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Pair of wigeon by the Wildfowler Decoy Company of Old Saybrook, Connecticut, ca. 1940. Brant by the Wildfowler Decoy Company of Old Saybrook, Connecticut, ca. 1950s
Pair of wigeon by the Wildfowler Decoy Company of Old Saybrook, Connecticut, ca. 1940. SOLD Brant by the Wildfowler Decoy Company of Old Saybrook, Connecticut, ca. 1950s. SOLD
Premier grade Chesapeake Bay model canvasback with partial bill replacement by the Mason Decoy Company. Canada goose by Miles Hancock of Chincoteague, Virginia.
Premier grade Chesapeake Bay model canvasback with partial bill replacement by the Mason Decoy Company. SOLD Canada goose by Miles Hancock of Chincoteague, Virginia. SOLD
Feeding yellowlegs by Charles Spiron of Greensboro, North Carolina. Feeding yellowlegs by Charles Spiron of Greensboro, North Carolina. SOLD
Early black duck gunning decoy by Cameron McIntyre of New Church, VA made in the style of Nathan Cobb Jr. Early black duck gunning decoy by Cameron McIntyre of New Church, VA made in the style of Nathan Cobb Jr.
Early black duck gunning decoy by Cameron McIntyre of New Church, VA made in the style of Nathan Cobb Jr. SOLD
Redhead by Ben Dye of Perryville, MD, ca. 1900 Redhead by Ben Dye of Perryville, MD, ca. 1900
Redhead by Ben Dye of Perryville, MD, ca. 1900. SOLD
Old squaw by an unknown Long Island maker. Wonderful paint pattern Hollow black duck by Charles Jester of Chincoteague, Virginia.
Old squaw by an unknown Long Island maker. Wonderful paint pattern. SOLD Hollow black duck by Charles Jester of Chincoteague, Virginia. SOLD
Goldeneye hen by Ben Holmes of Stratford, CT in nice, dry original paint. Previously in the collection of the Staten Island Historical Society. SOLD
Curlew by John Dilley of Quogue, Long Island, New York, ca. 1890. A rare species with deeply cut wings in well worn original paint with a replaced bill. A classic Long Island shorebird by one of its most acclaimed makers. Click to view large photo
Curlew by John Dilley of Quogue, Long Island, New York, ca. 1890. A rare species with deeply cut wings in well worn original paint with a replaced bill. A classic Long Island shorebird by one of its most acclaimed makers. SOLD Pair of miniature brant by David Rhodes of Atlantic City, New Jersey, signed and dated 1992. SOLD
Wigeon by Jess Urie of Rock Hall, MD, ca. 1960 Wigeon by Jess Urie of Rock Hall, MD, ca. 1960
Wigeon by Jess Urie of Rock Hall, MD, ca. 1960. SOLD
Stylish black duck with raised wing carving attributed to Willis Gray of Ganonogue, Ontario, Canada, ca. 1920 Stylish black duck with raised wing carving attributed to Willis Gray of Ganonogue, Ontario, Canada, ca. 1920
Stylish black duck with raised wing carving attributed to Willis Gray of Ganonogue, Ontario, Canada, ca. 1920. SOLD
Tiny bufflehead by Oscar Ayres of Tuckerton, New Jersey, ex-collection of Shelburne Museum and so stamped. Swimming hollow-carved brant by Chris Sprague of Beach Haven, New Jersey
Pair of canvasback rigmates by Paul Gibson of Havre de Grace, Maryland. SOLD Swimming hollow-carved brant by Chris Sprague of Beach Haven, New Jersey. SOLD
Canvasback in old gunning paint by Will Heverin of Charlestown, MD. SOLD
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Decorative bufflehead by John Clark of Havre de Grace, MD. SOLD Miniature standing mallard, possibly by the Parker family of Parkertown, New Jersey, ca. 1920. SOLD
Shoveler by Grayson Chesser of Jenkins Bridge, Virginia. Shoveler by Grayson Chesser of Jenkins Bridge, Virginia.
Shoveler by Grayson Chesser of Jenkins Bridge, Virginia. SOLD
Pair of hollow buffleheads with raised wingtips by Joe Savko of Trenton, New Jersey. According to his chapter in "Floating Sculpture," he only made six buffleheads.
Pair of miniature green-winged teal by Charlie Joiner of Chestertown, Maryland. SOLD Pair of hollow buffleheads with raised wingtips by Joe Savko of Trenton, New Jersey. According to his chapter in "Floating Sculpture," he only made six buffleheads. SOLD
Pair of miniature balsa-bodied wigeon by the Ward brothers of Crisfield, Maryland. Early miniature balsa-bodied mallards by Oliver Lawson of Crisfield, Maryland, signed and dated 1957.
Pair of miniature balsa-bodied wigeon by the Ward brothers of Crisfield, Maryland. SOLD Early miniature balsa-bodied mallards by Oliver Lawson of Crisfield, Maryland, signed and dated 1957. SOLD
Pair of folky wigeon by J. Eldridge Tyler of Crisfield, Maryland. SOLD
Hissing Canada goose by Miles Hancock of Chincoteague, Virginia. Wonderful posture and early paint pattern. Hollow "turtle back" bluebill with a bottom board by Norm MacDonald of Prince Edward County, Ontario, ca. 1920. Wonderful form with a nice dry surface patina.
Hissing Canada goose by Miles Hancock of Chincoteague, Virginia. Wonderful posture and early paint pattern. SOLD Hollow "turtle back" bluebill with a bottom board by Norm MacDonald of Prince Edward County, Ontario, ca. 1920. Wonderful form with a nice dry surface patina. SOLD
Pintail with excellent original paint by John Glenn of Rock Hall, Maryland
Pintail with excellent original paint by John Glenn of Rock Hall, Maryland. SOLD Pair of green-winged teal by Charlie Joiner of Chestertown, Maryland, signed and dated 2005. SOLD
Miniature sleeping Canada goose by Bob Kerr of Smiths Falls, Ontario. Miniature sleeping Canada goose by Bob Kerr of Smiths Falls, Ontario.
Miniature sleeping Canada goose by Bob Kerr of Smiths Falls, Ontario. SOLD
Wonderful pair of miniature wigeon by Dan Brown of Salisbury, Maryland, signed and dated 1968. Wonderful pair of miniature wigeon by Dan Brown of Salisbury, Maryland, signed and dated 1968.
Wonderful pair of miniature wigeon by Dan Brown of Salisbury, Maryland, signed and dated 1968. SOLD
Balsa-bodied brant with a roothead by an unknown Long Island maker. Nice original paint and condition.
Balsa-bodied pintail with a cedar tail insert by the Ward brothers of Crisfield, Maryland. SOLD Red-breasted merganser by the Herter's decoy company of Waseca, Minnesota. SOLD
Bluebill by the Ward brothers of Crisfield, Maryland, ca. 1930. Cheeky, bulbous head with nicely carved wings. Great early bird! Bluebill by the Ward brothers of Crisfield, Maryland, ca. 1930. Cheeky, bulbous head with nicely carved wings. Great early bird!
Bluebill by the Ward brothers of Crisfield, Maryland, ca. 1930. Cheeky, bulbous head with nicely carved wings. Great early bird! SOLD
Canvasback by Ned Burgess of Churches Island, North Carolina in 100% dry original paint, ca. 1930. SOLD Canvasback by Ned Burgess of Churches Island, North Carolina in 100% dry original paint, ca. 1930
Rare black duck by John Glenn of Rock Hall, MD. Rare black duck by John Glenn of Rock Hall, MD.
Rare black duck by John Glenn of Rock Hall, MD. SOLD
Wooden canvasback wing duck from the Griff Sinclair gunning rig in excellent original paint, ca. 1920, formerly in the collection of Norris Pratt. Wooden canvasback wing duck from the Griff Sinclair gunning rig in excellent original paint, ca. 1920, formerly in the collection of Norris Pratt.
Wooden canvasback wing duck from the Griff Sinclair gunning rig in excellent original paint, ca. 1920, formerly in the collection of Norris Pratt. SOLD
Hollow black duck made for the Winous Point Gun Club in Sandusky, Ohio, ca. 1870. Rigged but possibly used once. Outstanding form and wonderful dry paint. An iconic Ohio decoy. Hollow black duck made for the Winous Point Gun Club in Sandusky, Ohio, ca. 1870. Rigged but possibly used once. Outstanding form and wonderful dry paint. An iconic Ohio decoy.
Hollow black duck made for the Winous Point Gun Club in Sandusky, Ohio, ca. 1870. Rigged but possibly used once. Outstanding form and wonderful dry paint. An iconic Ohio decoy. SOLD
Red-breasted merganser by an unknown maker from the New Jersey coast, ca. 1920
Red-breasted merganser by an unknown maker from the New Jersey coast, ca. 1920. SOLD Root head merganser by an unknown Dorchester County, Maryland maker with great folk art appeal. SOLD
Sleeping canvasback by Ed "One Arm" Kellie of Monroe, Michigan. Likely was modified as a sleeper. Sleeping canvasback by Ed "One Arm" Kellie of Monroe, Michigan. Likely was modified as a sleeper.
Sleeping canvasback by Ed "One Arm" Kellie of Monroe, Michigan. Likely was modified as a sleeper. SOLD
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Cork-bodied eider by L.L. Bean of Freeport, Maine, 1950s. Nice condition and fully rigged. SOLD
Pair of miniature old squaw by Pete Wilbur of Island Heights, New Jersey, ca. 1980. SOLD Click to view large photo
Near-mint goldeneye by Madison Mitchell of Havre de Grace, MD, ca. 1940s. SOLD
Pair of wigeon by Madison Mitchell, ca. 1950s, with a nice patina and honest gunning wear. Pair of wigeon by Madison Mitchell, ca. 1950s, with a nice patina and honest gunning wear. SOLD
Wigeon in near-mint original paint by John Glenn of Rock Hall, MD. SOLD
Hissing balsa-bodied Canada goose by Percy Gant of Osbornville, NJ. SOLD
Early hollow seagull by Hurley Conklin of Manahawkin, NJ. SOLD
Mallard hen by Dewey Pertuit of Raceland, Louisiana Pair of cork-bodied snow geese with removable heads by a Mr. Pruss of Saginaw Bay, Michigan, ca. 1930. Terrific folk art appeal.
Mallard hen by Dewey Pertuit of Raceland, Louisiana. SOLD Pair of cork-bodied snow geese with removable heads by a Mr. Pruss of Saginaw Bay, Michigan, ca. 1930. Terrific folk art appeal. SOLD
Bluebill hen by D.K. Nichol of Smiths Falls, Ontario Red knot in full spring plumage by Julian Hamilton Jr. of Beaufort, North Carolina
Bluebill hen by D.K. Nichol of Smiths Falls, Ontario. SOLD Red knot in full spring plumage by Julian Hamilton Jr. of Beaufort, North Carolina. SOLD
Pair of high head canvasbacks by Cameron McIntyre of New Church, Virginia. A wonderful pair by one of America's top contemporary carvers. Best pair we've ever had for sale. Pair of high head canvasbacks by Cameron McIntyre of New Church, Virginia. A wonderful pair by one of America's top contemporary carvers. Best pair we've ever had for sale.
Pair of high head canvasbacks by Cameron McIntyre of New Church, Virginia. A wonderful pair by one of America's top contemporary carvers. Best pair we've ever had for sale. SOLD
Canvasback by Pete Peterson of Cape Charles, Virginia, branded "Pete." Canvasback by Pete Peterson of Cape Charles, Virginia, branded "Pete." SOLD
Canvasback hen by Henry Davis of Perryville, Maryland in near-mint condition. Never rigged or used. SOLD
Canvasback hen in old gunning paint by Standley Evans of Elkton, MD. SOLD
Bluebill by Paul Gibson of Havre de Grace, MD, 1950s Bluebill by Paul Gibson of Havre de Grace, MD, 1950s
Bluebill by Paul Gibson of Havre de Grace, MD, 1950s. SOLD
Pair of hollow-carved mallards by Mike Shurada of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, ca. 1930s. Nice original paint with a wonderful dry surface patina. Black-bellied plover by Obediah Verity of Seaford, Long Island, New York, ca. 1890.
Pair of hollow-carved mallards by Mike Shurada of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, ca. 1930s. Nice original paint with a wonderful dry surface patina. SOLD Black-bellied plover by Obediah Verity of Seaford, Long Island, New York, ca. 1890. SOLD
Large godwit by Mark McNair of Craddockville, Virginia. Large godwit by Mark McNair of Craddockville, Virginia.
Large godwit by Mark McNair of Craddockville, Virginia. SOLD
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Hollow-carved black duck by Joe Tom Cranmer of Manahawkin, New Jersey, ca. 1920. Ex-collection of John Hillman. SOLD

Pictured at the left is the bottom of the Cranmer black duck with the Hillman collection stamp.
Pair of hollow American mergansers by Herb Miller of Long Beach Island, New Jersey Pair of hollow American mergansers by Herb Miller of Long Beach Island, New Jersey
Pair of hollow American mergansers by Herb Miller of Long Beach Island, New Jersey. SOLD
Hollow swan by Charlie Birdsall of Point Pleasant, New Jersey, signed and dated "1875." Canvasback hen by Ned Burgess of Churches Island, North Carolina, ca. 1930. In near-mint, never been used condition. Nearly impossible to find a better example
Hollow swan by Charlie Birdsall of Point Pleasant, New Jersey, signed and dated "1875." SOLD Canvasback hen by Ned Burgess of Churches Island, North Carolina, ca. 1930. In near-mint, never been used condition. Nearly impossible to find a better example. SOLD
Canvas-covered pintail attributed to Avery Tillett of Kitty Hawk, NC. Goldeneye by Orel LeBouef of St. Anicet, Quebec
Canvas-covered pintail attributed to Avery Tillett of Kitty Hawk, NC. SOLD Goldeneye by Orel LeBouef of St. Anicet, Quebec. SOLD
Late 19th century curlew by Joe King of Tuckerton, New Jersey with the original bill. Late 19th century curlew by Joe King of Tuckerton, New Jersey with the original bill.
Late 19th century curlew by Joe King of Tuckerton, New Jersey with the original bill. SOLD
Curlew by William Henry Bennett of Springs, Long Island, New York, ca. 1950. Never drilled for use Early canvasback hen by Madison Mitchell of Havre de Grace, MD
Curlew by William Henry Bennett of Springs, Long Island, New York, ca. 1950. Never drilled for use. SOLD Early canvasback hen by Madison Mitchell of Havre de Grace, MD. SOLD
Rare pinch-breast bluebill by the Ward brothers of Crisfield, Maryland with an original attached bottom board in Miles Hancock paint used at a gunning club near Wallops Island Rare pinch-breast bluebill by the Ward brothers of Crisfield, Maryland with an original attached bottom board in Miles Hancock paint used at a gunning club near Wallops Island
Rare pinch-breast bluebill by the Ward brothers of Crisfield, Maryland with an original attached bottom board in Miles Hancock paint used at a gunning club near Wallops Island. An extremely unique piece of Crisfield sculpture. SOLD
Pair of hollow buffleheads by Rick Brown of Brick, New Jersey. Pair of hollow buffleheads by Rick Brown of Brick, New Jersey. SOLD
Early canvasback hen by Madison Mitchell of Havre de Grace, MD Redhead by Taylor Johnson of Point Pleasant, NJ
Early canvasback hen by Madison Mitchell of Havre de Grace, MD. SOLD Redhead by Taylor Johnson of Point Pleasant, NJ. SOLD
Brant by Ira Hudson of Chincoteague, Virginia with nice form and overpaint on most of the decoy. Brant by Ira Hudson of Chincoteague, Virginia with nice form and overpaint on most of the decoy.
Brant by Ira Hudson of Chincoteague, Virginia with nice form and overpaint on most of the decoy. SOLD
Yellowlegs by Harry V. Shourds of Tuckerton, New Jersey, ca. 1900. Ex-Joe French collection. Yellowlegs by Harry V. Shourds of Tuckerton, New Jersey, ca. 1900. Ex-Joe French collection.
Yellowlegs by Harry V. Shourds of Tuckerton, New Jersey, ca. 1900. Ex-Joe French collection. SOLD
Rare wooden canvasback by Joe Travers of Vienna, Maryland. Rare wooden canvasback by Joe Travers of Vienna, Maryland.
Rare wooden canvasback by Joe Travers of Vienna, Maryland. SOLD
Merganser by "Gunner" Alvin Meekins of Hoopers Island, Maryland. Decorative preening black duck by Ernie Fox of Brockville, Ontario.
Merganser by "Gunner" Alvin Meekins of Hoopers Island, Maryland. SOLD Decorative preening black duck by Ernie Fox of Brockville, Ontario. SOLD
Reaching curlew by Cameron McIntyre of New Church, VA.

Reaching curlew by Cameron McIntyre of New Church, VA. SOLD

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