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Vintage Decoys
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Pair of hollow-carved miniature ruddy ducks by George Strunk of Glendora, New Jersey. SOLD
 
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High head canvasback by Jim Currier of Havre de Grace, Maryland, ca. 1920. Worn to the original paint pattern with a nice surface patina. A pretty good in-use ding to one side of the decoy. Small repair to the neck where it's attached to the body. Wonderful posture. SOLD
 
Miles Hancock rare wigeon decoy, ca. 1950 Miles Hancock rare wigeon decoy, ca. 1950
Rare wigeon by Miles Hancock of Chincoteague, Virginia, ca. 1950. Never rigged. SOLD
 
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Bluebill hen by Clarence McQuay of Bozman, Maryland, ca. 1920. Nice folky humpback decoy with a wonderful dry surface patina. Fully rigged. Not a commercial maker, McQuay made a small rig of decoys for personal use. SOLD
 
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Early 1930s bluebill hen by the Ward brothers of Crisfield, Maryland. SOLD
 
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Canada goose by Miles Hancock of Chincoteague, Virginia, 1960. Perfect original paint and condition. SOLD
 
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Yellowlegs carved in the style of Charles Sumner Bunn of Southampton, Long Island by Mark McNair of Craddockville, Virginia. The carver's "signature" is carved into the bottom of the shorebird. Nice early example of the maker's work. SOLD
 

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Life-sized lapwing by Bill Gibian of Onancock, Virginia with wonderful paint patterns and soft surface patina, 1990s. SOLD
 
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Hollow-carved black duck by George Harvey of Rumson, New Jersey, ca. 1930. Good original paint with an almost florescent purple speculum. Often mistakenly referred to as a "Blair School" decoy, we're only aware of a rig of black ducks by his hand. Fully rigged. SOLD
 
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Two miniature pairs by Chet de Garve of Onancock, Virginia, 1960s: ruddy ducks (left) and green-winged teal. Intricately carved and painted. SOLD
 
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Bluebill hen by Bob McGaw of Havre de Grace, Maryland, ca. 1920. Nice early example with excellent paint patterns. The weight has been forcibly removed from the bottom by an early collector. SOLD
 
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Miniature mallard paperweight by Frank Adams of Martha's Vineyard, ca. 1930. Excellent condition. SOLD
 
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Pair of miniature "Mason style" mergansers by Lou Scheyd of New Hampshire, 1990s. SOLD
 
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Pair of buffleheads by Charlie Birdsall of Point Pleasant, New Jersey, ca. 1970. SOLD Pair of miniature pintails by Bob White of Tullytown, Pennsylvania, early 1990s. SOLD
 
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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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