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Vintage Decoys
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Feeding black-bellied plover by Pete Peterson of Cape Charles, Virginia, ca. 1993. SOLD
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Pair of miniature shovelers by Oliver "Tuts" Lawson of Crisfield, Maryland, 1993. SOLD
 
Pair of miniature wigeon by Oliver "Tuts" Lawson of Crisfield, Maryland with keels and weights, 1990s. SOLD
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Pair of miniature red-breasted mergansers by Armand Carney of Tuckerton, New Jersey. SOLD
 
Pair of miniature hooded mergansers by Armand Carney of Tuckerton, New Jersey. SOLD
 
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Pair of miniature pintails by Bill Cranmer of Beach Haven, New Jersey, signed and dated 1982. SOLD
 
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Black duck by an unidentified maker from New England, ca. 1920. Appears to be made in Massachusetts, possibly Martha's Vineyard. Slightly turned head. Near mint original paint. Fully rigged. SOLD
 
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Virginia style curlew by Cameron McIntyre of New Church, Virginia. Big, fat full-bodied shorebird with a feeding posture and an excellent paint pattern. SOLD
 
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Sleeping mallard hen by Ralph Johnson of Detroit, Michigan, ca. 1940. Rare posture for a Michigan decoy. Nicely applied paint pattern with some wear to the bear wood. A unique one-of-a-kind decoy. SOLD
 
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Two-piece brant by Ira Hudson of Chincoteague, Virginia, ca. 1930. From the well-known "Bob-O-Dell" rig. Nice dry surface patina with no repairs. Ex-collection of Hal Sorenson. SOLD
 
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Miniature grouse by George Strunk of Glendora, New Jersey. SOLD
 
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Mallard by Davey Nichol of Smiths Falls, Ontario, 1960s. Never rigged. SOLD
 
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Miniature pairs by Chet de Garve of Onancock, Virginia, 1960s. Clockwise from top left: red-breasted mergansers, cinnamon teal and buffleheads. Intricately carved and painted. SOLD
 
Pair of 1/2-sized canvasbacks by Pat Vincenti of Havre de Grace, Maryland, ca. 1990. SOLD
 
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Pair of buffleheads by "Hurricane" Pete Peterson of Cape Charles, Virginia, 1981. SOLD
 
Redhead hen by Davey Nichol of Smiths Falls, Ontario, 1972. Never rigged. SOLD
 
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Dowitcher by Bob White of Tullytown, Pennsylvania, ca. 1980. SOLD
 
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Miniature grouse by George Strunk of Glendora, New Jersey. SOLD
 
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Swan by Torrey Ward of Manitoba, Canada, ca. 1970. Hollow-carved and branded "L.T. Ward." Inscription on the bottom reads "For the side of your hot tub." SOLD
 
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Virginia style curlew by Cameron McIntyre of New Church, Virginia. Big, fat full-bodied shorebird with a feeding posture and an excellent paint pattern. SOLD
 
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Yellowlegs by Ira Hudson of Chincoteague, Virginia, ca. 1920s. Possible replaced bill. SOLD
 
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Canada goose by Sam Barnes of Havre de Grace, Maryland, ca. 1915. Excellent original paint and condition. Found in a barn bordering the Sassafras River on Maryland's Eastern Shore and used as a stick-up field decoy. Only one of three known to exist. Early Canada geese by any Upper Chesapeake Bay maker is a rarity. SOLD
 
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Redhead by Ed Phillips of Cambridge, Maryland, ca. 1930. Excellent original paint with just a few missing flakes. A terrific example by Dorchester County's premier decoy maker. Ex-collection of Bill Purnell. SOLD
 
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Hooded merganser by a member of the Jester family of Chincoteague, Virginia, ca. 1940. Wonderfully little "hairy head" with a mixture of original and gunning repaint. Fully rigged. It's amazing that this survived considering the delicate thin neck. A terrific piece of folk art from one of Virginia's famed decoy making families. SOLD
 
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Canada goose by Miles Hancock of Chincoteague, Virginia, ca. 1960. Light weight cotton wood construction. Elongated body with pointed paddle tail. Slight repair to the original bill. Weight has been removed. SOLD
 
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Pair of hooded mergansers by "Hurricane" Pete Peterson of Cape Charles, Virginia, 1992. SOLD
 
Pair of 1/2-sized pintails by Cameron McIntyre of New Church, Virginia, 1993. SOLD
 
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Bluebill by Frank Louis of Ogdensburg, New York, ca. 1920. Referred to as an "Ogdensburg humpback," this folky decoy is in old gunning repaint. Fully rigged. SOLD
 
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Redhead by Davey Nichol of Smiths Falls, Ontario, 1960s. Never rigged. SOLD
 
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Pair of miniature redheads by Dave Blackiston of Chestertown, Maryland. SOLD
   
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