L I N K S
Other Links of Interest
A. Aubrey Bodine website - View the family's collection of surviving photographs by this world renowned photojournalist for the Baltimore Sunday Sunpapers (1920 through 1970) which includes a number of duck and goose hunting (over 50) and 5 decoy carver photographs - including Lem Ward and The Ward Brothers. Over 4000 of his photographs on the website are dedicated to presenting Aubrey's life work. All of these photographs are now available as reprints (5x7, 8x10, and 11x14) as well as note cards.
All Outdoors - A good article on plenty of aspects of decoying ducks and geese. There are several other articles on the duck and goose pages on how to decoy waterfowl.
American Sporting Art Gallery / Belvoir Gallery - "A Sporting Art Destination" - situated in the village of Millbrook, Dutchess County, New York. Home to The Millbrook Hunt and surrounded by a number of top notch Shooting Preserves and Sporting Clubs, this is where, Frank Bartow opened a gallery to share his sporting art collection with the public. The Gallery features original works by Phil Balshi, James Beard, Frank Benson, Walter Brackett, Roland Clark, Peter Corbin, A.B.Frost, David Hagerbaumer, Tony Henneberg, Henry Dutton Morse, Ogden Pleissner, Chet Reneson, Bill Rice, A.L. Ripley, Brett Smith, Arthur Tait, John Whorf, and Scott Zuckerman. They have wood carvings, decoys, oil paintings, watercolors, and photography.
Antiques Navigator - Find antique stores, dealers and malls online using AntiquesNavigator.com. Search by zip code, area code, or state and get fast, accurate results. They also feature an interesting selection of articles; I particularly enjoyed reading about the best ways to create attractive wall arrangements using decorative antique plates and platters. A handy site to bookmark if you like to find new and interesting antique shops when searching for a treasure to add to your collection!
Arthur F. Gremillion, Traditional Decoy Artist - An decoy carver from Long Island, New York. He offers a very fine looking canvas swan decoy and some more traditional wooden works. I know this guy; he's quite a character!
BrandNew - Custom branding irons for woodworkers.
Gary Campbell - Gary Campbell collects some really awesome Southern decoys! Carvers such as Ira Hudson, Charles Birch, Doug Jester, Charlie Joiner, and Miles Hancock are available for sale, along with many others, on old-decoys.com. Gary takes pride in the quality of his decoys and guarantees them as represented. Gary also offers great sporting and fishing collectibles on his site too!
Golden Memories Studio - A nice selection of waterfowl-related photographs and notecards.
Kicking Bull Gallery - Decoys, Folk Art, Native American artists and a wide range of vintage decoys and antiques. On-line Vintage Decoys Lists and Folk Art by artist Jay Miles.
Maine Antique Digest - The Worldwide Marketplace for Americana -- This is an e-zine about the art and antiques markets designed to empower the viewer. You can literally "look it up" from prices, to book reviews to ads to information.
Maine Sea Ducks - Gunning for sea ducks along the coast of Maine is an experience not to be missed in a hunter's lifetime. It offers a unique opportunity to visit and hunt one of the most beautiful parts of the country at a time of the year when it is rarely seen. Sea duck hunting is done from early October through the middle of January along the Islands and ledges of Penobscot Bay
North Bay Forge - Hand forged wood carving knives for serious wood carvers, since 1987. Numerous types of razor-sharp knives to choose from. Your satisfaction is fully guaranteed. Major credit cards accepted. Free shipping on all orders, worldwide!
Port Republic Decoys - features quality decoys and shorebirds from all over especially New Jersey birds. We also deal in oyster related items, folk art ,hunting and fishing and antiques. Always willing to talk decoys or whatever.
Bill Sarni, Decoy Maker - Antique Decoys - Shorebirds in the Old Style - Carved Song Birds - Fish and Whales - Special Orders - Restorations and Repairs - Old Decoys Bought and Sold - Private Lessons and Workshops.
Spruce Goose - Specialize in wooden working decoys, that have seen use on the water. Blocks show usage. Good examples of Masons, Animial Trap, Evanston, Pratt, Dodge and others. A source for any make, style or condition of decoy. A resource for the inexpensive older plastic decoys to the better mint condition Masons.
Stephen O’Brien Jr. Fine Arts is the country’s leading dealer in antique shorebird and waterfowl decoys. The gallery also specializes in fine American, sporting, and western paintings. Check out their web site to view items they have for sale, which include American and Contemporary Paintings, Antique Bird Decoys, Shorebirds, Prints and Books. You can browse the gallery at www.americansportingart.com.
Vick Kirkman Originals - Vic Kirkman is a North Carolina artist who works intensely to advance his skills creating realistic ducks. He carves all types of waterfowl, but emphasis is on the realistic decorative decoy carved for competitions held on the East Coast. Even though Vic has been carving seriously only since 1989, he moved up the ranks very rapidly and often wins over more experienced carvers. He competes in the professional ranking and has won Best-in-Show and placed in top honors at major competitions in the Southeast U.S. and Louisiana, including the distinguished Ward Foundation World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition held annually in late April at Ocean City, MD Check out his online carving instruction course!
Wild About Fowl - Specializing in Waterfowl Taxidermy & Upland Game Bird Taxidermy.