westervelt Drake Redhead,Lodi,N.Y.8E
Signed and dated 1935 Red Head from Lodi,New York by Paul Westervelt. 14" long with interesting feather carving on the back. Original paint except for the bill which has been replaced and repainted.

Carver: Paul Westervelt

Weight: 10
Price: $275

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Finish Feeder

The hard-to-find paint restorer made from turpentine and bee's wax. Perfect for dry painted surfaces. Rejuvenates the paint and penetrates into the wood. Easy to work with; actually smells good (no turpentine odor). Just wipe on with one rag, off with another. No polishing necessary. Comes in pint cans. Cost Plus Shipping within the Continental U.S. and Canada. S4

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Weight: 15
Price: $10

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FLOYD LEE PEKIN ILLINOIS DRAKE MALLARD

M-146***FLOYD LEE, PEKIN, ILLINOIS MANUAL ARTS TEACHER IN THE 1930'S AS WELL AS CARVER OF WORKING DECOY'S. HOLLOW TWO PIECE CONSTRUCTION, 16" LONG, ORIGINAL PAINT TO THE BODY WITH A TIGHT CRACK AROUND THE NECK FILLER AS SEEN, PAINTED ORIGINALLY I BELIEVE BY KESSLER, CIRCA 1935.

Carver: Floyd Lee

Weight: 10
Price: $245

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Floyd Wallace Merganser

Floyd or Amos Wallace,Bailey Island,Maine PRICE REDUCED! E 25
Wonderful over sized wide body Merganser by one of the members of the Wallace family from Bailey Island Maine. Fantastic form and a very effective toller to bring in the Mergansers often used over salt water along shore. Some paint strengthening to the back, head including bill as well as grey area around base of neck. Horse hair is not original. A real work of folk art and one of my favorites as the form is as good as it gets from the Maine school of carvers. Decoy was found in a house at Small Point Maine.

Carver: Floyd or Amos Wallace

Weight: 10
Price: $1275

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Flying Canada Goose

ROY CONKLIN, ALEXANDRIA BAY, NEW YORK
Stunning flying Canada Goose. Life size example meant to be hung on the wall. This is the best full size example of any Conklin we have seen. Great patina,outstanding form and structurally excellent. Carver: ROY CONKLIN

Carver: Conklin, Roy

Weight: 6
Price: $17000

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Flying Mallard Decoy

Attributed to Merle Franklin,Dunville,On.
Great flying Mallard carving attributed to the work of Merle Franklin of Dunville Ontario who was a student of Peter Pringle. Some small rubs to the paint attributed to age, Circa 1945-1949. Carving is all hand carved wood including the head. Mallard is about 27" from wing tip to wing tip and about 21" from the tip of the tail to the tip of the bill. Great patina in all 100% original condition. This would make a great addition for any collector. A great piece of folk art!

Carver: Merle Franklin

Weight: 10
Price: $475

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Flying Quebec Merganser

Attributed to Charles Fournier,Saint-Anicet,Quebec
Important and unusual antique flying Merganser decoy attributed to the work of Charles Fournier of Quebec,Ca. 1940. In original condition as well as paint except a small noted amount of possible touch-up to the red on the breast. Wings are metal and the rest is solid wood with a very unusual hook on the back as shown. This flyer is very large and is approx. 22" in length with a wing span of 32". Carving detail to the head with crest and tack eyes. Very folky appeal and the flyer does have a hook attached to the back, so it may be hung. Very nice piece!

Carver: Charles Fournier

Weight: 25
Price: $475

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FOLDING J.W. REYNOLDS MALLARDS JY

J.W. REYNOLDS DECOY FACTORY,FOREST PARK,IL. F46 JY
Folding Illinois river V-Board of (3) Mallards by J.W. Reynolds. Very good original paint as well as condition. Some in use wear to the paint as these were hunted over. See "NAFD" page 162. Ca. 1930's with factory stamp on the bottom.

Carver:
J.W. Reynolds
Weight: 15
Price: $195

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FRANK CASSINI HEN MALLARD

FRANK CASSINNI,LONG GROVE,ILLINOIS PRICE REDUCED! MW 32
Wonderful early turned head Hen Mallard in great form and bold paint. Canvas over cork example. Most of his decoys were machine turned Balsa. This was a prototype decoy done for Al Ries who also lived in Long Grove for his new factory Tru Dux. O.P. as well as condition in a fine example that has a lot more detail than Al Ries examples. Outstanding rare decoy!

Carver: Frank Cassini

Weight: 10
Price: $2800

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Frank Cassini Miniature Drake Mallard

Frank Cassini,Galesburg,IL.,
Miniature Drake Mallard carved by famed Illinois carver Frank Cassini of Galesburg,Illinois in original condition with some paint touch-up on the head with limited paint loose around the neck as well as under the tail. Cassini was a taxidermist and these are the original taxidermy eyes. Great feather detailing to the paint. Carving is about 6" long with a sticker on the bottom that says "Mallard Drake from Galesburg,ILL, C 1949.Light Balsa body with pine head.

Carver: Frank Cassini

Weight: 10
Price: $250

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Frank Cummings Drake Bluebill

Frank Cummings,Harsen's Island,MI. M9
Drake Bluebill by Frank Cummings of Harsen's Island,Michigan,Circa 1940 in original paint as well as condition. Retains the original glass eyes, very good to excellent condition in all respects.

Carver: Frank Cummings

Weight: 10
Price: $1150

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Frank Martin Canvasback

Attributed to Frank Martin,Lasalle,Ont.,Canada Bobtail Drake Canvasback with original bottom keel and glass eyes. Appears to be a second old coat of gunning paint and paint is flaking on the head. Condition remains near mint to mint and the carving is attributed to Frank Martin of Lasalle Ontario who I believe was the maker of this old toller that has seen a lot of time in the marsh.

Carver: Frank Martin

Weight: 15
Price: $275

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Frank Strey Coot

Frank Strey,Osh Kosh,Wisconsin, MW 24
Over sized Coot working decoy by famed Midwest carver Frank Strey in original condition. Several small age cracks to the body including one to the neck area with in-use gunning wear to the paint as seen.Great Wisconsin Coot by one of it's best carvers!

Carver: Frank Strey

Weight: 10
Price: $475

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FRED ALLEN

ANCIENT FRED ALLEN ILLINOIS RIVER DECOY WHICH IS A SO CALLED "DERELICT" DECOY FOUND IN THE RIVER BY A HUNTER. HOLLOW MALLARD EXAMPLE OF HIS WORK WHICH IS ABOUT 14" IN LENGTH WHICH WAS A FEW SHOT MARKS AS SHOWN, A VERY SMALL CHIP TO THE TAIL AS WELL AS A BIT OF CHEW ON THE END OF THE BILL. GREAT FORM AND COMPLETLY VOID OF PAINT DUE TO WEATHER AND USE WITH A STAMP ON THE BOTTOM THAT SAYS HILLER.

Carver: Fred Allen

Weight: 10
Price: $450

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Fred Allen Hen Mallard

Fred Allen,Princeton,Illinois M29 PRICE REDUCED!!
Very rare Hen Mallard by old time carver Fred Allen of Princeton,Illinois in original condition. Solid body,very sound decoy that has sat on a collectors shelf for over 40 plus years. Retains the original short paddle tail and flat bottom Allen was noted for. Original paint except some old touch-up to the bill area. Very rare decoy for the maker in this condition, early first quarter 19th century and as such, highly collectible.

Carver: Fred Allen

Weight: 10
Price: $4400

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Fred Allen Hen Mallard

Fred Allen,Princeton,Illinois
One of the best examples of a Fred Allen decoy you will see in this very early Drake Mallard example with in use wear to the paint which is even and in all the proper places. This decoy has never been touched and retains the original glass eyes with flat short paddle tail and flat bottom. Solid decoy has a ring on the front bottom and was used to hunt over. An outstanding investment grade decoy and as good as they get!

Carver: Fred Allen

Weight: 12
Price: $7500

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FRED BAYLEY ILLINOIS RIVER DRAKE MALLARD

***OUTSTANDING DRAKE MALLARD BY FRED BAYLEY OF PEORIA,ILLINOIS, CIRCA 1930'S IN ORIGINAL CONDITION. THE BREAST AND HEAD PAINT IS OLD HUNTER TOUCH-UP, BUT THE REST IS GREAT OLD DRY ORIGINAL PAINT. RETAINS THE ORIGINAL GLASS EYES AS WELL AS THE WEIGHT ON THE BOTTOM. TWO PIECE HOLLOW CONSTRUCTION, BASE OF HEAD SLOT HAS A TIGHT AGE CRACK. THE SWIRL PAINT OF THE BACK IS GREAT! 15" LONG.

Carver: Fred Bayley

Weight: 10
Price: $375

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FRED BAYLEY ILLINOIS VINTAGE DUCK CALL

FRED BAYLEY DUCK CALL ALL INTACT WITH THE BAYLEY STAMP ON THE CALL. A FEW MINOR DINGS AND RUBS TO THIS VINTAGE ILLINOIS RIVER DUCK CALL USED TO CALL IN DUCKS ON THE ILLINOIS RIVER OVER A PERIOD OF MANY YEARS.

Carver: Fred Bayley

Weight: 10
Price: $150

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Fred Mott Mallard Drake

Fred Mott,Pekin,Illinois
Fred Mott Drake Mallard working decoy in an old second coat of paint, original condition as far as the body and head goes and retains the original glass eyes. Solid body decoy about 15" in length. The lead ballast weight on the bottom has been removed.

Carver: Fred Mott Sr.

Weight: 10
Price: $275

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Fred Mott Sr. Drake Mallard

Fred Mott Sr.,Pekin,IL.,
Fred Mott Drake Mallard which is a heavy solid body decoy in a second coat of hunter paint. Several small dings and a very slight age crack around the base of the neck. Weight has been removed from this working example of a great Illinois River carver, Fred Mott Senior.

Carver: Fred Mott Sr.

Weight: 10
Price: $325

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Fred Napanee Drake Bluebill

Fred Napanee,Toronto,Canada
Another offering from the Toronto school of carvers. Mint condition Drake Bluebill signed on the base twice in the makers hand. Retains the original glass eyes and the carver's use of scratch paint detailing sets him apart.

Carver: Fred Napanee

Weight: 10
Price: $495

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Frisque Canvasback

Frisque,Green Bay,Wisconsin
15" long solid body decoy by Frisque from Green Bay Wisconsin in original paint as well as condition except the weights were removed and that took some wood with it, probably so it could be displayed as a nice shelf piece!

Carver: Frisque

Weight: 10
Price: $125

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Fritz Geiger

Fritz Geiger,Oshkosh,WI.,
Fritz Geiger boat bottom Drake Blusbill. 12" hollow body Illinois River style working decoy at times attributed to Fred Allen but most likely by Frederick Geiger (1882-1957). This is his very best work with a rare boat hull bottom and great cheek carving. Taken down with a coat of wash to the original paint.

Carver: Fritz Geiger

Weight: 10
Price: $385

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Fritz Geiger Bluebill

Frederick "fritz" Geiger (1882-1957) made easily identifiable decoys with deep cut chin separation. Old working paint with unusual handle fashioned keel/weight. See pg. 209 of GREAT LAKES DECOY INTERPRETATIONS.

Carver: Fritz Geiger

Weight: 10
Price: $275

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Full Size Canada Goose By John Leduc

John Leduc,Notre-Dame-de-L'lle-Perrot,Quebec
Full size Canada Goose attributed to John Leduc of Quebec in original paint as well as condition. A similar reference to this decoy can be found on page 29 of "Waterfowl Decoys From The Shores Of Suroit To The Region Of Sorel" by Michel Be'asle. Very detailed and bold paint with carving detail to the tail and head. The same carver also did the black duck shown in photo #1. Rigged for hunting, but used on a very limited basis.

Carver: John Leduc

Weight: 20
Price: $1475

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G. SOULE WHISTLER

GEORGE SOULE,FREEPORT,MAINE
Early drake goldeneye by George Soule probably around the time he was a hunting partner and friend of LL. Bean in Freeport Maine. Cork body with a classic pine head in O.P. and condition with some in-use gunning wear. Glass eyes intact,Ca.1940. I have spent many days hunting over great Soule Decoys that were made exclusively for LL. Bean at the Decoy Shop!

Carver: Soule, George
LL. Bean (The Decoy Shop)
Weight: 3
Price: $185

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G.Fred Finfrock Teal C1

G.Fred Finfrock,Canada C1
Stunning work of art in this Green Wing Teal by G.Fred Finfrock in wonderful posture with a 45 degree turned head and a raised foot. Raised Primary as well as Secondary tail feathers and very intricate detail to the paint, bill carving and individual burning of the feathering. I love the cheek carving below the eyes on this decoy! Signed on the bottom in the makers hand. Decoy is Hollow and is mint in all respects. A great contemporary addition to any collection!

Carver: G. Fred Finfrock

Weight: 10
Price: $395

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Gadwell Working Decoy

Illinois River Gadwell, Unidentified Maker,MW 36
Illinois River solid decoy in old paint as well as original condition that seems to fit Gadwell markings. The bottom has been planed off to allow balance on a shelf. The back is branded A.H.L. plus a large P.The form looks very similar to Vern Cheesman from Macomb Illinois., but this example might actually be older.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $425

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GE Model Mason Drake Mallard JY

Mason Decoy Factory,Detroit,MI.
JY Drake Mallard by Mason. Standard grade GE model with very good original paint and condition. Some in-use wear to the paint with two small tight cracks to the body. Ca. 1896-1924.

Carver:
Mason
Weight: 10
Price: $395

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George Bacon Goldeneye

George Bacon,Burlington,Vermont PRICE REDUCED! E 26
Old Hen Goldeneye carved by well respected Vermont carver George Bacon in original condition and bold form for this Hen Whistler. Decoy has an old coat of wash and is 98% worn back to the original surface. Head has probably been put back on at some point and a small crack is forming around it's base. Paint is evenly worn due to age and in-use gunning wear.A small crack to the wood on the back at center line is evident. A very nice addition to any New England collectors room of decoys as a Bacon in this condition is very hard to find.

Carver: George Bacon

Weight: 10
Price: $675

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George Barto Pintail

George "Skippy" Barto,Joliet,Illinois MW 10
Drake Pintail from Midwest well known carver George "Skippy" Barto of Joliet Illinois. Working decoy was painted in the Elliston pattern and maintains the original structural condition as well as nice lines Barto was known for.

Carver:

Weight: 10
Price: $875

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George Boyd Merganser

George Boyd, Seabrook,New Hampshire
George Boyd Red Breasted Merganser in stunning form and original body paint. Professional partial bill replacement as well as repaint to the bill and head. The rest of the decoy is untouched and mint condition in all respects. The decoy retains some great old paint swirls done with Boyds handmade paint brust strokes so easy to spot. The neck has a very small hairline crack. The body is oversized and very solid and as such a heavy decoy with a large hand crafted weight as well as two old leather straps on the bottom. This decoy was sold by Willie Ross and hunted over by Ross in the early 1900's.

Carver: Boyd

Weight: 20
Price: $3900

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George Brunnet Black Duck

George Brunnet,Belleville,Ontario
Black duck carving by the late George Brunet of Belleville Ontario. Ca. 1950's in original paint as well as condition. Retains the original glass eyes. Rigged for hunting and used as such with very nice scratch feather painting. Used for 20 years in a friends personal hunting rig. Additional photo's available upon request.

Carver: George Bunnet

Weight: 15
Price: $375

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George Kessler Drake Mallard

George Kessler,Pekin,IL.
Drake Mallard working decoy done by George Kessler of Pekin,Illinois,(1868-1955). 15" long, two piece hollow working decoy, circa 1920 in original condition as well as paint. Great form and great old dry paint to the surface. Detailed bill carving. On the bottom is the inscription that says,"Buck and Merk Gun Club, Rice Pond. Great old decoy in great condition!

Carver: George Kessler

Weight: 10
Price: $725

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George Wood Snow Goose

George Wood, Beach Grove,British,Columbia, JY
Snow Goose by George Wood, Beach Grove, British Columbia in very good original paint with some touch-up in the head area, hollow, painted eyes, Circa-1949. A Snow Goose is a very unusual species found as decoys and would make a great addition to any collection!

Carver: George Wood

Weight: 10
Price: $295

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Gerald Robertson Mini Canada Geese

Gerald Robertson,Blue Hill,MainePRICE REDUCED!
Outstanding pair of Gerald Robertson miniature Canada Geese mounted on driftwood. Ca.1939 in outstanding form as seen. Dead mint condition and all original as to paint as well as structural integrity! One of the best examples of this carvers work, especially as a miniature rendition. Both birds pictured have tack eyes and the Goose on the right is posed in the feeding position.Wonderful bold paint and rich dark old patina make this pair investment quality. If you collect Maine decoys, this is a must have. Signed Robertson in the makers hand as shown on the back of the driftwood just below the tails. Also, signed in the makers hand on the bottom of the driftwood, Hand Carved and Painted by G Robertson Blue Hill Maine and then off to one side it say's, Canada Geese. Approx. Size: Feeder: 12" Long x 3" Wide Standing:10" Long x 3" Wide. This is a must purchase for any collector!

Carver: Robertson, Gerald

Weight: 15
Price: $800

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Geyer Black Duck

MILTON GEYER,GREEN BAY,WISCONSIN
Early example of Wisconsin carver who carved this black duck out of cork with detailed crossed wing tips as well as a type of chip carving technique to give the feathering a realistic look. Head is wood in a slight turned position. Retains the glass eyes and appears to be original paint with some wear to the tip of the tail area as shown.Original centerboard attatched to the bottom for ballast in big water. Length:19"

Carver: Geyer, Milton

Weight: 3
Price: $375

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Goiter Neck Canada Goose

Unidentified,Ontario,Canada PRICE REDUCED! C8
Unidentified carver of this very old and unusual great folky Canada Goose attributed to the Ontario region. Over sized flat bottom solid floater with a partial second coat of old wash. Condition is original including the glass eyes. Very unusual form with the slot carving between the goiter neck and back. The wink carving technique is very similar to some of Ken Angers early work. All and all a good addition to any collection. Ca. 1920's to 1930's.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 20
Price: $395

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Goiter Neck Canadian Goose

Unidentified Carver,Toronto,Ontario,C 54
Very interesting as well as unusual Goiter neck Canadian Goose decoy in original condition as well as paint.Outstanding high neck form from this unidentified Ontario carver.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $475

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GREAT HORNED OWL BY DEWEY'S

FJY 10 GREAT HORNED OWL BY DEWEY'S METAL FOLDING DECOY'S, ELKHART, IN., IN NEAR MINT ORIGINAL PAINT AS WELL AS CONDITION, THE METAL COIL ATTACHMENT IS MISSING, C-1920'S.

Carver:
Dewey's Outing MFG. Co.
Weight: 10
Price: $725

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Great Horned Owl By John Hyatt (JY)

John Hyatt,Pekin,Illinois (JY)
Great Horned Owl by John Hyatt of Pekin,Illinois. Excellent original paint as well as condition with some in-use wear as shown. Professional repair to the left ear by Allen Weidhass. Retains the original glass eyes. This decoy is one of about only 500 Owls Hyatt made for the P.S. Olt Company. The Owl was marketed with Olt's cardboard Crow decoys and E-1 Crow Call,Ca. 1935.

Carver: John Hyatt

Weight: 10
Price: $1995

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Green Wing Teal Attributed to Louisiana

Unidentified Carver, Louisiana Attribution
Very folky example painted as a Green Wing Teal decoy which is in a second coat of strengthened paint. Short decoy about 8" in length with hand painted markings that say Teal Phil PA., which I believe refers to the owner of the decoy as opposed to the carver and therefore the region of it's origin which I attribute to Louisiana. This is a solid body decoy and the head is connected with a wooden dowel with an open hole on the bottom. Ca. 1955 approx.Carver is not identified at this time.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 15
Price: $85

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Grubbs Drake Mallard

Grubbs Mfg. Co.,Pascagoula,Ms.,JY F1
Drake Mallard by the Grubbs Mfg. Company of Pascagoula , MS. Perfection #2 Model in excellent original paint as well as condition with minor in-use gunning wear, glass eyes, C-1928.

Carver:
Grubbs,C.W. Mfg.,Co.
Weight: 10
Price: $295

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Gumpy Gilbert Black Duck

Gumpy Gilbert,Trenton,NJ. E 9
Stylish 1930's decoy from New Jersey carver Gumpy Gilbert. This Delaware River style Black Duck in its most simple form is done by one of the better Carvers of his time and is a rare example of great folk art!

Carver: Gumpy Gilbert

Weight: 10
Price: $475

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Gundelfinger Rare Hen GW Teal

Gundelfinger Wood Products Co.,Jefferson City,MO.,F20 JY
RARE GW Teal by Gundlefinger Factory. Grand Prix model in excellent original paint as well as condition with some in-use wear, detailed bill carving, original glass eyes, nice scratch paint, Circa 1925-1929.

Carver:
Gundelfinger
Weight: 10
Price: $695

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GUNDLEFINGER BLUE WING TEAL

GUNDELFINGER WOOD PRODUCTS CO., JEFFERSON CITY,MO.
Drake blue wing teal by the Gundelfinger factory. Grand Prix model in excellent condition as well as O.P. Some in-use gunning wear as it was used as a working decoy. Retains the original glass eyes. Old toller has nicely detailed carving to the head and the bill. Hollow decoy with bold paint blending on the back giving the illusion of feathers.Ca. 1925-1929.

Carver:
Gundelfinger
Weight: 4
Price: $825

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Gundlefinger Drake GW Teal

Gundelfinger Wood Products Co., Jefferson City, MO.,JY
RARE Drake GW Teal by Gundelfinger Wood Products Co., Jefferson City, MO., Superior Model, excellent original paint as well as condition, glass eyes, NICE DECOY! C-1925-1929.

Carver:
Gundelfinger
Weight: 10
Price: $750

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Gus Moak Bluebill Drake

Gus Moak,Tustin,WI.,
Gus Moak Bluebill Drake, solid body decoy in original paint as well as condition.Convex bottom and decent remaining paint for this old working decoy. This is a chance to acquire a rare species for Moak as most of his decoys in circulation are Canvasbacks.

Carver: Moak

Weight: 10
Price: $1150

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GUYON BLACK DUCK

GEORGES GUYON,QUEBEC,CANADA
Excellent O.P. in overall good condition with some wear of the paint to the tail area,wings and head. Small shallow chip to one side of decoy as showm. Glass eyes,intricate bill carving and great lines with raised wings similar to the style of Gus Wilson of Maine. Georges was a boat builder by trade and carved decoys as a sideline as did many decoy carvers. Very good example of a working Quebec decoy.

Carver: Guyon, Georges

Weight: 4
Price: $295

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Half Pintail Hen by Savoie

Amateur Savoie, Neguac,NB,Canada
The best of the best of the best known of the New Brunswick carvers, Amateur "Mat" Savoie. Part of a collection all shown on my site purchased directly from Savoie right out of his barbershop by the consigners father years ago when he was younger and present during these trips to get a haircut and purchase a decoy or two!Savoie produced between 6-7,000 decoys, but less than 100 of these decorative half ducks. Note the great notations on the unpainted side of the decoy. These can be set on a shelf or hung on the wall as most have hooks. Great piece of folk art!

Carver: Amateur Savoie

Weight: 10
Price: $425

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Half Size Canada Goose

PRICE REDUCED!! M43
Half Size Canada Goose decoy attributed to the Midwest in original paint as well as condition. Solid Body with a slightly turned head in very nice form and has retained the original glass eyes. Small crack all the way around the neck. Head is not loose. In addition, please note a very small crack running mid line along the right side of the body. Decoy has the initials E Allen under the tail.

Carver: E. Allen

Weight: 0
Price: $195

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Hand Chopped Partridge

Maine Hand Carved,Unidentified Hand E 29
Early hand carved example of a Grouse or Partridge as they are called in these parts. This was hand chopped and whittled in as found condition which is original as to paint as well as condition. Very folky piece circa 1930's with very nice posture and intricate detail to the feather carving. Couple of small nicks as well as a limited amount of wear to the paint as seen.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $475

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Hank Catton Drake Canvasback

Hank Catton,London,OntarioOBW13
Drake Canvasback with worn original paint as well as condition, neck filler has been reset as well as a repair to the bill. Known as the "Chatom Smiler". Solid body 17" old working decoy.

Carver: Hank Catton

Weight: 10
Price: $525

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HANSEN FACTORY V-BOARD MALLARDS

N.C. HANSEN FACTORY,ZIMMERMAN,MN.
Set of metal silhouette V-Board mallards in very good O.P. and condition. Some minor gunning wear as expected. Nels Hansen was best noted for his broadbill duck calls, but in the early 1930's he also began producing sets of V-Board mallards. See "NAFD" page 187 for more information on this company. Ca. 1930's to 1940's.

Carver:

Weight: 4
Price: $165

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Harold Wilkens Black Duck

Harold Wilkins,Owens Sound,Ontario PRICE REDUCED
Harold Wilkins Black Duck which shows a wonderful long sleek form. Not in original paint as once thought.Small original dark glass eyes.Some primer beginning to show as seen all due to in-use gunning wear. Flat bottom with detail bill carving. See for a reference on this decoy, page 109, Bernie Gates,"Traditions In Wood".

Carver: Harold Wilkins

Weight: 10
Price: $300

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Harris Black

KEN HARRIS,WOODVILLE,NEW YORK
Outstanding balsa working decoy with wonderful scratch paint in great form. Head is loose. Some wear to the tail and has been hit in several places by shot. Retains the rudder as well as the Harris stamp. Length:18"

Carver: Harris, Ken

Weight: 10
Price: $200

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Harris Pintail

PINTAIL DECOY,KEN HARRIS,WOODVILLE,NEW YORK
Vintage Ken Harris Pintail hunting decoy with slight turned head and carved wing feathers. Head has a small crack and is loose. Hit by light shot with a very small hunters repair on top of decoy. Some minot paint rubs to the sides of the head and the end of the tail. Still retains the rudder and is stamped Ken Harris Decoys Woodville New York. Nice form is a somewhat more uncommon species for Harris. Length: 20" Long

Carver: Harris, Ken

Weight: 5
Price: $325

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Harry Jobes Drake Bluebill

Harry Jobes, Havre de Grace,Maryland 11E
Mint to near mint condition Drake Bluebill by Captain Harry Jobes of Maryland in original condition as well as paint. Nice form and good attention to detail especially with the paint swirling of the feathering on the back of this solid body decoy.

Carver: Jobes, Harry

Weight: 10
Price: $175

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Harry Jobes Drake Pintail Sleeper

Captain Harry Jobes, Harford County,MD. E 31
Captain Harry Jobes Pintail decoy in original paint as well as condition. Trained in the upper Chesapeake tradition of decoy making by the famed Madison Mitchell, Jobes has carried on the tradition and certainly the style very similar to Mitchell's. Near mint condition with a small hairline crack in the tail and a small knot in the wood on the lower right bottom side of the decoy as shown. This is the rig mate to the hen I have listed.

Carver: Jobes, Harry

Weight: 15
Price: $145

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Harve Daverne Black Duck

Harve Daverne,Brighton,Ontario PRICE REDUCED
Black Duck working decoy in outstanding form. Original paint as well as condition, retaining the carvers original glass eyes. Nice detail to the feather paint in this flat bottom bobtail decoy,Ca. 1940. See Bernie Gates, pages 92-93 for a good reference on this decoy. A few small rubs to the paint especially on the head as shown as well as a hairline crack at the base of the neck attributed to in-use gunning wear. This is a very good example in excellent condition for this maker.

Carver: Daverne, Havre

Weight: 10
Price: $750

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HAYS HEN PINTAIL

HAYS DECOY FACTORY,JEFFERSON CITY,MO.
Very rare Hen Pintail by Hays Wood Products company. Superior model in very good O.P. as well as condition. Some in-use gunning wear to the body, tip of tail and base of bill. Professional repair to left shoulder area and wing patch on one side. Ca. 1921-1924. Great decoy!

Carver:
Hays
Weight: 5
Price: $925

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Hays Pair of Mallards

J.M. Hayes Wood Products Co., Jefferson City, MO.,JY
Pair of Mallards by J.M. Hays Wood Products Co., Jefferson City, MO., Pre 1922 Superior Models, very good original paint as well as condition, with some in-use wear noted, Hays cold stamp on both bottoms, C-1921-1922.

Carver:
Hays
Weight: 10
Price: $825

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Hen Bluebill by Frank Schmidt

Frank Schmidt,Centerline,MI. M17
Hen Bluebill by Frank Schmidt of Centerline, Michigan, Circa 1930. Original paint as well as condition, retains the original glass eyes as well as keel. Near mint working condition with evenly worn paint consistent with in-use gunning wear. Just a great example of this carvers work!

Carver: Schmidt,Frank

Weight: 10
Price: $995

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Hen Bluebill by Hayes Finkle

Hayes Finkle,Port Huron,MI. M16
Hen Bluebill carved by Hayes Finkle of Port Huron,Michigan, circa 1920. Original condition as well as paint, retaining the original glass eyes, no bill carving. Hayes and his brother Bill hunted Saginaw Bay and the St. Clair Flats with these decoys or decoys just like them.Investment grade!

Carver: Hayes Finkle

Weight: 10
Price: $975

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Hen Bluebill by Walter Snow

Walter Snow,Detroit,MI. M6
Hen Bluebill by Walter Snow of Detroit,Michigan,Circa 1940, original paint as well as condition,retains the original glass eyes. Great paint blending and detail, mellow patina similar to the work of Ben Schmidt. Near mint condition. This is a really great decoy!

Carver: Walter Snow

Weight: 10
Price: $1350

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Hen Bluebill Decoy

REG BLOOM, SMITH FALLS, ONTARIO Signed and dated by the maker. Head is turned slight left, and the back is in original comb paint. Near mint with slight rub on tail. Signature raised tail wings and stamping between them;bold original paint. 13" Long

Carver: Bloom, Reg

Weight: 3
Price: $0

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Hen Bluebill Factory Decoy

Tux Dux Factory, Madison, Conneticut ca. 1940
Working vintage example of an important factory. Cork body with a wooden head from the rig of Alan Hilton. A couple of small chips to the cork; otherwise mint with intact bottom board. 14" long

Carver: Factory
Tux-Dux
Weight: 2
Price: $0

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HEN CANVASBACK ATTRIBUTED TO MICHIGAN

***EARLY SOLID BODY HEN CANVASBACK ATTRIBUTED TO MICHIGAN OR WISCONSIN. OLD HUNTER TOUCH-UP TO THE BODY AS WELL AS THE BOTTOM REPAIR AS SHOWN. ABOUT 16" IN LENGTH, THIS DECOY HAS GREAT FORM WITH DETAILED BILL CARVING AND WHALE BACK DESIGN. A GREAT OLD BOBTAIL CIRCA 1920'S.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $325

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Hen Canvasback by Walter Struebling

Walter Struebling,Marine City,Michigan. M8
Hen Canvasback by Walter Struebling of Marine City, Michigan circa 1930. Old working paint probably done by the carver, original glass eyes, no swing keel. Condition is excellent with detailed bill carving. Investment Grade decoy!

Carver: Walter Struebling

Weight: 10
Price: $1275

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Hen Canvasback Duck Decoy

Erie, Pennsylvania
Excellent example of a harder to find hen canvasback from Decoys Unlimited. Factory working decoy in near mint condition with missing rudder. Makers stamp on the bottom. Length: 19"

Carver: Factory
Decoys Unlimited
Weight: 3
Price: $0

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Hen Canvasback Evans

Evans Decoy Factory,Ladysmith,WI.
Early Hen Canvasback by the Evans Decoy Factory of Ladysmith Wisconsin. Mammoth grade with good original paint and condition. Some in-use gunning wear to the tips of the paint. Tight age crack on back. Decoy retains the original glass eyes with nice detail painting to the wing areas. Ca. 1927-1934.

Carver:
Evans
Weight: 10
Price: $795

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Hen Mallard Decoy

Barry Chauvin, Larose, Louisiana
Outstanding example of Chauvin's expertise with bold detailed paint in swimming posture. A couple very small dings with two or three rubs to the paint. Overall excellent condition. Working decoy with makers brand on bottom. Detailed feather paint using wet blending technique with fine detailing on the bill and mandibles. 15" Long

Carver: Chauvin, Barry

Weight: 3
Price: $0

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Hen Mallard Decoy

WILLIAM TRUBE Chatham, New Jersey
Hen Mallard by W Trube. Low neck with head turned left. Concave raised tail with bold wet paint blending in eight color use which is unusual and outstanding for this great hen mallard decoy. Flat bottom. Carved mandibles. 15" Long

Carver: Trube, William

Weight: 3
Price: $0

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HEN MALLARD DECOY

MIKE VALLEY,PRAIRIE DU CHIEN,WI.
This is the rigmate to the pictured Mallard Drake. It is 17" long and is mint in all respects. Head turn 25% left. Bold paint capturing the feathered look with outstanding patina and great form.Mint in all respects.

Carver: Valley, Mike

Weight: 3
Price: $425

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Hen Pintail Mini By Arthur Behmetuik

Arthur Behmetuik,Lockport,IL.,
Hen Pintail miniature carved and painted by Arthur Behmetuik of Lockport,Illinois also known as ("Artie Bennett"). Solid body example in original condition as well as paint,about 8" in length from the tip of the tail to the tip of the bill. Small tight crack across the bill with tiny original glass eyes in overall very good condition, circa 1961.

Carver: Arthur Behmetuik

Weight: 10
Price: $125

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HENRY HOLMES BUREAU ILLINOIS

***VERY NICE OLD HENRY HOLMES WORKING DECOY CIRCA 1940 OF BUREAU,ILLINOIS. VERY LIGHT HOLLOW TWO PIECE BIRD WITH A TIGHT CRACK AROUND THE NECK HELD IN PLACE BY A COUPLE OLD NAILS. OLD HUNTER PAINT TOUCH-UP. THE HEAD HAS SEEN A FEW SHOTS AS WELL AS A COUPLE OF OTHER SMALL ROUGH AREAS ON THE BODY. THE WEIGHT WAS DRILLED IN THE BOTTOM AND REMOVED AT SOME POINT. THIS IS A VERY COLLECTIBLE ILLINOIS RIVER DECOY!

Carver: Henry Holmes

Weight: 10
Price: $625

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Henry Holmes Drake Mallard

Henry Holmes,Bureau,IL.
Solid body Drake Mallard by famed carver Henry Holmes of Bureau,Illinois in original condition as well as paint. 17" long solid body decoy with great comb painting as shown as well as some wear to the paint surface attributed to in-use gunning wear.

Carver: Henry Holmes

Weight: 10
Price: $675

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Henry Holmes Hen Mallard

Henry Holmes,Bureau,IL.
Very early two piece hollow Henry Holmes working decoy in original condition as well as paint. This is an early Holmes style with the fat chin style and interesting detail to the bill carving. Has the original bottom weight. Very collectible and considered investment grade!

Carver: Henry Holmes

Weight: 10
Price: $325

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Henry Meldrum Black Duck

Henry Meldrum,St. Clair Flats,MI. M12
Black Duck by Henry Meldrum, Saint Clair Flats,Michigan,circa 1880. 75% original paint as well as all original condition with fine bill carving and glass eyes.Good condition for a very early decoy that spent a lot of time being hunted over. Small cracks to head and neck area, stamped H.M. on the bottom. Highly collectible decoy!

Carver: Henry Meldrum

Weight: 10
Price: $575

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Henry Ruggles Drake Mallard

Henry Ruggles,Henry,Illinois,MW 11
A wonderful working decoy by the earliest recorded of the Illinois carvers,Henry Ruggles of Henry,Illinois. This exact decoy is pictured in Joe Engers Big Blue Book on the chapter featuring decoys of the Illinois river.Rare Mallard Drake in great patina and wonderful form. Great addition to any midwest collection in excellent condition!

Carver: Henry Ruggles

Weight: 10
Price: $1750

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Henry Taubert Drake Mallard

Henry Taubert,Pekin,IL.
A rare and very nicely carved and painted Drake Mallard by Henry Taubert of Pekin,Illinois,(1870-1934). Hollow and light, 16" long body in dry old original paint as well as condition with tack eyes. This is just a great example of the Illinois River style!

Carver: Henry Taubert

Weight: 10
Price: $375

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Herb Daisey Sr. Hen Mallard

Herb Daisey Sr., Chincoteague,Virginia S5
Great Hen Mallard by Herb Daisey Senior of Chincoteague Virginia. Signed in pen in the carvers hand in original paint as well as condition. Nice form and wonderful wet paint blending. Solid decoy retaining the original glass eyes. Nice fair priced decoy to any collection.

Carver: Herb Daisey Sr.

Weight: 10
Price: $200

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Herter

Herter's Decoy Factory,Waseca,MN.
Drake Wood Duck by Herter's Decoy Factory of Waseca, Minnesota. Mint original paint as well as condition retaining the original glass eyes. "1893" stamp is on the bottom making this a later production decoy. The name Tom East also appears on the bottom.

Carver:
Herters
Weight: 0
Price: $145

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Herters Canada Goose

Herter's Inc.,Waseca,MN. F23 JY
Very nice Herter's Canada Goose in very good original paint as well as condition. Balsa body and detailed carving to the solid pine head, retaining the original glass eyes. This was the companies Model Supreme decoy,Ca. 1940's. Some in-use gunning wear to the tips of the paint as shown. Overall, this working example is in very fine shape and is of Investment quality for any factory decoy collector!

Carver:
Herters
Weight: 10
Price: $245

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Herter's Canada Goose

Herter's Decoy Factory,Waseca,MN. M15
Canada Goose by the Herter's Decoy factory of Waseca,Minnesota, circa 1930's making this an early example. Original paint as well as condition. Balsa body, great condition!

Carver:
Herters
Weight: 10
Price: $600

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Herters Canvas Hen Mallard

Herters Factory,Waseca,MN.
Herters oversized canvas covered Hen Mallard in original canvas paint as well as paint to the wooden head. All original untouched condition as well as glass eyes. Half inch bottom board is attatched and in excellent condition. Decoy was carved with a head that swivels by design. Nice hunting flat bottom decoy produced prior to synthetic materials and widely sought for hunting use, particularly over big water. This is a very good example.

Carver:
Herters
Weight: 15
Price: $325

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Herters Coot JY

HERTERS FACTORY,WASECA,MN.
JY Old Coot by Herter's Inc. Very good O.P. as well as condition with some in use wear. Balsa model decoy which retains the original glass eyes. Ca. 1940's.

Carver:
Herters
Weight: 10
Price: $135

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Herter's Decoy Factory Hen Bufflehead

Herter's Decoy Factory,Wascea,MN.
Hen Bufflehead decoy made by the Herter's Decoy Factory of Waseca, Minnnesota. Mint original paint as well as condition in great form. Solid decoy retaining the original glass eyes. "1893" stamped on the bottom. Not a species that Herter's did a lot of.

Carver:
Herters
Weight: 10
Price: $185

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Herters Dove JY

Herter's Inc.,Waseca,MN.
RARE prototype Dove by Herters in mint original paint as well as condition. Dove retains the original glass eyes. Herter's made a Dove back in the 1940's which was discontinued in 1948, when they began to produce the "1893" series in the late 1960's. They experimented with different models before they went into production, this prototype Dove was made using a blank black bellied Plover, but never went into commercial production. A ONE OF A KIND! Ca. 1968.

Carver:
Herters
Weight: 10
Price: $875

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Herter's Drake Eider

Herter's Decoy Factory,Waseca,MN.
Drake Eider by Herter's made from light weight cedar in original paint as well as condition. Retains the original glass eyes and was rigged and used as a hunting decoy. Several rubs to the tips of the paint as shown, but overall in excellent condition.

Carver:
Herters
Weight: 15
Price: $250

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Herters Drake Goldeneye

Herters Decoy Factory,Waseca MN.
Drake Whistler decoy by Herter's of Waseca Minnesota. Decoy is in original paint as well as condition and is a solid body decoy retaining the original glass eyes. "1893" Stamp on the bottom makes this a later production Herters.

Carver:
Herters
Weight: 0
Price: $125

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HERTERS DRAKE MALLARD JY

HERTERS DECOY FACTORY,WASECA,MN. F65 JY
Drake Mallard by the Herters Decoy factory in great form. Model perfect in very good O.P. as well as condition. Some in-use gunning wear as shown. Retains the glass eyes with detailed bill carving. Ca. 1940's.

Carver:
Herters
Weight: 10
Price: $265

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Herters Drake Widgeon

Herter's Decoy Factory,Wasaca,MN.,F-91
Early Herter's decoy in original paint. One small repair to a hairline crack on the bill. Very rare Drake Widgeon in fall plumage. Retains the original glass eyes. This is a very good addition to any Factory Collection!

Carver:
Herters
Weight: 10
Price: $395

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HERTERS EARLY MALLARD PAIR

HERTER'S DECOY FACTORY,WASECA,MN. Early pair of mallards by Herter's. These are their Market Hunter Model(life size). They are pre-printed canvas over cork bodies with nicely carved pine heads. Very good original condition with some in-use gunning wear and a few small holes in the canvas.

Carver:

Weight: 5
Price: $370

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HERTER'S EIDER JY

HERTER'S FACTORY,WASECA, MN.
Herter's factory Eider working decoy from the early 70's. Near mint O.P. and condition. "1893" style,Ca. early 70's.

Carver:

Weight: 10
Price: $245

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Herter's Great Horned Owl

Herter's Inc., Waseca,MN. JY F-89
Great Horned Owl by Herter's Inc., Waseca,MN. in excellent original condition, with some in-use gunning wear as shown,small chip on the back of one ear,balsa body, taxidermy glass eyes, bear claw beak. C-1948.

Carver:
Herters
Weight: 10
Price: $1495

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Herter's Great Horned Owl JY

Herter's Inc., Waseca,MN.
JY Great Horned Wooden Owl in very good original paint as well as condition. Some in-use wear, very minor. The putty around the long bear claw is missing in addition to the wedge that holds one hardwood ear, some touch up to the white on the breast and brown on the tail,as well as some roughness on the tip of the tail. Retains original glass eyes and is a Balsa body decoy. Ca. 1948.

Carver:
Herters
Weight: 15
Price: $895

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HERTERS HEN MALLARD

HERTERS FACTORY,WASECA,MN.
Very early hen mallard by the Herters factory. This is what they called their Market Hunter model. Oversized working decoy in pre-printed canvas covered over a cork body with a finely crafted wooden head. Very good original condition with some in-use gunning wear on the bill and a few small holes in the canvas. Retains original glass eyes. Ca. late 1940's. Nice factory example in good condition.

Carver:
Herters
Weight: 8
Price: $230

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HERTERS HEN PINTAIL JY

HERTERS DECOY FACTORY,WASECA,MN. F61 JY
Hen Pintail by the Herters Decoy Company. Model perfect in excellent O.P. as well as overall good structural condition with some rubs to the paint as shown. Retains original glass eyes and has nice bill carving as well as appealing form. Ca. 1940's.

Carver:
Herters
Weight: 10
Price: $195

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Herter's Mallard Pair

EARLY pair of mallards by Herter's factory. Market Hunter Model(life size) with pre-printed canvas covered over cork bodies. Carved pine heads in very good original condition with some in-use gunning wear and a few small tears to the canvas. Original glass eyes,bill carving,Ca. 1930's. RARE SLEEPER DRAKE.

Carver:
Herters
Weight: 0
Price: $355

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HERTERS MALLARD SWIMMING DECOY

HERTERS SWIMMING MALLARD WORKING DECOY CIRCA 1945 IN ORIGINAL CONDITION AS WELL AS PAINT IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. I BELIEVE THIS IS THE THIRD IN THE PRODUCTION OF THE HERTERS LINE WHICH IS A CORK BODY WITH A "PLASTIC INK" PRINTED CLOTH COVERING AND WOODEN MACHINE PRODUCED HEAD DUE TO THE BOTTOM BOARD METAL STRIP WHICH IS ZINC NOT BRASS, TESTED WITH A MAGNET. I BELIEVE THIS ALSO TO BE ONE OF THEIR KITS WHICH ALLOWED A HUNTER TO SAVE A LITTLE MONEY AND AS SUCH WAS PUT TOGETHER BY SOMEONE PRIOR TO HUNTING OVER IT. THE SWIMMING STYLE IS NOT OFTEN FOUND AND THEREFORE COMMANDS A LITTLE HIGHER PRICE ESPECIALLY DUE TO THIS DECOYS CONDITION.

Carver:
Herters
Weight: 10
Price: $175

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Herter's Solid Red Breated Merganser RLM

Herter's Decoy Factory,Waseca,MN.
Red Breasted Drake Merganser from the Herter's Decoy Factory of Waseca,Minnesota. This decoy is in original paint as well as condition and retains the original glass eyes. It has the Herter's INC. 1893 stamp on the bottom of the decoy. Mint condition example of this decoy factory in a species not as easily found as some.

Carver:
Herters
Weight: 10
Price: $185

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HERTERS TURNED HEAD CLOTH MALLARD DECOY

EARLY TURNED HEAD MALLARD DECOY WHICH I BELIEVE TO BE A HERTERS KIT PRODUCED AROUND 1945 WHICH WAS A MACHINE PRODUCED HEAD WITH A ZINC PLATE THAT ATTACHED THE BOTTOM BOARD. THIS IS CLOTH PRE-PRINTED OVER CORK AND THE HEAD IS WOODEN, THE HEAD WAS NOT RESET, I BELIEVE THIS IS ORIGINAL AND NOT OFTEN FOUND ESPECIALLY IN THIS KIND OF ALL ORIGINAL EXCELLENT CONDITION. THE EARLY VERSION WAS BRASS WHICH I TESTED WITH A MAGNET AND AS SUCH DETERMINED IT TO BE ZINC. NICE FACTORY DECOY!!

Carver:
Herters
Weight: 10
Price: $150

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High Head Neenah Canvasback

Unidentified,Neenah Wisconsin
17" long and 9" high Canvasback Drake from Neenah Wisconsin attributed to J Carleson. Classic period decoy 1930 or earlier.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $325

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High Head Redhead Drake Decoy

Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin
Imposing hollow decoy in untouched original condition. Outstanding scratch feather paint. High head Redhead drake species with fine detailing to the bill. Very talented mid west carver. 13" long

Carver: Valley, Mike

Weight: 2
Price: $400

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High Head Redhead Hen

Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin
Outstanding appeal and form in high head design. Superior scratch paint technique used in feathering detail in all respects; especially the bill. All original untouched and mint condition. Decoy is hollow. 13" long

Carver: Valley, Mike

Weight: 2
Price: $400

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HIGH HEAD WISCONSIN CANVASBACK DECOY

HOLLOW, NICE FEATHER PAINT IN ORIGINAL CONDITION AS WELL AS PAINT, TIGHT AGE CRACK IN TWO LOCATIONS AROUND THE NECK AS SHOWN. HIGH HEAD WISCONSIN CARVING BY AN UNIDENTIFIED HAND WITH TAXIDERMY EYES, FLAT BOTTOM WITH PADDLE TAIL. ABOUT 16" LONG FROM THE TIP OF THE TAIL TO THE TIP OF THE BILL AND ABOUT 7" IN WIDTH. NICE DETAIL AS WELL AS GREAT FORM, CIRCA 1930'S.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $375

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HOLLOW BLUEBILL WITH NATE QUILLEN TRAITS

OLD BLUEBILL HOLLOW BODY WITH 1/2" BOTTOM BOARD WITH VERY SIMILAR CHARACTERISTICS TO NATE QUILLEN ESPECIALLY THE TAIL AND "CHEEKY" CARVING TO THE HEAD, ORIGINAL CONDITION CIRCA 1925. OLD SECOND COAT OF HUNTER PAINT TO THE BILL BREAST AND TAIL.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $250

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HOLLOW EAST COAST BRANT DECOY

HOLLOW BODY WORKING BRANT DUCK DECOY IN ORIGINAL CONDITION AS WELL AS PAINT WITH A NEW JERSEY INFLUENCE, HIGH NECK, CARVED EYES, HAIRLINE CRACK AT JOINT, ORIGINAL LEATHER STRAP AND BALLAST WEIGHT WITH THE INITIALS R.H. DECOY IS ABOUT 17" LONG BY 7" IN WIDTH.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $325

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HOLLOW HEN MALLARD BY THOMAS CHIADO OF SPRING VALL

VINTAGE HOLLOW FLAT BOTTOM HEN MALLARD IN ORIGINAL CONDITION AS WELL AS PAINT BY FAMED SPRING VALLEY ILLINOIS CARVER THOMAS CHIADO, CIRCA 1940, ABOUT 15" LONG BY 5" WIDE, DETAILED BILL CARVING AND OUTSTANDING WET PAINT BLENDING, GREAT POSTURE. CHIADO IS IN THE LOOMIS BIBLE OF FAMOUS ILLINOIS RIVER CARVERS.

Carver: Thomas Chiado

Weight: 10
Price: $595

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HOLLOW HURLEY CONKLIN BLUEBILL

HOLLOW BLUEBILL DECOY BY FAMED NEW JERSEY CARVER HURLEY CONKLIN IN EXCELLENT ORIGINAL PAINT AS WELL AS CONDITION WITH TURNED HEAD STYLE AS SHOWN, HAS THE H CONKLIN STAMP ON THE BOTTOM AS WELL AS HIS SIGNATURE DRILLED BALLAST WEIGHT,15" LONG BY ABOUT 5" AT THE WIDEST POINT. DETAILED BILL AND TAIL CARVING.

Carver: Hurley Conklin

Weight: 10
Price: $225

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Hollow Perry Wilcoxin Drake Canvasback

Perry Wilcoxin, Liverpool,Illinois,MM
Perry Wilcoxin Drake Canvasback(1862-1954). Flat hollow two piece construction, pine body, paddle tail, dimple eyes, snakey neck in the best of the best in terms of form. Three piece head neck construction with a couple small nails under the bill. Decoy was given a careful coat of wash due to several coats of badly done over paint and shows faint remains of the original paint indicating the decoy was a Drake Canvasback. Other than that, the decoy is as found as I simply hate to put any paint at all on ancient great decoys. I recently floated this decoy at a Ducks Unlimited event and was glad I did. As good as it will be on any collectors shelf, I realize it's real home is in the water!

Carver: Perry Wilcoxen

Weight: 10
Price: $475

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HOLLOW TURNED HEAD DRAKE MALLARD DELAWARE RIVER

GREAT TURNED HEAD DRAKE MALLARD ATTRIBUTED TO THE DELAWARE RIVER REGION DONE BY AN UNIDENTIFIED HAND IN WONDERFUL FORM, ORIGINAL CONDITION AS WELL AS PAINT. HOLLOW WITH ORIGINAL GLASS EYES AND LEATHER STAMP ON THE BOTTOM AS WELL AS BALLAST WEIGHT. ABOUT 15" LONG BY 6" IN WIDTH, ROESCH STAMPED ON THE BOTTOM AS SHOWN.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $350

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HOLLOW TWO PIECE DRAKE MALLARD ATTRIBUTED TO PEKIN

EARLY HOLLOW BODY DRAKE MALLARD ATTRIBUTED TO A CARVER FROM THE PEKIN, ILLINOIS AREA IN ORIGINAL CONDITION WITH SOME PAINT TOUCH-UP TO THE TAIL AND HEAD ATTRIBUTED TO WEAR FROM IN-USE GUNNING. RETAINS THE GLASS EYES AS WELL AS THE BALLAST WEIGHT ON THE BOTTOM AS SHOWN

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $250

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HUDSON DRAKE BLUEBILL JY

HUDSON DECOY CO.,PASCAGOULA,MS. S10 JY
Drake Bluebill by Hudson Decoy Company. Good O.P. as well as condition. Rigged for hunting and used as such. Moderate in use gunning wear. Retains original glass eyes. Ca. 1943.

Carver:
Hudson
Weight: 10
Price: $165

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Hudson Factory Drake Pintail JY

Hudson Decoy Factory,Pascagoula,MS.
Drake Pintail from this old factory in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Hudson's top of the line smooth body solid model in very good original paint and near mint condition. Some in-use gunning wear noted to the paint in some areas. Retains the original glass eyes. Ca. 1940.

Carver:
Hudson
Weight: 10
Price: $285

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HUDSON HEN CANVASBACK JY

HUDSON DECOY CO.,PASCAGOULA,MS. S9 JY
Hen Canvasback by the Hudson Decoy Company in excellent O.P and condition. Minor age wear as decoy has never been rigged. Vac-Sta model,Ca. 1925-1940. See Pascagoula Decoys page 38 and 40.

Carver:
Hudson
Weight: 10
Price: $165

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HUDSON HEN MALLARD

HUDSON DECOY FACTORY,PASCAGOULA,MS.
Hen mallard by the Hudson Decoy factory Ca.1935.Mint O.P. and condition from one of a series of decoy factories from Pascagoula during the era of mass produced decoys for the purpose mainly of Market Gunning. Retains the original glass eyes. See "NAFD" page 209 for more information on this company or refer to the book, Pascagoula Decoys by Brosco.

Carver:

Weight: 3
Price: $175

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Hump Back Columbia River Black Duck

Unidentified,British Columbia
13" solid hump back Columbia River Black Duck. Nice scratch paint and painted eyes, circa 1930's. A bargin for the asking price!

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $145

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Hurley Conklin Green Wing Teal

Hurley Conklin,Manahawkin,N.J. E 6
Hollow, sleek Green Wing Teal decoy created by New Jersey carver Hurley Conklin (1913-1993). Original condition as well as paint with excellent form especially to the head and neck which is very well done from the knife of a master carver. Decoy is being offered from my personal collection and is from one of the two most prolific carvers in New Jersey history along with Harry V. Shourds. Lead weight embedded into the bottom of the decoy for balance. Stamped in the makers hand H. CONKLIN.14" Long.

Carver: Hurley Conklin

Weight: 10
Price: $395

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Illinois Field Goose Decoy

Unidentified Illinois Standing Goose
Very nice standing Goose in original paint directly from the collection of legendary collector Joe French from his personal collection. Measures about 24" from the bill to the tail. Two piece head in great form and nice old dry patina. This decoy has a professional repair to a crack in the neck under the head. Very collectible decoy which was once hunted over.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $525

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Indiana Balsa Drake Mallard

Indiana Attributed,Unidentified Carver, MW 30
Very interesting Balsa drake Mallard from Indiana. Large over sized working decoy circa 1940-1945 in original paint as well as condition. Great head with several small age cracks as shown.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $285

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Indiana Mallard Drake #2

Unidentified,Attributed to Indiana
Very well done Drake Mallard from Indiana carved by an unidentified talented hand. Pine head with a Balsa body. The detail to the head and bill carving along with the overlapping tail feather carving is quite well done. Circa 1930's.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $350

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J.M. HAYS WOOD PRODUCTS COMPANY PINTAIL DECOY

VERY RARE SOLID BODY J.M. HAYS WOOD PRODUCTS COMPANY PINTAIL, JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI CIRCA (1921-1925) IN ORIGINAL CONDITION AS WELL AS PAINT USED AND RIGGED AS A HUNTING DECOY. PAINT IS PRETTY WELL WORN, BUT THIS IS A RARE AND GREAT EXAMPLE OF A SELDOM FOUND SPECIES FOR THIS FACTORY, THESE CAN BE CONFUSED WITH MASONS AS THEY PRODUCED DURING THE SAME TIME PERIOD, BUT THE PAINT WAS NOT AS WELL FINISHED AS MASON'S. DECOY IS ABOUT 17" LONG BY 5" WIDE, RETAINING THE ORIGINAL GLASS EYES. THIS DECOY WAS PURCHASED AT A GUYETTE AND SCHMIDT AUCTION AND VERIFIED BY THEM AS A HAYS.

Carver:
Hays
Weight: 10
Price: $750

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J.R. WELLS BLACK DUCK

JOHN R. WELLS,TORONTO,CANADA
Hollow Black Duck,Ca. 1920. O.P. as well as condition with typical in-use wear to the paint as shown. J.R. Wells is one of the most respected carvers from this region who got his start as head carpenter and foreman of a well known boat builder in Toronto about the same time he began to acquire a real talent for understanding proper form of a working duck decoy. His work as shown here exemplifies this talent.

Carver: John Wells

Weight: 4
Price: $750

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J.W. Reynolds Dead Duck Support

J.W. Reynolds, Forest part,Illinois F7
Rare piece of hunting lore produced by J.W. Reynolds called the "Jiffy" Dead Duck Support. Ca. 1930 produced in limited production for the purpose of placing dead ducks shot into the spread to increase the "Lure" of the spread. Few examples of this type of product exist, especially in original near mint condition. Markings as shown say "Jiffy" Dead Duck Holder, J.W. Reynolds,Forest Park, Illinois. See also a copy of an old catalog showing this product advertised for $4.60 per dozen or $2.50 per half dozen! A great addition to any factory decoy collection.

Carver:
J.W. Reynolds
Weight: 10
Price: $295

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Jack Wells Hen Mallard

J.R.W. Jack Wells,Toronto,Ontario
Magnificent solid body Hen Mallard from Toronto carver J.R. Jack Wells in original paint as well as condition. Used as a hunting decoy on a very limited basis, this great example of Wells skill retains his bold paint and is in great form! Wonderful old patina with skillful paint blending make this an excellent investment grade decoy. Retains the original glass eyes and the decoy has a very unusual upside down brand as shown on the bottom!

Carver: J.R. Jack Wells

Weight: 15
Price: $4250

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Jack Wells Hen Mallard

J.R.W. Jack Wells,Toronto,Ontario
Magnificent solid body Hen Mallard from Toronto carver J.R. Jack Wells in original paint as well as condition. Used as a hunting decoy on a very limited basis, this great example of Wells skill retains his bold paint and is in great form! Wonderful old patina with skillful paint blending make this an excellent investment grade decoy. Retains the original glass eyes and the decoy has a very unusual upside down brand as shown on the bottom!

Carver: J.R. Jack Wells

Weight: 15
Price: $3500

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James Lapham Drake Mallard

James Lapham,Dennisport,MA.,RM
Mini Drake Mallard by James Lapham with the makers signature on the bottom that also says #30. Mint condition in original paint as well as condition mounted on an oval base. About 4.5 inches long with great feather detail as good as Crowell many including myself believe. Nice posture and an investment grade quality carving that will go up in value over time!

Carver: Lapham, James

Weight: 10
Price: $650

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JAMES POLLITT DRAKE CANVASBACK ORIGINAL CONDITION

***ILLINOIS RIVER DRAKE CANVASBACK BY JAMES POLLITT OF LEWISTOWN, ILLINOIS CIRCA 1940. ORIGINAL CONDITION WITH SOME PAINT TOUCH-UP TO THE FRONT BLACK PAINT AREA. THIS IS BY FAR ONE OF THE BEST EXAMPLE OF THIS CARVERS WORK I HAVE EVER SEEN AND THE FORM IS GREAT AND IS CONFUSED WITH PERRY WILCOXIN. SPECIAL APPRECIATION OF THE HIGH ALERT NECK POSITION. THE ORIGINAL KEEL WEIGHT IS STILL THERE AND IS SIGNED IN THE MAKERS HAND. POLLITT DECOYS ARE HARD TO FIND IN ANY CONDITION!!

Carver: JAMES POLLITT

Weight: 10
Price: $700

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JAMES POLLITT DRAKE CANVASBACK ORIGINAL CONDITION

***ILLINOIS RIVER DRAKE CANVASBACK BY JAMES POLLITT OF LEWISTOWN, ILLINOIS CIRCA 1940. ORIGINAL CONDITION WITH SOME PAINT TOUCH-UP TO THE FRONT BLACK PAINT AREA. THIS IS BY FAR ONE OF THE BEST EXAMPLE OF THIS CARVERS WORK I HAVE EVER SEEN AND THE FORM IS GREAT AND IS CONFUSED WITH PERRY WILCOXIN. SPECIAL APPRECIATION OF THE HIGH ALERT NECK POSITION. THE ORIGINAL KEEL WEIGHT IS STILL THERE AND IS SIGNED IN THE MAKERS HAND. POLLITT DECOYS ARE HARD TO FIND IN ANY CONDITION!!

Carver: James Pollitt

Weight: 10
Price: $700

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Jamie Hand Black Duck

Jamie Hand,Cape May,N.J.,
As a guide and carver Jamie Hand carries on a family tradition on Cape May dating back to 1690. He was tutored in his carving by Hurley Conklin and Harry Shourds III and his style is a combination of both carvers smooth sculptural lines with that Jersey flair, the decoy is hollow and has the J.H.P. brand on the bottom. Sure to be a classic collectible! See Decoy Magazine Jan./Feb. 1996 for a three page article on this carver.

Carver: Jamie Hand

Weight: 10
Price: $265

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Jeff Faigley Mallard Duck Call

Jeff Faigley,Lancaster,Ohio
JY Textured duck call with a great carved drake Mallard in flight. Two paneled call with pebbled background in very nice relief carving. Retains metal reed and is carved out of cherry. Mint in all respects and a very unique call to own for any collector.

Carver: Jeff Faigley

Weight: 10
Price: $275

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Jenzte Drake Mallard

Jenzte,Peoria,Illinois PRICE REDUCED! MW 36
Drake Mallard in original paint as well as condition. Cork body with a nicely carved pine head in wonderful form. Interesting "beaver" tail and very well done scratch paint technique probably painted by Henry Holmes who painted for many fine Illinois River carvers. Ca. 1920

Carver: Jantzen

Weight: 15
Price: $320

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Jerry Silosky Barred Owl

Jerry Silosky,MI.,JY
Life size hand carved Barred Owl by Jerry Silosky., in near mint original paint as well as condition, mounted on a burl wood stand, the Owl is 171/2" tall (not including the stand), circa 1970's.

Carver: Jerry Silosky

Weight: 10
Price: $895

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Jess Johnson Hen Merganser

Jess Johnson,Bailey Island,Maine
One of the rarest of the Maine carvers, Jess Johnson from Bailey Island, Maine. This decoy was found on Orr's Island and is believed to be from records of ownership right around Ca. 1920 in outstanding large body form with a lot of in-use gunning wear to the paint as well as a fairly substantial neck repair and at least one replaced eye. The head and bill carving are very detailed and resemble the Mason style which quite a few carvers tried to achieve. Some old paint strengthening to the back as well as around the neck is evident. This is a very nice old working Toller from a very good carver who is known in Maine as such.

Carver: Jess Johnson

Weight: 10
Price: $975

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Jesse Baker Black Duck

Jesse Baker,Trenton,Ontario,Canada PRICE REDUCED! C 37
Black duck in original scratch paint as well as condition. Carved in the early 40's by this talented Belleville style decoy maker this slightly turned head Black Duck with a beaver tail and tack eyes would be a great addition to any collection. Some in-use gunning wear to the paint especially around the lower neck as shown.

Carver: Jesse Baker

Weight: 10
Price: $300

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Jesse Blackstone Mini Robin

Jess "Jesse" Blackstone, Peterborough, N.H.,MM E7
A nicely carved and wonderfully painted mini Robin by famed New Hampshire carver Jess Blackstone in original paint as well as condition which is mint. #239 on the bottom with the signature of Blackstone which would make this carving circa 1954-1956. Blackstone was an Ornithologist and this accounts for his attention to detail and his clean, meticulous rendition of this bird carving. The oval base is about 1.5" across and is Pine, made to appear like slate. Note the feet which on close inspection are wooden, but appear to be a part of the base they way they blend in, which is highly skillful. This carving is about 4" long from the tip of the bill to the tip of the tail and about 1" in width. A wonderful example of his work!

Carver: Jesse Blackstone

Weight: 10
Price: $1350

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Jesse Blackstone Ruby Kinglet

E-100 Jesse Blackstone,Peterborough,N.H.,
Outstanding Ruby Kinglet by Jesse Blackstone of Peterborough,New Hampshire in original paint as well as condition and mint condition in all respects. Great form dome using an outstanding wet over wet paint blending technique. A very clean, meticulous rendition by one of the great mini carvers!

Carver: Jesse Blackstone

Weight: 10
Price: $285

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Jesse Blackstone Widgeon

Jess "Jesse" Blackstone, Peterborough, N.H.,MM E5
Famed New Hampshire carver and Ornithologist Jess "Jesse" Blackstone carving, which is an extremely rare mini Drake "Baldpate" or Widgeon as they are commonly called. This carvers background shows in the end result with a clean precise interpretation of the coloring and feathering. This work of art is original and mint in all respects. It is estimated Blackstone only carved about 12 of this species, although he carved between 8,500 and 8,750 total carvings, not including his work for Fieldcraft or the combined efforts with his father. This is a very early example of this carvers work as well which is the fourth Baldpate mini he carved which makes this circa 1947.The base is a pine oval that appears to look like slate. The length is about 4" in length and about 1.5" in width. This is an investment quality carving and may be one of his best works. The carving is signed in the makers hand.

Carver: Jesse Blackstone

Weight: 10
Price: $2300

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JOBES DRAKE REDHEAD

HARRY JOBES,ABERDEEN,MARYLAND
Drake redhead by Captain Harry Jobes of Maryland. Near mint in all respects in O.P. Jobes was one of the carvers that learned his trade in the Madison Mitchell school. Decoy is rigged with a ballast weight and has classic painted eyes. Signed on the bottom in the hand of the maker.

Carver: Jobes, Harry

Weight: 4
Price: $95

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Joe Gigl Drake Mallard

Joe Gigl,Fremont,WI.PRICE REDUCED! MW 41
Solid heavy over sized Drake Mallard by Wisconsin carver Joe Gigl. Original condition as well as paint with the exception of a recent touch-up to the cheeks where the paint is worn, as shown. Very slight crack around the base of the neck with various minor rubs to the paint attributed to in-use gunning wear as shown. Retains the original glass eyes with very detailed carving to the bill, similar to a Mason premiere grade decoy. Very minor wear to the tip of the bill. Decoy has a hole drilled into the bottom where the dowel is attached to the head. The bottom also has the initials R L burned into the bottom. Length: 18" Investment quality grade decoy.

Carver: Joe Gigl

Weight: 20
Price: $450

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JOE GIGLE EARLY DRAKE CANVASBACK

JOE GIGLE CIRCA 1920 SOLID BODY CANVASBACK DRAKE, 18.5" LONG IN ORIGINAL PAINT AS WELL AS CONDITION, HIS DECOYS AFTER 1920'S HAD CORK BODIES, BUT THE SAME GREAT HEAD.

Carver: Joe Gigl

Weight: 10
Price: $350

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JOE KING DRAKE OLD SQUAW

JOE KING,PARKERTOWN,N.J.PRICE REDUCED E 37
Drake Old Squaw (Long Tailed Duck) popular in places like the Northeast region. In Maine we often gun for these after our Eider shoot has concluded. They are very fast and good decoys like this one make all the difference. Original paint as well as condition for this working decoy example from Joe King with nice form and wonderful patina. A few in-use rubs to the paint tips as shown. A very good example of this carvers work!

Carver: Joe King

Weight: 10
Price: $930

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JOE LINCOLN BLACK DUCK

JOSEPH LINCOLN,ACCORD,MA.PRICE REDUCED E 41
Solid Black Duck with a slightly turned head in swimming pose. It is branded on the bottom in large letters HH-ACCORD which I attribute too Herbert Hatch who was a close friend of Lincoln. It is possible that Hatch could have produced this decoy with direct assistance from Lincoln. However, it is to sophisticated a decoy for Hatch to have produced on his own. This decoy was in over paint and taken down to the original paint, some of which on the sides was worn to the lead base paint. Rare posture for Lincoln and a very graceful piece of work.

Carver: Lincoln, Joseph

Weight: 10
Price: $2200

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JOE LINCOLN CANVAS OVER SLAT CANADA GOOSE

JOSEPH LINCOLN,ACCORD MA. PRICE REDUCED!E 12
Joseph Lincoln canvas over slat Canada Goose in original structural condition. Second coat of paint is an old coat by Lincoln himself. This decoy was heavily used to hunt over and shows several shot marks. Paint shows crackling from the weather, but overall a good example of his work.

Carver: Lincoln, Joseph

Weight: 12
Price: $625

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Joe Lincoln Mini Drake Mallard

Joe Lincoln,Accord,MA.,RM
Rare mint condition mini Joe Lincoln Drake Mallard in original paint as well as condition. No defects of any kind found. About 4" long with the Lincoln stamp on the bottom.Purchased in an early Oliver auction. Lincoln did not do a lot of these. Investment grade!

Carver: Lincoln, Joseph

Weight: 10
Price: $1900

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Joe Lincoln Self Bailing White Wing Scoter

E-103 Joseph Whiting Lincoln,Accord,MA.,
17" hollowed out self bailing White Wing Scoter in original condition as well as paint. H.C. Hunt brand appears both on the top as well as on the bottom of the decoy. A few shot marks as well as a few scratch marks and dings associated with in-use gunning wear. Thick bottom board and carved eyes, a very collectible decoy.

Carver: Lincoln, Joseph

Weight: 10
Price: $975

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Joe Mommeny Drake Canvasback

Joe Mommeny,Wallaceburg,Ontario C4
Drake Canvasback by Joe Mommeny of Wallaceburg,Ontario. Circa 1930's from the Lake Saint Clair style bobtail with glass eyes, about 75% original paint and all original condition.A good example of this carvers work.

Carver: Joe Mommeny

Weight: 10
Price: $885

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Joe Mumney Bluebill Drake

Joe Momney,Wallaceburg,Kent County,,Ontario (1869-1968)
Bluebill Drake by the late Joe Momney of London,Ontario, Ca. 1950's. In original paint as well as condition. This was a working decoy and is in excellent condition and retains the functional condition in which it was created. For a reference see Ontario Decoys by Bernie Gates. Also,page 70 "Waterfowl Decoys of Southwestern Ontario" by Paul Brisco.

Carver: Joe Mumney

Weight: 15
Price: $375

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Joe Piper Can

JOE PIPER,ST. CLAIR FLATS,Ca. 1905
The form of this early antique from 1905 is great. The decoy is a hollow Canvasback and the entire history is to be seen on the bottom. Branded with "Jim Mcllhinny" and "Hy Dahlka". It says also"Made by Joe Piper approx. 1905, repainted Jim Mcllhinny 1975, Identified by Ben Schmidt for Jim Mc". Repaint was professionally done in 1975 as stated. Wonderful collectible treasure! CARVER:JOE PIPER 1905

Carver: Piper, Joe

Weight: 3
Price: $1500

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JOHN B. WINTER PINTAIL

JOHN WINTER,BURLINGAME,CA.
JY Drake Pintail by John B. Winter(Cleveland Wrecking Co.,)Burlingame,CA. Near mint O.P. as well as condition.Balsa body retaining the original eyes. Neck filler is missing.See "Wildfowl Decoys of the Pacific Coast" by Miller page 190 for more information on this decoy manufacturer. Ca.1947 in great form.

Carver: John B. Winter
Cleveland Wrecking Company
Weight: 10
Price: $345

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JOHN CHEEK DRAKE CANVASBACK

E-500 ***DRAKE CANVASBACK BY JOHN CHEEK IN ORIGINAL NEAR MINT TO MINT CONDITION AS WELL AS PAINT. GREAT CLASSIC CARVING STYLE WITH DETAILED CARVING TO THE HEAD, TAIL AS WELL AS RAISED WING CARVING. SIGNED AND DATED IN THE MAKERS HAND ON THE BOTTOM. 17" LONG WITH THE ORIGINAL GLASS EYES.

Carver: John Cheek

Weight: 10
Price: $475

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John LaFlair Whistler

John LaFlair,Prescott-Ogdensburg,NY E 17
Thousand Islands working decoy in original paint as well as condition. Decoy retains the original glass eyes and shows obvious wear to the paint and quite a few shot marks all attributed to in-use. This is a solid body Whistler Hen in very nice form by John LaFlair,Circa 1920.

Carver: John LaFlair

Weight: 10
Price: $475

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JOHN LEEDER GROSBEAK

JOHN P. LEEDER,NORTH AUGUSTA, ONTARIO C 28
*WARD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2006 2nd IN WORLD *ELEVATED TO THE STATUS OF WORLD ELITE MASTER CARVER OFFERS TO MALLAR DECOYS: A stunning example of his talent. This rose breasted Grosbeak is in bold paint and great form. Anatomically correct without sacrifice of creative design. The illusion of feathers and soft pleasant appearance give the term life like new meaning.Life size male in full spring plumage. The wood used in the carving is Tupelo and the paint is acrylic. Dimensions:Height:17". Width:10". Depth: 10"

Carver: Leeder, John

Weight: 10
Price: $1375

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John Mott Sr. Drake Mallard

***JOHN FRED MOTT,SR.,MALLARD DRAKE FROM PEKIN, ILLINOIS, CIRCA 1920. SOLID BODY WORKING DECOY IS ABOUT 16" LONG WITH SOME WEAR TO THE PAINT ON THE BILL, HEAD AND TAIL AS WELL AS SEVERAL SHOT MARKS TO THE HEAD, NECK AND BODY. FRED MOTT SR.'S WORK COVERS A HALF-CENTURY OF DECOY CARVING FROM THE MARKET HUNTING DAYS OF THE LATE 1800'S TO THE EARLY 1900'S. VERY COLLECTIBLE EXAMPLE OF THIS CARVERS WORK!!

Carver: Fred Mott Sr.

Weight: 10
Price: $450

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John Mott Sr. Drake Mallard

John Mott Sr.,Peoria,Illinois
This decoy is from the personal rig of John Mott Sr.,(1866-1934) who was a Marker Gunner. This solid body Drake Mallard retains the original tack eyes and is believed to be an old over paint to the head, breast and tail by Rudy Kneer of Peoria. Neck is a little loose allowing the head to turn about 30 degrees right to left. Very collectible antique decoy! Old square weight on bottom has been removed.

Carver: John Mott Sr.

Weight: 10
Price: $285

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John Tax Bluebill Hen

John Tax,West Union,MN., MW 32
Two piece old hollow Bluebill Hen by premiere carver John Tax. Probably a mix of some original paint as well as a repaint to the head. Great little decoy capturing the form that shows once again the talent of this great Minnesota carver. Original condition working decoy would make a great addition to any collection at a very nice price.

Carver: Tax, John

Weight: 08
Price: $225

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John Tax Goldeneye

John Tax,West Union,MN.MW 23
John Tax decoy in original condition. Was probably originally meant to be a Bluebill, but is a contemporary repaint as a Goldeneye. John Tax is highly sought after by collectors and is thought by most to be the best carver from Minnesota to have ever lived. This is an inexpensive way to own a decoy from a carver who has commanded prices in excess of $100,000!

Carver: Tax, John

Weight: 10
Price: $140

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John Tax Pair Of Canvas Mallards JY

John Tax,Osakis,MN.
A pair of John Tax canvas Mallards. Excellent original paint and condition. Canvas for this carver and in this condition is very rare. Tax was Minnesota's greatest decoy maker and many of his wooden decoys have sold at auction for in excess of $10,000 plus! Ca. 1938.

Carver: Tax, John

Weight: 10
Price: $2875

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JOHN WELLS BLUE BILL

JOHN R. "JACK" WELLS,TORONTO,CANADA PRICE REDUCED!C18
Toronto carver and long time guide for the Royal Hunting Party. Some O.P. with restoration to the neck as well as a small portion of the tail. The decoy is stamped on the bottom J.R.W. maker and is a solid body decoy,Ca. 1890.Head may be by Warin as the two carvers knew each other and the bill does look like a Warin head done at the original time of the carving.

Carver: John Wells

Weight: 10
Price: $575

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JOHNSON FOLDING WAXED GEESE BW

WM. R. JOHNSON CO.,SEATTLE,WA. F48
Set of five Johnson folding fiberboard decoys. Waxed Canadian Geese are early, Ca. 1940 in O.P and very good condition without the stakes. Makes an excellent addition to a factory decoy collection or antique store inventory. Height from bottom of body to top of head is approx. 19" high. Heads are designed to be placed in several different positions within a field spread. Decoys have been hunted over.

Carver:
W.M. Johnson Company
Weight: 10
Price: $110

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Joiner Stipple Finish BB

Charlie Joiner,Betterton/Chestertown,MD.,LC
Solid body stipple finish Bluebill by Charlie Joiner who learned to carve from Madison Mitchell and often carved in his shop. Typical painted eyes for this region with original weight as shown, original paint as well as condition.

Carver: Joiner, Charlie

Weight: 10
Price: $575

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Joseph Sieger Canvasback Drake

Joseph Sieger,Tustin,WI.MW 3
Great hollow example from Mid West carver Joseph Sieger. Very nice form with great symmetry and balance. Hollow example in original condition. Attribution to Sieger is based in bottom board as well as shape and form to similar decoys that have recently surfaced.

Carver: Joseph Sieger

Weight: 10
Price: $575

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Joseph West Hollow Black Duck

Joseph West,Bordentown,N.J. E2
17" hollow Black Duck by Joseph West of Bordentown New Jersey. See page 108 in "Floating Sculpture". Nice Delaware River bird with very clean lines in original paint as well as condition with some in-use gunning wear to the paint as seen.Thick copper piece of hardware used as a bottom weight.

Carver: Joseph West

Weight: 10
Price: $675

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Juluis Middlesteadt Black Duck

Julius Middlesteadt, Buffalo, NY.,JY
Black Duck by Julius Middlesteadt, Buffalo, NY., in very good original paint as well as condition, with some in-use gunning wear, tack eyes, bill carving, partial neck crack which is stable, this decoy has been in Jim Young's personal collection since 1993, circa 1935.

Carver: Julius Middlesteadt

Weight: 10
Price: $575

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JURGENSON CANVASBACK

OTTO JURGENSON,BOOM BAY,WISCONSIN JY M47
Magnum drake Canvasback which is cork with a wooden head, probably basswood with very nice form and detail. Very good O.P. as well as condition. Wooden bottom board with tight crack in bill,original glass eyes. Some chipping of the cork around the neck as shown in photo. Super decoy! Length:20"

Carver: Jurgenson, Otto

Weight: 10
Price: $235

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K.D. Factory Bluebill

Popular patented decoy by SPECIALTY MFG, CO. ST. PAUL, MN. circa 1930's in original paint. cavity in bottom fits the head for easy transport.

Carver:
KD Decoy(Speciality Mfg. Co.)
Weight: 10
Price: $100

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KD Decoy Drake Mallard

KD Decoy (Specialty Mfg. Co.),St.Paul,MN. F35 JY
Drake Mallard by KD Decoy (Specialty Mfg. Co.), St. Paul,Minnesota.Very good original paint as well as condition. Breakdown model where the head can be stored in the body, original glass eyes, KD Factory lead line holder on bottom, see (NAFD) pages 225-227 for more information regarding this company. Circa 1919-1925.

Carver:

Weight: 10
Price: $285

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Ken Anger Black Duck

Ken Anger,Dunnville,Ontario
Ken Anger Black Duck in 95% original paint and 100% original condition. This Dunnville school carver is considered to be the master of the rasp and is considered by many to be the most sought after Canadian carver for collectors. (1905-1961). Great form and is top recommended carver by Kangas/Brisco/Gatee!

Carver: Anger, Ken

Weight: 10
Price: $1350

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Ken Anger Green Wing Teal

Ken Anger,Dunneville,Ontario
Ken Anger(1905-1961) Green Wing Teal in original condition. This is an early example of the carvers work. Nice form showing a limited amount of the carvers rasp work as he was learning the technique. Some paint loss as shown attributed to in-use gunning wear. Purchased several years ago at a John Simpson auction.

Carver: Anger, Ken

Weight: 10
Price: $995

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Ken Anger Hen Mallard

Ken Anger,Dunnville,Ontario,Canada
This is a beautiful wooden solid working decoy by the well documented, late Ken Anger (1905-1961), from Dunnville,Ontario,Canada. Anger decoys in this condition are prized by investment quality decoy collectors from around the world. This is an opportunity to own one of Angers early 1940's treasures. Mr Anger was known as the rasp master. The man I got this decoy from, is in his late 80's and he remembers being with his Dad when they went to Ken's house to buy this and 12 other Mallards. This decoy was hunted over and retired in the 60's and brought into his home with great pride.This is an early example. The paint is 100% original as well as the condition. Measurements are approx. 16" long by 6" in height. Decoy retains the original glass eyes. Documentation reference can be found in Ontario Decoys, Decoys Of Southwestern Ontario And The Men That Made Them, Book #1 as well as book #2.

Carver: Anger, Ken

Weight: 15
Price: $1985

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Ken Greenlee Sleeping Drake Mallard

Ken Greenlee,Burlington,Iowa
Early Drake Mallard sleeper. Ca. 1925 in original paint and rare pose for this carver. Two piece hollow design shows small age crack around the seam with a couple minor rubs to the paint. Tack eyes with bill carving detail. Nice carving detail to the tail feathers. Working decoy has a drilled hole on the bottom. Also noted is a small piece connecting the body to the bill on the underside. Outstanding form in this old toller which is certainly an investment grade decoy.

Carver: Ken Greenlee

Weight: 15
Price: $2175

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Ken Harris Black Duck

Ken Harris,Woodville,New York
A very nice light weight Ken Harris Black Duck working decoy with original keel which I believe was repainted by his assistant and known carver Leo McIntosh who learned to carve from Ken Harris. Length: 16". Has Harris Stamp on bottom.

Carver: Harris, Ken

Weight: 10
Price: $225

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KEN HARRIS BLACK JY

KEN HARRIS,WOODVILLE,NEW YORK
Black duck by popular New York state carver Ken Harris. Bears the Harris stamp on the bottom. Very good O.P. as well as condition with some in-use gunning wear. Retains the original glass eyes with great form and mellow patina. Ca. 1950.

Carver: Harris, Ken

Weight: 0
Price: $200

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Ken Harris Canada Goose

Ken Harris,Woodville,New York
Rare glass eye example of a working Ken Harris Canada Goose with a slightly turned head. This decoy was used to hunt over and as such has a few shot marks, typical although limited in-use gunning wear to the paint as shown. This Harris example also has a hair line crack at the base of the neck along with a couple small minor rubs to the tail.Paint as well as condition is mostly original with the exception of a limited amount of paint touch-up to the neck and to the white patch on the head. This example has the typical Harris keel and is stamped Ken Harris Decoys, Woodville, N.Y. on the bottom. Approx. Length: 22"

Carver: Harris, Ken

Weight: 20
Price: $325

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Ken Harris Decorative Drake Scaup

E-106 Ken Harris,Woodville,N.Y.,HW
Decorative Ken Harris outstanding Drake Scaup carving in original condition as well as paint in excellent shape. 45% turned head, solid body, stamp burned into the wood by the maker on the bottom. Great paint and some of the best comb paint and feather carving detail I have ever seen. Raised tail feathers in great form, one of the best examples of this carvers work! About 12" in length.

Carver: Harris, Ken

Weight: 10
Price: $495

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KEN HARRIS DRAKE CANVASBACK

KEN HARRIS,WOODVILLE,NEW YORK E 39
Drake Canvasback in very good original condition as well as paint with in-use gunning wear. Balsa body with a nicely detailed pine head. Intricate bill carving with the original glass eyes. Small shallow chip to one side of bill. Keel with Harris stamp on the bottom.

Carver: Harris, Ken

Weight: 10
Price: $325

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Ken Harris Drake Canvasback

Ken Harris,Woodville,N.Y.
JY Drake Canvasback by Ken Harris, Woodville,N.Y; balsa hunting model,very good O.P. as well as condition, with some wear to the tips of the paint attributed to gunning use. Small shallow chip to one side of bill, Harris stamp on the bottom in the maker's hand. Ca. 1950.

Carver: Harris, Ken

Weight: 15
Price: $325

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Ken Harris Drake Mallard

Ken Harris,Woodville,N.Y., E-64
Outstanding working decoy by Ken Harris of Woodville, New York in original paint as well as condition. Retains the original glass eyes as well as bottom keel. Outstanding paint blending on an early Drake Mallard. Great form and a great example of Ken's abilities!

Carver: Harris, Ken

Weight: 10
Price: $650

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Ken Harris Drake Mallard

E-120 ***KEN HARRIS OF WOODVILLE, NEW YORK, SOLID BODY WORKING DECOY WITH ORIGINAL PAINT TO THE BODY AND A SMALL PROFESSIONAL REPAIR TO THE HEAD. CIRCA 1940 WITH THE KEN HARRIS STAMP ON THE BOTTOM.

Carver: Harris, Ken

Weight: 10
Price: $225

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Ken Harris Drake Pintail

Ken h Harris,Woodville,NY.,JY 10E
Drake Pintail by Ken Harris, Woodville,NY., near mint original paint as well as condition, with a neck repair which appears to have been done by Harris when he was making the decoy, the paint over the repair appears to be original, glass eyes,bill carving detail,scratch painting on body, nice long tail, felt covered bottom with Harris stamp, C-1940's.

Carver: Harris, Ken

Weight: 10
Price: $650

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Ken Harris Drake Whistler

E-105 Ken Harris,Woodville,N.Y.,HW
A great decorative carving by master carver Ken Harris of Woodville,New York in original condition as well as paint. A couple of small rubs to the paint on the left side of the carving. Outstanding feather wet over wet paint blending and raised tail feather carving. Detailed bill carving, original glass eyes, solid body, 12" in length.One of this carvers best examples!

Carver: Harris, Ken

Weight: 10
Price: $495

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Ken Harris Drake Wood Duck

Ken Harris, Woodville,N.Y.,JY
Rare Drake Wood Duck by Ken Harris, Woodville,New York, near mint original paint as well as condition, except for a hair line crack in the tip of the drake's hood which is stable, BEAUTIFUL PAINT!, glass eyes, bill carving, felt-lined bottom with Harris stamp, this decoy was one of ken's decorative models that could have been used to hunt over! C-1950.

Carver: Harris, Ken

Weight: 10
Price: $895

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KEN HARRIS DRAKE WOOD DUCK

EMM8 KEN HARRIS DRAKE WOOD DUCK WHICH IS RARE TO FIND FROM THE HAND OF THIS WELL KNOWN AND RESPECTED CARVER FROM WOODVILLE NEW YORK. ORIGINAL CONDITION AS WELL AS PAINT WITH FADED STAMP ON THE BOTTOM. THE DECOY HAS THREE SMALL DRIP MARKS TOWARD THE TAIL AND A COUPLE SMALL RUBS ON THE LEFT SIDE TOWARD THE TAIL AREA OF THE DECOY, SMALL CRACK RUNNING THE LENGTH OF THE BOTTOM ATTRIBUTED TO THE WOOD DRYING FROM AGE. VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT EXAMPLE TO HAVE FOR ANY KEN HARRIS COLLECTOR.

Carver: Harris, Ken

Weight: 10
Price: $425

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Ken Harris Drake Working Canvasback

Ken Harris,Woodville,N.Y.EMM12
19" solid body working decoy by Ken Harris of Woodville New York in original condition as well as paint. Lots of small dings to the paint attributed to in-use gunning, retains original keel and glass eyes, circa 1945. Very nice comb painting to the body! Stamp has been painted over.

Carver: Harris, Ken

Weight: 10
Price: $275

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KEN HARRIS EARLY CORK GOOSE

KEN HARRIS,WOODVILLE,NEW YORK
Earliest work of Ken Harris. O.P as well as mint in all respects. Great shape to the wooden carved neck and head with nice paint as well as great form as shown. Ca. 1930's. A must for any serious Ken Harris collector.

Carver: Harris, Ken

Weight: 7
Price: $300

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Ken Harris Hen Canvasback

Ken Harris,Woodville,N.Y.EMM13
Old working decoy by Ken Harris of Woodville New York with the Ken Harris Stamp on the bottom. All original as to paint as well as condition. Retains the original keel and glass eyes. Has two tight age cracks running from front to back, small chip to the tip of the bill as well as rubs to the Balsa attributed to in-use gunning wear. 19" long, Magnum working decoy!

Carver: Harris, Ken

Weight: 10
Price: $250

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KEN HARRIS MINI MALLARD IN EXCELLENT CONDITION

KEN HARRIS OF WOODVILLE NEW YORK, MINIATURE DRAKE MALLARD IN ORIGINAL EXCELLENT CONDITION AS WELL AS PAINT, PAINTED EYES, 8.5" LONG, NO STAMP ON BOTTOM WHICH IS TYPICAL OF HIS MINI'S AND NOT HIS MORE EASILY FOUND FULL SIZE EXAMPLES OF BOTH WORKING AS WELL AS HIS DECORATIVE LINE CARVINGS. NICE EXAMPLE OF KEN'S COLLECTION OF WORKS.

Carver: Harris, Ken

Weight: 10
Price: $250

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Ken Harris Oversized Mallard

Ken Harris,Woodville,New York
Very rare over sized Magnum Drake Mallard working example by famed carver Ken Harris of Woodville, New York. What makes this example of his working decoy series unusual other than the size is the turned head as shown. Length is about 18" from the tip of the tail to the tip of the head. Retains the original keel as well as the glass eyes. Makers stamp as shown on the bottom. A few very minor rubs to the paint attributed to in-use gunning wear. Several to the top of the head along with a few very minor scuffs to the white on the underside of the tail. When I purchased this decoy, my auction notes to myself say MINT. Although I will not describe it that way,as a buyer, it indicates what I thought of it as I was considering the purchase. Very good example of a Ken Harris "Gunner". This should not be for sale long!

Carver: Harris, Ken

Weight: 10
Price: $475

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Ken Kergan Hen Mallard

Ken Kergan,Pekin,Illinois
I believe this is a Drake Mallard repainted long ago as a Hen Mallard. Tight age crack at base of neck, small old repair under the tail. Circa 1940, Kergan from Pekin Illinois only carved one dozen Mallards. The weight on the flat bottom of this solid body decoy has also been removed, very hard to find carver from the Illinois River!

Carver: Ken Kergan

Weight: 10
Price: $275

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KEN KIRBY OWL

KEN KIRBY,EGG HARBOR,NJ.
Large Great Horned Owl in stunning form and fantastic detail by talented carver Ken Kirby. Mint O.P. and condition. Mounted on a wooden stand with a nicely carved head. Signed on the bottom in the makers hand.

Carver: Kirby, Ken

Weight: 5
Price: $495

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Ken Kirby Snowy Owl

Ken Kirby,Egg Harbor,NJ. E 56 JY
Snowy Owl by Ken Kirby of Egg Harbor New Jersey. Mint original paint and condition with glass eyes. 15" tall, aged to look old and mounted on a wooden base. Classy Owl!

Carver: Kirby, Ken

Weight: 15
Price: $385

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Kenneth Huntley Drake Whistler

Kenneth H. "Bud" Huntley,Cananoque Ontario(1934-Present) C 50
This offering is a Drake Whistler by Kenneth H. "Bud" Huntley in original condition a s well as paint. Decoy retains the Ca. 50's original glass eyes in classic Huntley bold paint and great form. Nice addition to any Canadian collection. Decoys in this kind of condition are not usually found done by this carver and are sought after by collectors!

Carver:

Weight: 10
Price: $750

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Kenneth Huntly Bluebill

Kenneth H (Bud) Huntley,Cananoque,Ontario C 45
This working Toller was carved in the late 50's. A hunting partner of "Bud" found a Ken Anger decoy while on a hunting trip on Wolf Island. Bud used that decoy to copy his first "Anger style" decoy that is part of a larger rig to be used for his own personal use. However, being late in his career, the decoy saw little to no actual use and as such is near Mint in all original paint as well as condition. Huntley decoys in this condition are hard to find and are sought after by collectors!

Carver:

Weight: 10
Price: $750

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Koshgogon Lake Wisco Can

Koshgogon Lake, WI., Unidentified
16" Canvasback Drake from Wisconsin that is in the form of a Connecticut/Down East Maine pattern and is from the early 1900's. A study of these interesting carvings was done several years ago in Decoy Magazine and it was determined that some fine "Eastern Decoys Flew" to Wisconsin and served as a model for a talented local carver. Fair condition, old hunters nails holding head on, solid body, note the finely carved tail.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $175

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L.I. Shorebird Decoy

Attributed to New York,LI.,E 59
This offering is a solid wooden "button" shorebird decoy, probably a Yellow Legs attributed to Long Island,New York, circa 1930.Original paint as well as condition with some paint wear to the bill as well as a couple spots on the body.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $550

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Lacombe Goldeneye Drake Magnum Model

Paul Emile Lacombe,Louiseville,Quebec
Very unusual offering from Quebec decoy carver Paul Emile Lacombe. This is a rare Magnum model working decoy which was done only on a special order basis. Original paint as well as good condition with a certain amount of in-use gunning wear as shown, Crack on the back of the decoy attributed to age. Small shallow loss to the wood on a small section of the tail as shown. 16" Long by 7" Wide. 5" Tall at highest point. An honest decoy from a master carver for a reasonable price!

Carver: Paul LaCombe

Weight: 10
Price: $375

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Lake Poygan High Head Canvasback

15.5" long by 10" high classic Winnebago Lakes Wisconsin solid Canvasback drake in original paint - chip on bill repaired.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $475

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LAKE POYGAN HIGH HEAD CANVASBACK DECOY

(BW) 15" LAKE POYGAN HIGH HEAD CANVASBACK WORKING DECOY, UNIDENTIFIED CARVER, GREAT FORM AS WELL AS PAINT, THE HEAD IS ON A PEG, SO IT SWIVELS AND CAN BE REMOVED.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $550

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Large Duck Call Stand

New!!! Large Duck Call Stand. S1
Very nice Large Duck Call stand made of Southern Pine and stained. Stand is a double decker that holds 10 calls. Size: 10" Long x 4" Wide. 4" High from top to bottom.

Carver:

Weight: 10
Price: $14

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Lester Braddock Drake Merganser

Lester Braddock,Warren,Maine,MM 12E
Red Breasted Drake Merganser by Warren Maine carver Lester Braddock, Circa 1960 in original paint as well as condition. Great wet over wet paint blending technique with glass eyes and sleeping pose. Great lines, stamped on bottom in the makers hand. Nice contemporary hand carved work of art!

Carver: Lester Braddock

Weight: 10
Price: $375

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Lou Reineri Goldeneye Pair

Lou Reineri,Chincoteague,VA.,
Lou Reineri Whistler pair of decoys which are very near mint in original paint as well as condition. 16" solid blocks in great wet over wet paint technique in great form.

Carver: Lou Reineri

Weight: 10
Price: $255

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LOUIS THORBURNE SHELBURNE NOVA SCOTIA WORKING DECO

OLD WORKING DECOY BU LOUIS THORBURNE OF SHELBURNE NOVA SCOTIA IN ORIGINAL CONDITION AS WELL AS PAINT, CIRCA 1945. SOLID BODY WITH THE ORIGINAL GLASS EYES AS WELL AS HARDWARE ON THE BOTTOM AS SHOWN, ABOUT 14" LONG. PURCHASED FROM A RELATIVE OF THORBURNE ON THE ISLAND, VERY COLLECTIBLE MARITIME DECOY. INLET HEAD.

Carver: LOUIS THORBURNE

Weight: 10
Price: $225

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Louisiana Coot Decoy

Larose,Louisiana
Preening Coot Decoy by B. Chauvin in original paint. Near mint with a couple small paint rubs. Working decoy with glass eyes and outstanding typical Chauvin life like pose. Makers stamp on bottom. Carver: Chauvin, B. 9" Long

Carver: Chauvin, Barry

Weight: 2
Price: $0

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Louisiana Drake Gadwall Decoy

Barry Chauvin,Larose,Louisiana., S8
Important Louisiana decoy hand crafted decoy by very well respected carver Barry Chauvin of Larose Louisiana. Original paint as well as condition and mint in all respects. Retains the original glass eyes and is a solid decoy of a Drake Gadwall. 13 1/2 inches from bill to tail. Chauvin's decoys are hard to get because he is so busy filling orders.

Carver: Chauvin, Barry

Weight: 10
Price: $425

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Low Head Red Head Wolters

Hank Wolters,Algonoc,MI.
Very nicely done low head Drake Canvasback by Hank Wolters which retains the original keel as well as the glass eyes. Some old overpaint to the head as well as the black areas of the breast and tail. Some wear to the paint along the bottom and to the tips of the old paint which are the original areas I believe. This is a good example of an old, Ca. 1940's working decoy used over big water.

Carver: Hank Wolters

Weight: 15
Price: $275

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LUIGI ANDREUCCETTI CORK ON BOARD CANVASBACK

RARE CORK ON BOARD CANVASBACK DECOY BY LUIGI ANDREUCCETTI, SACRAMENTO,CA., CIRCA 1934. ANDREUCCETTI'S WORK IS AMONG THE MOST COLLECTIBLE OF THE EARLY CALIFORNIA CARVERS. SEE WILDFOWL DECOYS OF THE PACIFIC COAST BY MILLER AND HANSON. THIS EXAMPLE APPEARS TO BE A MIX OF ORIGINAL PAINT AND IN-USE GUNNING TOUCH-UP AS THIS DECOY WAS USED IN HIS OWN PERSONAL RIG. BRANDED "LA" ON THE BOTTOM, 12" IN LENGTH.

Carver: Luigi Andreuccetti

Weight: 10
Price: $250

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Lyn Last Works Bluebill

Lyn Last Works Decoy Factory,Lyn,Ontario F38
Very important and rare example of a Lyn Last Works working decoy,(Ca. 1865-1875). In very old working "Hunter" repaint. Structurally very good to excellent with a tight 4" long crack on the back of the decoy. Paint on the back as shown is very nice comb paint. Decoy retains it's original eyes and the original soup span weight. Very nice addition to a factory decoy collection!

Carver:
Lyn Last Works
Weight: 10
Price: $475

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Lyn Last Works Drake Whistler

Lyn Last Works,(1865-1875),Lyn,Ontario,Canada.
Outstanding example of the first recognized decoy factory in North America, Lyn Last Works. This mint condition example of a Drake Whistler is in mostly original paint some some old T-U to the breast and tail areas. Outstanding find and a highly collectable investment grade decoy. Extremly rare decoy from just across the border and a great addition to any collection. This was sold before I could actually post the decoy!

Carver:
Lyn Last Works
Weight: 10
Price: $1650

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Madison Mitchell Drake Mallard

Madison Mitchell,Havre de Grace,MD., E 51
Near mint original paint as well as condition Madison Mitchell Drake Mallard. One very small rub right on the top of the head. Painted eyes typical of Maryland carvers with the Mitchell ballast weight on the bottom, one nail at each end with a decoy line hook forward. Nice form and very collectible. Decoy was purchased from Richard Oliver over 20 years ago.

Carver: Mitchell, Madison

Weight: 15
Price: $475

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Madison Mitchell Hen Mallard

Madison Mitchell,Havre de Grace,MD.
Madison Mitchell Hen Mallard in original paint as well as condition. Typical form, paint pattern and painted eyes typical of the upper Chesapeake Bay style Mitchell is primarily responsible for. Early example and as such his signature on the bottom is visible, however quite faint. Rigged for hunting with ballast weight which has one nail at each end as well as the hook and ring forward for placement of the decoy line and weight. A couple of very small rubs to the paint which are not significant due to natural handling of the decoy. Near mint example of Mitchell's work.

Carver: Mitchell, Madison

Weight: 15
Price: $195

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Maine Carver J.H. Whitney

J.H. Whitney,Falmouth,Maine E1
Over sized 17" long Black Duck by Maine decoy carver J.H. Whitney of Falmouth. Original paint as well as condition except the painted eye which has been moved from it's original position.

Carver: J.H. Whitney

Weight: 10
Price: $575

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MAINE DRAKE OLD SQUAW MONHEGAN ISLAND

MONHEGAN ISLAND,MAINE EAA3
OLD DEMUR DRAKE OLD SQUAW, 12" IN LENGTH. SOLID BODY WORKING DECOY, NOTE THE HOLES IN THE BOTTOM THAT ONCE HELD THE BALLAST WEIGHTS. THIS CAME FROM A SINGLE COLLECTION OF SEVERAL ANTIQUE AND IMPORTANT MAINE DECOYS THAT SAT ON THE SHELF OF A LOCAL ANTIQUES DEALER FOR 50 YEARS WHICH IS WHY THIS DECOY IS IN SUCH GOOD SHAPE.OUTSTANDING MONHEGAN ISLAND FORM WITH GREAT PAINT IN FALL PLUMAGE.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $1500

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MAINE EIDER ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIE EASTMAN

WILLIE EASTMAN,CUNDY'S HARBOR,ME.,
OUTSTANDING EARLY MAINE EIDER IN THREE PIECE LAMINATED CONSTRUCTION ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIE EASTMAN OF CUNDY'S HARBOR MAINE IN ORIGINAL PAINT AS WELL AS CONDITION CIRCA 1920 WITH GREAT TURTLE BACK FORM. OLD DRY PAINT WITH A SMALL AGE CRACK AROUND THE NECK AS WELL AS IN THE SEAMS OF THE LAMINATION. HEAD IS ONE PIECE DESIGN AND PEGGED IN PLACE. THE INITIALS JTS APPEAR ON THE BOTTOM AS DOES AN OLD LEATHER STRAP SET FORWARD. REALLY GOOD HEAD POSTURE.

Carver: Willie Eastman

Weight: 10
Price: $3000

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MAINE EIDER ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIE EASTMAN

WILLIE EASTMAN,CUNDY'S HARBOR,ME.,
OUTSTANDING EARLY MAINE EIDER IN THREE PIECE LAMINATED CONSTRUCTION ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIE EASTMAN OF CUNDY'S HARBOR MAINE IN ORIGINAL PAINT AS WELL AS CONDITION CIRCA 1920 WITH GREAT TURTLE BACK FORM. OLD DRY PAINT WITH A SMALL AGE CRACK AROUND THE NECK AS WELL AS IN THE SEAMS OF THE LAMINATION. HEAD IS ONE PIECE DESIGN AND PEGGED IN PLACE. THE INITIALS JTS APPEAR ON THE BOTTOM AS DOES AN OLD LEATHER STRAP SET FORWARD. REALLY GOOD HEAD POSTURE.

Carver:

Weight: 10
Price: $3000

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MAINE MERGANSER AMOS WALLACE WEST POINT MAINE

WEST POINT,MAINEEAA1
EARLY DRAKE MERGANSER ATTRIBUTED TO THE WORK OF AMOS WALLACE OF WEST POINT MAINE CIRCA 1930 IN GREAT CONDITION. WONDERFUL SWIMMING POSTURE WITH INTRICATE RAISED CARVED WINGS. THIS DECOY HAS BEEN ON THE SHELF OF A LOCAL ANTIQUE DEALER FOR THE PAST 50 YEARS. OLD DRY PAINT AND AN OUTSTANDING COLLECTIBLE FIND!

Carver: AMOS WALLACE

Weight: 10
Price: $3500

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Mallard Drake From Quebec

Unidentified Quebec Carver
Unidentified carver from Quebec did this wonderful Mallard Drake in original paint as well as condition. Possibly could have been done by Lionel Nadeau. Small nick to the end of the bill with some in-use wear to the paint as shown, especially noted to the top of the head. Additional photo's upon request available. Very nice form and a great addition to a Canadian collection for a very fair price!

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 15
Price: $375

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MALLARD WOODWARD'S FACTORY

WOODWARD'S TULE LAKE DECOY COMPANY,SACRAMENTO,CA.
Drake mallard which is Tule Lake Decoy Companies semi-hollow model in excellent O.P and condition. Some gunning wear to the paint.Factory stamp on the bottom with original glass eyes. See "NAFD" page 374 for more information on this company. Ca. 1920-1925.

Carver:
Tule Lake (Woodwards)
Weight: 3
Price: $345

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Mason Blue Wing Teal Drake PL

Mason Decoy Factory,Detroit,MI.
Early standard grade with original glass eyes,Ca.1910. Blue Wing Teal Drake in 100% original paint as well as condition. In-use gunning wear to paint as shown with loss or original factory primer on left shoulder due to knot in wood. Loss of neck filler of about 75%. Head is intact however and is not loose. Small chip on the bottom along the right rear bottom side. Fine feathering and still a good amount of all original paint remaining. 121/2" x 41/2" x 51/2".

Carver:
Mason
Weight: 1
Price: $2700

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Mason Blue Wing Teal Hen

Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, MI. F41
Standard Grade Blue Wing Teal Hen glass eye model. Small check repair to the back, minor neck filler professional repair with minor touch up to two very small spots on the top of the back. O.P. otherwise as well as to condition which is outstanding for this working decoy, Ca. 1890. Mason teal in this condition are rare and this is an honest decoy worthy of any Mason collectors shelf.

Carver:
Mason
Weight: 10
Price: $2375

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Mason Bluebill JY

Standard Grade glass eye model in very good O.P. as well as condition. Some in-use wear to the paint of this old working Toller. Age crack in the wood on the bottom, partial neck filler in-tact with the original glass eyes. Ca. 1896-1924.

Carver:
Mason
Weight: 10
Price: $385

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Mason Challenge Grade Drake Mallard

Mason Decoy Factory,Detroit,MI. F79 JY
Drake Mallard by Mason Decoy Factory,Detroit,Michigan,Challenge Grade,very good original paint as well as condition, with in-use gunning wear as shown, primarily on the bottom, professional tail chip repair,original glass eyes, detailed bill carving,Circa 1896-1924.

Carver:
Mason
Weight: 10
Price: $895

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Mason Challenge Grade Drake Mallard

Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit,MI. F 10
Ca. 1910 Superb Snakey Headed example in strong highly attentive oriented Challenge style paint. This is the rig mate to the Hen we have listed. Very small ding to the top of the bill as well as a small amount of in-use wear to the tips of the paint as shown. Couple of small paint rubs to the tail area with most of neck filler gone. Fine mellow patina in this highly excellent example of Mason at it's finest!!

Carver:
Mason
Weight: 10
Price: $3775

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Mason Challenge Grade Hen Mallard

Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit,MI.,JY PRICE REDUCED!!
Hen Mallard by Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit,MI.,Challenge Grade, excellent original paint as well as condition, with minor in-use wear, professional repair to a crack in the back by Paul Fortin, the decoy originally started out to be a Drake, but apparently an extra Hen was needed at the time of order and the Mason Factory painted a Hen over a Drake, Circa 1915.

Carver:
Mason
Weight: 10
Price: $1900

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Mason Challenge Grade Hen Mallard

Mason Decoy Factory,Detroit,MI F 11
Ca. 1910 The best example of a rare and hard to find true Challenge Grade Mason Hen Mallard in original paint as well as mint condition! Masons best Snakey Head style in strong paint with a very deep orange breast color which is a true sign of an old original challenge grade Hen Mallard. One or two very insignificant rubs to the paint. As a reference see Delph's "Factory Decoys" book, page 69. Very difficult example to ever hope to find!

Carver:
Mason
Weight: 10
Price: $8775

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Mason Challenge Grade Hen Mallard

Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit,MI.,JY
EARLY Hen Mallard by the Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit,MI., Challenge Grade, excellent original paint as well as condition. Professional repair to a crack on the back done by Paul Fortin. This is a SUPER INVESTMENT QUALITY DECOY!!! C-1905

Carver:
Mason
Weight: 10
Price: $2300

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Mason Drake Blue Wing Teal

Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, MI. F40
Mason Blue Wing Teal Standard Grade glass eye drake. This is the rig mate of the Hen which is also listed. Working decoy is outstanding and is in original paint as well as structurally perfect mint condition. Ca. 1890 in outstanding Mason form with a professional repair to the neck filler as well as a very small single spot to the back. Honest decoy of investment grade quality. This species in such great condition is very rare. Feel free to ask questions.

Carver:
Mason
Weight: 10
Price: $1875

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MASON DRAKE CANVASBACK

MASON DECOY FACTORY,DETROIT,MI.
Premiere Grade Seneca Lake model in very good O.P as well as condition. Moderate in-use gunning wear. Decoy showing a couple knots in the wood on the back of the decoy as shown. Ca. 1896-1924.

Carver:
Mason
Weight: 7
Price: $750

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MASON DRAKE CANVASBACK

MASON DECOY FACTORY,DETROIT,MI.
Standard grade Tack-Eye Drake Canvasback by the Mason Decoy Company. Good O.P. as well as condition with moderate in-use gunning wear back to the wood in several spots as shown. Most of neck filler is still present as well as original glass eyes. Age crack on the bottom of the decoy. Ca. 1896-1924.

Carver:
Mason
Weight: 6
Price: $485

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MASON DRAKE CANVASBACK

MASON DECOY FACTORY,DETROIT,MI.
Drake Canvasback by the Mason Factory. This is a Premiere grade Seneca Lake model in very good O.P. as well as condition. Exibits some in-use gunning wear as well as a couple of knots in the wood as shown. The dowel in the head is also exposed slightly. Nice Mason swirl paint on the breast,Ca. 1896-1924.

Carver:
Mason
Weight: 6
Price: $875

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MASON DRAKE MALLARD

MASON DECOY COMPANY,DETROIT,MI.
Late period drake mallard by the Mason decoy company. Standard grade or "Detroit Grade",in very good O.P as well as condition. Some typical in-use wear to the paint. Ca. 1920's.

Carver:
Mason
Weight: 3
Price: $325

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Mason Drake Mallard

Mason Decoy Factory,Detroit,MI.,JY
Drake Mallard by Mason Decoy Factory,Detroit,MI., Standard Grade GE Model in excellent original paint as well as condition, nice breast and tail swirls, neck filler professionally replaced, typical tight age cracks in bottom, C-1920-1924.

Carver:
Mason
Weight: 10
Price: $395

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MASON DRAKE MALLARD JY

MASON DECOY FACTORY,DETROIT,MICHIGAN
JY Drake Mallard by Mason decoy factory. Challenge grade with good honest original paint and condition with some in-use wear to several spots on the sides of the decoy. Some to be found on the bottom and head with old small tail chip, two narrow pieces missing near the tail. Nice decoy with original glass eyes and signature bill carving.

Carver:
Mason
Weight: 15
Price: $750

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MASON DRAKE REDHEAD

MASON DECOY FACTORY,DETROIT,MICHIGAN
Late drake redhead by the Mason decoy factory. Standard grade which is known to some collectors as Detroit grade. This ia a glass eye model. Coat of gunning overpaint was taken down professionally to very good to excellent O.P on the body. Ca. 1920, a factory decoy from the history of the beginnings of decoy collecting interests, Market Gunning. Please feel free to ask questions.

Carver:
Mason
Weight: 4
Price: $300

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Mason Drake Redhead JY

Mason Decoy Factory,Detroit,MI. F77 JY
Drake Redhead by the Mason Decoy Factory, Standard "Detroit" grade PE model in very good O.P. as well as condition. Some in-use gunning wear as shown primarily on the head and breast, neck filler missing, but head is still quite tight. Nice investment quality mason,Ca. 1896-1924.

Carver:
Mason
Weight: 15
Price: $495

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Mason Hen Blue Bill PL

Mason Decoy Factory,Detroit,MI.
Ca. 1920 Hen Blue Bill in original paint as well as condition. The drake examples are plentiful. However, the Hens especially in good condition are much harder to find. Neck filler has been replaced and head was turned slightly left when reset. Good Mason feather detail on this Detroit grade glass eye example. Small knot present on the lower left side with a small nick to the end of the bill with in-use minimal paint loss as shown. Four holes drilled in bottom where weight once was attatched. Very good hard to find Hen example!

Carver:
Mason
Weight: 10
Price: $650

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Mason Hen Broadbill

Mason Decoy factory, Detroit,MI.,JY
RARE Hen Broadbill by Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit,MI.,Challenge Grade (hollow) with Premier paint in very good original paint as well as condition, with some in-use gunning wear, professional repair by Larry Rucker to crack in lower left side below the seam, widely flared spatula-shaped bill, glass eyes, a SUPER DECOY!, c-1910.

Carver:
Mason
Weight: 10
Price: $2450

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MASON HEN MALLARD JY

MASON DECOY FACTORY,DETROIT,MI. F58 JY
Classic premiere grade Hen Mallard in excellent O.P. paint and condition with classic Mason form and appeal.Small thumbnail chip to tail and slight paint rub to top of head. Fine light mellow patina. Light coat of old varnish. Original glass eyes with detailed bill carving. Ca. 1896-1924.

Carver:
Mason
Weight: 15
Price: $1695

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MASON PREMIERE DRAKE BLUEBILL JY

MASON DECOY FACTORY,DETROIT,MI.
JY Drake Bluebill by the Mason Decoy Factory. Premiere grade in excellent O.P. and condition. Moderate in-use gunning wear,Ca. 1896-1924. Bottom has been repainted. Nice example.

Carver:
Mason
Weight: 10
Price: $1050

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Mason Premiere Drake Canvasback

Mason Decoy factory,Detroit,MI.
Drake Canvasback by Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit,MI.,Premiere Grade in very good O.P. as well as condition, with some in-use gunning wear as shown to the paint. Some filler has been placed along the neck seam on each side of the decoy which appears to be old and could easily be touched up. Retains the original glass eyes, detailed bill carving typical of Mason Premiers. Ca. 1896-1924. Investment grade decoy for any factory collector!

Carver:
Mason
Weight: 15
Price: $1395

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Mason Premiere Grade Black Duck

Mason Decoy Factory,Detroit,MI.
Premiere Grade Mason Mallard with the great form that these decoys are known for. Rigged and hunted over, the paint is evenly worn attributed to in-use gunning wear.Professional repair to the neck filler. Retains original weight on the bottom with front leather strap used to weight the decoy in the water.Circa 1910 and a good buy for a less than mint condition example, but a great example none the less!

Carver:
Mason
Weight: 10
Price: $750

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Mason Premiere Grade Drake Mallard

Mason Decoy Factory,Detroit,MI.,JY F93
Drake Mallard by Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit,MI.,Premiere Grade, very good original paint as well as condition with some in-use gunning wear as seen, head is a little loose but secure,bottom balance weight is stamped "Burkhard Co., St. Paul", C-1896-1924.

Carver:
Mason
Weight: 10
Price: $1075

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Mason Premiere Seneca Lake Canvasback

Mason Decoy Factory,Detroit,MI.,LC
PRICE REDUCED!!! Solid body Mason Premiere Seneca Lake Canvasback, paint is still pretty good with most of the wear on the main body of the decoy. Retains the original glass eyes. Circa 1910 and very collectible.

Carver:
Mason
Weight: 10
Price: $1200

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Mason Seneca Lake Drake Canvasback

Mason Decoy Factory,Detroit,MI.
Mason Drake Canvasback which is a special order Seneca Lake Premiere grade. Excellent original paint as well as condition with some in-use gunning wear as shown. Retains original glass eyes with typical detailed bill carving. Ca. 1896-1924.

Carver:
Mason
Weight: 15
Price: $1325

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Mason Seneca Lake Drake Canvasback

Mason Decoy Factory,Detroit,MI.
JY Mason Drake Canvasback which is a special order Seneca Lake Premiere grade. Excellent original paint as well as condition with some in-use gunning wear as shown. Retains original glass eyes with typical detailed bill carving. Ca. 1896-1924.

Carver:
Mason
Weight: 15
Price: $1325

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Mason Standard Grade Black Duck

Mason Decoy Factory,Detroit,MI., JY F92
Black Duck by Mason Decoy Factory,Detroit,MI.,Standard Grade Tack Eye Model, near mint original paint as well as condition, with over 80% of original neck filler still in place, there is some raising of the grain near a knot on the back near the tail where the grain has separated that created a rough area, there is a similar smaller spot near the left side of the breast, these are natural wood grain defects and the decoy is as it came from the factory. C-1896-1924.

Carver:
Mason
Weight: 10
Price: $525

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MASON STANDARD GRADE DRAKE MALLARD JY

MASON DECOY FACTORY, DETROIT,MI.
JY Drake Mallard Standard or Detroit grade as it is often called. Glass eye model in very good paint as well as condition with some in-use gunning wear. Overpaint previously removed from bottom and a portion of the lower right side of this decoy. Ca. 1920-1924.

Carver:
Mason
Weight: 15
Price: $375

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Mason Standard Grade Drake Mallard JY

Mason Decoy Factory,Detroit,MI.
Drake Mallard by the Mason Decoy Factory. Standard or "Detroit Grade" GE model in excellent+++ original paint and condition. Very minor in-use wear. Ca. 1896-1924.

Carver:
Mason
Weight: 10
Price: $1025

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MASON STANDARD GRADE DRAKE WHISTLER

FJY 2 DRAKE GOLDEN EYE BY MASON DECOY FACTORY, DETROIT GRADE IN EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION AS WELL AS PAINT EXCEPT FOR A VERY SMALL AMOUNT OF NECK FILLER WITH MINOR TOUCH-UP TO WING PATCHES AS WELL AS A SMALL CRACK IN THE BOTTOM.

Carver:

Weight: 10
Price: $1295

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Mason Standard Grade Pintail

Mason Decoy Factory,Detroit,MI.
Mason standard grade Hen Pintail, glass eye in excellent original paint. Rich dark patina from natural wear. Some in-use gunning wear to the tips of the paint as noted. Professional repair to both a tight crack on the back and neck filler replacement by Paul Fortin. Bold feathering on back of decoy. Mason Hen Pintails are quite rare and very hard to find in this condition. This one will not last long! Ca. 1896-1924.

Carver:
Mason
Weight: 15
Price: $1750

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MASON STANDARD HEN CANVASBACK

MASON DECOY FACTORY,DETROIT,MI.
Standard or "Detroit" grade hen Canvasback which is the more difficult of the Mason Canvasback species to find. Tack eye model in very good O.P. as well as condition.Some typical old in-use gunning wear to the tips of the paint as shown. Ca. 1896-1924.

Carver:
Mason
Weight: 5
Price: $525

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Mason Stripped To Bare Wood

Mason Decoy Factory,Detroit,MI.
Decoy appears to be a Mason Detroit grade which was possibly a Mallard. All the paint is gone which could have been stripped or possibly worn naturally from in-use gunning wear although decoy appears to be completly original as to condition as well as mint. I would tend to lean toward the decoy having been stripped. Good early Mason for a restoration paint project or as a collection piece as is.

Carver:
Mason
Weight: 15
Price: $150

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Meldrum Bluebill

ALEXANDER MELDRUM,FAIR HAVEN,MICHIGAN
Bluebill Drake with some working gunning touch-up paint to various areas of the body and head. "Yock" Thomas Meldrum carved a lot of oversized decoys in species popular to hunters who shoot over "big" water. See reference page 122 "Waterfowl Decoys of Michigan" to see a similar style reference. Ca. 1920, this toller was used on Lake St. Clair and as pictured shows the various labels assisting in tracking the history of the bird. Formally in the collection of R.D. Condon, it was purchased at auction in 1990. Nice Michigan antique.

Carver: Meldrum, Alexander

Weight: 15
Price: $275

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Metal Crow By Dewey's

Dewey's Metal Folding Decoy Factory,Elkhart,IN. F27 JY
Metal Crow by the Dewey's Metal Folding Decoy Company(Outing MFG. CO.,)Elkhart,Indiana. Original condition as well as paint. See "NAFD" page 108 for more information on this company. Circa 1920's.

Carver:
Dewey's Outing MFG. Co.
Weight: 10
Price: $165

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METAL FIELD CANADA GOOSE DANZ

JACOB DANZ CO.,ST.PAUL,MN.
Metal silhouette field Canada Goose decoy by the Danz Factory. Decoy is an old working Toller,Ca. 1885-1915 with a folding head. Excellent original paint and condition with in-use gunning wear.

Carver:
Danz
Weight: 4
Price: $135

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Michigan Canvasback

Unidentified Carver,Michigan Attributed,MBW11
Unidentified carver attributed to Michigan and could possibly be Chris Smith in original condition with paint strengthening to the front, neck and tail areas of this very old working decoy with the "classic" V tail which was a Chris Smith trait. Very nice sleek form with glass eyes and a line eyebrow carving just above both eyes running back toward the neck. Detail carving to the bill with original ballast weight still on the bottom. Solid body collectible decoy!

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $325

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Michigan Drake Redhead

Michigan Drake Redhead,Unidentified Carver,MW 33
12" long Drake Redhead from Michigan. Retains the original glass eyes as well as bottom keel as shown. Hollow and very light with thin bottom board in old restored paint. Very nice form!

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $225

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Michigan Unidentified Redhead

UNIDENTIFIED CARVER,MICHIGAN REGION
Great hollow Redhead decoy from an unidentified Michigan carver in bold paint which is original. Structurally sound with ballast weight bearing the initials EDH. On the back of the decoy the carver utilized beautiful comb-painting technique with great skill. This working Toller has a bottom board which is 1/2" thick. Length: 14" Nice Decoy.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 3
Price: $350

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Michigan Whistler

Attributed to Michigan, Unidentified
Unidentified carver of this working decoy circa 1930-1940 attributed to Michigan or possibly Ontario. Hunted over big water which is why the original swing weight is connected to the bottom. Great form, 85% original some some hunter in-use gunning touch-up to the tail and head areas.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $285

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MID PERIOD ROBERT BILLINGS BUFFLEHEAD IN ORIGINAL

MAD DOG BILLINGS HOLLOW BUFFLEHEAD DECOY IN ORIGINAL CONDITION AS WELL AS PAINT. ROUNDED BOTTOM, VERY LIGHT, ABOUT 10" IN LENGTH. MIDDLE PERIOD WORKING DECOY CARVED BY A VERY SOUGHT AFTER WHITE FISH BAY WISCONSIN CARVER. RETAINS THE ORIGINAL GLASS EYES

Carver: MAD DOG BILLINGS

Weight: 0
Price: $275

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Middle Period DW Nichol Hen Bluebill

DW Davey Nichol,Smith Falls,Ontario
Middle period "DW" Davey Nichol working Hen Bluebill in original paint as well as condition. Very good to excellent condition in this gunning example. 13.5" long with excellent paint swirling technique as well as feather stamping using his cast stamping tool he developed. Caved using white cedar, he used any aged wood he could find such as logs from old buildings which he first trimmed with an axe. He then got the block to the right size using the spokeshave or draw knife. He achieved the raised wing tips with three simple saw cuts, a signature Nichol trait along with the coggling tool used to give the bill root it's distinctive shape. Very nice wet blending paint. 13.5" long.

Carver: Nichols

Weight: 10
Price: $1375

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Milwawkee School Ringbill

Milwaukee School Ringbill, Mw 28
Beautifully crafted Ringbill with a cloth covered cork body, cedar bottom board and pine head attributed to the Milwaukee Museum School in the 1930-1940 period. Similar to the factory decoys by CV Wells, this may be a prototype for this factory! Great head as well as all original paint and condition. Note tight age crack across the back.

Carver:

Weight: 10
Price: $295

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Mini Drake Mallard by John Davis

John davis,Berlin,NH.,RM 21E
Drake Mallard by New Hampshire carver John Davis in original paint as well as condition. No flaws noted on this decoy in near mint to mint condition. Nice mini for a reasonable price!

Carver: John Davis

Weight: 10
Price: $225

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Mitchell Goose

Madison Mitchell,Havre de Grace,MD.,LC
PRICE REDUCED!!! Large solid body Canada Goose by Madison Mitchell of Havre de Grace Maryland in original condition as well as paint. Very good example of this famous carvers work!

Carver: Mitchell, Madison

Weight: 10
Price: $375

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Moak Mallard Attributed

ATTRIBUTED GUS MOAK,TUSTIN,WI
Drake mallard in outstanding form. Position and attitude as well as painted tail swirl are all typical of Gus Moak. Old toller has a coat of varnish. Appears to be a small water decoy with no ballast on the bottom as well as overall size of the carving. Length: 16"

Carver: Moak

Weight: 10
Price: $300

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Morning Dove By Casey Edwards

Casey Edwards,Madison,WI.
JY Morning Dove by Casey Edwards of Madison Wisconsin. Mint original paint and condition. Original glass eyes mounted on a wooden base. Very nice work of art!!

Carver: Casey Edwards

Weight: 10
Price: $175

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Mr Z

"Mr. Z Of The Three Jewels Of The Illinois River"
Z carvers as described by Joe French in 1968 ,"as one of three Jewels Of The Illinois River from the 1890's." "Z" carvers are still unknown but the style is that of a thin hollow bird with great balance, symmetry, and very smooth lines, similar in that respect to the later work of Charles Perdew. Some think that Mr. "Z" as shown on plate 413 in Parmalee is the early work of Elliston. Because they came out of the same area as the Mr. "X" decoys, they may have been the work of Dell Woods and/or George W. Cunningham, care takers of the Hennepin Shooting Club where George Sibley was a member. As suggested by Donna Tonelli in Decoy Magazine(July/August '91), Woods and Cunningham likely had a lot of input in the design of the Sibley Factory decoys. They were professional Market Gunners when Sibley was a Chicago businessman and sportsman. Great form and very collectible!

Carver:

Weight: 0
Price: $575

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Mr. Z Bluebill

Mr. Z., 1 of 3 Jewels of the Illinois River MW 6
The so called "Z" carvers are still of unknown origin, but the style is that of a thin hollow decoy with balance,symmetry,and very smooth balanced lines. It is similar to the later work of Charles Perdew. Some think that the Mr. "Z" as shown on plate 413 in Parmalee is the early work of Ellison. It is also possible due to the area they came from, that the work could be possibly attributed to either Dell Woods and/or George W. Cunningham, car stakers of the Hennepin Shooting Club where George Sibley was a member. As suggested by Donna Tonelli in Decoy Magazine (July/August'91), Woods and Cunningham likely had a lot of input in the design of the Sibley Factory decoys. They were professionals in the duck hunting business while Sibley was a Chicago businessman and sportsman.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 0
Price: $250

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Nantucket Drake Mallard

EBW20 Nantucket,Massachusetts,Unidentified
Nantucket Drake Mallard with leg carvings, 15" solid body old working decoy. The side protrusions represent the legs and remind me of the way the Nichol family represented the legs on late season Black Ducks. Also, note the inlet piece on the bottom made to hide the head screw. All original and very interesting tectured paint. Patina indicates 1930 or earlier.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $275

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New Jersey Black Duck

Unidentified,New Jersey E 27
Unidentified carver attributed to the New Jersey region. Swimmer in original paint as well as condition. Working decoy may have a small amount of hunter touch-up to the back of the neck as shown. Over sized Black Duck decoy with a tag on bottom that says Ca. 1930 from the Sprague Family Rig. Carver is believed to be from Manahawkin. Body is cork flocked over a hollow cedar body and retains the original glass eyes. Nice East coast working decoy example of an unusual body material combination.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 15
Price: $625

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New Jersey Black Duck

New Jersey Black Duck,Unidentified, E 13
Nicely carved Black Duck from the New Jersey region done by an unidentified hand. 15.5" long hollow working decoy in original paint as well as condition. Note inlet head and jet black boot button eyes. Very nice detail to the wing and tail carving. Interesting folk art!

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $265

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New Jersey Black Duck

New Jersey Black Duck, Unidentified Maker, E 17
Over sized hollow style black duck attributed to New Jersey. Done in the hand of an unidentified maker, the body is large, flat bottom and was rigged for hunting. Old second coat of hunter paint strengthening. Detailed carving to the tail and condition is original with retention of the glass eyes.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $190

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New Jersey Coot

UNIDENTIFIED,NEW JERSEY REGION
Coot decoy in great form and bold paint. Mint and O.P as well with leather strap attatched to the bottom. Excellent paint detail as well as incised wing as well as tail carving. Retains original glass eyes. Signed "NICE" under the tail of the decoy.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 4
Price: $140

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New Jersey Hollow Black Duck

Unidentified Carver, New Jersey Attributed,EBW30
Hollow old classic form and style Black Duck with raised neck seat in working paint, no eyes, 16" long.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $285

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New York Wood Duck

New York State,Unidentified Carver
New York State Drake Wood Duck in Mason style found in the Finger Lakes region of New York state. Body form is very similar to Mason.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $350

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Nichol Decorative Black Duck

DW Nichol,Smith Falls,Ontario
Very rare and unusual Black duck from the decorative period of DW. Mint condition in original paint as well as condition. The feathers appear to be carved, but are actually stamped with a cast stamping tool which is a trick he learned from Addie. This decoy was carved from white cedar with first a draw knife and then the wing tips were shaped using three simple saw cuts. If you look closely you will see the presence of the ridges left by the draw knife on the sides. You can also see the pronounced bill root created by the Nichol coggling tool. Great form in very mellow patina from the shop of DW Davey Nichol.

Carver: Nichols

Weight: 10
Price: $2775

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Nichol Drake Bluebill

Davey Nichol, Smith Falls, Ontario
Davey "DW" Nichol swimming Drake Bluebill in great form in original paint as well as condition. Some nicks and in-use gunning wear to the paint as shown. Retains the original glass eyes and is a very good example of the work of this great Smith Falls carver at a reasonable price.

Carver: Nichols

Weight: 10
Price: $1395

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Norm Hughs Redhead Drake

Norm Hughs,Porthope,Ontario
Redhead Drake by Norm Hughs of Porthope,Ontario Ca. 1950's. Found in original paint as well as conditon. This working decoy is rigged for hunting and was used as such. Very good condition with some very minor wear to the tips of the paint attributed to in-use wear. Some detailed carving to the wings. Additional photo's available upon request.

Carver: Norm Hughs

Weight: 15
Price: $375

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North Carolina Brant

North Carolina Brant,Ca. 1930. S3
Early and important working Brant decoy in excellent original condition. Nice form that was rigged for hunting with several original ballast weights still attached. Carved in the alert position, the neck and head are a two piece design with a very short bill. Decoy has a second old coat of paint still partially visable on perhaps 10% of the decoy which is very old and well worn showing a good deal of original protected paint that has mellowed to a rich dark patina.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 20
Price: $475

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NOVA SCOTIA EIDER

Important Nova Scotia Drake Eider in O.P as well as condition. Early first quarter century in great form. Highly detailed bill carving with neck and position of head typical of Nova Scotia style as well as size and shape of tail. Head is a little loose and is held in place by a dowel. Whaleback style with flat bottom. Still retains an old ballast weight and a decoy anchor point both front and back typical of tidal decoys. Investment grade antique. Length:16"

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 12
Price: $475

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NOVA SCOTIA SCOTER

UNIDENTIFIED,NOVA SCOTIA REGION
Unusual white wing scoter which is one of a kind. Appears to be a cork body or possibly stuffed with a dense material before the leather cover was sewn on and painted. The decoy was probably designed to withstand harsh salt water and a great amount of hunting use. Ca. 1940's.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 2
Price: $140

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Nova Scotia Scoter Decoy

Unidentified Nova Scotia,HW C-78
Unidentified carver attributed to likely Nova Scotia or possibly New Brunswick early 1940's in original well worn paint as well as condition. Has an interesting hump in the nose carving small shallow crack on the right rear of the back, a couple of tight old age cracks and a small amount of wood loss to the tip of the tail. About 14" long and 8" at the widest point.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $300

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NY Turned Head Black

UNIDENTIFIED CARVER,UPSTATE NEW YORK
Vintage working decoy in original paint with a turned head and glass eyes. Small water decoy which retains the old ballast weight and leather strap. Decoy has a fat type head design as well as a whale back form. A few small rubs to the tips of the paint. Body is structurally sound and as such is near mint.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 2
Price: $225

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Oil Painting of Deer

A7 BW Primitive oil painting of a pair of deer standing in a field. Walnut frame measures 20" x 24". Painting dates from second quarter of the 19th century and is signed THW.

Carver:

Weight: 10
Price: $275

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Oil Painting Of George Warin

George Warin,Toronto,Canada A1 BW
Wonderful full size Oil on Canvas by artist Bart Woloson of Illinois. Approx. 70" Long by 39" in width depicting George Warin as shown. Canvas can be stretched and rolled for easy shipping. Very nice work and just makes a wonderful addition to any Canadian decoy collection.

Carver: George Warin

Weight: 15
Price: $1200

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OLD ANTIQUE QUEBEC WHISTLER DECOY ATTRIBUTED TO OR

OLD QUEBEC WHISTLER WORKING DECOY ATTRIBUTED TO THE WORK OF OREL LABOEUF. GREAT FEATHERING DETAIL WITH INCISED WING CARVING, TACK EYES AND ORIGINAL BALLAST WEIGHT ON THE BOTTOM. FLAT BEAVER STYLE TAIL WITH ORIGINAL PAINT TO THE MAIN BODY WITH A PROFESSION AL REPAIR TO THE BILL AND SOME PAINT HUNTER TOUCH-UP TO THE BOTTOM BELOW THE WING LINE WITH SOME PAINT RUNNING ON THE RIGHT SIDE WHICH IS MINIMAL. NICE FORM IN THE EARLY QUEBEC WORKING DECOY WHICH IS SOLID BODY AND ABOUT 14" LONG.

Carver: Orel Leboeuf

Weight: 10
Price: $375

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Old Fish Decoy

Michigan Attributed,Unidentified Carver
8" long solid body fish decoy by an unknown hand, at least to me. Wooden hand carved with all metal fins and a line still attached with brass tack eyes, nice form, some detail to the carving. Nice piece!

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $175

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OLD MAINE WORKING SCOTER DECOY WITH INLET HEAD CLA

VERY EARLY WORKING MAINE SCOTER DECOY FOUND ON ORR'S ISLAND, CIRCA 1910 WITH CLASSIC GUNNING FORM AND INLETTED HEAD. OLD WORKING TOLLER SHOWS A FEW SHOTS MARKS AND DINGS TYPICAL OF A WORKING DECOY HUNTED OVER ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS. SOLID BODY, 14" LONG RETAINING THE ORIGINAL EYES.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $225

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Old Saybrook Wildfowler Canvasback

Wildfowler,Old Saybrook,CT.,
Old Saybrook Wildfowler Drake Canvasback which is a solid body working decoy which retains the original keel as well as the glass eyes. The Old Saybrook stamp is clearly visible on the bottom. Decoy is about 16" long.

Carver:
Wildfowler
Weight: 10
Price: $225

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Old Working Coot

Attributed to Wisconsin,Unidentified Carver WBW22
Old working Coot decoy attributed to Wisconsin. Material is either some type of cork or foam, molded as one piece including the keel. The head was done as a separate piece.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $125

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OLD WORKING SWAN DECOY ATTRIBUTED TO NORTH CAROLIN

ANTIQUE TWO PIECE HOLLOW WORKING SWAN DECOY ATTRIBUTED TO NORTH CAROLINA DONE BY AN UNKNOWN HAND. FANTASTIC SNAKY HEAD FORM IN ORIGINAL CONDITION AS WELL AS PAINT WITH TACK EYES AND A STAND THAT WAS CREATED IN ORDER TO DISPLAY THIS PIECE WHICH IS INCLUDED. THIN CRACK ACROSS THE BODY AS SHOWN IS ATTRIBUTED TO AGE AND IS WHERE THE SECTIONS WERE CONNECTED. GREAT PIECE REPRESENTING A VERY HARD TO FIND SPECIES, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION. 34": LONG BY 8" HIGH. SHIPPING WITHIN THE U.S. ONLY WHICH IS $75 NO EXCEPTIONS.

Carver: Unidentified

Weight: 10
Price: $850

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Oliver Drahn Canvasback

Oliver "Ollie" Drahn(1908-1990's),Oshkosh,WI.,MW 21
Huge Canvasback Drake used as a "lead" decoy over big water. Possibly the only one in existence. Drahn was known for his head carvings- best in Wisconsin for his time,Ca. 1940's.

Carver: Oliver Drahn

Weight: 10
Price: $375

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OLIVEROS PINTAIL PAIR JY

OLIVEROS DECOY CO.,HOUSTON,TEXAS F45 JY
A pair of Pintails by the Oliveros Decoy Company. Very good original paint as well as condition. Typical age showing in use wear with a couple of bird shot holes. This material is pre-printed canvas with a kapok filling. Ca. 1947.

Carver:
Oliveros
Weight: 15
Price: $225

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One Arm Kelly Hen Canvasback

One Arm Kelly,Monroe,MI. M14
Hen Canvasback by One Arm Kelly of Monroe Michigan,Circa 1920,original paint as well as condition. Working decoy retains the original glass eyes, excellent condition with a small crack at the base of the neck. Just an honest great decoy!

Carver: One Armed Kelley

Weight: 10
Price: $1895